Richard Taylor Trophy 2014

It’s 10 years ago that blading legend Richard Taylor passed away. Make sure to join the The Richard Taylor Trophy 2014 if you have a chance to get...

“It’s All Good” – A film about Richard Taylor by Robin Lewis

In 2001 I briefly met a man who everyone was trying to speak to, all the young skater kids wanted to see his next big trick and I have to admit I did, too. This man was Richard John Taylor who had been ripping up the scene since he turned professional at the age of 15 after winning the World Amateur International Inline Skate Series. If you have never heard of Richard, someone you know would have. All you have to do is see videos of Richard to see why he was so admired and famous for his upbeat attitude to life, he coined the phrase “It’s all good” and those three words could not encapsulate his character better.

NASS – Finals Day

Sunday saw the best blading of the weekend with the WRS Pro street finals, Goliath FInals and the RIchard Taylor best trick comp. Aragon destroyed the street course with huge tricks including a cork 7 transfer over Elvis clinching him first place. Roman Godenaire placed second with enormous spins and flips all over the place, Steve Swain came in third with a solid line of big tricks and tech grinds.

On falling: #1

Ian Ball shines a spotlight on a strictly taboo subject in blading. We've all experienced the pain of it, we see it happen to others and look away, or stare and laugh. It happens to our favourite pros, whether we like to think about it or not, and it makes rubber-boned groms into hardened shredders. Time to learn more about the beast we call falling down.