This Is Torey Pudwill's 'Flatbar Frenzy'
Watch one man's mission to discover and skate the best flatbars the world has to offer.
Here’s Torey Pudwill with all the pop, speed and power you’re used to, but this time with a twist. Flatbars only, flatbars everywhere, flatbars from all over the world. This is his "Flatbar Frenzy," and it’s the full part from Pudwill that we’ve all been waiting for. The two-year project is finally live, and it’s all yours above.
It's been a minute since we've seen a full edit from Pudwill. You'll remember the last when you click this link, his closing part in "True," Plan B's 2014 project. He was determined to show progression in this next project, and that's where he got the inspiration for his Flatbar Frenzy. So he teamed up with Erik Bragg, the same filmer and editor behind that Plan B part, to figure out how to raise that bar.
"The whole point of the cutthroat flatbar mission was to 'seek and destroy,'" said Pudwill. "I had to search every spot out, to sniff out the bars." The method to that madness was an endless pursuit of the best flatbars the world has on offer, scouring Instagram feeds and #FlatbarFrenzy hashtags to find the finest. Japan, China, New York, South Korea — no matter where he found 'em, he’d track the spots down.
The whole point of the cutthroat flatbar mission was to "seek and destroy" — I had to search every spot out, to sniff out the bars.
So over those two years on the prowl, Pudwill hunted down more flatbars than you can count, any way he knew how. "I reached out to all the kids, skaters, rollerbladers, anyone really," he said. "Just the people in these towns and asked if they could unlock these secret spots for me."
I reached out to all the kids, skaters, rollerbladers, anyone really, just the people in these towns and asked if they could unlock these secret spots for me.
They did, and he used the intel to remind us all that there’s hardly a more progressive and technical skater in the game. Press play above to see for yourself, and welcome to his Flatbar Frenzy.