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6th Annual Gladiator Contest Report with exclusive USD Edit

The Gladiator contest was born in the mind of Cédric Duchemin, and along with his partner in crime Stéphane Luchie, they brought this project to life and made it one of the best park contests of the year, eventually earning itself 3 stars on the WRS rankings. Both really good skaters and great people, those we call “Duch & Stouf” put a lot of work and energy on the line to make this event happen. Originally meant to be a trilogy, the great atmosphere and positive response from the scene kept it going until this year, for its sixth edition. Whether or not there will be another one in the future is still uncertain, but we can only hope the crew finds a way to bring us another incredible event next year!... Read More...

Australian Rolling Open Report with exclusive Be-Mag Edit

This years ARO was one for the locals. CJ Wellsmore, whose exceptional park skating skills are a product of growing up in the Canberra scene, took first place from his close friend Rhys Bell while Danny Jensen came a close third in the countries premiere Rolling Event. Check out this report and an exclusive Be-Mag edit from Dom West! ... Read More...

Dutch Rollerblading Champion crowned in ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Last Saturday the third and final round of the Dutch Championship series took place. The best Dutch riders were present to compete for the final points. The win in the junior's division took Tasheed Zaalman from Rotterdam and the senior title was taken by Dick Heerkens from Amsterdam. Although both were in the top of the ranking before the final round already, it was still a round full of excitement. ... Read More...

Rollacoasta Sessions Vol. 2 Report

The last years first Rollacoasta Session in Schleswig was still a rather spontaneous get together of rollerbladers from Flensburg, Hamburg and parts of Denmark. At that time nobody thought about advancing this session to a regular gathering of the northern rollerblading scene. But since there hasn't been much going on in terms of events apart from the X-Mas Jam it presents itself as a great opportunity to change that and give the sleepy scene some valuable momentum. ... Read More...

2011 Pow-wow Pro/Am Promo

On April 16, we headed to Kona Skatepark in preparation for this year's Pow-wow Pro/Am. In conjunction with Central Flordia Rolling we held a Box-build, Pre-session to create a little excitement prior to the event. This is a brief over view of what went down, and a teaser of just some of the obstacles added to the course. This year's Pow-wow is going to be the best yet. So if you have not started planning to attend, you better get on it. Hope to see you there, Blake Taylor, Pow-wow Organizer... Read More...

ARO 2011 Live updates #2

It's taken some time but it's worth it. Well, maybe not because of some technical hassles and wireless broadband not being great in the bush Capital. Some pics and clips from through the heats. Headcam thanks to Gav Drumm and Liquid Image.... Read More...

Never Winter Jam 2011 Contest Report

On 26/03/2011, the fourth edition of Never Winter Jam competition has taken place at "Legnicka" skatepark in Wroclaw. This contest was the first (out of six consecutive contests in 2011 season) to open Triada Polish Rolling League 2011, the official polish Aggressive Inline Skating Championships! ... Read More...

A Chosen Few Rockillers Street Comp Report

The first Chosen Few street event of the season was the Rockillers street comp which included local organizers such as Alejoh Candelo, Iain Mcleod, Winston Wardwell and Colin Mcleod. They decided the location should be Riverside, a town full of spots way east towards the mountains. The meeting spot was Chino skate park which is a popular skate park amongst any SoCal blader. People got right to work before the competition even began. ... Read More...

Dutch Rollerblading Championship “Oeteldope” stopped in Eindhoven last Weekend

Last Saturday the 2th of April, the second round of the Dutch Championships rollerblading took place in Area 51 skatepark in Eindhoven. The senior contest was won by 16 years old talent Jelle Briggeman from Rotterdam. Also the junior contest was won by a talent from Rotterdam, Sem Croft. Next to competitors from all over the Netherlands also guys from Romania, Belgium, Germany and France showed up to compete. ... Read More...

New Orleans Bayou Bash 2011 Contest Report

On March 26, 2011 the third annual New Orleans Bayou Bash went down with over 20 competitors. Competitors were mainly from the south coast (Texas, Atlanta, Florida, Mississippi) and local New Olreanians which was great. Everything from the hammers, to the burgers, to the after party was amazing. ... Read More...

Barn Burner 2011 Contest Report & Official Edit

At first, frustration sets in hearing once again the late announcements of this year’s Barn Burner; thinking to myself “Great no one will show”! With an epic history filled with the biggest names followed by tricks for the books the Barn Burner needs no introduction. Although after last years contest the idea of this year had everyone questioning. ... Read More...

Checking In with Robbie Pitts

If you asked me 4 months ago if Robbie Pitts would have a section in ‘Seven Rats’, I would have been hesitant in saying yes. We had submitted all of the footage I filmed of him in the past year for ‘Valo 4 Life’, and I didn’t have a single clip of him left for ‘Seven Rats’. When he returned from America, I filmed Robbie almost everyday for 3 months, and his persistence, and belief in the project carried him through to the end, delivering an amazing video section. He truly has put a lot of effort into getting his section done, from filming arbitrarily after work/university, to sitting in on the long editing process. His section was the first that I finished editing, wrapping it up within 5 hours of getting his final trick on camera. Working with Robbie was a great experience; his outlook on rollerblading is something that will always stay with me. Thanks for all the great memories Robbie! ... Read More...