#61: Michael ‘Obe’ Obedoza

Known simply as Obe, Michael Obedoza is a major source of positivity in rollerblading.

We talk about what’s left of Xsjado, his Thrive Inline skate classes in Carson, getting new people to skate, and so much more.

He even fields a few questions from the Rock Town Podcast’s Xsjado correspondent Das of DST and the EC3cast.

Obe was unable to make it up north to record in person, so we battle bad internet connections to record over Skype. We apologize for any static in the middle, but, hey, we’re new to this.

You can download the episode directly here, or on iTunesStitcher, or Google Play.

Don’t forget to follow Obe on social media. He’s @obedobe.

Here’s his section from the Xsjado video:

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BLADE OR DIE,

— BRIAN KRANS

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#60: Dayton Coopersmith

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#59: Octavio ‘Paco’ Montano

Our good buddy Octavio Montano is leaving the Bay Area soon, so we wanted to bring him by for a little chat. Octavio, better known as Paco, loved his time in Montana during the NWST so much he’s moving there next month. We discuss life in Montana, blading styles, wheel manufacturers, potentially racist nicknames, and […]


#58: Forecast

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#57: Steve Collis and Patrick Ridder

Steve Collis (UK) and Patrick Ridder (DE) spent some time in the USA lately, including our house in Oakland, so it’s only fitting we get something down on record. We talk about the changed relationship between their countries after Brexit, the NWST, Europe’s lasting influence on rollerblading, and much, much more. You can download the […]


#56: Housewarming Antics (feat. ESG, Kennan, Sneak, etc.)

We recently hosted a hosted housewarming BBQ and Erick Garcia, Kennan Scott, and Korey Waikiki, among others, wanted to say something. #JSF FilthJuice.com You can download the episode directly here, or on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. This podcast is made possible thanks to our supporters on Patreon: Trudy, Dustin, Edward, Jose, Nate, Steve, Alexander, Zach, Basti, and […]


#55: Stephen Babcock (feat. Paco)

Stephen Babcock, a.k.a, The White Wolf, is a 19-year-old shredder from Brentwood, Calif. Steve’s been racking up some deals: winning the Amall Glen Cove comp, doing a trick tip on negative souls, and now a profile on FilthJuice.com. We talk the NWST, California’s new tobacco law, the Woodward West scholarship fund, and more. Octavio “Paco” […]


#54: Northwest Shred Tour 2016

The NWST 2016 started on June 2 in Missoula, MT. Featuring interviews with Cameron Talbott, Chemi Simiyu, Kellen Zinkgraf, Preston Villanueva, Dustin Jamieson, Zach Newton, Thomas McGovern, Jon Christopherson, Aaron Powell, and more. You can download the episode directly here, or on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. To stay up to date on announcements for next year’s trip, […]


#53: Kai Carlson-Wee

Kai Carlson-Wee is a rollerblader originally from Minnesota and is the Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University. He’s most known for his skating in the Life Plus series, where he and his brother, Anders, skated the wilderness, including grinding and wallriding trees. We talk about his short documentary, Riding the Highline, which took first […]


#52: Jon Julio

Jon Julio has been a pro skater for more than half his life, and is the man behind the Valo Brand, Them Goods, and the Blading Cup. On this episode, Jon answers questions from the /r/rollerblading community about the relationship between Valo and Roces, the likelihood of a Fifth Element reboot, the status of the industry, and more. […]