Welcome to the Venom Skate Podcast! Follow along as Venom CEO Zak Maytum sits down with the legends to tell the untold stories of downhill skateboarding’s past and present.

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EPISODE 4: RICK KLUDY

Captain America himself! Rick Kludy is one of the wildest characters in skateboard racing’s history who has been nothing short of absolutely dedicated to the sport since day 1. Residing in California, Kludy is notorious for being an absolute character of the 90s-2000s era downhill scene. He the recalls competing in EDI against Gary Hardwick, Chaput, and the Dregs team. His personal attitude towards speedboarding, and what his legendary helmet smells like. Enjoy!

EPISODE 3: PETE CONNOLLY PART 2

In the ever anticipated Part 2 of the Pete Connolly episode: Pete goes into vivid detail about his challenging quest, that led to his eventual success, to become the fastest downhill skateboarder of all time at a top speed of 91.17mph. Pete is the definition of speedboarder through and through. And this episode truly illustrates his passion for going fast. Enjoy!

EPISODE 2: PETE CONNOLLY PART 1

You may know Pete Connolly as the World’s fastest man on a skateboard. But, we know him as one of the most deeply rooted downhill riders on the planet. Hailing from the U.K, Pete’s DH legacy sprouted from a need for speed. In part 1, of 2, Zak and Pete talk about the origins of the U.K Downhill scene, gear from the time, aerolids, and the events and styles that laid the foundation for the modern era of downhill in Europe.

EPISODE 1: ROGER HICKEY

In this inaugural episode, Venom CEO Zak Maytum speaks with one of Speedboarding’s original badasses Roger Hickey. Discussing fabled skateboarding stories from the 70’s through the 2000’s, ancient gear development, Roger’s 300+ downhill victories, and other wild stories with the likes of Biker Sherlock and John Hudson.