Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Last Man Standing 2010: Pro Competition edit + Write Up + Results



As last week Be-Mag is once again the first online source to provide an edit showing the madness at this year's Last Man Standing 2010. Our New York correspondent Joseph Perez (as well as different others) attended the event to capture the best tricks from the best Street Skaters in this world. Here is a first edit and a first review of the contest. Read on.

Intro by Oliver Nermerich
Text and edit by Joseph Perez

August 28th 2010 has now come and gone.... But nonetheless it was a remarkable weekend for me. This day is known for the Last Man Standing Pro Competition held in Upper West Manhattan at a spot that many do not skate for fun called The Pit. The Pit is a good area because the residents nor police bother rollerbladers at all. One thing is for sure though, The Pit is not a session spot but a very dangerous spot that has tested many. On this day a fellow New York Roller and friend was injured when he crossed the path of the last spot on this day. Recover well and soon Jesus Medina. I would like to say that it was very difficult to film this competition because there were so many others trying to spectate, film and photograph at the spots. I did the best I could do to put this out and make it look good, so enjoy. The turn out was 100+ including Pro's and Am's alike. This edit Features Nick Wood, Brian Aragon, Nick Uhas, Julian Bah, Dre Powell, Mark Wojda, Jesus Medina, Tim Franken, Rob Guerrero, Trevor Johnson, Ramelle Knight, Alex Nunez, Jimmy Shuda, David Sizemore, Jeff Dalnes, Evan Grimball, Jose Henriquez, Dave Lang, Dan Breuer, Mason Richards, James Perez and many more.

Joseph Perez @ Be-Mag Presents Last Man Standing 2010 PRO Competition from Be-Mag on Vimeo.

The Colin K quits all sponsers disscussion


I think that colin and any other pro has full right to start demanding more from sponsers , than say for example 300USD\month which is a joke , since im sure "The Conference" makes alot more from all their brands combined!

for example if you are a wheel company which does well you would be selling 3000-6000 sets of wheels within a 3month period if not better, so say 6000 per 3months thats 24000sets in a year which = 240,000dollers so hmmm , im not saying that all the wheel co.s do but for example.

skate comapanies can sell a estimated 10,000pairs of skates for $$$\skate so thats 1000000 hmm gussing thats alot of money.. if your skate co. does that well.

the disscussion: http://www.rollernews.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=46886&st=0&gopid=556218&#entry556218

frame companies would make just a little more than wheel co´s $$$$\frame and for example sell say 10,000 which = 300,000

bearings , well most rollers cant be bothered with rebuilding their bearings so we could see around the same numbers as skates and bearings, 10,000 sets

then on the other hand you have to take into account, costs of producing the skates,bearings,frames,wheels,clothing... materials,paints...

I do think that USD,Xsjado,Sifika,UnderCover aka the conference could provide a better wage just a bit more to help cover costs that riders have.

as for rollerblader owned and run companies , Valo brand is doing fairly well... skates are fairly good and the quality of design for their skates and clothings is top notch and jon does put alot of time into giving the best products that he can that hold up to the task.

remz is doing some great effort to providing better built skates with resilient materials.. but he only sells skates , has a deal with ground control and 4x4 mabe which gives a bit of money to invest in remz.

nimh by brian shima&jon elliot 2-3yrs since they started and its a great brand, shima and the crew have put years into the brand and the dream and theyve got skates that look cool,m skate well and hold up well, and have been coming up with any improvments progressivly... good on em i say and support 100% skate owned.

I cant say that all the companies that make skates,wheels,frames,bearings,clothing,shoes,liners should pay alot more but calculate their net earnings better. excluding paying the factory that they pay to make the stuff.

camon 300USD\month really?

the only riders that should be paid are PRO riders , considering the fact that they are at the forefront of the sport and putting most effort in the end.

do we want to see a drop in pro riders representing professionally like we did 5-6years ago??? do we??

NO we dont! NO NO NO we dont want that.

so all the skate,bearing,wheel,clothing,shoe making companies read this and make tracks to be a more fair industry.


Lets just keep on skating and make your contribution to what you and I enjoy doing... if we want a bright future for our riders and YOU,ME then we need to Love what we do and represent , continue doing it.

exposing people to the awsome sport we have.

we are heading in the right direction with getting known and growing as a great community and culture..

KEEP ON ROLLING.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Slash & Dash: The Arizona 2010 Documentary


Roccity presents “Slash n Dash”, The Arizona 2010 Documentary.

3rd Annual Arizona trip featuring Mike Torres, Austin Paz, Dan Birch, Tim Adams, Steve Bruning, Dan Barnes, Mike Welland, Jason Reyna, Neil Diskin, Gary Murphy, Grant Hazelton, Casey McFarland, James Johnson, and Justin Brasco.

Filmed , Edited by Mike Torres.

http://www.rollernews.com/slash-dash-the-arizona-2010-documentary_21441.html

video soon to be embeded ... few issues to solve ;)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Supergirl Jam 2010 & Chynna Weierstall Street Edit



Warner Bros. Consumer Products’ 4th Annual Supergirl Jam’s Skateboard Street, Snowboard Rail Jam and Inline Skating Best Trick competitions played before thousands of fans along the Venice Beach boardwalk.

At day’s end, Alexis Sablone (New York, NY), Danyale Patterson (Anchorage, AK) and Fallon Heffernan (Jacksonville Beach, FL) topped the competition as champions of the skateboard, snowboard and inline contests, respectively. [...]

Super Girl JAM & Chynna Weierstall street skating from ACHOSEN-FEW.COM on Vimeo.

Skateboarding vs. Other Extreme Sports participation numbers... blading related

inline skating as a whole is still ranked no1 in participants.. which is great, just that those numbers arent thhhat prevelent in our sport but the great thing is that the up period of our sport is in progress so we can expect more fun and exciting stuff happening like hedonskate team filming for a episode of disneys XD program now happening sooo yeah, siick stuff...


Skateboarding vs. Other Extreme Sports
# In relation to other extreme sports, skateboarding ranks second in American participants (including children, teenagers and adults) only to inline skating (with a reported participation of 17.3 million individuals). Paintball ranks third with 9.6 million participants and artificial wall climbing ranks fourth with 7.6 million participants. Skateboarding's arctic cousin, snowboarding, ranks fifth with 7.1 million participants.

Read more: How Does Skateboarding Rank in Popularity Compared to Other Sports? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4580013...#ixzz0xofoYdVJ

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hedonskate crew on Disney PRO XD

http://www.hedonskateblog.com/?p=2304&lang=en <<< LINK

Hedonskate crew took part in shooting an episode for Disney XD channel. The show will be aired starting from October. Rollerblading is finally getting the expousure again!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

MINIRAMP MASTERS message to all GIRL skaters in the WORLD!

I was pleasently Suprised to get this message with information about the MiniRampMasters, read on and be sure to represent rollerblading to the FULL and enjoy the experience! mabe even a experience of a life time!! for some of you :) , if you can make it then do it.. every experience is a great learning oppertunity to become the best and meet people from all over europe and the world! ;)

*****
We will once again organize a massive Spine-Ramp competition in Berlin, the Grindhouse Miniramp-Masters. (WRS 2-Star event)
This comp will take place at the YOU in Berlin (www.you.de) which is Europe's biggest Youth Festival (200.000 visitors). For the Spine-Ramp comp we expect again around 5.000 visitors.
www.rolling-berlin.de

So the comp will take place in front of a massive audience and we will invite Rollerbladers from all over Europe. I am sure Berlin will be really interesting for all of you. And the Prize money is big too.
The event will take place from October 1st to October 3rd.

It would be awesome to set up also a girls competition!
So it would be great if as much as possible come out there and compete!
And I am sure you will love to skate Europe's biggest Spine-Ramp. You haven't been there last year. It's one of the greatest competitions in Europe. This will be a weekend fully dedicated to skating. We will also organize a Halfpipe Comp right next door. Apparently the Yasutoko Brothers will join
the event and of course riders from all over the world.

Check out the edits from last year's event:

You-Messe/Grindhouse Spine Masters Competition from Kai Schmitz on Vimeo.





YOU Convention Berlin 2009 from Mathias von Gostomski on Vimeo.



For more information you can contacte me:
nicole@xsk8.de

I am looking forward to hearing from you!

cheers
Sue nicole

Monday, August 23, 2010

New Nimh Skates UK first2recieve in the world!


Dustin Latimer & Kevin Gillan USD All-Stars!!!!





USD All-Star’s “Weekend in Arizon” edit featuring Dustin Latimer & Kevin Gillan.

Edited by Lonnie Gallegos. Filmed by Erick Rodriguez, Rachard Johnson and Lonnie Gallegos.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

THE TRUTH 2 Official Review by R.A.M.G.I.F



At last time has allowed for all that are reading, and curious, should i buy a copy?? and why? , the pro´s and Cons of what the Kelso brothers & Austin Paz have created that is THE TRUTH 2.

to start of , on arrival of my new USD Duffle Bagpack it was very much exciting, and from what the dvd showed i was not dissapointed and stayed glued to the screen all the way through and it was spine tingling to say the least.

the first cons that i can remember would have to be:

1. quality of audio&video was in great deatil

2. the shots used to introduce you to where it was they filmed for the sections was great... location location location...

3. Music and timeing of each trick was on point and didnt confuse or mess up the skating itself.

we had good variety, Hip hop, rock, dj beats.. a mad song from Justice , which section i cant say but i can say that it was siick...

4. seeing how hard it was for Billy o neal waiting and keeping himself occupied in those 12months of rehab was great to see.., to understand and see for your self how dedicated and keen he was. his section was flawless and MAAAD!

overall it was a great dvd that showcased each rider being 8 of them! soo chockablock of visual stimulation to get you juiced to skate...

soo yeah get it , its a collectable and i think theyve made great leaps in making this dvd THE TRUTH 2! soo grab a copy at your local.

Bayside blades in AUS or skaterHQ

and everywhere else in the world...

USD Duffle bag pack review coming up a.s.a.p

Kevin Dowling: Olympus, Your Story: Winner!




WOOOHOO Victory is rightfully ours! US OPEN NY!! thousands and thousands of people

this is the time to be proud , and thank you Kevin and the crew , montre Livingstone and Rob G!

for the outstanding work and heart&passion put into it and everyone.

heres the link to the featured winner on olympus´s channel! :

http://www.youtube.com/getolympus#p/p

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Evolution of skating through 2002 to 2010



dustin Latimer WORDS section Part 1. 2002

Introducing the one and only, Dustin Latimer!, considered by many as one of if not THE trend setters of the 1990s rolling revolution, who laid the foundations of the tricks\manuvers that rollerbladers use today and that have evolved in regards to how a trick is done and speed used and most of all making it look good with Style which is ephisised upon in current dvd releases.

He has recently come back onto the USD All Stars Team and from what rumours say, filming is in progress and we may see some kool video\video edits from the legends them selves..

no doubt brushing up after their absence, and somthing exciting for the OG´s out there that have been in the sport since the early era of the culture\sport that was and is now.

THE TRUTH 2 produced by the Kelso Brothers Colin and Sean and Austin Paz. a must see dvd, and while im mentioning this, a full review will be bloged for your convenience for an insight to what pro´s and Con´s of this latest creation by the Kelso´s & Austin Paz. are.




ONE of our all time legends, in one of his best sections circa 2005 , now back skating in the USD All Star Legends team in 2010.



4x4 Drip Drop Chris Haffey Section, haffey aka superman, a skater that does not dissapoint when it comes to delivering a rock solid section packed with gaps, style and gets you juiced to throw on your skates. recently featured in the Australian "Nitro Circus" Tour around the country which was great to see and a great oppertunity to showcase our sport to the public earlier this year. full interview with chris haffey talking about his experience on tour with the cast of MTV´s "Nitro Circus" can be found here: www.emesce.com

so we´ve covered 2002 , 2005 , 2008 now for the next 2years.

as many have noticed in 2008 it was said that Rollerblading was in its "Dark Age" or in the dark ages, which in translation, is before the we just reached the light at the end of the tunnel, where the streo type propaganda put forward by people involved in other action sports dissappeared and as a community we have struggled to uncover the real public image of our sport that until now was and still is visually distorted and now is being recognised by those who share a undying passion for what some regard as a ART, physical expression where you can choose how you skate, by getting involved with public demo´s such as NASS music and sports festivals, nokia fise and many other events including KIA Asia Xgames that is help annually.

and of course most recently established The W.R.S - World Rolling Series which was created to unite all the events from all over the WORLD in one place, to refine and show that we are now at the level needed to be taken seriously and professionally by the rest of the Action Sports community.

www.worldrollingseries.com

and at a community grass roots level including myself, reping what we do accurately every day , Having FUN! meeting with frinds for that weekly night skate seshion and weekends...

get kids in the know and juiced about giving rollerblading a fair go.

Now Get those Blades and strap them on and have a mad time... No Pain No Gain ;)

Helmets and other protection encouraged for beginers and for any dangerous stunts. ;)

Rob G in Europe from Solo Collective on Vimeo.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nick Wood, Damien Wilson, Joey Chase and more: One Minute, One Spot

hree years ago, us boys in Santee got pissed that all the good rails around here were capped, and we sucked at hand rails, so we asked our sponsors to help us build a training ground. 4X4, M1, and Remz contributed to us along with our own money to build a practice rail in Damien's yard. Since then we've been having regular legendary BBQ's and sessions like this one shown were we skate the rail and have good ole American fun. This weekend Damien, Rob, Joey and Sammy Chase and me (Nick Wood) got down like we always do all summer long. When I started seeing the "One Minute One Spot" edits I thought that our weekly BBQ's were perfect for that forum. If the Internet homo's want to bust my ball's about doing a Two minute edit they can do the math and see there is 58 seconds of skating, so suck it from Santee.

- Nick Wood

1. Name: Joey/sammychasenickwooddamienwilsonrobwitcomb
2. Age: 127
3. Hometown: Santee, California
4. Sponsors: Ground Control, Razors, 4X4, Rems, M1, Xsjado, Renegade bearings, Jug, SDSF, Revaluation Skate Shop, Psyko Clothing, LowLife, Nhim, Vicious, Casualty clothing, I think thats all of them.
5. Favorite skate event you attended so far: Bittercold we were all thier
6. Best contest results so far: 2003 LG am world champion (Mr. Woodster)
7. Three characteristic features that describes you the best: Drunk, party animal, best at lifer's
8. Current set-up: Razors, Xsjado, Remz, and Nimh all with lots of customization
9. Best rolling edit you have seen in 2010 so far: two girls one cup
10. Good advice you’ve been given: Get it while the gettin is good!
11. Dumbest thing you did in your life so far: Damien jerked off in his hand and slapped someone with it, and got fired from Xsjado team manager.
12. Best thing you did in your life so far: Started rollerblading
13. A place you really want to travel to next: Cairo, Egypt
14. Three people you would love to skate with at your favourite spot: René Hulgreen, Chiaki Ito, and Mr. T
15. One Amateur who should be pro: Someone who is a man and doesn't dress like a lesbian

Santee crew: One Minute, One Spot from Be-Mag on Vimeo.






Seven Rats Trailer Brought to you by Craig Smith

'Seven Rats' | Trailer from Craig Smith | Pave Prods on Vimeo.



OUT January 27th!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Grindhouse Scandinavia Tour 2010 Live-Update #1

Grindhouse is on tour through Scandinavia to film for their new DVD.

So Grindhouse is on tour again to film a tour DVD for Grindhouse's 15th anniversary and besides the fact that they're trying to skate as much as possible the typical tour life goes along with it: Less sleep, crowded appartements, alcohol etc. are well known ingredients on a tour that gains it's real spirit by skaters.

Just yesterday we arrived in Stockholm, brought our stuff to our poor beloved host Kenth Ulvedal and went downtown to take some drinks and to watch out for the thing which makes Scandinavia famous: beautiful blonde girls!

We went skating today and went to the mall which was right next to the last spot, because some of us needed a sleeping bag, then we called it a day and hung out in Kenth's appartement for the rest of the night. As we're not friends of much words we would like to let the pictures speak for itself.

http://www.be-mag.com/article/1431-Grindhouse-Scandinavia-Tour-2010-Live-Update-1/index/0#picture

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Olympus Your Story Entry Press Like On YOUTUBE!








This contest is still based on views and likes on YOUTUBE. We have to vote for the submission by liking it on YOUTUBE in order for our work to be shown at the US Open in front of thousands of people. Thank you so much for all of the kind words and support.

Nathalia Kamura (17)





*Clapping Hands* what a ripper!! this just may be a edit that inspires and motivates...

( Reviews on the new rollerblading dvd by Kelso brothers & Austin Paz "THE TRUTH 2" and a consise in depth review of the infamous USD Duffle Back pack.. soo soooon;) .