Our guest on the Cave Crew Shodcast is the infamous Sluglord, one of finest exports from Wainuiomata (New Zealand). He’s one of the few sponsored skaters in this country with a progressive style and uniquely savvy approach to content creation and use of Instagram. Weve been a fan of his skating for a while so were super happy to chat to him and find out more about the man behind the long hair.
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Cave Crew NZ Rolling Shodcast: “It isn’t a podcast as we aren’t pro enough to be a podcast. Interviewing NZ Rollerbladers a Joss & Niam Kerr-Bell production”.
A promo edit for a new Laced NZ clothing drop, featuring: Brandon Drummond, Sluglord & Kain Stevenson. Jet Set Radio vibes grinding on rollerblades. Visit Shop-laced.com.
A featured-length New Zealand aggressive inline skating edit/ montage. Laced NZ & Shred City Skates came to create this edit of the New Zealand Rollerblading scene skating the Wellington region over 2 days. Alongside this edit, we released some limited edition clothing featured in this video.
Over 9 months in the making, filmed over 2 days, and put together beautifully and insanely fast by Kelvin Wong. A HUGE thank you to Kelvin for making this happen. Featuring: Sluglord, Carl Tangen, Brandon Drummond, Isaac Rolls, Kelvin Wong, Gibson Noema, Keri Rimene & Clarke Waihape. Editing & music by Kelvin Wong (Shred City Skates).
In this episode I talk with Pieter Wijnant from Adapt Branch about their 2022 line, including new logo, Adrian Deck Brutale and GTO pro skates, new removable heel liner piece, changes to the Symetrics flat and Quattro frames and the soon-to-be-annouced Superleggera SP model.
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Mickey is an OG and after a long hiatus came back and skated the shit out of the rails at Melville skatepark at the Richard Rowland Memorial OG Comp walking away with the win in the OG division. Found this rad song by the band Fuzz that suits Mickey’s style of skating. - Niam Kerr-Bell.
Marco de Santi came to the US with $100 in his pocket and he spoke no English. It was both comical, inspiring and sad… Until he became a World Champion. And when skating died, Marco went to the Cirque du Soleil.
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Marco de Santi has the most interesting journey of any athlete I’ve had on the podcast. Born in a less than desirable situation in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Marco did what every kid does; he played soccer until he found skateparks. Marco quit team sports and headed to the USA at age 15, with literally nothing, to make his pro skating dream happen. While Marco eventually became a world Champion, inline was dropped by X-Games, and the organizing body of his sport didn’t include Marco in future events. So the first skater to land a triple was forced out of competition and into a life of LOVE, which he performs in every night with the Cirque de Soleil. It doesn’t get more rags to riches than this one.
03:30: Issues around his backyard vert ramp, growing up in Sao Paolo, and family life
10:00: Soccer, finding skating, stereotypes, roller rink skateparks, how does he pay to get to the US, and how does he stay
21:00: Not speaking English, meeting me, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and problems with judging
32:00: Mountain Dew, other sponsors, never wearing pads, and spending time at Woodward
34:00: The Yasutoko, the triple, and what’s cool about X Games
39:30: Rollerblade: Ski season may be over, but that feeling lasts all year with inline skating
41:30: Nerves, Silver at X Games, losing X Games, and then getting screwed by the ASA
47:00: Winning World Championships, all things Cirque de Soleil’s LOVE (skating, money, injury, perks), building his Vegas empire, and day trading
54:00: Inappropriate Questions with Hardcore Brazil, Carlos Pianowski.