Richie Eisler grew up in Canada and relocated to Australia a few years back. While there he was featured in Dom West’s highly respected Vine St with a profile that stood out for many in the rolling community. His style is hard to describe. It is clean, elegant and technical. It is also very fast, which almost seems to contradict the exactness of his skating.
Like many people in our sport, Richie was a hockey player before he discovered inline. He tells us that the transition felt like a natural extension to this. In his first competition he came 6th in the expert round and then 1st the following year.
His first sponsor was Salomon which he had been recommended to him and his most influential skater is cited as the ice hockey player Jaromir Jagr.
Probably the first thing to come up when people talk about Richie is his laid back and contagiously happy appearance. One blogger who interviewed him stated: “I also hope people realize that Richie’s attitude and personality are exactly what the rolling industry needs to thrive.” While he has stated that he enjoys travelling for competitions he has also said that he doesn’t always like to compete; something which is clear when you try and imagine how crowds would unfairly box in his high-tempo style.
Currently Richie lives in Spain. In his own words: “my favourite moment is now.”
Born: Regina (Canada)
Residence: Barcelona (Spain)
Sponsors: USD, UC, Kizer, X-Mini
Hobbies: Nothing, but Blading
Six days to go ladies and gentleman. In less than a week around 700 bladers from all over Europe, Brazil, the United States and Australia will gather in Berlin for what will be the biggest blading event in the Summertime since years. To make sure you didn’t miss anything, we once again collected the highlights for you. This is definitely not going to be the average blading event, but an action packed weekend with several unique side events! A true Blading Festival!
Only 16 days until Summerclash... that’s only a little more than two weeks. The weather is finally getting better, the last sponsoring deals are getting finalized, our tradeshow partners confirmed and the street course is planned. We are almost ready to welcome our guests from around 30 different countries for that one special weekend in the summer of 2013! In case you haven’t been following the Summerclash website and Facebook, here’s a little recap!
After dropping the first edit of the Winterclash, Daniel Prell is back with another Winterclash edit showcasing the USD team at the competition.
Ned Espeut-Nickless brings us the freshest Winterclash 2013 edit so far, all the action, all the atmosphere and of course the best moments of the competition!
As every year Daniel Prell is the first to post up a full edit of the Winterclash action. And as every year this edit highlights nothing but the big tricks. Clips by Soichiro Kanashima, CJ Wellsmore, Sven Boekhorst, Roman Abrate, Nils Jansons, Eugen Enin, Anthony Pottier, Mathias Silhan, Richie Eisler, Diego Guilloud, Dominic Bruce and many more.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Sven Boekhorst Loco Plaza Skater of the day: Richie Eisler X-Mini Newcomer of the day: Dominik Bruce Trick of the day: Nils Jansons
Kevin Chow is on the course with his GoPro camera and the black spot on the lense. He filmed a few clips with Richie Eisler, Si Coburn and another guy disastering the Opel Adam ledge. Check it out.
One day I was talking to my friend Kevin in BCN when I was there chilling at the Powerhouse (the biggest thanks Richie E. for letting me stay haha) and when we were talking he asked me if I would like to film an ''Up and Comers'' section for Be-Mag. I didn’t believe it in the beginning, but when I wrapped my head around the concept I was trying to blade as much as I could to get the best clips for the video! As always there were high and lows, tricks, bails and injuries so in the end I didn’t get as many clips as I wanted. I didn’t get to do the last planned hammer for the edit because of the contusion I caught along the way. My head is still woozy so I'm sorry if the edit isn't good enough for you, but know this – it would have been better if my head was made of metal and I don’t care what you think!
The first ever Shred Cologne went down last weekend and it became clear for everyone in attendance that this was just the beginning. Be-Mag videographer Peter Bender was on site to bring you the official Be-Mag edit for Shred Cologne 2012! Enjoy!
The days are getting shorter and colder now almost all around the world, so we decided to release another Be-Mag fashion just in time for the weather change which also includes nice and cozy sweaters. Once again these garments have been specifically cut and sewn for us and feature some of our favourite graphics from the past with a new twist. For the lookbook we asked Dominik Wagner to shoot the pictures for us together with pro skater Richie Eisler.
In 2012 I had the opportunity to travel the world with my blades... From Barcelona to Bangkok, Compton to Copenhagen... Here's a look at my favourite street stunts from the year. -Richie Eisler
This adventure continues the 2012 summer travels of Fredrik Andersson, Josh Glowicki, Richie Eisler and Dominik Wagner as they search through Sweden, Norway and Germany for the best places to skate and hang. And as always, we got some new Gypsies to add to the crew. Some of the most talented people in rollerblading, such as Montre Livingston, Nils Janson, Alex Popovic, Jonas Bodtker, Olav Norheim and Toms Krasovskis! -Josh Glowicki
USD compilation edit featuring team members Richie Eisler, Demetrious George, Franky Morales, Nick Lomax, Worapoj Boonnim, Jeff Dalnas, Montre Livingston, Mathieu Ledoux, Jeremy Soderburg and Chris Hack.
Absolutely brilliant edit by Dom West "for the boys", featuring sick skating by a whole bunch of English lads, with Dan Stirling probably standing out the most. But see for yourself...
Ronni Skovmand and friends spent three days in Berlin in 2012, peep edit!
The Conference hooks it up with Nick Lomax' new Undercover edit, filmed by Mathias Von Gostomski, Richie Eisler, Cavin Brinkman, Stephanie Richer, and Alex Burston.
UC have released their new line of wheels (and bearings) for 2013, dubbed the UC Artist Line 2013. Check the product out below!
Dustin Werbeski, Nick Lomax and Richie Eisler had a few ice-cold sessions in Amsterdam. And the weather definitely didn't stop them from throwing down... Shot and cut by Richie Eisler with additional camera work by Nick Lomax, Cavin Brinkman, Dustin Werbeski and Mike Welland.
Rock 'n' Rollerblading in Bangkok with Worapoj Boonnim and Richie Eisler!
Skater: Richie Eisler
Photographer: Chris Wedman
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Skater: Richie Eisler
Location: Windsor, Canada
Skater: Richie Eisler
Trick: Fullcab Soyale
Location: TSB 5.5