The Nine Club with Ernie Torres
The latest episode of The Nine Club with Chris Roberts sees Real Skateboards’ Ernie Torres take the chair to discuss growing up in Oklahoma and Kansas City, getting on Krooked flow before swapping places with Bobby Worrest (who was flow for Real at the time), Nate Jones making him cry, drunken brawls with Ed Selego, finding out about becoming Johnny Layton’s distant cousin, Adio trips, ripping people’s shirt sleeves off and plenty more.
Ernie, Chris Roberts and Roger Bagley have plenty of history from Adio trips and it’s in these scenarios that The Nine Club works the best – even though this is a short episode by the usual standards, the chemistry means that this one flows well and getting the kettle on before an hour and a half’s procrastination is definitely recommended.
“Ernie Torres discusses growing up in Oklahoma, playing basketball as a kid, landing his first kickflip, moving to Kansas City, getting on Real Skateboards, two pro shoes on Adio Footwear, going on tour with Tony Hawk and Bam, ripping the sleeves off of people, his quote book, tour antics, filming for a new homie video and much more!”
For a slice of Torres’ skating, check out his Roll Forever part below – from the Jaws-esque double set ollie which opens the section to the various ditch hammers which refute his claim in the interview that he ‘can’t skate that kind of spot’, this one still stands up by today’s standards 13 years after it was released.
While we’re at it, enjoy his more recent section in Real’s 2011 release Since Day One, which sees him and Nick Dompierre sharing shredding duties and Ernie putting down the Mouly spesh (kickflip late shuv) over a well-sessioned ditch hop, and showing no care at all for the state of his bearings when it comes to soggy rollaways…