Cam McCaul has done more in 31 years than most people do in a lifetime. It all started with his bike and he’s never looked back. From the beginnings of mountain biking to the slopestyle contests of today, Cam has lived through it all. Unofficially retired from competition, Cam is still at most events, only now he’s commentating on the action. And if you miss the comps, you can always see him hosting ‘Locals” on Outside TV.
Cam McCaul Show Notes
1:40: How are things in France and experiences traveling internationally.
4:14: Where was he born and what did his parents do
6:07: His dad was into racing motorcycles and raced before he had kids
7:22: How did Cam get into biking and what other sports did he play?
9:07: What was his relationship with his brother Tyler like?
10:36: How did the movie Evolution change his outlook on what can be done on a bike . The inspiration of Kirt Voreis
12:37: Getting a sponsor through a RaceFace UFC video contest, other sponsors and learning the sponsorship game.
18:20: What does he think of the evolution and slopestyle? What do they mean to the sport and progression?
21:50: When is the progression to much? When is someone going to die in one of these competitions?
26:38: Injuries, concussions, and competing when you are a dad.
28:50: Video parts that he’s most proud of? Check out Sweet Morning Light edit
30:27: Time on the Nitro Circus and the relationships he created
32:01: Transitioning to becoming an on-camera personality. Cam is currently the host of ‘Locals” on Outside TV.
36:46: What will the next innovation in bikes be for both the Pros and the weekend warriors. What is Cam’s quiver of one?
Jill Kintner is a badass on a bike and has been for more than half of her life. Regardless of the discipline, she had a drive to be the best on her bike and that drive was first instilled by her dad. Her story is a rollercoaster of emotions dominated by a lot of wins and one huge loss, it’s worthy of its own afterschool special. Jill tells her story, from the NW, to the Olympics, and beyond.
Jill Kintner Show Notes:
1:30: Winning the US Open and dealing with the conditions
5:00: Born in Seattle and chasing around her brother
7:00: Riding transitions and other sports and what she sucks at
9:26: Were there any girls to look up to when she was a kid?
12:38: Being a privateer and how her life is different than teammate Rachel Atherton.
15:38: Why is she not racing on the World Cup anymore?
20:10: Becoming pro at 14 and traveling on her mom buddy passes and the support of her parents.
24:00: Keeping her success quiet because she was shy and how she did in school
26:00: Having a social life in high school.
28:21: Hitting a wall with BMX and going to design school at RIT and then school in SF
30:44: BMX is going to be part of the Olympics and then losing her dad
34:50: Hurting her knee twice. Once right before the games and the drama of almost not making the team
38:16: The pressure on the top dawgs at the Olympics and her Olympic run
39:42: The emotions of winning a medal for her Dad and with her family and then the media tour
41:20: Win a medal get dropped from your sponsor and how the medal separates her from the rest of the bikers out there
42:52: Re-defining herself after the Olympics and focusing on downhill.
43:58: Her life in Bellingham and the pump track that she lobbied to have built.
Arlo Eisenberg was once dubbed the face and voice of his generation and his story sounds like the best 90’s movie that was never made. Arlo, the punk rock kid from Texas drops out of the University of Texas and moves to California to become a star in a sport that isn’t really a sport yet. He arrives on Venice Beach, gets “found” and blows up to be a global sensation who lives a life that is every 13 year old’s fantasy. Along the way he stirs up a national controversy, hosts the X-Games and rides off into a world of graphic design.
Arlo Eisenberg Show Notes
6:20: The early days for Arlo and the history of his family
9:43: Arlo talks about the dynamics of Texas
14:25: Testing into public art school in Texas and being bussed to school
19:46: How did Arlo first see Rollerblades and Ice Skating in Texas
22:14: Skateboarding in Texas
23:55: Was Arlo good at any other sports?
25:35: University of Texas and the 90’s movie that Arlo lived
31:00: Breaking his ankle and moving to California to create his new life
35:00: What is the look and style of Arlo at this point
36:27: Jumping barrels on Venice, getting a place and meeting Brook Howard-Smith
39:50: Making it shortly after getting to Venice, turning down a contract from Rollerblade and then turning it down based on principle
43:50: Going on his first Europe trip and quitting his job in LA
46:28: Starting Senate to cater to their product needs and ground zero for Aggressive Inline.
52:00: did they realize how the market would develop? What was the money like at this point.
54:28: Spohn Ranch as a hub for skating and culture
57:00: Not being a jock but had the talent and ability to where he expected to win contests and the pressure to win contents.
59:00: The Frontside and Arlo’s groin issues and how that impacted him at the first X-Games.
61:00: What did X-Games gold mean to Arlo?
63:00: His graphic design and marketing work at Senate and the Destroy All Girls and the exposure it generated.
109:00: How much did he make with Senate? What did he spend his money on? Did he invest? How did the park come about?
114:54: From USD to the commentating for ESPN and how was it working with ESPN?
117:46: The ESPN meeting gone wrong for Arlo
128:18: Is he aware of what people think of him?
129:36: His MTV Sports story
135:00: Being a skeptic in life
136:07: Joining the family business Eisenberg And Associates
Alex Broskow’s life is full of juxtapositions. From dropping out of high school and moving into the dorms of the University of Kansas to being an athlete who is looked at as one of the best to ever participate in his sport…but couldn’t afford groceries. This rare interview dives deep into the world of skating, travel and all that comes with being a pro athlete (minus money).
Alex Broskow Show Notes
:57: how did Alex end up back in Kansas
2:30: Alex works full time at a warehouse. Crazy for one of the best skaters in the world
3:52: Born and raised in Kansas City and growing up playing hockey and getting into inline
8:17: Realizing he was good at inline and being on the Gatorbladers.
9:15: Midwest skating and being taken under the wing of the older crew, not getting caught up in the wrong thing and going on road trips to Eisenbergs
11:29: Alex’s influences in skating
14:19: Moving to Florida and what that was like for him
17:40: Moving back to Kansas (to Brenton Wheeler’s house) and eventually the dorms at the University of Kansas with Adam Johnson and did he finish high school.
21:00: Shooting for the KFC videos
24:00: How does he do in contests and how much is he making?
26:43: Setting trends and is that something that is crazy to him?
28:25: How does he deal with the shit talking that happens to rollerbladers?
33:10: When did he realize skating wouldn’t pay the bills and who had a career that was cut short by alcohol or drugs. And thoughts Aaron Feinberg
36:45: KCMO and what Kelso said on The Mushroom Blading podcast
40:00: Can he still do the hammers that he used to and the Champagne movie in DVD format
42:51: Top skaters of all time
44:20: Does he regret not playing hockey longer?
45:23: Gap to rail with Ben Weis back in the day.