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Brian Shima

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...

One Minute, One Spot: Olga Bouwhuis

I could start by saying that its hard to put down some words about Olga Bouwhuis because she is my girlfriend and that could complicate things. But instead, I find it quite easy to write about her. The reason for that is that she is not only my girlfriend, she is also my best friend, my skating buddy and one of the funniest and down to earth girls I have ever come across. She has a big heart for the new generation kids on wheels and an even bigger heart for Rob G. She is the kind of person that you just can't describe in words. Olga for me is the purest form in rollerblading, too me.. she is rollerblading! ... Read More...

BEAT CONTROL – A film by Karsten Boysen

Sometimes you don't really know what you're getting yourself into. Work might just stay a piece of cake or become a hard challenge. When you're an ambitious person like Karsten Boysen, it usually turns out to be the latter. Since Karsten got his hands on cameras, he has fought one hell of a lot of those self imposed challenges. This year he portrayed the rolling scene of his hometown Hamburg and that is something the scene there has been missing for quite some time.... Read More...

Up and comers: Camill von Egloffstein

I remember commenting his first handrail grinds, when he was still one foot smaller than me. That's hardly a few years ago. Today he's a rolling entertainer! So I still love to comment on him, even though I have to be aware, with him being more than one foot taller than me, right now. He made his way as one of the youngest of the Munich rollerbladers from the early 00s, to become the Munich answer to Tory Treseder, somehow. Whether T-Rex or not, I have to admit that he is doing his thing. Being a reliable down to earth friend, who is loving life and rolling for life.... Read More...

Three lines with Nils Jansons

I will be just repeating myself by writing that this youngster has mad skills, raw talent and an awesome brother who is a professional video editor which as we all know is crucial to get some good recognition. Yet even the best conditions for developing a rollerblading 'career' are nothing without your own will and love for the sport. Nils has both, there is no doubt about it. While I have to remind some of our team riders to send some clips or photos from time to time, Nils is bombing my e-mail box constantly with new stuff by himself. I'm sure he would be ripping with the same level even if he wouldn't have any sponsors or outside support. During tours Nils is always skating no matter what – bad spots, good spots, skate alone or with a large group of people – no problem with that. As he has just matured, a true rollerblader soul is fully awaken – skate hard and party even harder! I'm sure he is the right man in the right place - Nils Jansons is 18. Nils Jansons is in constant progress. Nils Jansons is the future... ... Read More...

Keith Mew: One Minute One Spot

This spot is a school well known to most local skaters, its on 17th and Windsor in the heart of the city. There has been some recent pressure washing off wax activity here which may lead to capping, so I thought I should get some clips before the school becomes unskateable. This place is like a little skatepark, there are tons of ledges, some decent lines, weird shit in the front, and a guardrail that we cut the middle support of to skate the rail. This was shot on Sunday August 22, 2010 on a cloudy and sunny day in the always beautiful city of Vancouver.... Read More...

Guillaume Le Gentil: 1 Minute, 1 Spot

Guillaume Le Gentil , what’s in a name. This guy is not only named ‘ nice’ in French , he brings a more than nice bag of tricks to the table. Skating fast is the main ingredient. We filmed his ‘ One Minute...’ in about 30-35 minutes , on one of Amsterdams slipperiest curbs , in Osdorp. And besides handeling his business nicely he’s a pretty nice guy too. ... Read More...

A different view on the San Diego Blade Scene

Recently a recent guest of our city ran an article entitled “San Diego Scene Report” that ruffled a few feathers around here. His article featured very few of the skaters, industry and importance that san diego has in rollerblading. I’ve lived here my whole life and have been a part of the SD blade scene for over 15 years. So when the boys over here asked me to do the real scene report, I thought that I could do a little better, and pay some tribute to perhaps the most important city in our sport.... Read More...

Episode Four: Chaz Sands Invitational 09

The Chaz Sands Invite comes up this weekend (May 8th). Last year Simon Mulvaney (in cooperation with a lot of other people) created a special Chaz Sands Invitational Documentary. This is episode 4 providing you a special look at the professional competition and awards ceremony. Watch this and you will get juiced for the competition. ... Read More...

4×4 – Leading the blind

Blast from the past: The Blading Renaissance (Russia) just posted up some of the most epic DVDs Rollerblading had to offer in its short history. Check out Shima, Stockwell, Haffey, Alex Broskow and some more terrorizing the streets of America! ... Read More...

Episode Three: Chaz Sands Invitational 09

The Chaz Sands Invite comes up pretty soon (May 8th). Last year Simon Mulvaney in cooperation with a lot of other people (see below) created a special Chaz Sands Invitational Documentary. Watch this and you will get juiced for the competition. Talking about the competition, make sure don't forget to register until April 30th (registration deadline) if you plan to enter the competition. ... Read More...

Montreal: Boutique Lylac and the Guillaume Roy Interview

We're always searching for articles to showcase the contributions that people are making for the rollerblading industry from the grassroots level. There are so many people offering so much to the industry who go unnoticed or do not get nearly as much attention as they deserve. These people are the ones responsible for spreading rollerblading to new generations and maintaining the involvement of those already participating while creating a strong network allowing the industry to be more than just a temporary flash in the “extreme sports” timeline. Here is the story of Botique Lylac, The Montreal Classic, Nimh VS Canadian Customs, The Taz Project, and Mathieu Ledoux... ... Read More...