In Depth: Chaz Sands

I met Chaz for the first time during a contest in Rome back in 2002. I guess I’d only known him for like 24 hours, but after some drinks we were already making plans to drive my car all the way from Rome to Glasgow, to spend some extra time in Scotland. The next morning we cancelled this crazy idea because of everybody's hangovers. I also remember we were sitting together in the car that night with a Dutch friend of mine who needed skates. Chaz said: “No problem. I will call Salomon right now for a pair of skates” haha....So there he was at 3 o’clock in the morning calling the Salomon headquarters for a pair of skates. Ever since then we’ve been in contact, and I'm always trying to bring him over to my events here in Holland; the main goal is to have a great time and the secondary goal is to have some nice blading sessions. And I must say we are scoring every single time except this one time during my 30th birthday!I visited his house and local skatepark for a week a few years ago, which was a great experience. I hope I can make this trip again soon. Chaz is a great personality, a down to earth person with a big sense of humor and besides that he is still killing it on his blades. Like this video I saw lately of him learning fakie 1080...

Achosen Few Santee Street comp

You have all seen or at least heard of the SANTEE crew, so now come out and experience the Santee street competition. It is going to be a day of sick competition. Nick Wood has has some fun side competitions with in the main competition to get thing even more wild. 1st place will win a minimum of $500 but more than likely it will be more than that. So make sure you get out to San Diego on the 21st for what is going to be a very memorable event.

Diego Luppi: new edit

Lausanne local Diego Luppi comes up with a sweet edit. Filmed in the Lausanne skatepark. Check it out.

Diego Luppi: new edit

Lausanne local Diego Luppi comes up with a sweet edit. Filmed in the Lausanne skatepark. Check it out.

Lausanne Street&Bowl Contest 2010 – promo video

You might know Diego Luppi from this year's Winterclash. He took the third place at the Amateur competition. Now he is hosting again his own competition in Lausanne, the Lausanne Street&Bowl Contest 2010. Check out his promo edit here.

Ground Control Video ‘GC.1’ by Simon Mulvaney: Julian Bah Profile

Released in 2011, Ground Control came to define a years worth of achievement from the blading community. Featuring a strong roster of talent from the team itself and directed by Simon Mulvaney, this film tells a story of the frames beneath the feet of every GC rider. Episode 9 highlights the insane trick vocabulary of one of the most iconic bladers of all time; Julian Bah, all executed with breathetaking style and precision. Shot entirely in sun soaked San Diego and Las Vegas, we get a glimpse of what it is like to party and blade with the man himself. -Simon Mulvaney

Kickstarter for Shredweiser’s The Balas Perdidas Americana Tour

Help the Shredweiser boys to fund their Balas Perdidas Americana Tour through Kickstarter! The roster for the trip includes John Bolino, Brian Bina, Chris Dafick, Erik Stokley, Matty Schrock, Marc Moreno, Adria Saa, Miguel Ramos, Seba Seufferheld, and Steve Gasstation. They plan on venturing through Oakland, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Yellowstone, Reno, Yosemite, Zion, Vegas, New Mexico, Arizona, San Diego, and Los Angeles and produce a tour video of the trip!

SSM Bloodspill Edit feat. Humphries, Dafick, Schrock, O’Neill, Bina and more

Once again I have been privileged to keep the company of an amazing group of people. Not only team mates, but close friends. This is a short video that captures the illest vibe. Shot in Northern California based at the Shredwieser house in Oakland and cruises in San Francisco. Down south in Los Angeles with Haitian Magazine, San Diego and Las Vegas to hang with my extended family there. So much went down but you only get to see the tricks. -Leon Humphries

‘Urban Decay’ (1998) by Jan Welch

'Urban Decay' was the first major video I came out with, which was distributed by Video Action Sports. Features skating from Texas as well as footage from a long road trip I made with Lonnie Gallegos to San Diego, Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Features profiles on Robert Guerrero, Chris Fleener, Anthony Medina, Erick Garcia and Jared Magers. -Jan Welch

Vicious Team Video Intro section – Jan Welch

Jan Welch recently moved back to his hometown of Austin, TX from sunny San Diego. He's just posted up some vintage blading from Rat-Tail for the world to enjoy. Check out the Vicious bearings team video "Sleeze" intro.

Tim Franken: Tri-State Skate 2011

One hour with Tim Franken at OB Skate Park in San Diego, CA. Tim is currently filming a section and will be skating and filming throughout California all month. Stay tuned.

Competition Report: Bladesgiving 2011

Preparing for months for one of the biggest competitions in Florida, Bladesgiving has turned out to be one of the funnest and biggest rollerblading events in the Southern United States along with the Pow-wow. And we are only in our second year! Skaters gathered from all over the country for a chance to rank up the WRS points and take home some cash and the huge trophy. Tim Franken, out of San Diego, Razors rider Wake Schepman, out of PA, Pro SSM rider Joey Chase and Razors flow Sammy Chase, out of Orlando, just to name a few. Also, coming all the way from Canada was our good friend Kevin Lapierre, who hurt his ankle warming up, and had to drop out of the contest. He made that huge trip, and our sympathies are with him, and we hope he recovers very soon.

SDSF: Quick Words and a Session with Louie Zamora by Max Manning

A few weeks ago SDSF and I put together a plan to gather everyone up for a MNS (Monday Night Shred). We also had originally already planned to have Louie do a talking number so it just naturally worked out! Check out Louie doing his thing and tearing it up as usual alongside SDSF riders and San Diego locals Hayden Ball, Russell Day & Chris Waters! -Max Manning