About Tom Penny - Pro Skateboarder Profile, Biography and History

About Tom Penny - Pro Skateboarder Profile, Biography and History

Tom Penny is a professional skateboarder from Abingdon in the UK. He was born on the 13th of April in 1977, and he and his pals quickly took to skating. Before moving to the United States and joining Flip Skateboards in 1994, he had been sponsored by Deathbox Skateboards in the early 1990s. Tom's sponsors include: Etnies Shoes, Supra Footwear, Krux Trucks, Spitfire Wheels, and Fury Skateboard Bearings. With his casual attitude and smooth skating, he has been featured in numerous skate vids and is considered to be one of the greatest street skaters of all time.

Tom Penny's incredible feats, such as his switch frontside flip at the Carlsbad Gap and his backside tailslide on a nine-stair handrail, have all had an impact on the sport of skateboarding. Daewon Song, Rodney Mullen, Danny Way, Chad Muska, and Steve Caballero are merely a few of the skateboarders he has influenced. Skateboarders all over the world hold him with high respect, and his mystique and skill have earned him a devoted cult following. There's even an instagram account which relishes his cult like status

Tom Penny has a reputation for being enigmatic since he rarely conducts interviews, and stays away from the limelight, disappearing for extended periods of time. Despite his obvious talent as a skateboarder, he is incredibly modest and down-to-earth. Skating is more a way to let his personality shine through the way he skates.

Tom has been featured in an abundance of skateboarding videos including.

Rollersnakes "720" Skateboard Video (1992)

Flip: The Long Overdue (unofficial) Skateboard Video (1993)

411VM - Issue #2 Sept / Oct Skateboard Video (1993)

Hook-Ups: Asian Goddess Skateboard Video (1994)

ATM: Come Together Skateboard Video (1995)

Etnies: Hi-5 Skateboard Video (1995)

411VM: Issue 11 – "Flip Skateboards Industry Section" Skateboard Video (1995)

TSA: "Life in the Fast Lane" Skateboard Video (1996)

Transworld: Uno Skateboard Video (1996)

éS: Menikmati Skateboard Video (2000)

Transworld: Anthology Skateboard Video (2000)

Flip: Sorry Skateboard Video (2002)

Transworld: Videoradio Skateboard Video (2002)

Flip: Really Sorry Skateboard Video (2003)

Flip: Extremely Sorry Skateboard Video (2009)