Category Archives: Podcast

#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. […]

#41: Erick ‘ESG’ Garcia

Erick Garcia is an American rollerblader and photographer. Erick is a staple of NorCal rollerblading, from history-making stunts during Bay Area traffic to shooting photos for FilthJuice. Known better as ESG, he’s “El Presidente” of the Juiced Sucka Foos, a crew formed in the Battle My Crew days. On this episode, we talk about his […]

#39: Pat Lennen

Wonder what happened with Pat Lennen? Most known for his stunt skating in videos like Leading the Blind and Drip Drop, Pat got his start by flipping over Ferraris. A pro for the K2 skate brand fresh out of high school, Pat talks about his purple pro skate, how he pulled off the tricks he […]

#38: Ivan Narez and Valo 4Life

Ivan Narez is an American rollerblader and filmmaker. We talk about the making of Valo 4Life, what skates spots are off limits, acquiring music rights, and other topics. Following the Q&A portion is another installment of the Blade Video DJ (#BVDJ) series with Valo 4Life, featuring music from Free the Robots, Jeff Stockwell, Sage Francis, […]

#37: Korey ‘Sneaky’ Waikiki

Korey Waikiki is an American rollerblader who recently received his first pro skate from Razors. We talk about Korey’s blading childhood in NorCal, his travels, brotherly influence, oversensitive people, having “stones,” and why Korey isn’t very competitive. You can listen to this and other episodes on iTunes and Sticher. Or you can directly download the […]

#36: Joey Scannella

Joey Scannella is a rollerblader from Staten Island, New York. After taking a break from blading, he started back up in 2009. As I took a similar break in college, we talked about what we missed, New York blading history, the Mushroom Blading influence, the radicalization of rollerblading, the realization we’re Millennials, and many names […]

#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 […]

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, […]

Podcast #24: Bruce Bales and the Roller Hockey Dream Team

Bruce Bales is a rollerblader, photographer, videographer, and host of the Iowa River Rumble. We talk about the zen art of blade maintenance, rollerblading as an art form, working for free, and drafting the USA vs. Canada Aggressive Roller Hockey Dream Teams. [The draft begins around 1:07.]   Here’s our picks for our ideal roller […]

Podcast #23: Bfree, Omezzy, and the Oakland Blade Jam

Brian Freeman and Omar Onitveros run the Oakland Blade Jam, which returns to Town Park on Sept. 19. We talked about the upcoming contest, the rich history of competitions in the Bay Area, recruiting new bladers with skate demos, and more. Please tag responsibility: #OaklandBladeJam2015 and @oakland_blade_jam Oakland Blade Jam 2013: Oakland Blade Jam 2014: […]