Monthly Archives: July 2016

#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 […]

#60: Dayton Coopersmith

Dayton Coopersmith is a “triple OG” rollerblader who influenced many of today’s great skaters. We discuss almost getting kicked out of the Extreme Games, skipping school to film for Hoax 2, teaching Jon Julio to ride ramps, Rise Above, the Sea Otter Classic, skateboarding propaganda, and getting respect at the skate park. You can download […]

#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

The Forecast Trade Show was held July 9, at the Skate House in Chatsworth, Calif. This episode features 14 interviews with people inside the industry, including Michael Obedoza, Dave Lang, Matt Mickey, Robert Lievanos, Geoff Acers, Erick Garcia, Gil T, Brad and Chad Anthony, and more.  You can download the episode directly here, or on […]

#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 […]