#15: Michael "Gumby" Braud

Michael "Gumby" Braud is a do-or-die blader from the South living in California. He talks about his new video, "On the Rise," almost dying, peeing blood, the right-wing side of UC Berkeley, childhood dreams of being a stuntman, the unionizing of rollerbladers, and $100 skates.

Michael would appreciate if you supported his Kickstarter to pre-order "On the Rise."

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Direct download: RTP_MichaelBraud.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 8:26am PDT
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On Saturday, Aggressive Mall hosted the first San Jose Street Comp. Here's your audio coverage of the event, including guest commentary from Korey "Sneaky" Waikiki, Jose Fuentes, B.J. Bernhardt, Joey Augustin, the Wolves Den Crew, and others. 

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Direct download: RTP_SanJoseStreetComp.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 11:39am PDT
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RTP: Fear and Loathing at the Pow-wow Pro/Am

The 9th installment of the Panhandle Pow-wow took place March 12-15 in Jacksonville, Fla. For four days, rollerbladers from across the globe descended for a weekend of camping, blading, and boozing at Kona, the nation's oldest skate park. 

This podcast features the talents of Jason Reyna, Kevin Dowling, Kevin Lapierre, Blake Taylor, Guy Crawford, Brent, Scherer, Mark Weaver, Kennan Scott, Shane McClay, Montre Livingston, Adam Roberts, Adam Bazydlo, and many, many others. 

See you back in the Florida panhandle in 2016. Bring a tent, a beer coozie, and a good attitude. 

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Direct download: PowWowPodcast_FINAL.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 2:20pm PDT
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Victor Arias guest hosts this episode as he and friends invade Woodward West for a three-day weekend full of blading.

Guests including E. Rod, Dave Lang, B. Free, Peter D., Cameron Talbott, Matty Scrock, Raymar, and Paco host their own industry meeting and talk (often all at once) about the role of Rollernews, getting broke off, reaching out, selling out, and doing it for the love. 

In keeping with tradition, there are lots of shoutouts.

Support these skaters through Filth JuiceBlader Gang, Aggressive MallValo Brand, Vibralux Denim, SSM, Ground Control, Circolo Wheels, Street Artist, and Gawds.

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Direct download: RTP_WastedWoodWardWeekend_2.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:34pm PDT
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Erik Bailey and Kyler Martz are Boise blading brothers, to say the least. In this episode, Erik, a Valo pro for nearly 12 years, and Kyler, whose art is ubiquitous in blading, talk about taking second place in a booty-shaking competition, famous blading spots in Seattle, suitcase tattoo parlors, the highs of painting indoors without ventilation, puking in host bathrooms, mormon bladers, and more. 

This episode was recorded Dec. 27, 2014, in Erik's living room while the rest of his family was sleeping, so you're going to need to turn it up a bit. 

Support for these two can be directed towards valo-brand.com, aggressivemall.com, and kylermartz.com (where you can see latest works buy exclusive prints straight from Kyler).

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Direct download: BDP_BaileyMartz_NEW.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 4:43pm PDT
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What goes better than beer and blade flicks? Beer, blade flicks, whiskey, and a pre-determined set of rules designed to get your quite drunk. 

This episode feetures John Vossoughi, Matty Schrock, Danny Malm, Tyler Noland, Moose, and Young OG. They all watch F33t, the latest video from Lonnie Gallegos, while Krans and Tyler play the drinking game associated with it.

If you want to play along, the video, drinking, and commentary begins at 4:35.

For the full set of rules, check out BladeorDie.com.

You can purchase your own copy of F33t via Selfy.

Direct download: RTP_07_F33TShitShow.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 8:43am PDT
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Fresh off 11 hours of MCing the Blading Cup last weekend, Erick Garcia and Kennan Scott break down yet another amazing skating competition. To keep with tradition, there are plenty of shout-outs to the homies working, bladers, those who built the bulletproof course, "neggers," F33T, the mystery of Canadian skaters, and the new battle cry courtesy of ThemXNiggas. 

Don't forget to check out www.filthjuice.com

Direct download: RTP_06_Too_Easy.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 8:29am PDT
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Cameron Talbott is a rollerblader from Missoula, Montana. In this episode recording on the drive from Aggressive Mall to the Blading Cup, we ask Cameron all sorts of questions about skating up there, what the Indonesian skate scene is like, and other aspects that make this guy an all-around good dude.

Direct download: RTP_05_Cameron_NEW.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:17am PDT
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In this episode, we sit down with Matt "Murph D-O-Double-G" Murphy, the silent staple of the NorCal blading scene, on his 31st birthday to talk, among other things, royales in K2s, what it's like to live in Oakland, and what makes for good stand-up comedy. 

Direct download: RTP_04_BirthdayBeers.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 3:01am PDT
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#03: Living in a Van with Bret Easthouse

This episode was recorded on Oct. 22, 2014, inside a 1989 Toyota van, where blader Bret Easthouse lives and travels with his skateboarder-biting dog, Bubba. Bret explains the finer points of living in a van, how to find a good spot to sleep, and all the other fun stuff that comes with being a vagrant blader. Music provided by The Afterdarks. RockTownPress.com

Direct download: RTP_03_BrettEasthouse.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 11:32pm PDT
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