Kai Carlson-Wee is a rollerblader originally from Minnesota and is the Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University. He’s most known for his skating in the Life Plus series, where he and his brother, Anders, skated the wilderness, including grinding and wallriding trees. We talk about his short documentary, Riding the Highline, which took first place at the Napa Valley Film Festival last year, homemade skate parks, working as a writer in the 21st century, and why Fargo sucks. Follow him on Instagram as @kaicarlsonwee.

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Direct download: KaiWeeFINAL.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:33am PST
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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. Jon and I also talk about his new storefront, the Blading Cup, the new Forecast trade show, and taking pride in being a rollerblader.

Check out Valo-Brand.com, Them Goods, and swing on down to the Blading Cup.

Direct download: JJ2.1.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:27am PST
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