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Iain Mcleod interview

Iain McLeod has been around for what seems like forever. The 29-year old ninja from California is still shredding hard and recently received a new pro-skate from Razors. He doesn't plan on stopping any time soon: 'I just still love rollerblading too much to quit'.... Read More...

Amsterdam Week: An Interview With Gijs Piss AKA The Inventor of the Real Street Contest

Gijs 'Piss' Peetsold has been an influential blader since the 90s. Sure he can shred, and inspire through blading, but his real strength lies in all the things that make blading badass off the skates. Media, events, brands, developing talented young bladers, he's had his fingers in all those pies. At his ripe age you'd expect him to take it easy, and let skating take the backseat. But no. He and his colleague (Amnon Klein) recently created an epic grindbox across the street from his work, and by doing so got half of the washed up generation of Amsterdam's bladers back on four/eight wheels. All in a day's work for this bald cat owning, single-malt sipping, cigar smoking, poker playing rollerblader. This dude is invaluable, not just for the world of Blading, but especially for those who's life he enriches with kindness, generosity and the ability to criticize everything to an early death. My man Piss.... Read More...

In Depth: Brian Aragon

Brian Aragon, undoubtedly one of the top and most influential rollerbladers in the history of the sport. He wins competitions, has a flawlessly fluid style, inspires rollers both old and new, represents the sport in a positive way, and he never quits…anything. It is no secret that this superstar will be remembered for a long time and share in history with the likes of Dustin Latimer, Jon Julio, Arlo Eisenberg, and Chris Edwards. With his skating being in the limelight for quite some time now people think they’ve got him figured out; who he is, why he is, and what he’s all about. But, do you really know all there is to know about Brian Aragon?... Read More...

Up and Comers: Jo Zenk

The usual introductions start with the moment when you first met the guy to be interviewed. In this specific case I have to say, that I am not quite sure where I met Johannes the first time, but I am sure about the fact that as soon as I got to know him a little I hated him instantly. Never would I ever hang out with that guy. Life can teach you tough lessons and the one that I was taught when it comes to Johannes Zenk is, that you should never judge someone on first sight. ... Read More...

In the Know: CJ Wellsmore

Although relatively new to the spotlight, CJ has had wheels under his feet since the beginning, and has been competing internationally for over a decade. Starting at such a young age and skating in the shadows of Australian legends like Cesar Mora and Matt Salerno has left CJ with an unmistakable natural style for skating, especially on transition. Since returning to his blades in 2005 – after a short break for beach lifestyle – in just a few years, CJ has refined his skills and established himself as one of the worlds top bladers. CJ's skills on the blades are undeniable, even to the outsider's eye, but what makes his skating even more enjoyable to watch is the fact you can tell how much he loves it. CJ still has the same passion for skating as he did when he first started, which I think is what's needed to inspire the next generation of skaters.... Read More...

Up and comers: Eric Michael

You wonder who the heck is Eric Michael? But you probably remember the guy doing that desaster true top-porn at this year's SDSF Open? And yeah that's Eric Michael. For most of the people this Florida resident came out of nothing. That's just one reason to catch up with Eric. ... Read More...