When we first compared Matt Tomasello to some kind of drugged up version of Rodney Mullen, it was meant to be somewhat a joke, since bath salts probably don’t improve your skating (except in rare instances).
But now, a year and two videos later, we still haven’t found a better way to describe Matt’s skating, but maybe it’s because there isn’t a better description.
Bath salts, a.k.a. Monkey Dust, are a type of amphetamine that speeds everything up and makes you do things average humans can’t.
Matt’s skating, with all his folding and unfolding board contraptions, no handed pogos, and sideways grinds, slides, and flips, feels like just that. You even have to rewind it or watch it in slo-mo just to comprehend most of his clips.
So for the final(?) installment of Matt’s trilogy, we’re sticking with comparing him to Rodney on bath salts. Enjoy it if you can, or click back to a simpler time when Todd Falcon was the most technically advanced skater out there.
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PREMIERE: VIVIEN FEIL AND SOY PANDAY IN MAGENTA’S “JUST CRUISE II”
We hope to skate half as good as these dudes when we are in our 40s.
September 16, 2019 3:01 pm
He’s a unicorn.
September 16, 2019 5:15 pm
It felt like when I’m trying to remember something but just can’t (almost nail scratching on blackboard level of disconfort).
Lot’s of Todd Falcon references indeed.
September 17, 2019 8:53 am
This is cool but can he do any of this switch? I consider myself a purist but I can’t hate on this. It is so far beyond anything I could come up with or would want to do and yet it’s entertaining. I think this is kind of like modern art where you don’t really have to understand it to get it or know you like it. I look at it like this: I felt like I knew what skateboarding was and wasn’t. This takes my conceptions and throws them out the window and I am ok with that. It’s so fucked that it’s awesome. People should also realize that this dude has done some pretty gnarly “normal” skateboarding. Thank you Matt!
September 17, 2019 10:21 am
I think the level and form of skating he has made is more these techniques and skills that haven’t really been show yet and i think the fact that he is inventing tricks every week gives him a free pass of switch because he is trying to show these things and put them out there and do new things, and i dont think these tricks could look good switch but who knows hes a wizard,
September 18, 2019 8:47 am
I was joking about the switch. He could certainly do it all switch if he wanted!
September 17, 2019 11:20 am
How does this dude not have a pro shoe yet?