Text by: Vincent Morretino
Photography of Catalin Olteanu (sharkyROL)
What Happened to Grindplates?
Murder By Death interview
Single Servings photo section
Over 100 photos from the U.S., Canada, England, France and Romania. If you haven’t read any of the previous issues, you might want to take a look at this one.
This is the end of the road. There are no more issues after this one. Balance was fun to work on, but I am pursuing other projects and this just takes up too much time. Since a lot of rollerbladers are terrible at following through with commitments, I’ve decided that it’s no longer worth my time chasing them down weeks after deadlines have passed. Thank you to every single person who contributed to Balance, even if I nagged you at times. I’d like to think the end result was worth it.
Two years, eight and a half issues. 400 pages of content, hundreds of photos, dozens of contributors. More than 420,000 individual page views by over 70,000 readers in 64 countries.
All issues of Balance can be found here, and the Balance rolling magazine website will be relaunched in a few weeks with a fresh new layout where all of the back issues will stay for a few years until I let the domain expire. There will be no blog, there will be no updates.