Introduction by Be-Mag Text by 24/7 Rollerblader Oli Benet
Enter The Powerhouse – Chapter 1
It’s not just cold in London, it’s freezing. I pulled up my hood and watched the air escape my mouth in the form of a small cloud.
Two days ago I was sitting in the sun sipping beer and munching on a chicken sandwich. Today I am Christmas shopping in Oxford Street, slipping on ice and turning down earnest offers of flyers, the spam of the streets – no I’m not interested in your „Amazing Offers“, please consider performing an „Amazing F.offer“.
Its been three months since Powerhouse opened its doors to this experiment. Is it working? My mind was elsewhere as I barged through shoppers with all the grace of a seal in a sand-pit.
There was always a risk. Skaters are not famous for their love of quiet nights in watching documentaries neither are they known for their early morning sundance routines, but the time and the place was right and with the top skaters in the scene having grown and matured it seems we have created the perfect environment for the development of great things.