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Rollerblading and a #MeToo Moment

 by Brian Krans Nearly two months ago, Victoria Acevedo posted on Instagram that she was “sexually abused by an American skater” while traveling through Europe in 2014.  In her July 15 post, she shared a photo taken of her outside the premiere for Formosa in 2018, smiling with a closed mouth and walking with her […]

#132: Phil in Australia

Here’s what’s not on this episode: Phil’s thoughts on Australian milkshakes. Rock Town co-host Phillip Moore recently traveled to Australia to visit his partner’s home and meet many of her friends. He took along his skates and a recorder to talk with some Aussie locals and a recent transplant. After coming back to Oakland, he […]

#131: Nate Herse (Akerue)

It’s okay, Shredpool. Our fingies are safe. Nate Herse is an engineer and a rollerblader who made some frames called Akerue. They look like aluminum skeletons. He tells Levi Sebastian, Brian Krans and Chris Bjerre about his thought process behind their design and construction and what it will take to make them available to the […]

#130: BFree’s #731

If you’re not down to get it forever, this episode isn’t for you. Two years ago, Brian “BFree” Freeman started skating every day, first recording clips using a shoe tripod and soon developing a thesis: Let’s Get It Forever. Rock Town Podcast Co-Host Levi Sebastian talks with BFree before one of his three sessions on […]

#129: ‘Hit It Whet’ w/Taylor Kobryn

Whet. Taylor Kobryn is a college student and blade filmmaker living in San Francisco. He’s current filming for Hit It Whet, a video with an impressive amount of talent, largely filmed in the lovely San Francisco Bay Area. We talk about his video, skating-friendly architecture in San Francisco, heroes like Danny Beer and Isiah England, […]

#126: Gold Comp Primer

It’s contest season! The Gold Comp is a new NorCal park contest by Josh Goldberg. It’s being held April 27th at the Stonegate Skatepark in San Jose with $2,500 in cash on the line, so, if you’re coming, make sure to get there before 11 a.m. to cheer for the kids’ comp. Come join us […]

#125: Super Bowl Special

We’re going to get sued for the title alone, but… Phil and Brian talk about the death of Rollernews, blade books, blade memes, TWIB, Filthy Fiesta 2, fresh Skookum Tunes, our recent skate sessions, podcasting at Winterclash, 21 Savage, and other things. You can directly download the episode here, or stream it on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. (Subscribe, […]

#124: Intuition Skate Shop

As the slogan goes: “Stuck growing up. Matt Mickey, Cody Norman, Chad Tannehill and Anthony Luna are the local core of the Intuition Skate Shop in Bakersfield, California. Since Luna and Tannehill are on a streak of winning the Lux Street Open, Krans and Levi took a road trip to check in with our local skate […]

#123: Cam Got a Pro Wheel

There’s surprisingly a lot to say about wheelbarrow tricks. Cameron Talbott recently got his first rollerblading product with his name on it: a 60-millimeter wheel from Sic Urethane. Since Philip Moore also has a pro wheel from Sic, we needed to sit down and talk. We talk about what projects they’re working on, DIY skate […]

#122: butterTV

“We can can him, manhandle him, if you wanna Run in his crib-o, get ditto, skate like a limo.” — Ghostface Killah. J.P. — better known as butterTV — quit his construction job to become a professional filmer and his recent contest edits have shown it. Phil and Brian talk with him and BFree, who […]