Its been two months since confused for a gas station attendee-lookalike Bobby Worrest dropped his incredibly versatile Pulaski part on Thrasher. Since debuting, Bobby’s appearances have heightened on social media and as a result, its been sending people into a frenzy of speculation as to what footwear program is taking care of him. While most hold their breath for a reunited eS X Bobby moment, they’re only going to be further disappointed and blue in the face. Who’s to blame them though? It’s hard not to think there’s a chance after being found in some Sole Tech-related footwear. More reason to #stap speculatin’.
In this speedy internet age, if your video part is the best you’ve ever worked on and is progressing skateboarding onto the next echelon of modernized street skating, at best it’ll be hot for 24-48 hours. With that in mind, this post is not only a reminder of how real the “video killed the radio star” dilemma is but also a celebration of the hot fire Bobby put out for us while the weather was still unreasonable. You may be thinking a remix is in order but that’s completely unnecessary when this video part is already perfect.
Worrest traffic check mid-push pic.twitter.com/Sc9U7SWxYb
— Mike Munzenrider (@mmunzenrider) March 7, 2014
One of the better elements of the Hometown Turf Killer part was the reality of getting hit by a car at any given moment. More details in FIC’s video review.
Recent developments tell us that Big Bob is riding for Nike. Message boards have fluttered with sighs of relief for skateboarding’s favorite son. More so, the “well, I don’t like Nike but good for Bobby. Get that money!” mantra has been at an all-time high. Can’t deny the sentiment but there has to be another way of expressing joy for Bobby in a more subtle way. How about “Congrats on the Nike deal Bob, can you pay my bills? Y’know, jus cuz…you’re on Nike now…” ? Sounds a lil more discreet.
In all seriousness though, we’re wondering what Nike SB team he’s really on? Is Bobby going to be on the JV squad where he strictly wears the shoes and gear with no real hopes of a pro shoe? Or will Bobby be joining the ranks of Janoski, BA and the rest of the official team? If the latter is the case, maybe there’s potential of a pro shoe in the future for Big Bob. Doubt it, but we can dream.
Random Question: If Bobby’s efforts of building a strong video part can dictate his footwear situation, is there hope for Wade Desarmo? If so, we’re hoping that W.D. drops something soon and then officially gets signed to Adidas. Fingers crossed.