Sisyphean Task Force

The power of positive thinking and possibly also ankle-weight training

If doing ollies straight onto rails is the new nosegrind pop-out early, as some wags have proclaimed in recent weeks, does that mean that doing shit up other shit now counts as the new pole jam? I ask partly because noted fan Kyle Leeper recently voiced his over-ness of pole jams in the text-heavy interview issue of Skateboarder*, but also because sweet Jesus, there’s been some crazy ascending tricks going around lately. If anybody else has made it up the pyramid ledges in New York, I haven’t seen it. This is a photo of alleged Commandment-breaker and known Tosh Townend associate Pat Pasquale, lifted from a rather entertaining interview with photog Bart Jones, TSM’s answer to Seth Rogan, at

Time will tell of course if we’re setting ourselves up for a video let-down of three-inch scratchers and dead-stop landings, but the uphill battles recently fought by Leo and others have made for some pretty entertaining photos. I could see Andrew Brophy going Jr Mint up the South Bank stairs with some kind of kickflip or pop-shove variation. And recent reports have the down-up stair component of Philadelphia City Hall still fully skatable, so pro dudes and bite-your-arm-off ams, let’s get some new stuff popping up that thing.

*Two dumps’ worth, easy


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5 Responses to “Sisyphean Task Force”

  1. nah! Says:

    rumors were true bitches!

  2. Mike Says:

    I’ve been meaning to brush up on my Greek myth; January 5, ’09, up the new down. How many people know what going Jr. Mint means?

  3. mdspb Says:

    I saw that on video and almost pooped myself. The Weenabago Project 2 (shudder), I think?

  4. clew Says:

    Torey Pudwell ollies up a huge gap in his TSM interview this month. I believe he landed it, but this might destroy my established concepts of skateboarding physics, which are elementary. Keep blazing, Torey.

  5. slurge Says:

    Switch flip up the undercover 5

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