Jan WelchConnor O’Brien – Then And Now Blading Podcast EP18
from Jan Welch on 28 Mar 2022

For Episode 18 of the Then And Now Blading Podcast, I speak with legendary hammer skater Connor O’Brien. We discuss his blading origin, past skating career, hammer blading, skating for Remz, outdoing each other not making skating fun, his video projects, skating with some of the greatest bladers of all time, his current life in the film industry, skating today, and much more!This interview is also available as a podcast on all major streaming services. Just search for “Then And Now Blading”. Become a Patreon Member: https://www.patreon.com/thenandnowbladingPatreon members receive access to exclusive videos not available on YouTube as well as Ad-Free versions of the videos on YouTube.Make a donation: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=J9QHDM7G5RCYYTHEN AND NOW BLADING MERCH – https://thenandnowblading.com/shop/Chapters:00:00 – Intro00:50 – Getting into Skating06:00 – Meeting the San Clemente and LA Skaters08:54 – How did you all get so good?10:31 – Did outdoing each other make skating not fun?12:44 – Did hammer skating kill aggressive?14:58 – Getting on Remz16:46 – The Original Remz and Chris Haffey18:30 – Why no Pro Skate?21:04 – What do you skate now?24:16 – Anything you miss about the Golden Years?25:11 – Injuries27:34 – Who do you skate with now?28:46 – Teach Them Well30:17 – The One Video36:44 – Getting into the Film Industry39:02 – Why did you quit making skate videos?41:42 – Working in the Film Industry46:51 – Favorite work projects48:54 – Advice for those who want to get into the film industry51:06 – How has his daily schedule changed?53:10 – Designing products54:17 – Future goals55:12 – Traveling for skating57:37 – Winterclash59:14 – Competitions01:00:52 – The LA Scene01:05:31 – Hammer blading01:07:44 – Biggest influence style-wise01:11:36 – Santee Stories01:17:03 – Favorite tricks 01:21:40 – Backflipping Carlsbad01:25:27 – What do you love about skating.01:28:17 – Goodbye01:29:32 – OutroEpisode LInks:Connor’s Website: http://www.connor-obrien.com/Follow Connor O’Brien on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connorobrien310/Then and Now Links:Website: http://www.thenandnowblading.comPodcast: https://redcircle.com/shows/then-and-now-blading-podcastPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/thenandnowbladingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenandnowbladingInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/thenandnowbladingTwitter: https://twitter.com/thenandnowbladeInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/janericwelchThe gear I use for my videos: GoPro Hero 9 Black Starter Bundle – https://amzn.to/35OrhOZIVISII G2 Pocket RGB Camera Light – https://amzn.to/3wbHnzZNeewer 3 Pieces Bi-Color 660 LED Video Light and Stand Kit – https://amzn.to/3wfMXS0Fotodiox Single-Roller Roll Paper Drive Set with Wall Mount Support for Mounting 1x Paper Background Roll – https://amzn.to/3MVeT3fSavage Seamless Paper Photography Backdrop – #56 Fashion Gray (86 in x 36 ft) – https://amzn.to/3u4z4TRBlue Yeti USB Mic for Recording & Streaming – https://amzn.to/3A1PFIIRode Microphones Wireless GO II Dual Channel Wireless Microphone System – https://amzn.to/2ZQo7daRode Lavalier GO Wearable Microphone – https://amzn.to/39VeWd9GoPro Media Mod (Hero 9) – https://amzn.to/3yPe9VV GoPro Max Lens (Hero 9)- https://amzn.to/3xXmSo1Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve Speed Editor Bundle with Davinci Resolve 17 Studio (Activation Card) – https://amzn.to/3w9Z2YNWD 5TB My Passport Ultra for Mac Silver Portable External Hard Drive HDD – https://amzn.to/3JilvXeSanDisk Extreme Pro Micro SDXC UHS-I U3 A2 V30 Memory Card (256GB) – https://amzn.to/3AGBHNl #thenandnowblading #inlineskating #rollerblading #blading #skating