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.
Eugen Enin is one of these new names that have clearly established themselves as the future of rollerblading. Not only did the One magazine “Breakout blader of the year” turn pro for USD this summer, but along with his brother he also produced two of the most stunning edits we have seen in 2015. He travelled more than ever, won more comps than ever, and filmed a full-section for Jonas Hansson’s much anticipated SOTA movie! Here’s Eugen’s view on 2015: cheers everyone!
My Cities in 2015:
My Countries in 2015:
My injuries in 2015:
Problems with my ankle, ligaments and tendons
My back after the bail on the drop kink
Stiches on head
Any specific moment or experience that stood out?
Getting to know that I will join the USD Pro team
Passing my Bachelor’s Degree and destroying my back and my head two days later…
Landing that back savanah switch / natural line in Istanbul
Filming with Jonas Hansson for SOTA
Session with Jo Zenk and Kirill Galushko in CPH
Seeing my Bro Joao eating shit pretty hardcore in Nürnberg but then getting up and finish that Job. You’re the Man!
Landing the nataspin ending clip for my pro intro
What was your worst day in 2015 and why?
The day when I fall on my back/head… We had already been filming for my Pro intro and I had to take a break for 4 weeks.
Is there such thing as a best day in 2015?
Me and my brother call it “the perfect day” hahaha! We’d been cruising around spontaneously on a rainy day with no hope for a clip and suddenly the weather changed within 2 hours so we used that opportunity and filmed the 2 tech switchups at the water, the kinkrail transfer and the shuffle glassrail clip (Shaolin sessions) on that one day. Hahaha we were laughing our asses off on the drive home.
Other then that, the day when Kirill arrived in CPH. We had some sick sessions and at the end of that day we got some epic food made by Jonas… Plus his girl arrived later and brought some Sushi… (maybe not on one day but it’s a great memory)!
Best in 2015: Travel Buddy? Ipod, Sam Crofts, Jo Zenk Event? Winterclash Country? Denmark City? Moscow Meal? Sushi Song? Hafti, keep it real Girl? My Lady Website?facebook.de/borklynzoo Company? Powerslide Movie? Birdman, The Martian Beer? Any mixed Pussy Beer, Tuborg Tricks you’ve filmed? Grabbed backsavanah 2 TTP / grabbed ao TS line, Soul nataspin topsoul, fastlide on the kink, royale shuffle glassrail clip, grabbed channel 33 Line at night Story? Me falling into the water during the filming of the Shaolin Sessions… Or the super funny taxi driver in Moscow who gave us free sightseeing informations while yelling at random people at the same time hahaha!