Skateboarding legend Clyde Singleton took to social media to address his thoughts on Paul Rodriguez after saying that the soul of skateboarding is becoming watered down.
Singleton said that he respects P-Rod but points out that he is not the founder and CEO of Anti-Hero and not really John Cardiel for saying that the kids are teaching themselves to become robots and their exaggerated flip-ins and flip-outs look like a f*ckin asshole.
Despite the call out, the WCRP radio podcast host acknowledges P-Rod's impact on inspiring a new generation of skateboarders. He notes that many young skaters look up to Rodriguez, aspiring to emulate his style and tricks.
Singleton posted, yall got P-Rod out here, talking like he founder & CEO of Anti-Hero. mans really thought he was John Cardiel in them crusty bowls. hitting them corners, straight into a soulful 6ft crossbone. boy, stop.
I respect P-Rod, but one thing he’s overlooking. all them new kids, with their flip tricks. they got all that from yall.
execution, isn’t important. that comes with time.
Paul, you’re an incredibly talented & very technical skateboarder. kids aspired to be you, and more. keeping it a stack: you had a hand in creating all these lil dudes. learn to love em.
nothing but respect, and I’ll take some socks if you make em.
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