Ryan Schude Lomography.com Interview

Lomography.com just posted this interview with former DB photographer Ryan Schude, talking about his take on analog photography, his experiences with it in a digital world and some upcoming projects. Also check out this Be-mag Print feature in issue 34.

Chris Haffey Cali Tour part 1

"We just couldn't stop after the good times on our last Euro tour after the Clash, too much fun with everyone all throughout Germany, Holland, Belgium and France. So here we are, back home after Bittercold, deciding to tour our own backyard: Cali!" - Kato

New Be-Mag Fashion Spring Collection!

We debuted limited quantities from our new Spring Collection at both Winterclash and Bitter Cold Showdown and those sold out fast! And the feedback we got from everyone was great! So now we are proud to officially launch the Be-Mag Spring Collection!

Genre is Dead: Chris Majette Interview

"I wanted to start a wheel company without forcing my riders to leave their current sponsors so I started Genre to be marketed and sold separately from Denial. The first video was a lot of work but it ended up being successful and I planned to follow it up in one year. Shortly before the release of this video I lost two of my pros. Then another pro needed his footage for his skate sponsor, while another was skating less and less. There were troubles with the law, trouble with money, children, night shifts, family; nothing but drama. It seemed wrong to put out a video without a single section by our pro riders. The company changed and I apologize to all my current Denial pro riders for holding onto this footage for so long. Your skate sponsors have changed, your clothing has changed, your music tastes have changed but your footage is too good to be left unseen. ...or maybe we're just in Denial." -Majette

The Blake Taylor Pow-Wow Interview

How could you possibly articulate the atmosphere of the Pow-Wow qualifiers? Drunken stunt blading, loosely structure chaos, southern bedlam... that is exactly how I would accurately portray my experience at the these qualifiers. An unending chorus of “hell yeahs” followed by a level of skating that could give any staple competition a run for the money (and keep in mind that this was just the qualifier event).

Up-And-Comers: Josh Glowicki Profile

Photographer Dale Travers recently traveled to the States and not only shot the photos for this piece with Josh Glowicki, but handled the interview as well. So enjoy this interview + edit + photos of one of Dallas, Texas' big up-and-comers, Josh Glowicki!

:10 With Fallon Heffernan

Fallon Heffernan has had a long journey in life to get where she is today in rollerblading. Rolling literally saved her and she's now one of the top women rollers out there. ...and she can also give almost any pro male rider out there a run for their money. Be-Mag is going to be covering women's rollerblading more as we move forward so we're happy to bring you this quick check-in with Fallon that we did in Berlin last month at Winterclash.

Checking In With Tom Hyser

Legend Tom Hyser has shaped rollerblading in many ways, from his pro days to his work with K2, to Skatepile, and most recently in his current role with Rollerblade. Troy Sanders just checked in with Tom to see how life is treating him these days...

:05 With Andy Wegener

Andy Wegener, the man behind Razors, is a hard man to nail down for an interview. He's a good guy, but doesn't say a lot on the record. However, we checked in with Andy very quickly at this year's Bitter Cold Showdown just to see what he and the Razor's team have planned for 2010. Thanks, Andy! -B

Richie Eisler Retrospective

About a decade ago I met this guy somewhere on the streets of Regina. Where, when, and how must be as dull as the city itself, for I lack the memories. But I do hope all the other experiences and knowledge I've gained from knowing such a person will stick with me forever.

Mark Korte – Bitter Cold Showdown Interview

One of the great things about a major competition/tradeshow like Bitter Cold is that everyone is here! Pretty much every pro, up-and-coming am, and industry head is in attendance. Mark Korte, who runs things over at Powerslide and the Conference, was kind enough to sit down for a few minutes and share his thoughts on the USD All-Star Team, skate technology, and a few other topics...

BCSD Photo Update 1 – Friday

BCSD X is under way! The park opened for session at noon, the pros and companies are arriving and the park is already being destroyed with tricks! Here are a few iPhone photos for everyone. Be-Mag's media team has arrived now for the most part and we'll be getting proper updates coming very soon! -B

Introducing… Tad John Tregeagle

I ran into Tad for the first time at a local skatepark I used to skate by myself while I was going to college. I had skated that park for months without ever seeing another rollerblader. It took me by surprise when I showed up and there were bladers there that killed it, yet I had never met them before.

Jochen Smuda Interview + UCON Spring Collection Preview

UCON never ceases to amaze us with each new line. Recently we met them at Winterclash where they talked about their ideas, what has changed and where they are heading. Oh, and they also showed us all their new goods! We were, of course, really impressed with the huge new line and all the detailing and extra work they put into their products. UCON is definitely on another level with their collection, their focus on quality and their constant push to include their ideas with each new latest line. Enjoy some some pics of the new line below along with a quick interview we did with Jochen for the launch of this line. -Michael Bayr

United We Roll – Dale Travers’ Scene Report

Dale Travers has been doing a lot to promote rolling in Australia and the UK for several years now. By holding Skatemeets on a regular basis he's been able to connect older and younger generations of rollers in a way that's laying a great foundation for the future of our sport. Enjoy Dale's report on what he's been up to! -B

:10 WITH OLI SHORT

While we were out at Winterclash this year, everyone and their mother was there. So it seemed like a good idea to corner as many pros and industry heads as possible for quick interviews. Enjoy this check-in with Mr. Oli Short! -B

Daniel Kinney / BCSD In-The-Know

2010 is already proving to be a big year for rollerblading! Winterclash just went down big time in Europe and Bitter Cold Showdown (BCSD) is only one week away! Are you going? Whether you are or not, enjoy this in-the-know with the one and only BCSD Founder Daniel Kinney! -B