Dayton Coopersmith is a “triple OG” rollerblader who influenced many of today’s great skaters. We discuss almost getting kicked out of the Extreme Games, skipping school to film for Hoax 2, teaching Jon Julio to ride ramps, Rise Above, the Sea Otter Classic, skateboarding propaganda, and getting respect at the skate park. This podcast is supported from listeners via Patreon. Please like our dumb Facebook page. #RockTownPodcast

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:44pm PST
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Octavio, better known as Paco, loved his time in Montana during the NWST so much he’s moving there next month. We discuss Montana, food, blading styles, wheel manufacturers, potentially racist nicknames, and much more. This podcast is made possible by our supporters on Patreon. Don’t forget to like our stupid Facebook page.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 12:15am PST
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The Forecast Trade Show was held July 9 at the Skate House in Chatsworth, Calif. Feat. interviews with Michael Obedoza, Dave Lang, Matt Mickey, Robert Lievanos, Geoff Acers, Erick Garcia, Gil T, Brad and Chad Anthony, and more. 

This podcast is made possible by our supporters on Patreon, namely newcomers Sean O’Dalaigh and Brad Osantoski. Please like our stupid Facebook page.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:10am PST
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Steve Collis (UK) and Patrick Ridder (DE) spent some time in the USA lately, so we talked about the European Union and its feelings about rollerblading.

Follow them on social as @cidylife and @patrickridder (and our FB page).

This podcast is made possible due to support through Patreon

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 10:01pm PST
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Stephen Babcock, a.k.a, The White Wolf, is a 19-year-old shredder from Brentwood, California. 

Steve’s been racking up some deals: winning the Amall Glen Cove comp, doing a trick tip on negative souls, and now a profile on FilthJuice.com. We talk the NWST, California’s new tobacco law, the Woodward West scholarship fund, and more.

Octavio "Paco" Montano joins us. Follow Steve as @thewhitewolf_ds. Check out Death Squad Blading, and Filth Juice as well.

This podcast is made possible thanks to our supporters on Patreon.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 10:18pm PST
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The NWST 2016 started on June 2 in Missoula, MT. Featuring interviews with Cameron Talbott, Chemi Simiyu, Kellen Zinkgraf, Preston Villanueva, Dustin Jamieson, Zach Newton, Thomas McGovern, Jon Christopherson, Aaron Powell, and more.

This podcast was made possible by all of our supporters on Patreon, namely Basti Loreti and Dustin Jamieson, who were also on the trip.

To stay up to date on announcements for next years’ trip, check out the NWST Facebook page. Don’t forget to like the Rock Town Press Facebook page.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:06am PST
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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.

Support for the Rock Town Podcast comes via Patreon, including Trudy, Dustin, Edward, Jose, Nate, Steve, Alexander, and Zach.

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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.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:27am PST
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#49: Victor Arias

Victor Arias is the latest Valo skater with a pro boot bearing his name. His edit, filmed in his home country of Mexico, came out earlier this month. We discuss making the edit, his ritual for breaking in a new pair of skates—from K-mart blades to the VA.1s and a political candidate who shouldn’t be named. Erick Garcia also calls post-root canal surgery. Check out valo-brand.com.

This podcast is made possible thanks to supporters on Patreon.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:48am PST
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Black Market was Kevon Thompson’s first skate video, influencing him musically as well as in blading. He’s our co-host the latest installment of the Blade Video DJ series. Music from the video includes mixing by director Doug Urquart, as well as music from artists like Lyrics Born, MF Doom, Pigeon John, and more.

Follow Kevon as @thebizone.

Support for the Rock Town Podcast comes from our supporters on Patreon.

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Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 10:36pm PST
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