Instagram Skate Critic Abuses + Praises Bringing Laughs/Tears | DM a clip, get a review
The Internet really is magic! The latest hilarious Internet skateboarding ‘thing’ is here. Ted Barrow is critiquing random – and not so random, see Jerry Hsu below – skate clips that people DM him. His whole deal is pretty damn funny adding in quirky little stories and all that. In no time Ted found himself the subject of an interview on Acclaim Mag. Get into it. It’s a real modern day phenomenon isn’t it, sending a clip to a stranger knowing you’re going to get roasted at some point. As they say, it goes down in the DM.
Board Rap favs get in on the action as well. You may remember Ol’ Dirty Boosh from the legendary Sea of Mathilda journey with Heath Kirchart down the Sea of Cortez. Well Boosh flipped the tables on ol’ Ted Barrow below below as well. The whole thing has the feel of an inside joke that’s gotten out of the bag and Ted is getting quite prolific with the posting. Could be a true life calling.
“Astutely observed and unapologetically intellectual, Ted’s self-filmed feedback on everything from the skater’s trick selection to the looseness of their pants is quietly devastating and hilarious. His is the voice of a ‘classical’ upbringing through the schoolyards, curbs and VHS tapes of ’90s skateboarding; of spotting the ‘tells’ of fake style; of assessing someone’s character through their choice of shirt; of a skateboarding obsession born in childhood and carried through to middle-age.”
You may remember Ol’ Dirty Boosh from the legendary Sea of Mathilda journey with Heath Kirchart down the Sea of Cortez. Well Boosh flipped the tables on ol’ Ted Barrow below.