#tbt: pat duffy's questionable part Post at Skatepark of Tampa

#tbt: pat duffy's questionable part

Everything is open for debate, but if you ask me to pick what I think is the most influential video part of all time, without hesitation, I’ll tell you it’s Pat Duffy’s debut part from Questionable, the first Plan B video released in 1992. I’m not trying to argue that there aren’t parts you might like better, or that Gonz’s part in Video Days isn’t more organic and in tune with skating’s roots, or that people haven’t moved away from the rail chomping type of skating that Pat helped pioneer, but…

When this part came out people were still dinking their trucks on 4 stair rails, and after it they were inspired to do what Pat did, but it took skating in general the next ten to 15 years to really match any of it. Those facts, mixed with Pat’s “who me?” attitude, his ten stair back lip in the rain, the variety of what he was capable of, and the perfect choices of Primus and the Doors to encapsulate the ambiance of it all, make this a one out of a million type scenario. The skating here forced us to rethink what we might be able to do on our own skateboards, while creating an instant legend. And yes, Pat really is a Terminator.

-Paul Zitzer
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