After a somewhat lengthy hiatus, we’re excited to officially be back with Season 2 of the Tim O’Connor Show. In between raising his kids and announcing contests, Tim managed to get some support from Adidas to bring you more of the #GoodPod.
For S2E3 of The Tim O’Connor Show, Tim met up with Fred Gall to reminisce over some brews (and maybe a little somethin’ else in Fred’s case). This episode set a record for having the highest density of crazy Fred Gall stories. Skate rumors and mysteries are addressed, like which clips Fred filmed while on acid or crack, and legendary tales from the most indestructible skateboarder are unearthed in their full, unadulterated glory. If anyone’s life story is worth documenting, it’s Fred’s.
If you have zero self-control, indulge yourself by checking out the time-stamped highlights below.
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[3:25] Skating contests at the cracked out Brooklyn Banks
[5:59] Learning how to shoplift
[6:39] Being scouted by Rob Dyrdek
[8:04] Getting on Alien Workshop at age 13, turning pro at 15
[10:08] Dropping out of high school to shoot a Thrasher cover
[14:03] Taking THC pills and bombing San Francisco hills
[16:40] Skating the Love park rail while on crack
[18:55] Fred’s undocumented Love park tricks, while on acid
[21:36] Low key starting the cruiser board trend while on Alien Workshop
[22:07] Doing yoga on acid
[24:10] Real offering Fred $$$ to leave Alien Workshop
[27:56] iPath shoes in third world countries
[30:21] Fred and 540°s
[30:37] Ricky Oyola and Fred’s crack pipe
[31:29] Crashing his car on the Brooklyn Bridge
[35:35] Crashing his Mom’s car and smoking crack
[37:14] Fucking Awesome Fred Gall board
[37:44] “Crack is not for the children.”
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