We Gotta Stap Speculatin’ bout Bobby, He On Nike


Switch flip back tail along with an excerpt from his interview. As found in the July 2014 issue of Thrasher.

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.

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.


  1. manos

    May 30, 2014 4:14pm

    pfff this sucks, big companies taking rad people. i was so fucking stoked seeing bobby wearing hufs all the time. it would be amazing if it was huf and not nike. the same thing with jimmy carlin again with huf. atleast circa is skater owned companie. congrats to bobby but still sad :/

  2. Steve

    May 30, 2014 6:17pm

    Super stoked for Bobby. There isn’t a nicer dude on this planet that deserves a bigger paycheck than him. As much as I would have loved to see him on eS, Vox or something like that, I’m stoked that he will be getting that Nike money. If Nike gives a shit about what the skate community actually thinks, they will give him a pro shoe. Just a bad ass, no frills, no “flywire”, durable skate shoe under $60. If they do that, I’ll be the first in line to buy my first pair of Nike’s.

  3. bill

    May 31, 2014 9:42am

    nike just stole leticia bufoni from osiris

    • al

      June 3, 2014 2:32am

      Good!!! its good to see her get some recognition – positive for her and i’m hyped. Who the fuck skates/buys osiris now anyway. Only ppl i have seen wear their poor attempts for shoes are scooter fags.

  4. Tyler Dombrowski

    May 31, 2014 11:42pm

    Bobby Worrest has a unique and original style, there is another Pulaski part I’ve seen him in and while this one was excellent, the other one looked like he had to “skate or die”. Point is, Bobby is OG as it gets and rips hard. Hopefully he’ll take away the “Pretty pampered momma’s boy” feel from Nike SB. His parts in ‘eS video are mind-blowing. We’re not rich like you P-Rod! If he makes a shoe I’ll get it, his ‘eS pro model was siiick and affordable. My jimmies get rustled when I see switch game that good. Keep on poppin’ them switch ‘Tres man!

  5. Ed

    June 4, 2014 7:31pm

    You dun fucked up Keith!


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