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 PDT
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#51: Trap House (feat. Ivan Narez)

Krans talks to himself inside his new place about messing up a podcast with Jon Julio, donating to Schmidty’s Ramp & Camp, buying but not watching Cayenne, and more. He’s soon joined by his former and current roommate, Ivan Narez. They talk about adult stuff like buying vans, taxes, credit, and Valo 6. (patreon.com/citizenkrans)

Direct download: TrapHouse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm PDT
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Yay! It's episode 50, but it's not all celebration: the Rock Town Garage is closing down. Well, it's moving at least. Krans talks about losing his house, where he's going, podcasting, and, of course, season two of Daredevil.

Direct download: GBRTG.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31pm PDT
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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.

Direct download: VictorArias.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:48am PDT
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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.

Direct download: BlackMarket.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 10:36pm PDT
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The AMall Glen Cove Comp was held Saturday, Feb. 27 at Glen Cove Elementary School in Valencia, Calif., a legendary Bay Area spot. Competitors included Ivan Narez, Victor Arias, Korey Waikiki, Stephen Babcock, Boo Garnsey, John Vossoughi, and more. Cover photo by Erick Garcia. 

Direct download: AMallGlenCove.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 12:24pm PDT
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Shawn Oberg (@shawn.oberg) is a master of full-boot utilization, usually doing tricks that would drive a contest MC nuts. We talk about how switch and dominant foots form, red curb dancing, his upcoming Filth File, his edit for Moonshine, and why he’s currently walking with a cane. The Rock Town Podcast is made possible from our supporters on Patreon.

Direct download: ShawnOberg.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:40am PDT
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Cameron Talbott returns to the podcast to talk about the Northwest Shred Tour coming to his hometown of Missoula, grizzly bears, and good spots to hit up in Montana. We also give our immediate reactions after watching "State of the Art." Don't forget to check out the 2016 NWST Facebook page. Support for this podcast comes via Patreon supporters.

Direct download: CameronTalbottNWST.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:32am PDT
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The latest installment of the Blade Video DJ series covers the T-Bones classic, Hoax 2: Anarchy Across America. Featuring artists like 311, Sublime, Bad Religion, Biohazard, The Grabbers, and others. The full video can be found at https://vimeo.com/83714144 This podcast is made possible through support on Patreon.

Direct download: Hoax2.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 7:45am PDT
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Dr. Hazel Bain is a Scottish solar physicist who recently returned from a three-month expedition to Antarctica with NASA to launch the G.R.I.P.S. balloon. It gathered data about gamma radiation from the sun. We discuss her research, growing up a “jock geek,” science communication, and more. Follow Dr. Bain on twitter: @hazbain

Direct download: HazelBain.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am PDT
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