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    This is quite a subjective question, but what companies do you miss in the blading-scene the most? I mean anything from companies that arent around anymore to companies that have changed too much over the years. I miss the old Remedyz (a lot), Mindgame and this UK skate mag called Unity. I only ever saw one copy of that mag when I was 14 years old. I searched in corner shops actually hoping they would have copies of it. Never did. Id love to see the copy I used to have again, just for the hell of it. I think the front cover was Chaz Sands doing a huge handrail with white Razors genesyssszszszszs, probably his pro-skate.

    Also Night soulkits but thats getting a bit picky.
    Last edited by Toebex; 10.09.2019, 14:16.

    #2
    Damn, what was the name of the rollerblading podcast with Al Dolega, Tim something from England, and maybe a dude named Adrian? I miss that.

    I miss physical magazines.


    Originally posted by Toebex View Post
    This is quite a subjective question, but what companies do you miss in the blading-scene the most? I mean anything from companies that arent around anymore to companies that have changed too much over the years. I miss the old Remedyz (a lot), Mindgame and this UK skate mag called Unity. I only ever saw one copy of that mag when I was 14 years old. I searched in corner shops actually hoping they would have copies of it. Never did. Id love to see the copy I used to have again, just for the hell of it. I think the front cover was Chaz Sands doing a huge handrail with white Razors genesyssszszszszs, probably his pro-skate.

    Also Night soulkits but thats getting a bit picky.
    This guy has several back issue of Unity for sale: https://dumbsoul.com/collections/all?page=1 There's a lot more issues starting on page 8 or 9.

    Here's a bunch of issues that you can read online (make sure to click Older Posts at the bottom to see more issues): http://www.theblademuseum.com/category/unity/

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      #3
      Originally posted by `\.oOOo./` View Post
      Damn, what was the name of the rollerblading podcast with Al Dolega, Tim something from England, and maybe a dude named Adrian? I miss that.

      I miss physical magazines.




      This guy has several back issue of Unity for sale: https://dumbsoul.com/collections/all?page=1 There's a lot more issues starting on page 8 or 9.

      Here's a bunch of issues that you can read online (make sure to click Older Posts at the bottom to see more issues): http://www.theblademuseum.com/category/unity/
      Rolling Revival? That was way ahead of its time.

      There's nothing off the top of my head that I really miss, I think we are in a great era right now. If I had to say something, it'd probably be Mindgame videos like BFG and Words, and Bang to an extent. Oh and Oli Shorts skating.

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        #4
        Originally posted by `\.oOOo./` View Post
        Damn, what was the name of the rollerblading podcast with Al Dolega, Tim something from England, and maybe a dude named Adrian? I miss that.

        I miss physical magazines.




        This guy has several back issue of Unity for sale: https://dumbsoul.com/collections/all?page=1 There's a lot more issues starting on page 8 or 9.

        Here's a bunch of issues that you can read online (make sure to click Older Posts at the bottom to see more issues): http://www.theblademuseum.com/category/unity/
        Shit, what a find. I started with the magazine in 2006, but its a huge blast from the past to see them from 1998!

        And yeah, physical media right? It made rollerblading seem much more official/real. Having real magazines, posters, logo-clothing, it all tied together.

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          #5
          Originally posted by DesignatedRolla View Post

          Rolling Revival? That was way ahead of its time.

          There's nothing off the top of my head that I really miss, I think we are in a great era right now. If I had to say something, it'd probably be Mindgame videos like BFG and Words, and Bang to an extent. Oh and Oli Shorts skating.
          Ahhhh thats why I mentioned Mindgame, for all the films they made. Legendary.

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            #6
            I wouldn't say it's the companies themselves as much as it's the way that I felt when those companies were around.


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              #7
              Originally posted by DnEhThEnD View Post
              I wouldn't say it's the companies themselves as much as it's the way that I felt when those companies were around.
              Now were talking

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                #8
                Originally posted by DnEhThEnD View Post
                I wouldn't say it's the companies themselves as much as it's the way that I felt when those companies were around.
                This.

                I think it was the anticipation and not having the immediate access to it that really kept the feeling going. Especially seeing leaked pics from ISPO for new products or the a catalog that had the Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer releases.

                The most recent product I was juiced on were those White Aeon XIX.....which I still haven't pulled the trigger on.

                I will say that for me personally, it sucks not getting excited about new products as I used to. Now I just "expect" products to be improved from iteration to reiteration. Like by this time, liners SHOULD be as good as Intuitions. Hardware SHOULD be good. *insert the industry is dying money isn't there to have that quality (we get it)

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                  #9
                  i miss hearing about someone doing a certain trick at a particular obstacle but then having to wait for the video to drop to see it.


                  "Do you feel that Randy? The way the shit clings to the air? Shit blizzard."

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by denialchild45 View Post

                    This.

                    I think it was the anticipation and not having the immediate access to it that really kept the feeling going. Especially seeing leaked pics from ISPO for new products or the a catalog that had the Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer releases.

                    The most recent product I was juiced on were those White Aeon XIX.....which I still haven't pulled the trigger on.

                    I will say that for me personally, it sucks not getting excited about new products as I used to. Now I just "expect" products to be improved from iteration to reiteration. Like by this time, liners SHOULD be as good as Intuitions. Hardware SHOULD be good. *insert the industry is dying money isn't there to have that quality (we get it)
                    Omg now youre bringing me back. When the Remz 07 01's were about to be dropped, seeing Haffey do a 720 soul on them with those grey skates on, I was so fucking excited. I think the last time I was that sort of "ooooo what could they look like/how to they skate I need to know" were the Xsjado 2.0's. Never felt that again.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Apsley Cherry-Garrard View Post
                      i miss hearing about someone doing a certain trick at a particular obstacle but then having to wait for the video to drop to see it.
                      I feel like the skateboard community still has this, they have managed to hold on to this anonymity for these tricks even with the influx of being able to post anything you want at any time.

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                        #12
                        Everything is instant now, some absolute bangers get filmed on a phone and put straight on Instagram. Good in a way but not much anticipation for videos anymore. There's not a huge divide between free content and VOD's quality wise. Especially when some companies/individuals choose to release stuff for free. I was really excited about the Independent release though and seeing the 909 boot. Them has a bit of Mindgame-esque feeling about it, not on the same level, I don't think we'll ever have that again, but watching them grow and seeing content from the team is exciting.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by DesignatedRolla View Post
                          Everything is instant now, some absolute bangers get filmed on a phone and put straight on Instagram. Good in a way but not much anticipation for videos anymore. There's not a huge divide between free content and VOD's quality wise. Especially when some companies/individuals choose to release stuff for free. I was really excited about the Independent release though and seeing the 909 boot. Them has a bit of Mindgame-esque feeling about it, not on the same level, I don't think we'll ever have that again, but watching them grow and seeing content from the team is exciting.
                          'tis the way of the western world hey

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                            #14
                            Y’all been eating too many member berries. There’s so much rad shit happening right now. Why do people have such a hard time enjoying the present?

                            https://www.instagram.com/instalesszeke/

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                              #15
                              Rollernews.com with anonymous commenting...

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                                #16
                                I miss finding skate skate spots i saw in videos and magazines. That was always such a thrill.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by KUBINS View Post
                                  Y’all been eating too many member berries. There’s so much rad shit happening right now. Why do people have such a hard time enjoying the present?
                                  It was the height of rollerblading. Pros that were pushing the sport, products left right and centre from loads of companies, dvd parts that were very well produced and not just a compilation of DLSR footage with a £15 price tag, shops that were in business (and more than just one), the whole gnarly aesthetic of the sport compared to the more "smart" aesthetic now. I could go on.

                                  I'm not poo-pooing the amazing things happening in the sport now, in fact im congratulating it, but we all miss certain aspects of our hobbies or communities. Seeing so many companies fold and less people generally being introduced is sad.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by `\.oOOo./` View Post
                                    I miss finding skate skate spots i saw in videos and magazines. That was always such a thrill.
                                    What were some of the spots you found? That sounds amazing, I wish I had that experience.

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                                      #19
                                      I miss Elk's fan fiction
                                      masterbla.de

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                                        #20
                                        I miss getting hyped on new skates, as if a new boot might actually really change things. I remember UFS remz, Xsjados and Carbons feeling like real game changers. I miss how busy and rowdy Be-Mag used to be.
                                        Yours truly,

                                        Metric F. Tonne

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                                          #21
                                          to be honest, I miss be-mag the most. I can remember commenting then minutes later that whole thread being pushed down to the second page. I miss being an asshole. facebook isn't the same and everyone is too nice, plus it's all guys in their 30s forcing their kids to skate while jerking off to grindplates and jon julio


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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by DnEhThEnD View Post
                                            to be honest, I miss be-mag the most. I can remember commenting then minutes later that whole thread being pushed down to the second page. I miss being an asshole. facebook isn't the same and everyone is too nice, plus it's all guys in their 30s forcing their kids to skate while jerking off to grindplates and jon julio
                                            Man. I miss that too. I also miss the vague posts from industry heads here under monikers that would stir the pot.

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                                              #23
                                              I miss the smell of skateshops.

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Toebex View Post
                                                What were some of the spots you found? That sounds amazing, I wish I had that experience.
                                                Just a ton of spots in and around Orange County, CA. I don't want to do the leg work of providing examples, but the spots were at schools, parks, and businesses in Corona del Mar, Dana Point, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Anaheim, Cypress, Buena Park, and outlying areas like downtown Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, Venice, Upland, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Oceanside, Escondido...

                                                We kept two Thomas Guides highlighted and full of notes for spots. I have no clue what happened to my copy, must have left it in California when I moved in 2000.

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