Brain Drain Episode 31 with Toby Batchelor & Forde Brookfield 🧠

Join us for just under 2 hours and 20 minutes of incredibly in depth U.K. distribution history and core skateboarding stories with the one and only, Nick Warman of Supereight.

In this episode we discuss Adio Footwear, Icon Skateboards, getting insulted by Tony Hawk, nearly crashing into Kenny Anderson, working for Rollersnakes, being the worst employee ever, becoming a team manager, growing up in the Middle East, getting into distribution, opening up a skate shop, the legendary Craig Smedley, the unorganised skateboarding industry, cost effective import and much much more!

00:00 - Coming up on this episode/intro.

01:41 - Our very special guest is Nick Warman!

05:17 - Growing up skateboarding in Bahrain, West Asia, Saddam Hussein's oil rain and visiting the U.K. to skate...

19:11 - When did Nick permanently move back to the U.K., moving to Nottingham, getting a job at Rollersnakes and being the self proclaimed "Worst employee ever"...

30:43 - We're on Patreon!

31:21 - Geeking out over the Adio Bam V1, being inspired by Jackass and other random Rollersnakes stories.

36:45 - Getting into team managing for Icon Skateboards, meeting Craig Smedley, becoming a sales agent for Adio Footwear, keeping it core and the arrival of the Nike Dunk in the skateboarding industry.

1:09:40 - The new wave of terrible quality Adio Shoes, selling thousands of shoes to TK Maxx and what was Nick's biggest year of sales?

1:19:07 - Show Sponsor: Rollersnakes

1:20:12 - The very iconic Adio Footwear U.K. tour, being insulted personally by Tony Hawk and the incredible Bam Margera & Kenny Anderson shoe.

1:29:51 - Nick's IBS and nearly killing Kenny Anderson!

1:41:43 - How can distributors import skateboarding goods to keep prices down and geeking out on wood shops.

1:49:37 - Getting annoyed at the industry being so unorganised...

1:58:22 - The birth and success of Supereight.

2:09:05 - A sober persons perspective on the Craig Smedley & Chris Oliver story...

2:15:53 - Wrap up & credits

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Presenters: Forde Brookfield & Toby Batchelor @tobybatchelor

Edited by: Forde Brookfield @bagheadcrew

Producer: Frazer Murphy @dontfollowfrazer

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