The Nine Club With Chris Roberts

The Nine Club

The Nine Club is the show that has skaters talking. Each weekly episode hosted by Chris Roberts with co-hosts Jeron Wilson and Kelly Hart invite you into conversations with professional skateboarders, musicians, actors and artists that share a common passion for skateboarding. Nine Club episodes air on YouTube every Monday at 6am (pst). Nine Club Live episodes stream on YouTube every Thursday at 5pm (pst). read less

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Skateboarding has gone from being a subversive sport to one of the most mainstream in the world. The Nine Club With Chris Roberts is a podcast that helps connect skateboarding's past to its present. The show takes its title from a skateboarding expression. A “nine club” describes a unique or innovative skateboarding trick. The Nine Club With Chris Roberts debuted in 2016. This show offers some great insights for skaters. It also documents skateboarding history and culture. The podcast's host, Chris Roberts, has been a professional skateboarder for decades. During that time, he has managed to make friends with a variety of skateboarding legends. The show's cohosts are videographer Roger Bagley and pro skateboarder Kelly Hart. The trio does a great job at keeping things light and balancing one another out.

The best thing about The Nine Club With Chris Roberts is the variety of guests. Skateboarding royalty like Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek, and Paul Rodriguez have all appeared. Each of these skaters offers insight into the sport that is insightful and hard-won. Chris Roberts is great at getting these guests to share exclusive stories.

Sometimes, the topics get serious. Jackass star Bam Margera made headlines when he talked about being sexually assaulted. And some of the guests are surprising choices. Hip-hop artist Lil Wayne spoke to the show about his passion for skateboarding. Other celebrity guests include Spike Jonze and Ben Harper.

For those interested in skateboarding, The Nine Club with Chris Roberts is a great place to start. The show releases several new episodes every week.

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Episodes

#327 -The Dern Brothers
3d ago
#327 -The Dern Brothers
The Dern Brothers discuss Dalton and Kanaan started to skate at Destins 13 birthday party at the Vans skatepark, Dalton getting sponsored by Bryce Kanights for Lifeblood Skateboards & sleeping on the warehouse floor, Kanaan getting on flow for Zero Skateboards & Jamie Thomas telling him to film as if he were filming for "New Blood", Dalton going from Lifeblood to Heroin Skateboards, Destin stopping skating and got into making short films & went to school, Kanaan & Dalton getting on Fallen Footwear, Kanaan dressing as the Joker for Halloween Hill Bomb event 2019 & going viral, filming a segment for the Berrics in their backyard "worlds greatest quarantine", their first YouTube video skating at Bams house, how being on YouTube is helping their skateboard careers, is it tough to get clips for video parts & film for YouTube videos at the same time and much more! Timestamps 00:00:00 Dern Brothers 00:02:17 Destin talks about saving up to get a skateboard 00:03:19 Dalton and Kanaan started to skate at Destins 13 birthday at vans skatepark 00:04:35 Dalton is the first to get sponsored by Bryce Kanights for Lifeblood Skateboards 00:06:00 Destin libed at the lifeblood warehouse & slept on the warehouse floor 00:06:44 Ceasar Fernandez showed Jaime Thomas Kanaan's part & got flow for Zero 00:08:17 Jaime Thomas told Kanaan to film as if he were filming for "New Blood" 00:11:39 Dalton going from Lifeblood to Heroin Skateboards 00:12:41 Our Sponsor: Woodward 00:14:46 Kanaan getting on Fallen flow before Jaime left the company 00:15:32 Is there a brother rivalry when it comes to skating? 00:16:01 Destin stopped skating for a bit and got into making short films & went to school 00:20:29 Kanaan filming for the "Painkillers" video 00:26:58 Kanaan dressed as the Joker at the Halloween Hill Bomb event 2019 & went viral 00:33:00 Dalton has a part coming out for Heroin Skateboards this year 00:36:53 Filming a segment for the Berrics in their backyard "worlds greatest quarantine" 00:44:22 Their first YouTube video skating at Bams house 00:45:35 Were Dalton & Kanaan into doing the YouTube thing with Destin right away? 00:50:58 Destin puts in the a lot of research for the videos 01:08:09 Our Sponsor: AG1 01:10:00 YouTube Shorts helped get their channel out there 01:12:13 Does being on YouTube helped their skateboard careers? 01:24:25 How long it took for them to start making money on YouTube 01:26:08 Fallen Footwear is really supportive of him doing YouTube 01:31:36 Other skateboarders stating YouTube channels 01:33:15 Is it tough to get clips for video parts & film for YouTube videos at the same time 01:38:00 Cringy thumbnails 01:39:07 Can they forecast how well a video will do Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#326 - Chris Russell
Jun 3 2024
#326 - Chris Russell
Chris Russell discusses growing up in Hermosa Beach, Darren Navarrette getting him on Creature Skateboards, how different it is going from skating bowls & street to now skating vert, injuring his collarbone Tampa pro, getting into Jiu Jitsu, almost loosing his eye at Swampfest, turning pro while on KOTR, his Dad learning to skate with him, recently getting the cover of Thrasher and much more! Timestamps 00:00:00 Chris Russell 00:03:37 How different is it going from skating bowls and street to now skating vert? 00:06:44 Tampa pro run that injured his collarbone 00:09:10 Rehab'ing his shoulder, going to the gym 00:12:07 Ronnie Sandoval's broken knee... Went back and got the trick 00:13:40 How he got the cover of Thrasher 00:17:34 OJ wheels part coming at the end of the year 00:18:13 Grew up in Hermosa Beach 00:21:14 Would snake people when he was younger 00:23:33 Our Sponsor: Woodward 00:26:32 Contest changed the rules because of him 00:35:30 Darren Navarrette got him on Creature Skateboards 00:39:55 14 years on Creature 00:40:39 How was it being a kid growing up skating bowls and DIY spots 00:42:09 Burnside 00:45:04 Whats his favorite DIY 00:48:58 Daewon skating Channel Street 00:51:31 How did you get into Jiu Jitsu 00:54:15 Almost loosing his eye at Swampfest 00:58:17 Our Sponsor: AG1 01:01:53 By himself in hospital in Orlando 01:13:32 Turning pro while on KOTR 01:18:52 Skating Tony Hawks ramp 01:25:00 Sponsorship changes? 01:30:30 Winning Vans Park Series 01:33:53 Would he ever entertain a Red Bull or Monster sponsor again? 01:39:09 Rock climbing and jiu jitsu - take your mind off skateboarding 01:42:00 What's he doing with the 11 minutes of footage he has right now? 01:46:26 Mongolian throat music 01:50:01 Og's that still want to go on tour 01:52:13 His Dad learned to skate with him Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#325 - Chad Muska
May 27 2024
#325 - Chad Muska
Chad Muska discusses why he moved to Ohio and bought a farm, his Groundhogs Dig Doug & Scarhead, focusing on building a company of his own rather than building companies for other people, how he shoots everything by himself from product shots to his lifestyle shots, What's his involvement with Shortys Skateboards now, his creative process from doing spin art boards to dipping his eS shoes in paint, fundraising to build a skatepark in his hometown of Lorain Ohio, Muska Footwear coming soon and much more! Timestamps 00:00:00 Chad Muska 00:05:22 Why he moved to Ohio and bought a farm 00:06:10 Making a company (has built up other peoples companies in the past, but never his own) 00:09:10 Previous owners helped him learn to take care of the property 00:10:58 Our Sponsor: Woodward 00:12:31 His Groundhogs Dig Doug & Scarhead 00:18:24 He didn't want to be "The Muska" anymore, he wanted to just be Chad 00:20:53 Why he hasn't skated since he broke his leg 00:21:19 While in LA skating down Sunset blvd people were shouting his name 00:25:20 His studio space is his basement or living room 00:25:59 Shoots everything by himself from product shots to his lifestyle shots 00:28:08 His main goal right now is financial stability & building his platform and empire 00:30:37 How brands grow, and the infrastructure grows with it....and eventually its their downfall 00:33:59 What is his involvement with Shortys Skateboards now? 00:40:46 The art pieces Chad is making from splatter boards to dipped shoes in paint 00:43:21 Always tries to look at the skate industry and ask whats missing 00:47:36 Dipping his eS shoes in paint 00:52:29 Muska Footwear coming soon 00:55:39 Our Sponsor: AG1 01:04:56 Trying to get things made in America but its very difficult 01:10:00 Doing a collab with Steve Olson 01:12:14 The longer you are with a company the less you get paid 01:15:21 New kid on Shortys Ivan Monteiro 01:19:21 Muska's intro clip in "Fulfill The Dream" at Jkwon 01:25:28 Fundraising to build a skatepark in Lorain Ohio 01:32:04 Has he thought about raising bees 01:36:27 Is he going to live out on his farm forever? 01:39:40 Portioned out Dig Doug & Scarheads food in baggies so his friend can take care of them while he's gone 01:45:15 He's learned a lot in a small amount of time maintaining his property 01:50:58 Watching Muska's journey as he documents in on Instagram 01:55:05 Happy Birthday Muska Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#324 - Chad Knight
May 20 2024
#324 - Chad Knight
Chad Knight discusses growing up in Ohio, getting sponsored by H-Street at 13 years old, Alf & Eric Koston staying at his house when he was 14, making the move to San Diego, getting on Maple Skateboards, designing his first Osiris pro shoe, filming for "The Storm", how the industry perceived Osiris & the skaters, switch backside flipping the Sand Diego Sports Arena double set, Jeff Taylor getting him an interview to do 3D design at DC Shoes, working for Nike & how 3D inspiration pieces are used to inspirer designers at Nike, his 3D art & the rise and fall of NFT's, how he got to compete in American Gladiator and much more! Timestamps 00:00:00 Chad Knight 00:00:57 Getting right into Osiris "The Storm" video 00:01:57 Perception of the industry on San Diego skaters 00:05:30 Did he notice that Osiris was getting big 00:06:39 First pro model shoe with Osiris 00:09:43 Dave Mayhew was probably up late designing his shoe 00:12:01 How much were the shoe royalty checks for 00:12:18 Did team riders discuss contracts with each other 00:15:50 Our Sponsor: Woodward 00:20:40 Grew up in Ohio & got sponsored by H-Street 00:23:54 Alf & Eric Koston staying at his house when he was 13 years old 00:25:02 His sponsor me footage had him wrestling on it 00:29:16 Getting on Maple Skateboards 00:33:57 Switch backside flip Sand Diego Sports Arena double set 00:40:05 Josh Kasper's ollie over a gap & a DJ 00:41:34 The dark years - got hurt - broke his leg 00:46:27 Getting into shoe design 00:52:23 Jeff Taylor got him an interview at DC Shoes 01:09:38 Left DC and worked for Vans 01:12:30 Opportunity to work for Nike came up 01:16:06 How 3D inspiration pieces are used to inspirer designers at Nike 01:30:51 His 3D art and the rise and fall of NFT's 01:36:53 Our Sponsor AG1 02:02:50 How he got to compete in American Gladiator 02:10:27 Was his trick on a handrail an NBD at the time? 02:14:54 How he almost lost his eye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#323 - Margie Didal
May 6 2024
#323 - Margie Didal
Margie Didal discusses growing up in the Philippines, winning her first contest after 8 months of skating, first time flying in a plane to Manila, first time she entered a bigger contest like X Games, going viral after posting Tony Hawk on her instagram, What it was like staying in the Olympic village sleeping on a cardboard bed, getting on New Balance, breaking her ankle in Brazil, how she got on Red Bull and much more! Timestamps 00:00:00 Margie Didal 00:02:58 What's Margie doing in California 00:05:56 Entered first contest after 3 months of skating 00:06:42 What tricks was Margie doing after 3 months of skating 00:09:20 Won her first contest after 8 months of skating 00:10:55 What was her first sponsor 00:12:12 Free access to her local skatepark 00:15:41 Filming her first sponsor me video 00:22:43 Park shutting down forced her to skate the streets 00:24:04 Meeting Anthony Claravall 00:24:47 First time flying in a plane to Manila 00:26:53 Anthony Claravall helps her get an ID 00:29:44 When Margie stop going to school 00:31:26 First thing she did when she got money was buy a sack of rice 00:32:44 Anthony Claravall got Margie to enter bigger contest like X Games 00:36:19 Margie dancing and dab'ing on the street course 00:37:52 Olympic fame 00:40:23 Going viral after posting Tony Hawk on her instagram 00:43:10 What was it like to stay in the Olympic village 00:43:53 Did sleeping on a cardboard bed affect her skating 00:46:16 Not participating in next olympics because of broken ankle 00:49:05 5oh on big rail - tony hawk filmed it 00:50:04 Breaking her ankle in Brazil 01:03:16 How did Margie get on Red Bull 01:08:45 New balance 01:24:06 How 852 surprised her with a board 01:32:29 Filming for a video part 01:35:04 Fakie nollie 01:36:23 Filming with Anthony Claravall - he knows the good food spots 01:46:33 Up and coming skater from the Philippines Motic Panugalinog 01:51:24 Dab'ing with the president of the Philippines Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#321 - Karl Watson
Apr 22 2024
#321 - Karl Watson
Karl Watson discusses growing up in the Bay area, Nick Lockman and Sam Smyth not bringing Karl to EMB until he could actually skate, meeting James Kelch for the first time, getting on Think Skateboards, leaving Think to skate for World Industries, filming for the Love Child video but not being in Love Child, being demoted to am when getting on Mad Circle then turning pro for them, getting on Expedition then starting Organika, working for adidas and much more! Timestamps 00:00:00 Karl Watson 00:03:23 Karl's younger years growing up in the bay area 00:10:10 Nick Lockman and Sam Smyth not bringing Karl to EMB until he could actually skate 00:11:02 Meeting James Kelch for the first time 00:13:35 Moving into Tommy Guerrero's old apartment and getting his boxes 00:16:17 Karl on Dogtown 00:17:57 Getting on Think Skateboards 00:20:52 Quitting Think to skate for New Deal then getting back on Think 00:22:59 Leaving Think to skate for World Industries 00:26:30 Filming for Love Child but not being in Love Child 00:34:29 Getting let go by World Industries 00:34:46 Getting on Stereo Skateboards 00:36:25 Going pro 00:37:26 Being demoted to am when getting on Mad Circle 00:39:36 Being on Profile before Mad Circle 00:41:58 Jamie Thomas at EMB back in the day 00:43:32 The SF spots back in the day 00:44:40 Hubba Hideout 00:45:12 Going pro for Mad Circle 00:45:47 Karl's part in 5 Flavors 00:54:50 Getting on Expedition 00:55:52 Starting Organika 00:59:24 Karl's part in Alone 01:09:29 What happened with Organika 01:17:40 Hubba front nose pretzel out 01:21:44 Karl's appreciation for the younger generation 01:25:57 Working for adidas 01:28:19 Back at LRG 01:31:04 Passing up 10k a month to stay on iPath 01:47:06 Maxallure 01:56:48 Visiting the old sf spots 01:58:14 Rocco stories 01:59:57 Riding Jovantae's used board 02:03:54 Karl the author 02:19:52 Karl almost quitting skating Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices