All I Need Skateboards owner and pro skateboarder Anthony Shetler hosts a quarterly Pod Cast on I Tunes and Podomatic.In the latest episode of The Shetler Show, Anthony Shetler catches up with Rod James. Rod started skating with his twin brother and older brother. He has been skating for over 20 years now. Rod James tells Anthony why he didn’t take to traditional sports, but fell in love with skating. Rod and his brother were especially into art work and especially loved deck graphics.
Rod grew up on the east coast. He thought he was east coast for life but he started working in the skate industry and started to feel at home on the west coast. On the Podcast Rod goes deeper into exactly why he was “feeling it” in Cali, and why he decided to stay out there. Anthony Shetler and Rod James also have an in depth conversation about the connection skateboarders share with each other all over the world.
Rod has had a lot of experience in the industry and currently owns and operates several brands on his own. Rod encourages those in the skate industry to start their own brands, especially pro skaters. They talk about what it means to own your own skateboard brand, on the job training, and how there is “no rule book” when it comes to having your own skateboarding company. Anthony Shetler and Rod James talk to the skate industry directly, and give their own experience with giving back to the skate scene they love. Sounds like this shows definitely worth tuning in for. – Jason Chapman The National Skateboarding Examiner
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