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.

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!

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!

Nicolas Schopfer Interview

Somehow, Nicolas Schopfer has managed to fly under the radar for some people. Not for much longer. Enjoy this interview with Nicolas as he talks about everything from skating and photography to tattoos and fixed gear bikes!

Yuto Goto in Aspo

Be-Mag is always trying to showcase you the people who move and influence their local scenes. Here we've just spotted this short edit showing some...

Todd McInerney Interview

If you really think about it, rollerblades are silly. But thankfully there are people who discover a piece of their spirit in these wheeled boots... and they get hooked. Rollerblading is lucky that Todd got hooked (and so am I). Although it's difficult to pinpoint what sparked Todd's lifelong interest in skating, I've often had a theory that rollerblading gave Todd something that he couldn't find anywhere else. There's nothing silly about that...

Yuto Goto Park Edit

Yuto Goto - The new inspiration from Japan. You might have heard about this young talent already. You need a refresher? Then this is the edit you...