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Company Profile: Kaltik Hardware

Kaltik has been going strong for many years now with the UK and Ireland being its main markets. As of recent, Kaltik created a lot of buzz within the community by releasing their latest product the "Stealth Flat Frames", a frame with an uniquely shaped h-block to allow for a new experience in flat skating. Be-Mag sat down with company owner Conor Manweiler to discuss his approach with Kaltik, his views on the industry, product developement as well as Kaltiks new flat frames that have just hit the shops.... Read More...

Three lines with Adrien Anne

I was bored in my area so I decided with Dany Molinari and Roman Abrate to go somewhere else and skate some different stuff. We came up with the idea to get to Italy, eat some good food, enjoy the good weather and skate some different spots that haven't been skated before. ... Read More...

Up and comers: Eric Michael

You wonder who the heck is Eric Michael? But you probably remember the guy doing that desaster true top-porn at this year's SDSF Open? And yeah that's Eric Michael. For most of the people this Florida resident came out of nothing. That's just one reason to catch up with Eric. ... Read More...

One Minute One Spot: Thomas Lieurey

So Thomas Lieurey or better known as petit Thomas has got himself a one minute one spot for be-mag ay:). I've known Thom the outrage character for about 1 year now. We met in Santa monica LA 2009 at photographer' Jeremy Condamines place. That lasted 2 days before we found ourselves on our own with nowhere to go. So I had to take Thom with me who I didn't know and who didn't speak English at all to a hostel in Hollywood. Not much talking was going on so we decided to party or "we make party" as Thom would put it lol. I soon found out Thom could speak great English! ... Read More...

Albert Hooi: 1 Minute 1 Spot

Albert Hooi has been on USD since time began. Something about his silent assassin style makes him one of the most exclusive characters in rollerblading, and someone we are proud to have on the team. Albert’s technical skating is nothing short of mind-blowing, and watching him skate, effortlessly gliding over all obstacles almost, puts you in a state of trance. ... Read More...

Yuto Goto: One Minute One Spot

Back in the day there was Japan's posterboy Chiaki Ito appearing on all the major contests (XGames, ASA etc.) worldwide. Today there are some new faces and talents stepping up the game and drawing a lot more attention to Japan from the rest of the rolling world again. We approached Yuto (one of the new talents) two weeks ago and received this edit almost 24 hours later. This guy not only impressed us with his dedication, but more with his solid skating talent that you can see in this edit. When he answered the questions that we sent him there was one answer that made us smile. His favorite skater from back in the day is Alex Broskow (and not for example Chiaki Ito). Yuto seems to be just too new-school to know any of the legendary skaters. But seeing his One Minute One Spot there is no sign of being new school anymore...he already seems to be conscience-proof and talented like the older guys. ... Read More...

Leon Basin: One Minute, One Spot

With this One Minute One Spot edit we want to take the chance to introduce you to the person in charge of Shop Task (Skateshop in Canada): Leon Basin. The Israel native is not only good at pushing Rollerblading in Canada through his Rollerblade-Shop. He is more than that. Leon has been rollerblading more than half of his life and has been an inspiration in terms of Rollerblading for a lot of people that skate with him. Even though Leon is a pretty busy man since he also recently opened a Shop-Task store front in Downtown Vancouver he still found some time to film some extraordinary stuff for be-mag. Peep it! ... Read More...

Valo at the Chaz Sands Invitational 2010

The Valo Team did pretty well at this year's Chaz Sands competition: Chihiro Azuma (Japan) won the girls competition, Elliot Stevens (England) took the third place at the Amateur competition and Soichiro Kanashima placed third at the Pro competition. Valo apparently didn't sleep last night since they worked on this nice contest feature showing some exclusive Valo footage from the comp. Enjoy! ... Read More...