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#120: Phil Won Blade Cup

Y’all want to talk about negs, legs, and inclusivity? Philip Moore won the Blading Cup last weekend in Santa Ana, Calif., earning him the title of professional rollerblader. Back home in Oakland, Phil talks about his win, diversity in rollerblading, and he answers question from a Reddit AMA. You can directly download the episode here, or […]

#119: Cavin Brinkman

You ever start a fight only to turn around and film it? Cavin Brinkman is a rollerblading filmmaker from Amsterdam whose latest full-length feature is the Adapt Brand Team Movie. While visiting the United States, Cavin came up to the Bay Area after the Blading Cup. We talk about Winter Clash, the infamous Sprite fight, […]

#118: Veteran’s Cup

Hit play and join us at another Blading Cup. Held as part of the Blading Cup in lovely Santa Ana, Calif., the Veteran’s Cup is for people over the age of 35 with a bunch of adult responsibilities. For those of us who qualify, it’s not only the chance to skate with people of a […]

#117: Lux Street Open

On this episode, the whole Rock Town crews heads out to the Lux Street Open Held in some iconic old-school spots, the second installment of the Lux Street Open was another day of some pretty intense competition. But more importantly, it was a day to forget all the other bullshit in our lives and hang […]

#116: Filthy Fiesta Primer

“We’re all adults, and it should be fun.” — ESG Held Oct. 13 at Third & Army in San Francisco, the Filthy Fiesta is a new contest from Cameron Talbott and Erick Garcia. They say it’s not solely for aggressive skaters, but there will be a motorcycle pulling fools. Rock Town co-hosts Philip Moore and […]

#115: Lux Street Open Primer

Come on out to the Bay! Held Sept. 29th in San Jose, the Lux Street Open returns for its second year. Hosted by Mike Jiminez and Kirk Chang (after party by BJ Bernhardt) will be another damn good day in San Jose. Friends from all over California, and a few other parts of the country, are coming […]

#114: Adam Johnson

It’s okay…rollerblading has been saved. Adam Johnson is a prolific filmmaker and brand connoisseur in rollerblading. Forever linked with legendary skaters and iconic skate videos, Adam just also happens to be a really good dude. We talk about what it takes to be a decent guest in someone’s home, the current marketplace for rollerblading goods, and, even just […]

#113: Michael D’Andrade

It’s time to learn about the art of the slow walk away… Michael D’Andrade is a New York City native now living in the Bay Area. He always has the best vintage gear — skating-related and not — because he’s always on the prowl for it. On a sunny and seasonably warm Friday morning in […]

#112: Mike Torres

Y’all like Big Wheel skating? Mike Torres is a cinematographer and Big Wheel sensation living in New York City. Rock Town Podcast correspondent Levi Sebastian talks with him about the early Wizard frames, Big Wheel trick names, and more.   You can directly download the episode here, or stream it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. (Subscribe, if you feel […]

#111: Jon Ortiz

We’re going to New York City! Jon Ortiz is a New York City rollerblading legend. After a short session at the Chelsea Piers skate park, Rock Town Podcast correspondent Levi Sebastian talks with him about the pre-ASA days of skating, Go Sports USA skate camps, and more. You can directly download the episode here, or stream […]