Watch: Torren Martyn // Thank You Mother (excerpt)
Alrighty then...Needessentials have just released a section of last year's 'Thank You Mother', a film made by Torren Martyn, Ishka Folkwell, and Alby Falzon - yes, that Alby Falzon.
Though feature length, 'Thank You Mother' sits comfortably in the Needessentials oeuvre: think stripped back toons, perfect waves, little bit o' slo-mo, and Torren Martyn gliding and projecting on his Simon Jones' twinny.
It's a formula, no doubt about it, but by Christ they do it well.
I've mentioned before how enchanting Torren's forward-shuffled tube style is. He's not the only modern surfer to incorporate it into his act, there's Asher Pacey, Mason Ho, and Jonathon Gubbins - and probably others I can't think of - yet Torren is one of the only surfers doing it backside, and he's defintely the only one doing it backside on a twinny.
The delicate nature of that move simply can't be overestimated.
Wanna see more? Rent the whole damn video here.