Hop Podcast

Hop Podcast

By James Hopkin
James Hopkin (Hop) is an entrepreneur, skateboarder, longboarder and a tragic fan of skateboard racing. Better known for his Hopkin skateshop and starting the Australian Skateboard Racing Association (ASRA), in this podcast he shares interviews and personal stories about longboarding, skateboarding and downhill skateboard racing from around the world.
More places to listen

More places to listen

Jackson Shapiera on ABC radio
Rebecca De Unamuno on weekend ABC Radio (Australian National Broadcaster) interview Jackson Shapiera. Jacko does a good job explaining the sport of downhill skateboarding to someone that knows nothing about the sport. He also talks about the upcoming World Roller Games (WRG), and his Facebook fund me campaign that is helping him complete at the Barcelona WRG. 
11:23
June 24, 2019
The Breakfast Show podcast
I ask the 2018 guests of the podcast, what did they have for breakfast?
37:31
January 29, 2019
#19 - Getting pitted with Jackson Shapiera
Jackson Shapiera and Hop talk downhill skateboard racing
1:42:30
January 28, 2019
#18 - Kavon Zamanian: capturing pure downhill skateboarding
Kavon Zamanian is a unique downhill skateboarding film maker, he travels the world, bombing hills and making videos.
1:47:31
December 13, 2018
Talking downhill with Max Heaton
Last night I caught up with Max Heaton, a Queensland skater heavily into the downhill scene, and we talk downhill.
36:55
November 30, 2018
#17 - The Slide Jam Podcast
Brendan the local grom put on a small slide jam and Hop interviews some of the skaters
52:10
November 29, 2018
Real talk with Jeffery Vyain the owner of Pantheon Longboards
This episode I catch up with Jeffery Vyain of Pantheon Longboards at the foot of the Colorado mountains. We chat about his product line up, and the emotion behind moving some production to China.
37:03
November 29, 2018
#16 - Getting the band back together with Evren Ozan
A conversation with Evren Ozan about Laguna Beach downhill and why he has created his own longboard brand of decks.
59:45
November 28, 2018
A week of news in eSk8
James Hopkin snd Jeremy Bogan talk about the Mellow getting acquired, are 6 month warranties fair?, Skooter rental business model and will there be a mass esk8 rental business? Inboard and making a skooter! So much more, thanks for listening.
26:42
November 28, 2018
It’s my birthday, I have a present for you...
It is just Hop in this episode talking about podcasts. Four good podcasts and the episodes I enjoyed the most.
09:05
November 23, 2018
Safety on esk8 Wednesday
Jeremy from Jed Boards and James Hopkin talk safety and laws affecting electric skateboarding.
22:58
November 21, 2018
#15 - Talking community and the scene with Ryan Villa
Conversation with Ryan Villa at Subsonic Skateboards
1:37:52
November 17, 2018
Wednesday is eSk8 day!!
Talking to Jeremy from Jed Boards and Boa Wheels from the factory in China. We ask the hard questions: when the fck am I going to get my Jed board?!? Lots of great info, we talk about notable esk8 products this year and Black Friday specials!!! And a tip on pricing (hint buy your Jed before December)
33:02
November 14, 2018
First Episode
First episode of Skate Every Day, I kick it off with Dan Pape from Japan. The big news this week in downhill skateboarding is the tragic death of Brazilian skater Allysson Pastrana at Rio Vista race in Brazil. It is a subject that breaks my heart but it would be disrespectful if we did not talk about it and how it might affect the sport in the future.
35:23
November 13, 2018
#14 - Skateboard collecting with Andrew Maunsell
Collecting skateboards for fun and profit with Andrew Maunsell
1:48:49
November 6, 2018
#13 - Thiago Gomes Lessa (part 2) - Thiago drops the mic
Thiago drops the mic
1:57:56
October 31, 2018
#12 Thiago Gomes Lessa (part 1) - to be the best in the world
Part one of the Thiago Lessa interview: from the beginning of racing to development of Cuei wheels and becoming World Champion
1:58:50
October 27, 2018
#11 - Calvin Skinner and how to build a skate brand
A wide ranging talk with Calvin Skinner about his Beggars brand, the industry and longboard community.
1:44:04
October 17, 2018
#10 - Ghetto tips with Matteo
A quick tip episode: what to use if you dont have Poron or a Torque block
06:12
October 7, 2018
#9 - Mitch Thompson interview
Hop interviews Mitch Thompson one of Australia's top downhill skateboard racers
1:47:00
September 23, 2018
#8 - Concrete Wave magazine and the fine print
my favourite Concrete Wave "fine print" story: Trif-dog and the Newport Beach hill bomb.
23:54
September 8, 2018
#7 - Harry Clarke: living the Chopstar lifestyle
Harry Clarke is one of the young guns of downhill, he travels the world skateboard racing and we find out how he does it!
1:26:45
August 4, 2018
#6 - Brennan Bast and what it is like to skate at 140kph (87mph)
Brennan Bast is one of the fastest downhill skateboarders in Australia, we interviewed him at Newtons about racing, trying to break the World Speed record and how to get into downhill skateboarding.
40:26
June 2, 2018
#5 - Dan Pape: the longboarding visionary
Dan Pape interview part one: The start of Canadian downhill to SkateSlate
1:55:07
May 24, 2018
#4 - James Hopkin: Top Ten Newtons
My top ten Newton's stories from the World Cup skateboard downhill race ASRA does on Mt Panorama
1:20:27
January 16, 2018
#1 - Introduction and Max Ballesteros Mt Kiera race final
The introductory episode with bonus Max Ballesteros interview
21:21
December 30, 2017
#3 - Jeremy Bogan: How to make the ultimate electric skateboard
How to build the perfect electric skateboard with Jeremy Bogan from Jed Boards.
56:16
December 30, 2017
#2 - Emily Pross: Why she is faster than you!
Emily Pross is one of the fastest human on a skateboard. Currently ranked number 1 in womens and 9th overall. We find out what makes Emily so unique.
1:36:56
December 30, 2017
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