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51 Responses to “Chris Haffey VS Richier Eisler (B.L.A.D.E.)”
It takes a certain level of professional to publish things like this. We all know the level of skating that Chris can skate at but he shows us that not only is he human but also quite a humble guy. Respect. Enjoyable to watch regardless of who wins, looks like real fun.
Had everyone down to B.L.A.D. in each game, except Stockwell, who would have been down to D had he not been a bitch about the flatspin.
Took Aragon on in his own training facility.
Took Farmer on on a handrail.
Took Stockwell on in a bwol
Took Eisler on on a shotgun box.
He’s advancing his own rolling so much by doing this, attempting new tricks which he’ll learn and be able to take into comps/edits/sections.
Plus he has the humility to show himself losing and give other big names in rolling some of the representation they deserve.
Loads of people will have checked out Haffey having gone to Nitro Circus, but won’t have seen any other rollerbladers who represent the sport, a.k.a. “real” rolling like these B.L.A.D.E. sessions compared to the likes of Taig Kris’s Eiffel Tower effort. They may in turn discover rolling and get hooked on it.
Not to mention the huge inspiration we get from watching these, new trick ideas, seeing the very best fall once in a while ;) and the like.
These B.L.A.D.E battles are just too good.
Hope in time he gets to do the occasional rematch. I’d love to see Eisler and Haffey session a longer box for example.
Would love to see him battle Ian McLeod.
A couple of OG’s would be super sick too. The likes of Latimer and Feinberg.
As soon as I saw he was against eisler, I knew there’d be only one outcome! I like that its on a small shotgun rail, shows whats really possible on such small obstacles. really sick and loved the edit, you see that these pro’s are “human” and sometimes fall like the rest of us!
Think some of you have for got skating is meant to be having fun enjoying your self with friends.. thats all this is you can tell haffey such a nice guy and is’t trying to make him self look amazing or bigging him self up. i believe he could win if he really wanted to but hes just there for LULz for u and for me.
I think that everytime Haffey downs them all to the last letter, and then he let em win, because of various reasons… anyway – its cool to see such edits, they show us that rollerblading it is not about harsh competition, win-at-all-costs, but rather self development and friendship…
Yeah, we all want to see Haffey and _____ duke it out on crazy stuff… But as lame as that Shotgun Box looks… It was probably really difficult to come up with tricks that were hard enough to win with, yet easy enough to do, especially given the special rules that they have to abide by.
doing that is gonna progress his skating so much though.
Best way to learn new tricks is to play blade with people who are good at shit your not.
plus he’s so close everytime, even out of his element.
DON’T CHANGE A THING ABOUT IT, everything about it was rad. Funny, raw, goofy, challenging, stratigic, difficult, so entertaining. Lots of personality and the game just kept going. When I saw it went for 12 mins I was ribbing my hands together with excitement and was smiling the entire edit. Thanks Richie and thank YOU Mr Haffey, you are THE MAN.
I LOOK FORWARD TO THESE MORE THAN THE LATEST DVD’S,
I wish there was a full video like that, just 10 edits or something of pros playing skate on random stuff, that would be so much fun to watch.
Actually this would be an interesting format for a contest too. 1 on 1 Skate battles across a park or maybe real street, kinda like a martial arts tournament. Last man standing in the winner, woulkd be much more interesting than a “real” contest.
Haha, my favourite comment: “u shame america” by Anonymous.
Yes, the worlds best rollerblader, most internationally recognized and loved rollerblader, both inside and outside the industry, is bringing shame on America. Again, not shaming himself, rollerblading or his sponsors, but all of AMERICA! Paramount to 9/11, lest we forget the epic loss of our beloved Chris Haffey to that smarmy Canadian.