Interviews by Kevin Chow
Images provided by Geoff Acers


Korey Waikiki

Please fill us in about yourself: name, age, city, years skating and your sponsors.

My name is Korey Waikiki, I am 21 years old from the Bay Area, CA. I’ve been skating close to 12 years and my sponsors are Aggressivemall and Razor Skates.

How long have you been riding Razors? What’s your current setup now?

I think I got my first flow spot when I was 15 or 16, so I’d say roughly 5 years. I’m still rockin’ this Silhan’s stock, I like really dig white skates for some reason.

Finish these sentences:
Blading needs more ________ and less _________.
In five years from now, I will be _________.
Blading is fun because _______.

Blading needs more youth, obviously but we also need more positive energy and less of the blind hate that is being distributed from people’s keyboards.
In five years from now I will be hopefully traveling somewhere sweet with my homies.
Blading is fun because of so many things but mostly because shredding with your homies is the best time.

What was the most terrifying moment filming for this video? The funniest moment?

Hmm most terrifying moment….One of the sketchier moments was when we were in Minneapolis on tour. I wasn’t 21 yet and everyone else was of age, so I had to use Tat’s ID. It worked fine, we ended up getting pretty crunk but I left my credit card at the bar. I called them in the morning and they told me, “We have your card, you just have to have your ID to pick it up and you’re good.” which was the weirdest situation because I had to use my ID to get my card but my ID says my age. The bartender was like ,”what the, how did you get in last night?” So naturally, I just hustled my way to the door and left haha.

The most hilarious moment, man way too many to name. Anyone who knows Steven Tat, knows how funny he is. It seemed like everyday on tour we would have a new one liner from him that would just have us dying.

Shout out to Justin Hertel for literally everything, Ivan Narez & Vinny Minton for taking me under the wing and showing me how to skate, Geoff Acers for being the fucking dude, JSF, BG, my brother, FLG and lastly, everyone that has been supportive of my skating, I genuinely appreciate everything.


Josh Glowicki

Please fill us in about yourself: name, age, city, years skating and your sponsors.

Josh Glowicki, I’m 27 years of age. 16 years on skates and currently living in Dallas,Texas. I ride for Hedonskate, Sic Urethane CO, Razors, GC and Jug.

How long have you been riding Razors? What’s your current setup now?

My first skate from Razors was the Black and Grey Dre Powell’s.  I think like 10 or 11 years ago or so. I’m rolling on Mathias Silhan fresh whites, 40 shell, 41 heat molded Jug liner. J-Glow Prototype Sic Urethane CO Wheels, GC Frames and  TheMgoods Bearings.

Finish these sentences:
Blading needs more ________ and less _________.
In five years from now, I will be _________.
Blading is fun because _______.

Blading needs more of a sense of commuity/more unity and less division/Rollernews. Blading needs more blading.info. More Nils Jansons and less Taig Khris. More love, less hate. Lastly, blading needs more original minds and less wannabe’s.

In five years from now, I will be alive, on another level of consciousness.  I would like to be fluently speaking French, Spanish, Polish and hopefully some Swedish and Danish!

Blading is fun because I feel free and because “I wanna go fast!”.

What was the most terrifying moment filming for this video? The funniest moment?

The most terrifying? Skate footage getting lost when the video editor changed. Funniest? its hard to specify a single moment,  let alone a single city/country/place! This section was filmed in 13 different countries on an 8 month tour, all while still putting out tour edits (Fritz and Glow Invade Europe 1-6) and skating every major rollerblading event or street contest.  (FISE, Baltic Games, Winterclash, ect..) wish we would of included all the F & G footage into this Children of the Future section.

I think my time in Moscow with Piotrec and Burston was pretty epic. Both dudes are really funny people to chill with. Once you included a few substances they became even more fun… 😉

One of the most hilarious moments i can remember was Fritz throwing a bag of potato chips at a prostitute on the streets of Tallin, Estonia and then him having to take off running and shouting for his life. ha!! Tour life = Best life.

First, a shout out to Andy Wegener, who has blessed me with so many opportunities to experience the world on my rollerblades.  Also to Mirek Regan who introduced me /aligned me with so many of the faces and friends that I now call my family.  Kevin Little for taking a chance on me and sticking with me through the ups and downs. To the gypsy crew; Fredda, Rich, Dom, Fritz, Nils, Toms, Montre, Jon Jon, Jojo, Jacob, Russell, your influence and motivation to me is more than i can put into words!! Thank you! Razors fam -Burston, Dre, Brian, Horn and Mathias what up!!

And last but not least shout out my Felix Strosetzki for just being a bad ass. To those out there that i have not listed, i apologize but you know who you are!

I have to personally thank everyone out there who i have met along my journeys, you guys have made me who i am to this day and I can’t wait until we see each other again!  keep shredding world. #agypsythang


Howie Bennett

Please fill us in about yourself: name, age, city, years skating and your sponsors.

My name is Howie Bennett, im 24, I live in Denven. I have been blading since I was about ten, and I ride for Razors and Ground Control.

How long have you been riding Razors? What’s your current setup now?

I’ve skated Razors for like five years now. I’ve got the Geoff Acers custom Silhan’s cooking right now. I usually like to customize my skates a bit and I like having unique setups.

Finish these sentences:
Blading needs more ________ and less _________.
In five years from now, I will be _________.
Blading is fun because _______.

Blading needs more companies and less worries.
In five years from now I will be 29.
Blading is fun because you can just relax and shred with your friends and do it however you want. There’s no rules to follow you can just be yourself.

How was it growing up skating in Montana?

Blading in Montana can be hard but we made it happen.  We didn’t really have any “perfect” spots so we had to adapt and make something out of nothing sometimes, and skating the same spots over and over again for years makes you look for new ways to skate them.

What’s the scene like and how did you get started into blading?

We actually had a pretty big scene in Missoula when I first started blading, they built a skatepark at the YMCA and started having ASA comps so I would go to those.  I made some awesome friends and just kept blading with them.

What was the most terrifying moment filming for this video? The funniest moment?

I knocked myself out on an 8 stair at some school in San Diego. It was the first spot of the day so my vision was all blurry for most of the day after that but It was all good by the next day. The funniest was the first time I met Tat, I just got to California and we met up with everyone at a school, I looked up and Tat comes flying down this dirt path with a fork at the end but he doesn’t turn and supermans off a bush and belly flops right on the sidewalk.

I want to shout out Razors, GC, and all my friends and family, love you guys!

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