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Brian Shima

The Blading Cup: a View from Under the Ramps

Ivan Narez, Erik Stokley, and I arrived at Jon and Viola Julio’s loft around 4:30 Thursday morning. Ivan slept most of the way in pure exhaustion from finalizing the details on getting copies of the Shred ‘Til You’re Dead II book, DVD, and Blu Ray that were releasing the next day. By that time, I had been awake nearly 24 hours and about five of those were driving from Walnut Creek to Santa Ana. ... Read More...

Joey Chase About His Roots, Sponsors, Fester and Crazy Travels

Joey Chase. An immortal sent to destroy “man’s” concrete jungles with his “Blades” of fury? Or, a mortal without the burden of pain, touched with enough talent and persistence to raise him to the highest level of “Awesomeness”? Or, is this his cocoon phase, as he patiently waits to blossom in to a seven foot tall, four armed bartender, destined to run “Murder Face Chase, The Drinking Place”? Or maybe, just maybe, Joey Chase is as simple as the stick figure man on the door of public men’s restrooms. None of these are known to be the truth and his legends are not for me to say. ... Read More...

Thoughts on 'Long Time, No See' by Craig Smith

Our sport peaked some years back. That is an undisputable fact. Since then we have seen many videos focussing more on the culture, its roots and where it’s going. Some are unrealistically optimistic, some are glorified edits, but few are as honest as 'Long Time, No See'. ... Read More...

RW Wednesdays with SSM

Another Rdub session at Power Inn skatepark but this time Brian Shima, BJ Bernhardt and Leon Humphries decided to roll through.... Only filmed all of this in ab... Read More...

In depth: Marc ‘Enanoh’ Moreno

Enanoh, was the name given to Mr Marc Moreno, somewhere around the late 90's back when Marc was the youngest and by far the smallest little lad in amongst a pack of evolving rolling spanish giants. Enanoh, translated from Spanish to English = dwarf. Time, brings great changes, today Marc is the tallest amongst his allies, he is not just an icon to the younger generation but is looked upon as an inspiration amongst many of the Giants who once help to raise a dwarf. ... Read More...

NYC Street Invite: Final Competitors List & Wildcard Nominations

The time has come and the final competitor list for the 2011 NYC Street Invitational is finished. We have taken our time choosing the absolute best street skaters from all over the world to bring to New York City and we think we have a pretty amazing competitor list put together. Now onto those Wild Card spots that we have promised: Due to the nature of the competition we will not have time for a qualifications or Amateur competition. Our main priority is to give those invited to the event every opportunity to shred what we will be putting in front of them. We will be accepting suggestions for the 5 remaining Wild Card spots for the NYC Street Invitational. The top 5 submitted bladers will be invited to the competition. One submission per person so choose wisely. ... Read More...

Stephane Julien – Exclusive Interview and Edit

Stephane and I have been friends for 14 years. I know him as much as I know myself. We have been through so much together, kind of like two soldiers that fought side by side, you know? Steph is an extraordinary human being, he is always there for you if you need help or something. I have seen him going through many faces in his life. He is working hard on becoming a better person and seeing that is such an inspiration for me and all the peeps around him. Skating wise...? Well, I will let the edit speak for itself. All I can say is that skating with him is a true blessing in my life. Thanks Stephane for being a brother to me. I’ll see you tonight anyway at the TAZ session!... Read More...

Up and comers: Victor Legrand

Victor Legrand is just a child, but he's been on a quick rise here on the French scene. As we live pretty far apart, we only get to see each other once in a while. Every chance I get to watch him skate though, I am amazed by how much he has progressed since the last time. Most of you reading this will have no clue what I'm talking about: once you've watched this edit Fred Simcic kindly put together, you'll have to wait until the next one to fully comprehend my words. Victor is nowhere near the top of his game yet, but he's getting up there fast. As for myself, I am incredibly proud to see his skating become more impressive every day, as well as to see my son grow up as a person! ... Read More...

Adrià Saa „Mineroh“ Interview

Everyone who knows Mineroh, knows that his skating is raw. The spot finder, a guy who was born for moving in the streets, takes Rollerblading as his life and passion. Mineroh is the best friend, he is loyal and he doesn't give up on anything. He can be fucked up in his life and he'll still come to blade or film with a smile on his face. This is Adrià Saa, a guy who lives to blade and to represent everyone that supports him so hard. If you come to Barcelona you will probably get to know him, because BCN streets are a jungle and he knows how to cross it on his blades.... Read More...

Sacha Lopez: One Minute One Spot

Check out this hot new One Minute One Spot edit of Argentinian young gun and Remz & Grindhouse flow rider Sacha Miguel Lopez from Stuttgart, Germany. We wanted to find out how many combos he could do starting off with a backside backslide and this is the result. Enjoy.... Read More...

BuddyTour 2010

What follows is excerpts from a 30 page essay I wrote about Ian's and my mini-tour in December 2010. I've excluded some important, memorable events for brevity's sake involving Toy Story 3, a penis-obsessed Olympic athlete, Mike Lilly, and somebody pepper-spraying a sandwich. It is partly about rollerblading, but mostly a journal I kept while I was traveling. There are a few manipulations of time, but nothing drastic. Some paragraphs were literally copied and pasted out of context so it's not the most cohesive, fluent writing style. Deal with it. ... Read More...