After four years of painstaking labor, Ivan Narez and his friends — or should I say Hermanos — debuted the first of what will hopefully be many more video and book combos. We talk about all the work going into the project, what’s next, and the difficulty of shooting on film. Pick up a copy at Hermanos.film.

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Hailing from Australia, Gavin Drumm was in the States for nearly three weeks when he took home first place in the Blading Cup, went down to Mexico, and filmed for the upcoming Valo 6 video. We talk about all that, pursuing a master’s degree, and a whole bunch more.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:38am PST
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Danny Malm, Levi Sebastian, and Noah Neuber are three wonderful human beings who rollerblade and live in Northern California. After a rousing afternoon of doing sweet tricks at a skate park, I invited them over to drink cold beer and talk about all the hot topics. Or something like that.

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Nick Riggle is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of San Diego whose book — On Being Awesome: a Unified Theory of How Not to Suck — recently hit bookshelves. Previously, he was a pro rollerblader who helped shape the sport from its early days. We talk about skitching cars around the cul-de-sac, social openings, and, of course, what’s awesome, and what sucks, about rollerblading.

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Philip Moore and Matty Schrock are two Southern shredders mulling around the Bay Area. We talk about Phil’s recent contest winnings, BARS, and a lot about the different types of skating. 

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:42am PST
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Stephen Babcock and Cody Clark are both Bay Area natives living up north in Oregon. They were in town for the Lux Street Open, so we talk about that, the Portland skate scene, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 8:51pm PST
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Jaren “The Monster” Grob is a huck-it and chuck-it legend in rollerblading. Since he’s in NorCal performing at Great America in Santa Clara, he came by to talk about his more than two decades performing skating shows, why team sports aren’t for him, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm PST
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Charles Solano — sometimes called Challe Walle, other times called the Exotic Animal — is a Bay Area blade scene staple known for, among other things, just being his damn self. We talk about Skynet, classism in blading, “urban” skaters, and more (inside the new Rock Town garage).

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:30pm PST
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B. Free recently moved back to Oakland from San Francisco, and, as of this recording, was 34 days into a long-term blading binge. Flanked by Challe Walle and Augstin, we talk about blading love, getting out and doing it every day, and so much more.

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Steven Johns is a long-time SoCal staple in skating, tattooing, and general blade culture. He’s started his own podcast, called The TruSpin Podcast, so we talk about that, as well as hear from him trying to steer me away from talking about modern politics. And other fun topics.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 6:48pm PST
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Gary Magill, Erik Beltran, and Coty Dobbs are three Fresno skaters currently living in the Bay Area. We talk about Fresno’s beloved and now gone Art House, the documentary they made about it, and the Ghost Ship’s effect on artist spaces. We also talk about rollerblading.

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Jon Fromm is a Florida-raised shredder living in San Diego who rides for companies like Razors and Sic Urethane.

We talk about his many, many travels, Razor's new Shift skate, catching a black eye at Pow-wow, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:37pm PST
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Looking back ­on NorCal blade history, Kirk Chang & Mike Jimenez noticed a deficit in street contests. So they’re doing something to fill the void by throwing the Lux Street Open on Sept. 30 in lovely downtown San Jose, California. We talk about their plans and logistics for the contest, blade company branding strategies, Brian Aragon, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:03pm PST
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When there's a city experiencing record-breaking high temperatures, what's a good investigative journalist to do? Oh yeah, you go to that city. 

Phoenix bladers Andrew Scherf and Dan Howard can handle a little heat, so, in the middle of a heat wave, we talk about blading in the town's scorching temps, the levels of awkwardness in podcasting, "Knee High" and other trends in rollerblading.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 12:17am PST
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Adam Bazydlo (a.k.a. Bladezilla) is a hammer drop-rail skater from the South. You may recognize him from his solo sessions on Instagram, the cover of ONE Magazine, or from the new VOD, “Moments in Time.”

Adam came to the Bay Area with his wife, Kaydee, to visit friends. So, naturally, Phil Moore and I had to invade their hotel room. We talk about his skate spot hunting, why he ducked away from his sponsors, and more.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:01pm PST
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For a long time, rollerblading has deserved a better solution to aggregating blading content besides Rollernews. Daniel Nodzak and Travis Stewart—the moderators of /r/rollerblading on Reddit—bring something new to the table.

The site—bladerunion.com—went live May 1. Travis and Daniel (Hunter Dasten)with me before the launch.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 10:55pm PST
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Lonnie Gallegos, Jeremy Soderburg, Jonathan Labez, Rob Guerrero, and Mike Obedoza were in town filming for Lonnie's latest video, Feet 4. 

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 1:10pm PST
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Hailing from Denver, Ian Walker is an avid filmmaker, the king of the Scumpire, and an overall really nice weirdo. Our conversation goes many places, not stopping shy of guns, gimps, and other family-friendly topics. Danny Malm and Taylor Kobryn add to the catastrophe that is this episode.

While none of our episodes to date have been appropriate to do so, this episode—in particular—shouldn’t be played out loud at work or around children. Unless, of course, you work from home and your kid is cool.

 The song at the break is Violent Shiver, by Benjamin Booker.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:34pm PST
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Boschi Pope is a New York City skate legend. In August, he hosted the Boschi Pope Skate Off at the Hamilton Bridge Skate Park next to the Harlem River. It was a month after his release from an eight-year prison sentence. 

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 11:37am PST
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Chad and Brad Anthony hail from Kentucky, but this last year, they were everywhere. From the A-Town Stomp and the Blading Cup to Schmidty’s Ramp and Camp to the Windy City Riot, the Southern Scrum boys put some miles on their Winnebago during their “Born Free Tour.”

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:34pm PST
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Matt Murphy and I were heading to skate and BBQ in St. Helena, so I hooked up the audio gear in my truck and we recorded on our way north.

Along the way, we inevitably talk about politics, comedy, what skating means now versus when we were kids, and so on.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 12:00pm PST
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Shredpool is, well, a Ryan Reynolds joke gone too far but handled so well. Shred and Deadpool both stab people for a living and love showing the kids at the skatepark how it’s really done.

On this episode, we talk over Skype about his stockpile in the League of Xsjados, having the same dog, and, of course, the genesis and existence of @project_shredpool on Instagram.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:24pm PST
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#70: Jason Reyna

Jason Reyna was in Oakland for work, so we took the opportunity to talk about being grown-up grommets, what’s in store for the Forecast trade show, how he manages to be everywhere, and other things. This episode was recorded in his room at the Hilton near the Oakland airport.  

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 2:12pm PST
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