By James Hopkin
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James Hopkin (Hop) is an entrepreneur, skateboarder, longboarder and a tragic fan of skateboard racing. Better known for his Hopkin skateshop and starting the Australian Skateboard Racing Association (ASRA), in this podcast he shares interviews and personal stories about longboarding, skateboarding and downhill skateboard racing from around the world.
||Clean#14 - Skateboard collecting with Andrew Maunsell||First an apology for the audio. It was my first in person interview using new equipment. I spoke too close to the microphone and kept clipping my audio and popping my p's. It is only slightly annoying and I did my best to reduce the clipping in ...||5 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 - Thiago Gomes Lessa (part 2) - Thiago drops the mic||This is the second part of my conversation with Thiago Lessa.Straight up in the middle of my conversation with Thiago (half way through) he drops the "I'm not racing in 2019". Literally dropping the mic. You can almost hear me thinking, did ...||30 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 Thiago Gomes Lessa (part 1) - to be the best in the world||Part one of my conversation with Brazilian skater Thiago Lessa.He is a two time downhill World Champion and owner of Cuei wheels.Thiago and I talk about everything from how he made one of the fasted downhill wheels on the market, how...||26 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 - Calvin Skinner and how to build a skate brand||Calvin Skinner has been involved in all aspects of the longboard industry from filmmaker, vlogger, brand ambassador, team manager and general stoker of the community. Why interview Calvin? In my opinion he is a longboard influencer. He...||16 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 - Ghetto tips with Matteo||This is a short quick tip podcast. Something to chew on until the main meal (another big interview) gets released.Matteo came in to pick up a new board and I convince him to share how he was setting up his board. In particular how he uses a ...||6 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 - Mitch Thompson interview||Mitch Thompson is one of the fastest downhill skateboarders in the world. Currently ranked 5th and finished the 2017 World Cup season 4th. Mitch lives and works in Bathurst, home of the IDF World Cup race Newtons. He travels the world, smash...||22 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 - Concrete Wave magazine and the fine print||This episode is a departure from the usual. Instead of a long interview I'm doing a mini podcast, a tip of the hat to Michael Brooke and Concrete Wave. Michael Brooke announced a six weeks ago he was stepping down as Concrete Wave magazine e...||7 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 - Harry Clarke: living the Chopstar lifestyle||At the start of the 2018 Euro downhill season, I caught up with Harry Clarke for a wide ranging interview. The show notes are on the Hopkin Blog, links to products and video we mentioned in the podcast plus a few bonus links. Harry is...||3 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 - Brennan Bast and what it is like to skate at 140kph (87mph)||Brennan Bast, known as Bassi to skaters, is one of the fastest skaters in the world and the nicest bloke you will ever meet. Everyone's mate, a gentlemen to the core. I have been wanting to interview him for a long time, because he was ...||1 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 - Dan Pape: the longboarding visionary||I wont lie, Dan Pape is one of my favourite humans. His enthusiasm, his ideas, his non stop ADHD means conversations fly around and you can get lost down rabbit holes. He was suppose to be my podcast number one, I pitc...||23 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 - James Hopkin: Top Ten Newtons||This episode I tell my favourite Newtons stories. Newtons is the World Cup downhill event ASRA puts on each year on Mt Panorama in Bathurst Australia. The first one was in 2008, and we have done six races, the seventh will be this year on April 6th ...||15 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 - Emily Pross: Why she is faster than you!||Emily Pross is the fastest women on a skateboard in the world. In a few years she has dominated the women's downhill racing scene, and in the last two years has ranked top ten in the Open category. In 2016 she ranked 7th out of 760 men and women worldw.||29 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 - Jeremy Bogan: How to make the ultimate electric skateboard||Jeremy Bogan is the Chief Skateboarder at Jed Boards and launched his first electric skateboard at the end of 2017. He has pulled apart every major electric skateboard to see what works and what can be improved. His knowledge of electric boards is amaz.||29 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 - Introduction and Max Ballesteros Mt Kiera race final||This is the first episode of the Hop Podcast. It is an introduction of myself, James Hopkin, and the direction of future podcasts. The idea for this podcast came while I was organising the 2016 IDF World Cup Mt Keira Challenge. The first episode is...||29 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Good Downhill Skateboarding Podcast
I’m interested to see where this goes and what stories people have to share.