Old Friends, the brand founded by old friends Walker Ryan and Chris Collins, has released the third episode of its fitness-focused podcast where they talk to with pros about injuries, rehab, and skate videos. This latest ep features an interview with 2011 Battle Commander Jimmy Carlin, in a lively discussion about why he walked away from professional skateboarding; his decision to become a middle school teacher; and what his relationship to skateboarding, and watching skate videos, is now. Carlin is one of the most inventive, and hilarious, skaters we’ve ever worked with and it’s rad to hear him open up.
The ‘Old Friends Catch Up’ podcast is one part of a subscription-based Patreon account called Old Friends Fitness, which offers weekly videos and podcasts about injury rehab and injury prevention for skateboarders. All of the content is curated by the brand’s in-house physical therapist, Dr. Kyle Brown and is sure to get all you home-bound homeboys feeling a little bit better after quarantine.
Check out some of the work we’ve done with Jimmy Carlin and Old Friends over the years, including a Next New Wave feature, below: