One Minute, One Spot: Levi van Rijn

Sometimes big things come in small packages. At only 15, Levi's skating career is off to an impressive start. It's not hard to find one minute of Levi skating. Finding one spot to keep his attention is the difficult part - always looking for more challenging obstacles. Levi's love for blading is contagious. It's easy to witness how much fun he has blading by watching any of his edits. This is only the beginning. I'm excited to see what the future holds for Levi and his never ending progression. - Jeff Crays

One Minute One Spot: Antony Pottier

Antony Pottier has been shredding hard for years. He never ceases to amaze with big tricks and technical switchups at competitions all over Europe. Seba Skates recently added Antony to their team, and the Belgian powerhouse has been pretty busy ever since. He still found some time to film this sick One Minute One Spot though. Check it out!

Mike Obedoza: One Minute, One Spot

Over the past month or so, Mike Obedoza has been giving us Be-maggers tips on how to make up some tasty treats in the kitchen. In the first Be-mag post of 2013, Mike put in some work at the local skate park and cooked together this banger of an edit. How can you describe his skating? "Solid as Fuck" -Ryan Northway

One Minute One Spot: Aritz Ortega

My name is Mikel Artega, I have started skating with Aritz Ortega and he is one of the guys I know best. Since we were kids, his passion has always been skating. Everyday we went rolling from sun up until the sun went down. Even when he was really young, you could notice that he was going to be "someone" because he always stands out over the others. He has the "gift" and a technique that you cannot see in other skaters. He rarely fails, but when he does, he learns from it an keeps on and on. He is a really focused rider.

One Minute One Spot: Nils Jansons

If you've heard of Nils Jansons then you know this guy is a shredder! Simply speaking. Big tricks, lots of speed and of course, plenty of hammers. But I want to tell you a bit about Nils that you may not know. Nils is "on it". And by saying that, I mean he has found his passions and will stop at nothing to achieve or take whatever he wants from this life. He may be young, numerically speaking, but he has the patient and calm demeanor of a buddist monk. Nils is super humble and down to earth. Still what some might call a bit "out there". He is the kind of homie that you can really sit down and kick it with and ponder about life, girls, politics, blading or whatever the topic may be.

One Minute One Spot: Victor Legrand

I'll always remember this call I receive seven years ago. A girl told me that she was flirting with a rollerblader guy named Victor he was supposed to come to our town to visit his cousins see her and hopefully skate. We ended up living together six years later his room was a tent in the middle of my living room… (ask Micheal Garlinghouse or the people from the London time haha). This guy has so much energy you will see him destroy a rib high rail take off his skates drink a bottle of whiskey 5 feet of tequila shots on the bar, make an entire room sing old French songs ,end up in some girls bed he met in front of a night club waking up after 3 hours of sleep to complete a hard day of proletarian labour and he will still make you laugh. He is truly passionate human being and his devotion to skating is outsized. He deserves his place in the rollerblading industry so look forward to meet him!

Justin Brasco: One Minute One Spot

Justin Brasco and myself have spent several weekends in New York this summer filming for his next online street section. We got washed out one day and decided to headed to Oil City Skate Park in Long Island, NY to wind down on the facilities' new shotgun ledges. Days earlier, Brasco picked up a sponsor with Create Originals and was eager to see what all the talk was about. Enjoy this One Minute One Spot as Justin Brasco tries in his new Create Original frames and puts his name down on Oil City Skate Park's shotgun ledges.

Denis Wolf: One Minute One Spot

I’ve known Denis for about a decade now and he has become one of my closest friends. I know him as an open-minded and relaxed guy, but when he puts his blades on, he’s really on fire! Denis is not as extroverted as other skaters or a man of many words. If you spend some time with him though, you quickly realize that he expresses himself through his unique skating and style. I can say that he’s possibly one of the most pleasant skaters to work with because he’s always motivated to give his best for projects he’s interested in and he’s able to repeat his tricks until he – as well as the videographer – is satisfied. You can also always count on him for a session just to have some fun. If you saw him traveling across Germany and some parts of Europe over the last years, you’ll probably have noticed that he stands out from others. If you haven't taken notice yet, I’m sure you'll see much more of him in the near future.

Phillip Gripper: One Minute One Spot

Phillip Gripper is one of those skaters that has never gotten the shine he really deserves. Now at the ripe age of 28 years young, Phil is not only skating the best he's ever skated, but finally getting the recognition that has long been coming to him. Many people know Phil best from his years of being a counselor at Woodward. He actually taught a lot of the current up and coming names in blading how to do most of their tricks. Phil is the type of guy that knows exactly what he likes. Anything from food, to music, to skating tricks, Phil likes what he likes and doesn't compromise for anything or anyone. So when Phil told me we had to drive an extra 3 hours out of our way on a recent South Carolina trip to skate a spot in his hometown of Florence, I knew it would be worth it.

Nicolas Schopfer: One Minute One Spot

It's a real pleasure for me to introduce the "One Minute One Spot" for my friend Nicolas Schopfer! I've known Nic for more than a decade now. I remember him skating back in the days when he was a 1,20 m tall kid skating in his blue Salomons and with his huge helmet – hence his nickname "Mushroom". From then on he never stopped skating, kept improving, always striving for perfection. He's now the great and stylish skater we all know! Thankfully Nic is always motivated for a little session. I'd say even more so now that he started editing etc. He's the one who brought me back into skating when we went to Malta after a few years break and I'm really grateful to him for everything!

Christian Obermaier: One Minute One Spot

I consider Chris as one of my best friends although I live in Vienna right now and we see us only on an irregular basis. But I know when we meet up again it will be as it always was. Chris is a very open-minded person, he loves to travel and treats everyone as he wants to be treated. And then there is rollerblading. He loves it. No, he adores it! Every free minute he can get besides studying, meeting his non-rollerblading friends, getting drunk in Lederhosen or mowing the lawn, he'll spend in his Valos. The spot where this little edit was filmed is a rather new one in Rosenheim. Spot-wise, this Bavarian town doesn't have much to offer so this ledge is visited quite often by the small number of rollerbladers living there. If you congratulate him about the incredible tricks he did on that spot in such a short period of time he will say: "Aah, that wasn't good… Nothing special…" et cetera. But in fact he never has to question his skills.

Roman Abrate: One Minute One Spot

Ok, so here we are, south of France few years ago, a kid made everybody laugh ’cause every time we ask him to try something he is just going for it. Many bails later he became what I call one of the fastest progressing skaters in the rollerblading history, from one year to another he took place in the rollerblading scene and he is now 4th at the WRS world ranking and took 3rd at the WRS world final! Today, Roman is still progressing and we he’s here to stay. His section in one of last year’s most anticipated DVDs, Game Theory, is amazing, check it out!

Mark Stamer: One Minute One Spot

Meeting Mark Stamer in Hamburg for a session this year, you could feel certain that this guy would amaze you once more. Not only with his flawless skating but with his friendly and humble personality as well. Some things just won't change. It's been long overdue that one can get a HD-view of his skating again here on Be-Mag. Not like Mark has been out of the game or something... He probably was just too busy doing some decent scientific research or getting his Nosepress game on. So check out the One Minute One Spot that he dropped at the Wilhelmsburg Banks this summer.

Kevin Lapierre: One Minute One Spot

A few years ago, a new face appeared in the Montreal skating scene. I first met Kevin about 5 years ago in Montreal. He came at the shop with his parent to buy his first pair of skates. I never seen a kid getting new skates and being as much excited as Kevin. At that time, I knew this kid had something different. A couple of months after, local skaters started to get used to see Kevin at differents sessions even if was living 60 miles away from Montreal. I didn’t took so long to realised that Kevin was gifted with a natural talent.

One Minute One Spot: Ralf Monnerup

Ralf Monnerup is an upcoming talent from Denmark. He recently won the Camp 42 competition again. He went out that one chilly autumn day just to skate some sweet steet spots when he came up with the idea of making a One Minute One Spot edit for Be-Mag. It just took 10 to 15 minutes to film this great edit. Lean back and enjoy the show.

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!

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.

Olav Norheim: One Minute One Spot

We were in NYC for almost two weeks this summer. We had seen this spot with the grindbox that the local skaters had built and decided to check it out, and make Olav’s edit for a "One Minute One Spot" right here. That's how Norwegians explore a country on rollerblades.

Brian Weis: One Minute One Spot

This spot is a old school spot in Kalamazoo, MI. Since it hasn't been skated in a while, maintenance on the spot has been very minimal. This meant tons of cracks, a couple over grown bushes, and some bees nest. The bees were chasing Brian after every trick on the first out ledge, and the bush wasn't very forgiving either, but it was still a fun session. Thats how Brian is, loves to have Blade and have fun. He's also a pretty sarcastic, quick witted guy. Any late night chillin with the homies can turn into improve stand up. He'll have ya laughing till you can't breathe, and have to run out of the room to save your own life. The dudes cool to kick it with, and tons of fun to session with. Check it out...