Wheel ScenePlatform Episode 57 – John Starr
from Wheel Scene on 18 Jul 2022

It’s been a while since I’ve hosted an episode of Platform podcast, but the opportunity to speak to ’90s icon John Starr fell into my lap at the last minute and I jumped at the chance because VG 4: Puppets of Destiny was the first rollerblading VHS I owned. I’d seen a couple of others first, but this was the first one I could watch over and over in my house and John Starr’s section left a big impression on me. John has skated for some of the biggest brands in blading, including K2, Rollerblade, Medium, 976, Fiziks and numerous others. Not only that, he helped design the original Valo skins and the stock Valo frames, which Roces use to this day, and he did the design work for elements of Robert Guerrero’s pro skate from Rollerblade. He also talks about coming up with the unity grind alongside Jon Julio one night at Silverlake High School and having the first every truespin topsoul in a magazine. Massive thank you my Patreon supporters:Faction Skate CompanyChristopher ArcherReto BurginJumpstreet PodcastRene DillonNeil OwenSamuel BrownleeStephen JohnstoneSamuel BrownleeMicki ToftIf you would like to join our Patreon and be entered into a monthly prize draw for Wheel Scene merchandise, visit my page here – https://www.patreon.com/wheelsceneVisit our our online shop – https://wheelscene.bigcartel.comFollow Wheel Scene on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/wheelscenebl…Instagram: wheelscene