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January 09th, 2011 - by Monday

Adrià Saa „Mineroh“ Interview

Tags: adria saa, bea conde corbal, inercia, jug, kiku comino, michael garlinghouse, mineroh, nimh, skateshop, tony cheetah

Everyone who knows Mineroh, knows that his skating is raw. The spot finder, a guy who was born for moving in the streets, takes Rollerblading as his life and passion. Mineroh is the best friend, he is loyal and he doesn't give up on anything. He can be fucked up in his life and he'll still come to blade or film with a smile on his face. This is Adrià Saa, a guy who lives to blade and to represent everyone that supports him so hard. If you come to Barcelona you will probably get to know him, because BCN streets are a jungle and he knows how to cross it on his blades.

Introduction & interview by Tony Cheetah
Photography by Bea Conde Corbal, Kiku Comino & Michael Garlinghouse


Introduce yourself, full name, age, hometown, sponsors.


Hi, what’s up! My name is Adrià, well known as Mineroh for ages now. I’m 24 and live in Barcelona ever since I can remember. I skate for Nimh, Inercia skateshop and Jug Footwear.


Why do you skate NIMH and why did you leave your other sponsor?

To support skater owned. The new skate concept that was represented by Xsjado was interesting to me and I wanted to support it from the beginning. But it made me think about my roots and where I wanted Rollerblading to be taken to when Xsjado became part of The Conference. I decided not to be another skater helping a big corporation to increase their benefits. After seeing that two of my favorite rollerbladers of all time, Shima and Elliot, created their own brand and were helping close people and friends such as Marc Moreno, Oli Short and Leon Humphries, I knew right away what I was meant to do. The rest came by itself. I wish all brands will be skater owned in the future.




Soyale


Tell us a little bit about a day in the life of Mineroh.

There’s not much to tell. I live with my girl and do stuff with her. In the afternoon we go downtown to meet up with our close friends Marc, Toni, Joao and others for a drink. And as the weekend arrives we plan which spots to hit for skating. On the weekends I try to not slow down and put on my skates to go from one side of the city to the other, skating the most dark and unknown places of the city.


What do you think about Barcelona's blading scene?

Barcelona needs more personality. There are a lot of good bladers, but this doesn’t mean anything to me. There’s been a big problem with the new laws and many good people have stopped skating or are skating less than before. And because there are no „save“ places to skate, they just skate in a couple of famous spots all the time.I’m very lucky to skate with the people I skate with. Before anything, they are my friends so that makes things better. I mean, I don’t just skate with them. It’s sick how we all have different views on things but supplement with each others so well. And furthermore we all skate the same brand of skates so we feel, and certainly are, like a family.




Soul to backslide


Tell us what's the secret of you memorizing all the skate spots in your city.

Way too many years in the streets man... Way tooo many...


Any influences in your blading right know?

Sean Sea




Stale 180°




Backside backlide


What does it mean to you to represent NIMH and Brian Shima?

It means a lot to me to be part of the NIMH family. For a rollerblader, it’s a dream come true to launch a boot company as Shima did so he deserves all respect and help from us.


Where we can see you this year?

Next stop: Winterclash! NIMH Spain tour in 2011 during the summer! Wish I can make it to the status anytime soon!




Alley Oop Topporn


Check out this edit Mineroh produced with his NIMH teammates in Barcelona recently: 

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January 11th, 2011 @ 09:58 - by FUN/SPONSOR FUN/SPONSOR

Yesterday, children were seen for the first time Xsjado. They were surprised and had a smile. They wanted to try the skate, I would not say no, because it's not "Skater Owned".

And if one day I sponsored (Never). I would choose Nimh but on one condition that is manufactured by skater and not in China ?

January 11th, 2011 @ 02:41 - by Oli Oli

"Skater Owned" you don't have a name so I don't even need to answer you. However I will.

My boss has loved rollerblading for a lot longer than whoever you are, and will love it and support it for much longer than you will. Your argument offends me. I give my own opinions freely, and under my own name. I belive in Powerslide and my boss and his love of skating as much as my own and as that of any rollerblader.

Oli.

January 10th, 2011 @ 19:55 - by skater owned skater owned

Oli? how many money the conferece pay you to say things like that?! The conference is powerslide, owned by No-Agressive skaters.

Nice job adria, support shima he is real, and he is loyal to his team riders

January 10th, 2011 @ 13:17 - by Alexandre Alexandre

I really love his profile on xsjado,
with "The Cure - A forest" song
http://vimeo.com/3086986

January 09th, 2011 @ 23:50 - by Oli Oli

From Salomon to Conference made you not want to support a corporation? Conference sponsored you, not Salomon, so that's simply not true, and neither is it that Conference is a corporation. Cliche total there. Conference is skater owned and we supported you.

Otherwise, well skated my friend, you know were all part of the same crew, but lets not throw stones on our own houses here.

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