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    Is rollerblading apolitical?

    Is rollerblading one of the only transgressive forms of expression that's apolitcal?

    I got thinking about this after browsing the Tate Modern website for upcoming events and exhibitions and started to feel a little depressed about how shit one the biggest cultural institutions in the UK is and wider cultural/political discourse.

    Typically, when rollerbladers try to do a cultural critique they default to Frankfurt School of thought which is

    What does it all mean? Why does it matter? Why do people care about all this crap?
    Last edited by Maus; 08.11.2018, 03:54.

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    I don't see it as apolitical and I honestly don't know how one could even make that argument. I guess it depends on your definition of political? At least in America, extreme sports tend to be a white man's game, and presumably because it requires a certain amount of socio-economic privilege to be able to risk your body for sport and afford to do so regularly.

    In what sense do you see it as transgressive? It's basically just dangerous dancing with all the normal cultural mores attached.

    Has anyone other than Harry Abel has ever referenced the Frankfurt School? Also it was fine when he did. No one wants to be covered in logos anyway. + I think FS was tite.

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      #3
      Blading is the last vestige of punk. Everyone hates us and there’s a vague gay connotation.


      There's still a certain anti-authoritarian mindset required to grind on public property and risk citation, but it doesn't go much further than that and falls somewhere in the tradition of wiley teens pulling pranks. The landscape has shifted enough that extreme sports don't align you with satan anymore.
      Last edited by Metric F. Tonne; 08.11.2018, 14:33.
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        #4
        Originally posted by Metric F. Tonne View Post
        there’s a vague gay connotation.
        It's not very vague, though.

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              Rollerblading feels very punk to me.
              Always on the edge of society but with a strong international community which works outside of political directions and religion or even nationality.

              And somehow it's almost like a secret identity. At least for me cause i rarely socialize with bladers outside of blading. Mostly because of the place i live. So i live 2 lifes in kinda different social circles.
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                  Originally posted by DnEhThEnD View Post
                  Pronounced "Shadonkey."
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                    #10
                    Blading is quite political in the states, its full of out spoken trump supporters. Take Snookems for example, he loves Trump to the degree that he sometimes styles his hair like mango mussilini himself-callls out the frankfort school for being its communist subversion and declares blading the white man's sport. Blading does have a punk element to it reflected in its overwhelming suport for cheeto hitler, which goes strongly against the main stream narritive.

                    i for one am a bernie guy, because if i hurt myself while blading under the influence of dank blunts, i want healthcare and somebody has to pay, and it isnt going to be me haha.

                    my biggest beef is blading acceptace, even if we had the sickest parade, we'd just be called faggots by most people. Its 2018 people, cmon.

                    it certainly does have a gay undertone where the men who set trends tend to be quite feminine in their appearence but differentiate themselves from the butch women by wearing eccentric facial hair and drinking cheap beer.

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                      Originally posted by R-MONEY$$$ View Post
                      Blading is quite political in the states, its full of out spoken trump supporters. Take Snookems for example, he loves Trump to the degree that he sometimes styles his hair like mango mussilini himself-callls out the frankfort school for being its communist subversion and declares blading the white man's sport. Blading does have a punk element to it reflected in its overwhelming suport for cheeto hitler, which goes strongly against the main stream narritive.

                      i for one am a bernie guy, because if i hurt myself while blading under the influence of dank blunts, i want healthcare and somebody has to pay, and it isnt going to be me haha.

                      my biggest beef is blading acceptace, even if we had the sickest parade, we'd just be called faggots by most people. Its 2018 people, cmon.

                      it certainly does have a gay undertone where the men who set trends tend to be quite feminine in their appearence but differentiate themselves from the butch women by wearing eccentric facial hair and drinking cheap beer.
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                        ^^^strongly disagree. Its the absolute best.

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                          The razors logo always just looked like a weird ass to me, then again my Rorschach results never disappoint.
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                            I remember when i first got Shima 3's, all I wanted was that damn Razor Logo Tee & Hoodie...Couldn't find them at the time. Always thought it looked dope

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                              seems like the revolution is happening over in france.



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