Whether 2015 was an awesome or a terrible year is up for debate. If you are more of the “glass half empty” type, then it is undeniable that the state of blading truly is worrying. With social networks slowly killing legit media sources, Magma & [MAG] both quitting this year, iconic companies like SSM gone, more shops closing down, without any money to actually pay our best pros and print magazines becoming rarer and rarer, one has to admit things could be better.

On the other hand, 2015 has brought in the most fresh new faces to blading we have seen in a long time. The steadily rising level of skating is nothing short of incredible, and more diverse than ever before. Dedicated brands are still pushing and new, innovative products like the Aeon skate and CRS frame have hit the market this year. Finally, many contests, festivals & skate camps are putting in the work to raise blade awareness and get new kids on skates… Glass half full.

Although he doesn’t drink much, you can be sure Josh Glowicki is always down to party! The Ground Control and Razors team rider has been constantly traveling the world for the past 4 years, and in addition to attending countless events, winning contests and teaching kids how to blade and smile, Josh could always be found sharing laughs and good times at any party thrown his way! 2015 has been as busy as ever for our favorite Texan, and as he just released what might very well be his best section to date, 2016 seems to be starting off just as good: cheers everyone!

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Words: Freddy White
Photography: Json Adriani, Kaspars Alksnis, Dominik Wagner & Nils Skogstrøm

My events in 2015:
FISE Montpellier
NL Contest
Kromeriz Cup
Trick Track Contest
Roskilde Festival
The Wheel Deal
016 Gypsy Camp
Swedish Championships
Nils Jansons Invitational – Ghetto Games
CampsterDAM – Thisissoul Gypsy Camp
Burnside Open

My Tour Life in 2015:
BIGS City Mission – Barcelona
Razors Spring Tour – France – Germany
Razors + Nils – Italy Tour
State of the Art filming in Malaga
State of the Art filming in Praha
Cayenne Tour 

My edits/parts in 2015:
State of the Art
Cayenne Project
Ground Control – BIGS City Mission
Ground Control – BIGS promo
Josh Glowicki – In between fifteen
Razors Fam – Quinny SL Release

My Cities in 2015:
Malaga
Dallas
Barcelona
Montpellier
Lyon
Strasbourg
Nuremberg
Praha
Milano
Rome
Naples
Copenhagen
Roskilde
Malmo
Oslo
Gothenburg
Hamburg
Eskilstuna
Stockholm
Riga
Venspils
Amsterdam

My Countries in 2015:
Spain
USA
France
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Sweden
Norway
Latvia
The Netherlands

My injuries in 2015: 
Funny knee tweak during Cayenne tour.
Head smasher during Swedish Champs, thank you to my helmet!

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Any specific moment or experience that stood out?
Working with Jonas Hansson on SOTA.
Cayenne project tour. Blessed to tour 2 weeks with some of the people that I look up to and respect the most, while at the same time working with 2 of the best filmers in the industry: Karsten and Benny. It was all a dream.
Dallas goes Camping – Camping trip with the OG homes right when I got back to Texas! Ah love you boys! #family
Naples – Trick Track contest, I landed my last trick and then pulled the baaaaaaaadest girl at the event… Everybody said I was “Glowing” that night. Ha! #life
The last night of Beer Fest: Nürnberg
Crazy night at Marco’s little cousin’s birthday party Nürnberg.
The Prague tour – thank you Jara!
Goat concert
NL contest – Strasbourg is a dope city.
Jamie XX light show
Saw Paul McCartney. He played for 3 hours.
Every minute at Roskilde
Swedish cops
Montre and I holding back Dave from killing a skateboarder backstage at Roskilde… #ilovedavelang #langforpresident
Meeting Worapoj Boonnim haha, what up Note! Be like water!
Taking a boat to our private island party. Oslo in the summer time.
Axel laced that 180 gap 1st try in Olso. Capital.
Rome: Megaforte
Eating The “Original Pizza” in Naples. Grazi mille Marco and Json.
Making a collage for Fredda
The Ferry ride from Stockholm to Riga… Oh what a night!
Gypsy Camp Sweden, we stayed in cabins on the Water. 016 does it right.
Campsterdamn was incredible, so many little shredders.
Getting to host the boys in Malaga during the filming of SOTA.
Swimming with Maria
Drinks with B
Cliff jumping on the Italian coast
Swimming in ancient roman palace near Sorrento
Got to chill with Rob G
City Mission BCN was such a good experience! What a crew!
Joe Radio

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What was your worst day in 2015 and why?
Leaving Malaga to come back to Texas. It was sad only cause I knew that THAT specific chapter of life was closed. I mean I knew I’d go back back.. But that whole set up we had there for a year exactly was done… Laced the beach house, now here’s to the new house in the mountains!

Is there such thing as a best day in 2015?
The day after the Nils Jansons Invitational, chill out at Playground 333… That slide! Thank you Sibilla!

Best in 2015:
Travel Buddy? Carson Starnes / Scott Quinn / Joey Egan / Nils Jansons
Event? NL contest in Strasbourg – Mathias knows how to hold an event. Also Trick Track in Naples – such a pleasurable experience. The italians are just the most hospitable people ever.
Country? Italy
City? Oslo
Meal? Karsten’s Mom made us lunch in Hamburg! It was delicious! That brownie doe!
Songs? MØ – Lean On – the roskilde anthem / Jungle – Busy Earning / Goat – Let it Bleed / Jamie XX – Loud Places / Elphomega – Azul Mystico
Girls? …Are too much fun!
Websites? hedonskate.com / humansarefree.com / naturalnews.com
Company? Vibralux
Movie? Avatar / Legend of Korra Series
Beer? Russians in Maria Plaza
Party? After party of the Oslo contest. Went out to boogie, club closed, so we took the party to the park, we met a babe who invited us back to her house to chill.
Tricks you’ve filmed? 360 to roll in Lyon / Fishy illusion full cab fish – Lyon

Bestest in 2015:
Blader? Joe Atkinson  / Eugen Enin
Up-and-comer? Aritz Ortega
Bladie? Eve Jovino from Spain
Profile? Montre’s Boot Release / B Free – Blader Gang / Hunter Grimm – Welcome to Razors / Everything Broskow / Eugin – Shoalin Sessions
Videographer? AJ
Writer? Freddy White
Photographer? Sheldon LaPointe
Visual artist?  Jonas Bødtker

What’s planned for 2016 so far?
The plan is no plan. But you already know, more Gypsy Camps, more time in Malaga, more traveling, more!

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