Brain Drain Episode 32 with Toby Batchelor & Forde Brookfield 🧠

Join us for just under 1 hour and 15 minutes of great skateboarding history with one of our favourite slappy enthusiasts, Ace Pelka!

In this episode we discuss Ace's trip to the U.K., riding for Assault Skateboards, Madness Skateboards, the demise of Dwindle Distribution, getting on Arbor Skateboards, Meeting Bam Margera, riding for Footprint Footwear, the brilliant Will Sayer, various accents, drinking tea, eating loads of curry, growing up in Michigan and much, much more!

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

01:38 - Our very special guest is the one and only Ace Pelka!

02:14 - Hoe was Ace's trip to Cologne, Germany?

03:28 - Is this Ace's first time in the U.K., Deer Man of Dark Woods U.K. rituals and what's Ace been eating & drinking whilst he's here?

10:33 - Ace explains the origins of his name, family history and growing up in Michigan...

15:58 - Various U.K. accents and Derby Skatepark in California.

17:00 - Ace's response to our friend Will Sayer shutting down the Rollersnakes curbs...

18:35 - What year did Ace start skating and his early inspirations.

21:11 - Who were Ace's first sponsors and hook ups, the brilliant Ned at Assault Skateboards and Jason Adams!

25:32 - How did Ace get on Black Label Skateboards, getting onto Madness Skateboards and the popularity of his pro shape.

32:25 - What went wrong with Dwindle Distribution?

39:41 - We're on Patreon!

40:28 - How did Ace end up riding for Arbor and what are his current sponsors?

50:35 - Meeting Bam Margera in Puerto Rico...

53:17 - The rise of Footprint Footwear and their incredible insoles!

56:24 - What's Ace's favourite countries & cities to skate?

59:50 - What does Ace do for work when he's back home, where is he travelling to next, new swear words, British & American slang and wild nicknames...

1:06:45 - The popularity of curb skating!

1:11:33 - Sign off's and credits...

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Presenters: Forde Brookfield & Toby Batchelor @tobybatchelor

Edited by: Forde Brookfield @bagheadcrew

Producer: Frazer Murphy @dontfollowfrazer

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