#22 - Khaba Maimon - the beginning of Indian downhill
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by James Hopkin
7M ago
This is one of two unreleased interviews from 2019. Huge apology to Khaba, I should have published this in 2019. In 2019 I saw on Facebook details of a downhill race in India. I tracked down who competed and found the first place Indian skater: Khaba Maimon. We chatted and I recorded an interview. Downhill skaters travel the world to find the biggest mountains, Khaba learned to skate on the world’s biggest mountains! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hopkin/message ..read more
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#21 - Mike McHugh from Boosted Boards
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by James Hopkin
7M ago
This is a fun episode, Mike is an amazing guy with an incredible journey. He started in graphic design, which lead to moving to the USA with Adobe which lead him to the heart of Silicon Valley working for Boosted Boards. At the time of this interview (Feb 2019) he was Director of Customer Experience. He has recently moved into the role of Director of Skate Product. Without a doubt, he has one of the best jobs in skate! This episode is not just for the esk8 crew and Boosted fans, we have a wide ranging conversation. We discuss electric skateboard racing, product design, how Boosted takes that d ..read more
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#20 - Daniel Iseli the Rocket man
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by James Hopkin
7M ago
This might be my new favourite episode. I re-listened to this interview after I published the Kicked Out episode, and was immediately inspired. Danny is an amazing guy, his positive attitude is contagious, I forgot how much fun it was talking to him. It might be a crime against longboarding that I have not released this episode! I recorded this at the end of 2018. The 2019 range had not been released, we talk about a secret new pro model, which ended up being the Phoenix, Tristan Cardillo Pro model. Forgive the delay of this episode, it is still relevant, at the end I mention that we have not ..read more
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The one word that got me kicked out of longboarding
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by James Hopkin
7M ago
Reconciliation This is the word that got me kicked out of longboarding. That was the subject of an email I sent to an Australian distributor and the result was losing the Hopkin Skate reseller account. This is not a sad or an angry podcast, it is an interesting one. I feel I need to tell this story to move on and give some context about why I stopped podcasting. This episode is not really about the distributor, it is about me and my opinion on the business of longboarding and how distribution works in Australia. More about the industry than the sport, if that is not your thing, wait a few days ..read more
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Jackson Shapiera on ABC radio
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by James Hopkin
7M ago
Rebecca De Unamuno on weekend ABC Radio (Australian National Broadcaster) interview Jackson Shapiera. Jacko does a good job explaining the sport of downhill skateboarding to someone that knows nothing about the sport. He also talks about the upcoming World Roller Games (WRG), and his Facebook fund me campaign that is helping him complete at the Barcelona WRG.  --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hopkin/message ..read more
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The Breakfast Show podcast
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by James Hopkin
7M ago
I ask the 2018 guests of the podcast, what did they have for breakfast? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hopkin/message ..read more
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#19 - Getting pitted with Jackson Shapiera
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by James Hopkin
7M ago
Jackson Shapiera and Hop talk downhill skateboard racing --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hopkin/message ..read more
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#18 - Kavon Zamanian: capturing pure downhill skateboarding
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by James Hopkin
7M ago
Kavon Zamanian is a unique downhill skateboarding film maker, he travels the world, bombing hills and making videos. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hopkin/message ..read more
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Talking downhill with Max Heaton
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by James Hopkin
7M ago
Last night I caught up with Max Heaton, a Queensland skater heavily into the downhill scene, and we talk downhill. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hopkin/message ..read more
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#17 - The Slide Jam Podcast
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by James Hopkin
7M ago
Brendan the local grom put on a small slide jam and Hop interviews some of the skaters --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hopkin/message ..read more
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