Ivan Narez is an American rollerblader and filmmaker. We talk about the making of Valo 4Life, what skates spots are off limits, acquiring music rights, and other topics. Following the Q&A portion is another installment of the Blade Video DJ (#BVDJ) series with Valo 4Life, featuring music from Free the Robots, Jeff Stockwell, Sage Francis, and others. Check out Ivan's latest film, "Hermanos," available soon. The Rock Town Podcast is made possible because of support through Patreon.

Direct download: RTP_Ivan4Life.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:47am PDT
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Korey Waikiki is an American rollerblader who recently received his first pro skate from Razors. We talk about Korey’s blading childhood in NorCal, his travels, brotherly influence, oversensitive people, having “stones,” and why Korey isn’t very competitive. Buy his new pro skate at AggressiveMall.com. Follow him as @KoreyWaikiki. This podcast is made possible by support through Patreon.

Direct download: RTP_KoreyWaikiki.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:19am PDT
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Joey Scannella is a rollerblader from Staten Island, New York. After taking a break from blading, he started back up in 2009. 

As I took a similar break in college, we talked about what we missed, New York blading history, the Mushroom Blading influence, the radicalization of rollerblading, the realization we're Millennials, and many names we couldn’t remember.

Don’t forget to check out Joey’s latest edit (https://vimeo.com/148066165) and support the podcast on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/citizenkrans).

Direct download: RTP_JoeyScanella.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 11:38am PDT
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#35: Chris Haffey

Chris Haffey is one of the best rollerbladers ever.

Before his Nitro Circus stop in San Jose, Chris gives us the full story behind his newly-revitalized “Bone Crusher” nickname, the good ol’ days of watching VHS skate videos until the tape broke, and talking about the thing he hates most about rollerblading.

He also answers questions the /r/rollerblading community on Reddit.

You can support this podcast by pledging to Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/citizenkrans) or shopping at RockTownPress.com.

Direct download: RTP_Haffey.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 10:34am PDT
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#33: The 2015 Blading Cup

The 2015 Blading Cup took place Nov. 7 in downtown Santa Ana. Host Brian Krans takes you through his weekend, including skating in the Veterans Cup, helping build a street course, and getting a black eye.

Featuring interviews and commentary from Jeff Stockwell, Sean Darst, Ben Weis, Alex Wick, Ariel Surun, Ivan Narez, Jason Reyna, Sayer Danforth, Chris Farmer, Victor Arias, Steven Johns, and more.

You can support this podcast by pledging to Patreon (patreon.com/citizenkrans) or shopping at RockTownPress.com (rocktownpress.com).

Direct download: RTP_BladingCup2015.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:47am PDT
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#32: Aaron Schultz, Zach Savage, Ben Forsythe

Aaron Schultz, Ben Forsythe, and Zach “Savage” Waszkiewicz visited the Rock Town Garage after their trip to AIL at Woodward West and before we all head to the Blading Cup. We get an AIL report and talk about skating San Francisco, the death of Detroit blader Brett Urbas, and more.

Direct download: RTP_WhiteRabbit.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 11:47pm PDT
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Regardless is the last completed video from Brandon Negrete. Released in 2011, it features sections from skaters like Chris Haffey, John Bolino, Jeff Stockwell, Erik Bailey, Chris Dafick, Kruise Sapstein, and others. In this episode, host Brian Krans leads you through its soundtrack with music from artists such as Black Sabbath, Sleep, Dick Dale, Annihilation Nation, The Jacuzzi Boys, The Godz, The Dirty Beaches, and more. #ForeverNegrete

Please support this podcast by visiting RockTownPress.com.

Direct download: RTP_Regardless.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:47am PDT
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Tony Watt is an American journalist, fiction writer, and book character. He and host Brian Krans covered crime and courts for a Midwest newspaper for three years, so when they plug in their mics they talk about making it as a journalist in the 21st century, what’s important when visiting Northern California, and whether it’s worth it.  To support the podcast, please shop at rocktownpress.com.

Direct download: RTP_TonyWatt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm PDT
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#30: Jay Cottrell

Jay Cottrell, or Young OG as he’d prefer to be known, is an oddball in the blade game and we love him because of it. Off-mic and on blades, Jay is always about ad-libbing and just spitting out hilarious bits about fat women and his dreams to own his own hog farm. On the podcast, he’s more reserved, talking about how Harriet the Spy became sexy, his ancestor that snogged Martha Washington, and getting stabbed in the face by Rutgers students. We also determined that there’s a good possibility Jay was the one I threw down a flight of stairs at a book release party.

Direct download: RTP_JaysCottrell.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 8:30am PDT
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#29: Blade Video DJ: the ONE Video

A soundtrack can make or break a blade video. This new series appreciations for the songs that made good skate videos all that much better, starting with No. ONE.

Directed by Conner O'Brien and released in 2009, the ONE Video contains music by artists such as LCD Soundsystem, Eagles of Death Metal, P.O.S., Saul Williams and more.

If you'd like to nominate a skate video's soundtrack, tweet your recommendations to @citizenkrans.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Dean Johnson. 

Direct download: RTP_Music_ONEVideo.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:14am PDT
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