One Minute, One Spot

Justin Brasco: One Minute One Spot

Justin Brasco and myself have spent several weekends in New York this summer filming for his next online street section. We got washed out one day and decided to headed to Oil City Skate Park in Long Island, NY to wind down on the facilities' new shotgun ledges. Days earlier, Brasco picked up a sponsor with Create Originals and was eager to see what all the talk was about. Enjoy this One Minute One Spot as Justin Brasco tries in his new Create Original frames and puts his name down on Oil City Skate Park's shotgun ledges....

Denis Wolf: One Minute One Spot

I’ve known Denis for about a decade now and he has become one of my closest friends. I know him as an open-minded and relaxed guy, but when he puts his blades on, he’s really on fire! Denis is not as extroverted as other skaters or a man of many words. If you spend some time with him though, you quickly realize that he expresses himself through his unique skating and style. I can say that he’s possibly one of the most pleasant skaters to work with because he’s always motivated to give his best for projects he’s interested in and he’s able to repeat his tricks until he – as well as the videographer – is satisfied. You can also always count on him for a session just to have some fun. If you saw him traveling across Germany and some parts of Europe over the last years, you’ll probably have noticed that he stands out from others. If you haven't taken notice yet, I’m sure you'll see much more of him in the near future....

Nicola Fiorenza: One Minute One Spot

The first thing you have to know about Nicola is that in Italy he is known as "Nico er fico" which means "Nico the cool". This Johnny Bravo look-alike street machine is killing it since day one. The first time I talked to him was a street contest in Milan ten years ago that ended with Nico doing a 360 soul on an elbow high hand rail that resulted in him winning the contest and somebody else quitting blading. Ten years later Nico just got married and is a proud father of the two-year-old cute girl Giorgia. But if you think this makes him slow down his blading, I also need to let you know that he also just became Italian Champion of 2011. It is a great pleasure for me to introduce my friend Nicola Fiorenza and his "fuck-off attitude". Enjoy the edit!...

Json Adriani: One Minute One Spot

I've known Json for a decade now and the first word that comes to mind when thinking about him is 'dedication'. And the second one is 'leader', no doubt. During the past years Jason used to skate no-fun-at-all-super-high-dead-drop-rails on a daily basis with a to-do list of tricks to improve his skills. This meant that he was skating alone most of the time because nobody in his city and just a few in Italy would be able to skate the same spots. Today, Json has grown to the best all around blader that Italy has to offer and his attitude makes him a role model for the young and a great asset to the Italian scene. He is always the first to put his blades on and the last to put them off. His dedication is contagious. ...

Phillip Gripper: One Minute One Spot

Phillip Gripper is one of those skaters that has never gotten the shine he really deserves. Now at the ripe age of 28 years young, Phil is not only skating the best he's ever skated, but finally getting the recognition that has long been coming to him. Many people know Phil best from his years of being a counselor at Woodward. He actually taught a lot of the current up and coming names in blading how to do most of their tricks. Phil is the type of guy that knows exactly what he likes. Anything from food, to music, to skating tricks, Phil likes what he likes and doesn't compromise for anything or anyone. So when Phil told me we had to drive an extra 3 hours out of our way on a recent South Carolina trip to skate a spot in his hometown of Florence, I knew it would be worth it....

Arne Dahlmeier: One Minute One Spot

Arne Dahlmeier's name should be familiar to anyone that knows the ropes in the European scene. After he's left Razors a couple years ago things started to become rather quiet around him, even though he was, and still is, skating on an extremely high level. This year, after being hired out as a courtshow actor and hair model – lacking success in both ventures – he relocated from Bielefeld to Stuttgart. Shortly after his move and following a recent shoulder injury, which made surgery a necessity, he is now again fully functional and just paid his hometown a quick visit in order to film for this edit at one of his favorite spots. Welcome him back as he has fought what seems to have been an uphill battle of obstacles, taking it back to where it all began. ...

Mirek Ragan: One Minute One Spot

Mirek Ragan... don't even try to put him into any categories! Born in 1982, he is one of these old cats that grew up rollerblading from day one. Hoax 1 and 2 changed his life and if you ever have the opportunity to visit him in his sweet appartement in Katowice, Poland you'll be able to notice that he has every single DVD/VHS ever produced in the rolling industry. Behind his blue eyes you can sense that he is thinking of Rollerblading 24/7 – not only from the perspective as the owner of Hedonskate, but also as a dedicated rollerblader! Mirek is and will always try to push the sport into the right direction. To sum it up: Mirek is a very positive, funny and handsome person always looking at the bright side of life! ...

Danny Jensen: One Minute One Spot

Danny's not a robot, he can take a fall, but he is a machine that shows no fear. His skating is the sort of skating that will get you the enders for two different montages in Be-Mag's 'Featuring The World' DVD a while back. It's the sort of skating where in a contest if he lands the big trick he's going for it'll win the prize for best trick of the day, and if he has a section in a video it'll be the most talked about section in that video. Not that long ago an edit was shared on the web featuring some old footage of Danny skating in his homeland of New Zealand, and the universally positive response throughout the skating world was a testament to his ability to defy what we've come to expect in a person's skating. He's a stuntman that takes risks, and if the spot doesn't call for a stunt he'll still throw down the hardest tricks he can think of. He won't stop until he's landed them, even with no camera around to capture it. Just be grateful Craig was there to capture this session, at the new Rampit Skatepark in Melbourne. But this is only a minute – he can go all night at this place, or any place for that matter. And then there's his Seven Rats part, which is a whole different ball park......

Nicolas Schopfer: One Minute One Spot

It's a real pleasure for me to introduce the "One Minute One Spot" for my friend Nicolas Schopfer! I've known Nic for more than a decade now. I remember him skating back in the days when he was a 1,20 m tall kid skating in his blue Salomons and with his huge helmet – hence his nickname "Mushroom". From then on he never stopped skating, kept improving, always striving for perfection. He's now the great and stylish skater we all know! Thankfully Nic is always motivated for a little session. I'd say even more so now that he started editing etc. He's the one who brought me back into skating when we went to Malta after a few years break and I'm really grateful to him for everything!...

Christian Obermaier: One Minute One Spot

I consider Chris as one of my best friends although I live in Vienna right now and we see us only on an irregular basis. But I know when we meet up again it will be as it always was. Chris is a very open-minded person, he loves to travel and treats everyone as he wants to be treated. And then there is rollerblading. He loves it. No, he adores it! Every free minute he can get besides studying, meeting his non-rollerblading friends, getting drunk in Lederhosen or mowing the lawn, he'll spend in his Valos. The spot where this little edit was filmed is a rather new one in Rosenheim. Spot-wise, this Bavarian town doesn't have much to offer so this ledge is visited quite often by the small number of rollerbladers living there. If you congratulate him about the incredible tricks he did on that spot in such a short period of time he will say: "Aah, that wasn't good… Nothing special…" et cetera. But in fact he never has to question his skills. ...

Zebastian Cassel: One Minute One Spot

Zeb is one of my closest friends and he is always the one who helps me when I need something done. He is a very good filmer and editor. Zeb hasn’t been skating as long as we other old Wikings, but he has still become one of the most stylish skaters in Sweden by now. He has also made over a hundred rollerblading edits over the past 1-2 years, and if u go through them you will see what I mean with me saying he is a stylish skater! I wish him the best of luck and much love for the years ahead of him! I am sure we will see alot more from this Swedish killerbot in the future!...

Aarin Gates: One Minute One Spot

Aarin Gates loves to blade and smile. It's infectious. She'll make the whole crew smile without saying a word. She has great energy, and continues to stomp out every trick with passion and style. I've been blading for 18+ years and can honestly say that I have never seen a female with the strength and style that Aarin possesses. So today we present to you, her "One Minute One spot" filmed at Santa Ana Skate Park. Special thanks goes out to Xsjado, Create Originals, Denial and SDSF Blade Shop, the people who support Aarin....

Nicky Adams: One Minute One Spot

Here is few clips of Mr. Nicky Adams. We filmed in Montreal at SouthParc (skatepark of the Montreal classic WRS competition) last week in order to offer you this short video edit. Nicky was in the Salomon Pro Team back in the day and he won the X-games in 1999. He had few exposure these last years but he never left rollerblading. He is one of the most professional skaters I ever skated and filmed with. He laces his tricks first try most of the time and always does it with the biggest smile and swag ever. ...

Bruno Jubin: One Minute One Spot

Here is an exclusive "One Minute One Spot"-edit with my little brother Bruno. I know he is my brother and it looks I am biased, but I can tell you he is getting so good lately. It's amazing. He is now 18, and skating is one of his passions. He loves rolling more than anything else: if it's – he doesn't care; if it's snowing – he doesn't care; if he is hurt – he doesn't care. He will still roll. The tricks you can see below were filmed within 90 minutes. A big hello to the world from Spain. ...

Cameron Card: One Minute One Spot

Cameron Card is a rollerblader who has a constantly evolving perspective on skating. For Cameron skating is about being fun. It allows him to travel, make friends and capture all the great moments life has to offer. In my own experience, many of the small sessions I have had with Cameron have been most memorable because of how he is able to inspire new life into any obstacle for the sake of a good time. This positive perspective towards skating makes it impossible not to envy the relationship Cameron has with skating. Cameron's confidence, smoothness and general ability to see potential in all obstacles make the experience of watching his skating in any situation surreal. ...

Lyle Shivak: One Minute One Spot

I don't know about the rest of the world but in the US Lyle Shivak is a very respected OG skater. He has paid his dues and contributed many of his own innovations to our sport. For some reason in his +10 years of shooting sections in some of the top videos of the decade he has never been a main stream pro. He laced the first 360° Fish ever in a video in the 2001 Daily Bread video "Under The Influence", And pioneered many more of the now termed "Spin to Win" tricks. ...

Roman Abrate: One Minute One Spot

Ok, so here we are, south of France few years ago, a kid made everybody laugh ’cause every time we ask him to try something he is just going for it. Many bails later he became what I call one of the fastest progressing skaters in the rollerblading history, from one year to another he took place in the rollerblading scene and he is now 4th at the WRS world ranking and took 3rd at the WRS world final! Today, Roman is still progressing and we he’s here to stay. His section in one of last year’s most anticipated DVDs, Game Theory, is amazing, check it out! ...