#35: Chris Haffey

Chris Haffey is one of the best rollerbladers ever.

Before his Nitro Circus stop in San Jose, Chris gives us the full story behind his newly-revitalized “Bone Crusher” nickname, the good ol’ days of watching VHS skate videos until the tape broke, and talking about the one thing he hates most about rollerblading.

He also answers questions the /r/rollerblading community on Reddit.

If you haven’t already, buy his Vibralux VOD on Sellfy for a mere $3.99.

Here’s what happens when Chris’ Nitro Circus family found out about his old nickname.

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(If you can support, I can fix my phone’s camera lens and get pictures without the JJ Abrams lens flares.)


Blade or Die,

— Brian Krans

#33: The 2015 Blading Cup

The 2015 Blading Cup took place Nov. 7 in downtown Santa Ana. Host Brian Krans takes you through his weekend, including skating in the Veterans Cup, helping build a street course, and getting a black eye. Featuring interviews and commentary from Jeff Stockwell, Sean Darst, Ben Weis, Alex Wick, Ariel Surun, Ivan Narez, Jason Reyna, […]

#32: Aaron Schultz, Zach Savage, Ben Forsythe

Aaron Schultz, Ben Forsythe, and Zach “Savage” Waszkiewicz visited the Rock Town Garage after their trip to the AIL championship at Woodward West and before we all head to the Blading Cup. We get an AIL report and talk about skating San Francisco, the death of Detroit blader Brett Urbas, and more. Here’s some Brett […]

#31: Regardless

Regardless is the last completed video from Brandon Negrete. Released in 2011, Regardless features sections from skaters like Chris Haffey, John Bolino, Jeff Stockwell, Erik Bailey, Chris Dafick, Kruise Sapstein, and others. In this episode, host Brian Krans leads you through its soundtrack with music from artists such as Black Sabbath, Sleep, Dick Dale, Annihilation […]

#30: Jay Cottrell

Jay Cottrell—or Young OG as he’d prefer to be known—is an oddball in the blade game and we love him because of it. Off-mic and on blades, Jay is always about ad-libbing and just spitting out hilarious bits about fat women and his dreams to own his own hog farm. He’s a young man with […]

#29: Blade Video DJ: the ONE Video

A soundtrack makes a blade video. This new series shows appreciation for the songs that made good skate videos great, starting with #ONE. Directed by Conner O’Brien and released in 2009, the ONE Video contains music by artists such as LCD Soundsystem, Eagles of Death Metal, P.O.S., Saul Williams and more. You shouldn’t expect any […]

#28: Jose Fuentes

For this episode of the Rock Town Podcast, we’re joined by Jose Fuentes, a staple in the Bay Area blading scene for over a decade. Among all of his accolades, Jose is credited as the 3D animator for the 2010 anti-masterpiece ‘Birdemic: Shock and Terror,’ an instant classic in the so-bad-it’s-good category. He was also […]

#27: Oakland Blade Jam, a Podcast with Pictures

The Bay’s own Gene Steagall may be the back-to-back champ of the Oakland Blade Jam, but he was getting a little nervous at the end of his run. Why? You’ll have to listen to find out. Thankfully photographer Nate Herse gave us these awesome photos so there’s a visual offering of the dopeness of the […]

Podcast #26: Wax Caddy

Building stuff is fun, especially if you get to blade it. Host Brian Krans talks to himself about scrounging for materials for his home rail box on Craigslist free ads, how the details make the difference, and making new mistakes.     Total cost for the project was under $100 thanks to some good Craigslist […]

Podcast #25: Monday Night Shred

Hello, sports fans! For this episode, we take you out to Monday Night Shred in Union City—orchestrated by Wolves Den and Death Squad—for their tournament of champions. We’ll bring you play-by-play and in-depth commentary and more as three veteran rollerblading competition spectators decompress back at the Rock Town Garage. Strap into your seats here, people, […]