I met Chaz for the first time during a contest in Rome back in 2002. I guess I’d only known him for like 24 hours, but after some drinks we were already making plans to drive my car all the way from Rome to Glasgow, to spend some extra time in Scotland. The next morning we cancelled this crazy idea because of everybody's hangovers. I also remember we were sitting together in the car that night with a Dutch friend of mine who needed skates. Chaz said: “No problem. I will call Salomon right now for a pair of skates” haha....So there he was at 3 o’clock in the morning calling the Salomon headquarters for a pair of skates. Ever since then we’ve been in contact, and I'm always trying to bring him over to my events here in Holland; the main goal is to have a great time and the secondary goal is to have some nice blading sessions. And I must say we are scoring every single time except this one time during my 30th birthday!I visited his house and local skatepark for a week a few years ago, which was a great experience. I hope I can make this trip again soon. Chaz is a great personality, a down to earth person with a big sense of humor and besides that he is still killing it on his blades. Like this video I saw lately of him learning fakie 1080...
Kevin "Kenji" Yee can divide rollerbladers' opinions faster than he could divide yo mama's legs, and that's quick. He's recently been causing controversy with his "start loving rollerblading" and "stop hating rollerblading" videos, and slowly sneaking out the mysterious Stay Fakey concept onto the social networks. We caught up with Kenji to find out what we could about what's going on inside his head.
Against all odds, photographer Mathieu Hennebert and myself arrived in Nykobing on Friday, March 8th, around 5PM and 4 hours late. It only took a cruise on a ferry, too many hours sitting on a bus and an unexpected train ride to make it there. Sweet. City wasn't cold yet, but that wouldn't last too long. Thankfully, the great folks over at RAD were kind enough to put together an amazing weekend to warm up the atmosphere!
As many of you know we (Create Originals) have designed a new patent pending frame. We see it as not just a suspension frame but as a system of hundreds of configurations from rigid set-ups to suspension and everything in between. We call it the CRS frame or Custom Ride System frame. As a result of the many options you may have questions to the many aspects of the frame. For this In the Know we invite you to ask any an all questions about the frame system itself, what has led us to this point or why Kickstarter. Perhaps, you even have questions about Kickstarter and their policies that we can clear up for you.
Skateshops are the important backbone of skating throughout the world. We always are happy to see new skateshops opening up. So we are now going to showcase new skateshops that open throughout the world. This time our journey takes us to Moscow. Boris Gaisner shared a few words about the new skateshop with us.
It's the year 2009 and an intriguing trailer for Imagine Blade Shun goes online, promising to show more in 2010. It gets tons of praise online with skaters waiting to see the final production. Unfortunately, 2010 comes and goes (as does 2011 and 2012) with no sign of its release. What happened to the project? When was it coming out? Be-mag was able to pin down Dustin Werbeski back home in Canada after his European adventures with the Powerhouse and find out the background story on its 2013 release.
ProVoke believe they have rolled out the perfect blading wheel. They told us a little about the blood, sweat and years that went into their new range of all killer, no filler rolling stock. Prepare for the "how it's made" of a lifetime...