Interviews Article

Julian Coulter Interview

Julian Coulter is a name that seems to pop up quite a lot lately. We decided to check in with the guy who had a killer section in City and the Seed, dropped an exceptional street profile a few months ago, skydives and surfs besides skating, and somehow manages to keep a full time job at a large accountancy firm as well.... Read More...

WOLFPACK: an interview with Valentin Tuil & Mourad Leuchi

It's rare when a group of rollerbladers put a lot of time, money and effort into crafting together a video project. We're lucky to report that our friends at Arcena did all of the above and created their latest French blade-flick called "Wolfpack". The trailers peaked our interest and we wanted to delve further into the creative process and find out from both the director, Valentin Tuil and the producer, Mourad Leuchi what it took to complete this project.... Read More...

Kevin Kai Yee: Behind the mind.

Kevin "Kenji" Yee can divide rollerbladers' opinions faster than he could divide yo mama's legs, and that's quick. He's recently been causing controversy with his "start loving rollerblading" and "stop hating rollerblading" videos, and slowly sneaking out the mysterious Stay Fakey concept onto the social networks. We caught up with Kenji to find out what we could about what's going on inside his head. ... Read More...

Adrian Deck: Clips and Questions

Adrian Deck is way more awesome than Google Translate. The latter never won Winterclash, shredded the hell out of multiple handrails at once, or made the following badass blading edit. Adrian took the time to talk to us about skating, social media, anger, pain and his home country. Thanks a million to Adrian, for taking the time for this interview, for ripping hard and for letting us see him do it. No thanks at all to Google, because me and Adrian made this readable our damn selves.... Read More...

CJ Wellsmore Video Interview: About Winterclash, Seba Skates, His Role Models and Future Endeavours

CJ Wellsmore has been a well known name in the blading world for a hot minute now, but only a few have gotten the chance to witness his blading prowess in person. This all changed when CJ got involved with Seba Skates, whom could provide him with the means to travel across the globe, and showcase his blading capability and to promote his yet to be released ‘Seba CJ Wellsmore Pro Skate’.... Read More...

Iain Mcleod interview

Iain McLeod has been around for what seems like forever. The 29-year old ninja from California is still shredding hard and recently received a new pro-skate from Razors. He doesn't plan on stopping any time soon: 'I just still love rollerblading too much to quit'.... Read More...

Adrien Anne: Anonyme.

3 years in the making, Adrien Anne's "Anonyme" showcases the best of blading from all over Europe. Adrien spoke with us about bringing the under-represented street skills of these guys into the spotlight, and the messages "Anonyme" is trying to send. ... Read More...

Jan Ebbert Interview: Talking About Winterclash And His Vision On Skating

I've known Jan Ebbert (former Niehues) since the day I started skating. He visited my home-skatepark with his shoulder-long hair, packed full of protectors and tried do his first grinds. With his reserved and calm personality he displayed a huge contrast to our crew and somehow he filled a gap. However, the thing i mostly like about him is the fact that he gained experience and became even more mature throughout the time - especially skating-wise! "Der Deutsche" (The German) has a fluent and steady style which comes with the fact that he knows about the things he is able to do - he might won't risk as much as others would, but it means that he will always be on the safe and steady side on skates. Moreover, Jan has the ability to only skate once in a month and still be able to land all the tricks his vocabulary consists! Obijankinobi is our padawan, so look out, he just in the beginnings!... Read More...

Jojo Jacobi speaks about Summerclash 2013

Berlin resident and Valo rider Jojo Jacobi is one of the hardest working men in blading. Our recently appointed Editor-in-Chief of Be-Mag rolling magazine also founded the premium content Blading.info, works with Hedon Skate and created the biggest blading event worldwide — the Winterclash. As if he didn’t have enough on his plate, plans are well underway for the upcoming Summerclash blading festival you’re not gonna want to miss, this coming June. We recently caught up with Jojo for a chat about his plans for the event.... Read More...

Xsjado 2.0 and the Xsjado Pro Team Interview

After many passed deadlines, years of testing, research and design development the Xsjado 2.0 have finally arrived in your local skate shops. What took so long? What were the major changes? Will they make you skate as well as Stockwell and Farmer? Be-mag spoke with the Xsjado Pro team directly to find out a little bit more. ... Read More...

Visual Beats: Music that inspires Julian Bah

J Bah has always been linked to the music world in blading, whether it be him rappin' behind the mic, producing beats in his room or shredding sections to smooth sounds in your favourite videos. We caught up with him and asked him to give us some insight into his musical mind.... Read More...

Amsterdam Week: Edwin Wieringh Interview

You don't just get the name 'From Hell' replaced with your actual, Dutch farmers name. This is a level of awesome that has to be worked hard for. You will have to put all principles and dignity aside, you will have to know no shame and you must act fearles at all times. Simply put, you have to not give a fuck and pull hardcore stunts on even more terrifying spots. So you can understand why us Dutch folk round here take great pride in the fact that Edwin 'From Hell' Wieringh is one of ours. ... Read More...

Amsterdam Week: Rolling Artist – Sergio Hasselbaink

Sergio Hasselbaink is one of Amsterdam’s few true wonder boys. He is a unique character on many levels. His swag is absolutely impeccable. Currently, he is experiencing great success with his passion in acting. That face is infamous in the nightly scene of Amsterdam. In short, he is an unstoppable, never-resting soul that does everything with complete passion, interest, and certain sensitivity.... Read More...

Amsterdam Week: An Interview With Gijs Piss AKA The Inventor of the Real Street Contest

Gijs 'Piss' Peetsold has been an influential blader since the 90s. Sure he can shred, and inspire through blading, but his real strength lies in all the things that make blading badass off the skates. Media, events, brands, developing talented young bladers, he's had his fingers in all those pies. At his ripe age you'd expect him to take it easy, and let skating take the backseat. But no. He and his colleague (Amnon Klein) recently created an epic grindbox across the street from his work, and by doing so got half of the washed up generation of Amsterdam's bladers back on four/eight wheels. All in a day's work for this bald cat owning, single-malt sipping, cigar smoking, poker playing rollerblader. This dude is invaluable, not just for the world of Blading, but especially for those who's life he enriches with kindness, generosity and the ability to criticize everything to an early death. My man Piss.... Read More...

Mind The Gap retrospective

Sven Boekhorst made a bold move back in 2007 when he organized the first Mind The Gap. His new contest featured only a couple of ramps and one big gap, but it turned out to be a success. Skaters loved getting airborne and big crowds witnessed some great blading. Five years later the flying Dutchman and his friends have cruised countless miles around Europe with their ramps in tow. Sven has no intention of stopping any time soon, but he did take some time off his busy schedule to celebrate the fifth anniversary of his brainchild with us.... Read More...

Anthony Finocchiaro On the Seba CJ Wellsmore Pro Model Skate and Video

Seba Skates surprised everyone back in September when they announced that they were working on an aggressive skate with CJ Wellsmore. The company seemingly came out of nowhere and picked up one of the heavy hitters in rollerblading right away. Everyone's been anxiously awaiting the release of CJ's mysterious first pro model skate ever since. We checked in with Anthony Finocchiaro for an update.... Read More...