Ground Control Video ‘GC.1’ by Simon Mulvaney: Chaz Sands Profile

Released in 2011, Ground Control came to define a years worth of achievement from the blading community. Featuring a strong roster of talent from the team itself and directed by Simon Mulvaney, this film tells a story of the frames beneath the feet of every GC rider. In Episode 8 we follow Scottish roller Chaz Sands on a unique journey from Las Vegas storm drains, and European handrails. Bringing his unquestionable park ability to the street, Chaz continues to break boundaries in this ever evolving sport. -Simon Mulvaney

In Depth: Chaz Sands

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...

Top 5: Chaz Sands

Chaz Sands Wallride 180 out, Bones Skatepark - Photo Matt Dearden Chaz Sands is without doubt on of the biggest talents to come out of the...

2011 Compilation Edit by Chaz Sands

Beautiful video of footage Chaz gathered in 2011 while filming for the Ground Control video and various other projects. There is not only skating in this, but also beautiful scenery and landscape shots. Good stuff, Chaz!

Unit 23 Skatepark September Session by Chaz Sands

This edit will instantly make your heart pump faster. The crazy mental tricks in this video are sure to hype you up and go out to lace your sickest trick on the closest obstacle available. Probably the bathtub curb or something. No seriously, Scott Quinn, Mark Burling, Conor Harkin, Bryan Harkin, Steve Swain, and Craig Harrison are using the Unit 23 Skatepark to the fullest and Chaz Sands managed to capture it all and mix it into this epic video.

Chaz Sands: Urban Kreation Jeans Edit

I had a day or 2 to film this edit 2 months ago just before I set off to Abu Dhabi, I had planned on adding to it but yesterday whilst filming for it i took a slam onto my knee which caused some ligament damage! Hope you enjoy and hopefully ill recover soon to drop another edit! -Chaz Sands

Chaz Sands Invite 2011: Official Be-Mag edit #1

Good things take time - you all know that. We haven't been the first to throw out the Chaz Sands Invite 2011 contest edit. But we are sure that this what you can see here compensates your waiting. And the good thing, this is just the first edit. Another one is one the road. So lean back, get some Popcorn and enjoy the show.

Chaz Sands Invite 2011: Who Will Win?

We went around asking the Pros and the Public who would win this year's WRS Chaz Sands Invite. We got answers and a bit more banter. Make sure to check back on be-mag.com since we are still working on more video releases that will give you a more detailed insight into the action of the contest.