Chaz Sands: Ground Control GC.1 Section (2011)

2013 Repost.

Released in 2011, Ground Control GC.1 came to define a years worth of achievement from the blading community. Featuring a strong roster of talent from the team itself and directed by Simon Mulvaney, this film documents the story of the frames beneath the feet of each of the GC team.

Chaz Sands: Ground Control GC.1 Section (2011)

In Episode 8 we follow Scottish roller Chaz Sands on a unique journey from Las Vegas storm drains, and European handrails. Bringing his unquestionable park ability to the street, Chaz continues to break boundaries in this ever evolving sport.

Song: Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man. Photo: WRS.
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  • Billy Idol

    Nice tricks, but that song choice was woeful.

  • Anonymous

    fuck mumford and sons

  • DarthRoller

    Really enjoyed that. Chaz not having a section in Icons or Game Theory really annoyed me – don’t see why they didn’t give him one. Love watching him.

    As always though with most DSLR edits these days I’d have liked more footage. I’m personally not too fussed on things like slow-mo, super slow-mo, long congratulatory shots, showing a trick from three angles and having an introduction that eats up 80 seconds of a 260 second edit. Would far rather see more tricks instead.

    22 tricks and 3 lines. It was filmed in a year. When you consider shit like Underestimated got filmed in something like 2-3 weeks you wonder why they tend not to pack in more content – although I guess, given that so few people pay for DVDs these days – why should they? But if people do buy DVDs these days they often feel robbed for this exact reason.

    Constructive critique of modern-day edits aside, the level of tricks and spot selection in that edit was awesome.

  • the real sam crofts

    In Episode 8 we follow Scottish roller Chaz Sands on a “UNIQUE” journey from Las Vegas storm drains, and European handrails. Bringing his unquestionable park ability to the street, Chaz continues to break boundaries in this “EVER EVOLVING” sport.

    Who writes this shite?

    Ever evolving sport?

    what the fuck.

    fuck this song too

    I digress, chaz is a legend and his skills are not in question..

  • Anonymous

    best section from the DVD

  • SteeZ

    Oh my goodness!! That was nutz!! Well done Chaz! God Bless

  • Henz

    Chaz is an absolute icon. He pushed rollerblading to such an incredible level. A true innovator from his unparalleled technical rail abilities and more recently his unfathomable park skills. The way he managed to seamlessly transfer these skills to the streets is truly a thing of beauty. What makes it all more difficult to comprehend is the fact he is from a place where it is freezing cold and rains two thirds of the year. I had been waiting for this section for a long time and I still shudder in awe whenever I watch it. Hats off Chaz, you are the blueprint for all aspiring rollerbladers not only in the UK but worldwide.

  • hans Hey

    so sicvk all round skater

  • The Tom

    Chaz is butters and always has been…honestly don’t see what people see in his skating. Still doing step up tru spins!

  • RAB

    defo the best session so far

  • broke milf

    who ever picked that song should fuckin put that dildo out of his ass…

  • Jack

    Inspirational skater. One of my favorites as a kid!

  • Jack

    Mumford and Sons are a bit hipster but they also sound very Gaelic/Celt which suits Chaz as he is a Celt.

  • Heisenberg

    Has he been on the Mc D’s is it the CJ Wellsmore see who can eat the most comp

  • muzlaaa

    Dont get me wrong Chaz Sands is an unreal skater and has been in the UK top 5 now for well over a decade but am I the only one who seems to think he was killing it far harder when he was rocking the STI pros back in the early 2000s.

    This is by no means a criticism of his abilities as a roller, just a general question thrown out to the masses!!!

  • Shuriken

    He is still good now but yes his sections from early 2000s were better imo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDhSsN8Jez4

  • yeah yeah

    holy shit that section was RUINED by that fucking lame ass song…

  • yeah yeah

    fucking really! FUCK