One Minute, One Spot: Olga Bouwhuis

I could start by saying that its hard to put down some words about Olga Bouwhuis because she is my girlfriend and that could complicate things. But instead, I find it quite easy to write about her. The reason for that is that she is not only my girlfriend, she is also my best friend, my skating buddy and one of the funniest and down to earth girls I have ever come across. She has a big heart for the new generation kids on wheels and an even bigger heart for Rob G. She is the kind of person that you just can't describe in words. Olga for me is the purest form in rollerblading, too me.. she is rollerblading!

Year One of Adapt Brand and the Be-mag collaboration skate

Adapt Brand was founded in 2012 by Pieter Wijnant and Olga Bouwhuis and was officially launched at last year's Winterclash. The Dutch based company is still going strong and they are releasing new and improved models for 2013. Be-mag took some time to speak with the pair at their office in Den Haag to discuss the growing pains of a new blade company, product innovations as well as the collaboration with Be-mag on our limited edition 15th anniversary boot.

Adapt adds Eric van Boven to their Team

Although Eric van Boven has been skating for us for a couple of months, he didn't get a proper introduction yet. Eric has been skating for around 14 years now and is well known in the Dutch scene, with parts in the Dutch movies Supermossels, Aorta and the Breakfast Club. Eric is a badass and that shows in his skating. He skates fast and raw, but also subtle, making every trick look clean. Expect to see more from this hard working Dutchie in the future. Edit by Remco van der Pol. -Olga Bouwhuis

Rik van Huik 2012 Edit for Adapt

Rik van Huiks new Adapt edit just dropped, check it out! Filmed by Olga Bouwhuis, Pieter Wijnant, Ben Harmanus, Thijs Tel, Erik Droogh, Vivien Butot, and Koen van Rijn.

Company Profile: adapt

You may have heard of this new skate brand from the Netherlands, 'adapt'. You may also already be friends with them on facebook. If the latter is the case, you might have noticed that they weren't providing too much info about what they were actually brewing over there in Holland. Well, this now changes with this very Company Profile on Be-Mag. Olga Bouwhuis and Pieter Wijnant founded adapt 20 months ago because they saw potential for hand crafted skates made from high quality materials. And here they are now, explaining to us where this has taken them so far.

Checking in with Adapt Brand

In November of last year we introduced Adapt to the world in form of our Company Profiles. A little less than three months later we figured it would be time to check back in with them to get an update on the progress they've made in the meantime. Adapt co-founder Pieter Wijnant fills us in about recent additions to the team, them planning to premier a certain boot at Winterclash, availability and pricing information, as well as their vision of even more Dutch skating companies in the future.

Soulsession A8

Soulsession A8 is a monthly event, and every time it is held in a different skatepark. The Razors and Valo Team will be joining the session which is...