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!
My events in 2015:
Trick Track Contest
The Wheel Deal
016 Gypsy Camp
Nils Jansons Invitational – Ghetto Games
CampsterDAM – Thisissoul Gypsy Camp
My Cities in 2015:
My Countries in 2015:
My injuries in 2015:
Funny knee tweak during Cayenne tour.
Head smasher during Swedish Champs, thank you to my helmet!
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!
NL contest – Strasbourg is a dope city.
Jamie XX light show
Saw Paul McCartney. He played for 3 hours.
Every minute at Roskilde
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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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