Jan WelchLuke Bender – Then And Now Blading Podcast EP19
from Jan Welch on 12 Apr 2022

For Then And Now Blading Podcast EP19, I speak with Luke Bender. Luke is the Denver, Colorado blading scene godfather and the force behind both the Colorado Road Trip and the Mile High Battle. We talk about his history, skating, rough grinds, brother Adam Bender, the backyard ramp, the Colorado Road Trip, Mile High Battle, Denver blading, 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 – Intro00:42 – Getting into Blading01:59 – Adam Bender and Being Naked04:59 – Kansas Connection07:02 – Original Crew08:09 – Sayer Danforth09:15 – How has Colorado Changed12:37 – FWHAT13:29 – Skates Current and Favorite15:58 – Big Wheel Blading x Dust17:44 – Death and Glory Skate Shop19:05 – Occupation23:01 – Skate Videos25:15 – Favorite Skaters28:06 – Puppy Facials29:07 – Best of Denver34:10 – The Mini Ramp44:10 – Food47:12 – The Colorado Road Trip01:02:51 – Other Road Trips01:07:26 – Incidents and Police on CORT01:18:34 – The Mile High Battle01:30:43 – Favorite Trick01:35:03 – Career01:40:09 – Evolution of Denver Scene01:45:25 – What do you LOVE the Most About Blading01:48:32 – Goodbye01:49:43 – OutroEpisode LInks:Colorado Thursday Night Skate Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/115492062758/The Colorado Road Trip Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/439499566241069/The 2022 CORT Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/356277376441225/Denver Urban Skate on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/denverurbanskate/Denver Urban Skate on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DenverUrbanSkateDeath And Glory Skateshop: https://www.deathandgloryskate.com/Luke Bender on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fwhat.nothing/Mile High Battle on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/milehighbattle/Mile High Battle on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MileHighBattleThen 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