Company Profile: Skate Crazy Skate Shop

Seattles scene has been very unfortunate with the shutdown of Skatebarn last year. Recently, things are starting to look a lot better with the opening of a new shop in the area, ran by Stacy Schlutsmeyer. Check out this Company Profile of Skate Crazy Skate Shop out of Seattle, Washington!

Competition Report: Beat the Chump 4

If there is one thing I’m starting to realize in rollerblading, it’s that thirty is quickly becoming the new twenty. Last weekend in Bellevue, Washington, rollerbladers from all around the northwest US and southwest CA came out for the fourth installment of the Beat the Chump 4 contest, the Seattle-area park competition with a unique run-based format. Skaters take turns doing lines through the compact park until they stop, or fall. It’s a nice break from the common Jam Session format, which often proves dangerous in Bellevue Indoor.

Contest Report: TacTown Takeover 2011

What can I say about a contest with little to no competition? I mean there were competitors, just no competition battling for the 1st! Hands down after the second round we knew who was going to win this event. The 'TacTown Takeover', part of the NWBack2Back Series and little brother to 'Street Battle Seattle', took place on August 27th 2011 in the city of Tacoma.

Josiah Blee Summer 2011 Edit by Bander Saleh

This is Josiah Blee's Summer 2011 edit. Filmed and edited by Bander Saleh. Additional filming by Anthony Rowe, Jonathan Roulston, Bobby Tateishi, Brandon Weller and Sam Asken. Shot in Seattle, Washington.

North West Back 2 Back in Portland, Oregon

New to the Northwest for 2011 with the fall of Street Battle Seattle comes not 1 but 2 events to take the reign! First event and idea of the legendary Aaron Feinberg taking place in Portland, Or on July 23rd. Second event takes place a month later in Tacoma, Wa on August 27th. Both events will be held and hosted by Aaron and SBS creator Jeremy Townsend earning skaters points for the WRS.

North West Back 2 Back in Tacoma, Washington

New to the Northwest for 2011 with the fall of Street Battle Seattle comes not 1 but 2 events to take the reign! First event and idea of the legendary Aaron Feinberg taking place in Portland, Or on July 23rd. Second event takes place a month later in Tacoma, Wa on August 27th. Both events will be held and hosted by Aaron and SBS creator Jeremy Townsend earning skaters points for the WRS.

Rolling Artist: Vinny Minton

In the second installment of "Rolling Artist" we catch up with one of the most progressive videographers in the biz, Vinny Minton. Vinny talks about his career in cinematography, how he managed to get his name out when he started, sheds light onto key ingredients of good camera work, his work ethics and also draws a detailed picture of what he's up to next. His enthusiasm and high standards of quality reflect in his work and are important components of his success.

Faces of Barn Burner 2011

Barn Burner 2011 took place in Seattle last weekend and Andy Roulston was on site to capture the atmosphere on and off the course. This article marks the upbeat for our Barn Burner coverage, stay tuned for more over the next few days!

A Sunday with Jeremy Townsend

Jeremy picked me up mid day and we decided to cruise downtown Seattle to find spots that were brand new or looked upon in the past. Because parking in downtown is extremely competitive we had to park in a hidden lot in between some abandoned buildings. Taking the risk of getting a citation we decided it was more important to strap on the blades and not waste anymore day light.

Akright Apparel

A new Rollerblading company from Seattle was launched by local skater Michol Franklin. Have a look at their website. We are looking forward to their 2011 push.