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91 Responses to “Demetrios George: USD 2011 Edit by Matty Watky”
nice athletic skating, hard tricks. I get the impression this guy has been injuried alot and has gotten good at recovering and coming back. He doesn’t make skating look easy, because most the tricks he does are hard. No easy eazy-breezy fakie rolling ledge tapping here (but that can also be good). I would say this guy is a prime candidate to cross promote skating in the larger fitness/supplement/P90X/plyometricDVD/athletic shoes/mainstream market.
Thanks to everyone so far for all the love.. These were my first weeks back skating in about a year exactly.. Blown out knee really put me out.. Just want to show everyone that I love this ish and am going nowhere.
NEW EDIT? PRO SKATER??? what???? i can predict everything he was going to do while watching that. you people are seriously entertained by this mindless garbage? i hate this jock skating thing where dudes get props for it. part of the trick is finding the spot and going out of your comfort zone to do something new. this dude skates cookie cutter plain jane shit doing the same shit he always done on it and thats fucking cool to you? you guys all rollerblade but you have no idea what it even fucking implies potentially. seriously you all disrespect the truest form of the craft by propping this fucking waste of time edit. your idiots, your always gonna be idiots because the pros who could make a difference keep their mouths shut for a dumb pay check that dont mean shit…… this dude is part of the reason giving up a pay check was easy. hes not pro and i would never skate next to this guy or take a title from a company that so blatantly doesnt get it. in fact if you skate for a company that calls this guy pro and your getting called pro by the same company then you being pro doesnt mean shit in reality because that means everybody should be a pro because skating is easy. so fuck off i hope you all never get to where you want skating to take you and i hope its miserable with many shitty life journeys ahead of you. this was my dream for a better future a more prestigious well looked after industry and idiots ruined that because poor kids dont have good fathers to teach them about deals and money and germans lie and take advantage of that….thats what blading has taught me…. dont hang out with poor kids who are too impressionable from their lack of love and guidance and dont take deals made by germans…. there ya go. be warned i told ya first…. oh and another thing california is where the most dick riding easy way to get hooked up goes down. fake skaters live in california, aint no real streets out there. LA… you kidding me with the neon collored shit.. come to philly and get the best education on the streets you could ever get. aside from like two dudes in the world; this is where everybody comes to get groomed and educated.philly. the best of the best get it from my town, most jocked, least credited. philly dont forget that. been giving ideas, cali keeps taking um trying to claim it for their own. its true. cali’s fake.
Ok thank you for the unnecessary speech. If this kind of skating is so easy…send me the link to your edit doing the same tricks. But for real Demetrios George is a beast as this edit shows. He has been injured for a year and comes right back to doing the hardest tricks. I am so glad he is back and look forward to seeing more of this quality skating!!
CK(colin kelso),man just shut the fuck up, this is real rollerblading, DG is the truth not your tapping off small ledges shit. you can not do one trick of this edit becouse you need balls for this and we all know that you don’t have them. you are tallking about comfort zone when you skate the same little skateboarding spots for the last 7 or 8 years.i’m not a some kid hatter i have 27 year and i roll since 93 and i know everything about rollerblading and i know that your blading is making rollerblading look gay, you think you are creativ blader your not, Chirs Farmer, Damien Wilson and many other dudes are but you are definitely not!
this is what rollerblading need’s to have more hammers more big shit more Aaron Feinberg more Chris Haffey more Demetrios George more Brian Aragon more Franky, Montre , Joey Chase … and less and less off your type off skateboarding spots tapping off small ledges shit bladers!
DG keep doing this, this is what rollerblading needs and wants you are one off the legends in in our culture, sport, i say are life becouse rollerblading is our life and big thanks for everything that you have done and continue to do for rollerblading
I’m a big fagget that let life catch up to me and realized that with out rollerblading I’m just a spoiled little bitch with no real personality or sense of self that just kept hoping from one cool rollerblade fashion trend to the next to the next untill I realized I’m going to be a poor looser for the rest of my meaningless life. And I’m kinda of crazy because I suppress gay thoughts….by snorting prozac….cause I’m gay.
fuck off i hope you all never get to where you want skating to take you and i hope its miserable with many shitty life journeys ahead of you. this was my dream for a better future a more prestigious well looked after industry and idiots ruined that because poor kids dont have good fathers to teach them about deals and money and germans lie and take advantage of that….thats what blading has taught me…. dont hang out with poor kids who are too impressionable from their lack of love and guidance and dont take deals made by germans…. there ya go. be warned i told ya first…. oh and another thing california is where the most dick riding easy way to get hooked up goes down. fake skaters live in california, aint no real streets out there. LA… you kidding me with the neon collored shit.. come to philly and get the best education on the streets you could ever get. aside from like two dudes in the world; this is where everybody comes to get groomed and educated.philly. the best of the best get it from my town, most jocked, least credited. philly dont forget that. been giving ideas, cali keeps taking um trying to claim it for their own. its true. cali’s fake. philly was where the declaration got signed, liberty bell, first advertising agency, first capital, home to ben frank, and many other greats who shaped the country…. only reason people went to cali was to find gold and get rich…. thats fucking fake and thats why everything coming out of cali is fucking gay and fake.
since everyone can pick a random name for the comments, i am not convinced ;-)
demetrious is also team manager at usd, right?! so props to a team manager doing such stuff. and if this is dem’s comfort zone – damn, so be it. i think it’s a pretty high standard comfy zone..
as to “ck”: i just take it for freedom of speech.
but eventually – rollerblading will never be seen as tech as you might wanna have it by the outside world – and that is for good reasons.
plus i enjoy being ignored by the major public since some might see everything we do as demolition of public property..
futher, an industry needs a certain amount of people investing into it and i just don’t see your stuff doing the trick.
no real disrespecting – i think you’re a great blader, but the big ego thing is just not appreciated. and who do people probably listen to more: you with slow-mo hardcore endings or travis pastrana who is flying bikes n cars? well, i guess you can imagine…
but do your thing!
funny how “pros” can add to the hate that everyone pretends to hate so much… hahaha
oh, btw, i’m german and i don’t mind. if you’d start a company you wanna be sure you got your shit in line, right?!
and i don’t mind either
There’s a place for creativity, and there’s a place for hammers. Personally, I like a blend of the two. Why all the hate; Demetrious seems like a nice guy. So what if his tricks are predictable – few can hit the spots he does. Seems more like this is a war of the physical vs. the mental, with DG being conditioned to jump high obstacle. The disregard for fear is just as important as creativity. There were creative things going on in here anyways.
@anonymous: JC Rowe is XSJADO team manager, right?!
But this or that doesn’t matter – just wanted to make the point he doesn’t “need” to skate as good as he does since he’s working with the biggest company in Rolling atm xD
Especially when pulling this off after a year of injury.
Oh, didn’t I just see Dem opening his shin at NYC comp?
that’s a shame you little niggas be rapin’ CKs name like that… it is some funny shit though. almost as funny as ppl on here talkin about fightn. rollerblader are the biggest shit talkn pussies on the planet hands down. noone w/ skates ever knocked out the next nigga for talkn shit….E-Thuggin on the messageboard, WE OUT HERE!!!
I’m sorry DG, don’t send your goons my way. i’m watching child porn right now. I’m the scum of the earth and i cant do anything about it. i took it in the ASS once and that shit really changes a man. I mean boy.. my dad be on some wild shit.
All I have to say is when I mentioned praying for Colin I meant it.. Some people have issues with themselves that they feel the need to push on to others when they see their success..
I could care less what people think about the innovation with my skating. I hear so many people talk down on me and put themselves or others above me but that doesn’t change the fact that I love rollerblading and try my hardest to expose it to the masses in the proper fashion..
Not Drunk and pilled off my ass at contests, being a dick to kids, feeling special and hanging with my click or whatever highschool type ish that goes down in our sport. Fact is just as much as we need CK rockstars with attitude which adds to the lifestyle, we need people who can talk to parents, teach kids how to skate, business minded skaters creating tools for us to look more professional ie. Vinny Mintons Productions.
I get problems for smoking in past edits, which I didn’t really want out there, but on some real talk having a father who battled being an alcoholic didn’t help me out too much growing up and I’d rather smoke around the corner on my own time versus be drunk off my ass, twisted off zanex, pain killers, or whatever ish I see happening quite often.. Trust and believe no matter how medicated I am with my herbs I am still capable of speaking to shop owners, parents and giving tips to kids on how to blade..
I genuinely care about people and it’s in my heart to be there for rollerblading.. All this drama is kid stuff and it doesn’t really bother me at all but it also doesn’t bother me to speak about it and put my side out there…
For the record I have tricks that will come out that are things you havent seen me do before but why put these things out in a free edit.. As far as I’m concerned the tricks I already gave would’ve maybe had a better impact in a video along with be online..
As for now I’m gonna go skating and laugh about this.. Keep the hype coming as far as I’m concerned..
this could easily have been a video section, this is what rollerblading should be, not the trendy small boring shit that is running rampant throughout the industry today…I miss the days when this would have been a pretty average edit, back in 2004 or so, but today it’s a breath of fresh air
@DG. I wish I could get to lace the tricks that DG or CK alike get to lace seemingly so easy, however, I’ve based my sessions on Royales and Soul Grinds for 14 years. I also wish young people in blading understand, once and for all, that it is not about the fucking tricks, it is not about what looks cooler than what, it is about the positive vibes, it is about feeling confident, it is about exercising, it is about being an individual, it is about not following trends, it is about bringing R/blading to every corner in the planet, it is about skating in South America one day and skating in the US the next and then in Africa, it is about enjoying the fun of it, there is so much fun in blading, IT IS ABOUT LOVING SOMETHING A LOT. I want to express my recognition to DG as a current icon in the industry. It is skaters of your caliber what keep this sport alive and what inspire me to stay involve and supporting our brands, our industry. I hope someday to bring more to the R/blading table, hopefully after finishing my MS in Engineering and finding a good job, but for now I want to at least express my recognition to DG and assure everybody in this forum that it is only sk8ers like him, just like Feinberg, or Spizer, or Schrijn, or Elliot, or Ortega, or Zamora, or Riggle, or Andrews, or so many in the past, what would project R/blading into the future. Learn of ur roots and u will learn where to go.
Terrible. I respected that kid. And thats just it. he’s a kid. He has talent but of course he has a lot of issues. DG i can already see how you brushed this brush of them shoulders. I tease my boy Soderburg about USD’s all the time but real talk Ya’ll put it down and you are leading the way sir.
Man if that is him talking shit its all bad for him. I dont think any buddy will be able to pull that guy away from a crowd of thirty fools stomping him out. Aint no sreets out here! Man, we going to show you. We got 40 gloc that will be in attendance if you do ever descide to show up to L.A. He’ll show you about the streets and we gunnerz out here boi.
CK. I’m just gonna be frank with you. What the fuck is wrong with you? Seriously. No one’s running their mouths about Philly, NYC, Dallas, or where ever there are a fair amount of rollerbladers. If you don’t like california and our scenes, fair enough. But don’t run your mouth like a god damn idiot. Want to know why more people get sponsored out here? It’s because the companies are based here or have a team manager here. Sure, I agree that people hook their friends up, but you know everyone in rollerblading is guilty of that. Unlike any professional sport where your talent plays a huge part of sponsorship and you working hard means keeping it, rollerbladers hook up those around them, which may not be the best candidates for sponsorship. There are kids in the middle of nowhere with some amazing talent but will never be sponsored and the mediocre guy gets sponsored because he knows someone. But it isn’t california, it isn’t LA, it’s everyone because our industry is so niche and barely making due.
And ok, you must feel like an under-appreciated artist, but you know what, you were the one who threw himself into oblivion and secluded himself because no one understands your point, with your chicken scratched angry letters to the editor. I almost had hope for you when you started to put out edits, even your 1 minute ‘yo’ edit. Everyone had a good laugh at that and we almost thought you were sane again. And then this comes out and we’re back to CK has lost his fucking mind again. You’re the Amy Winehouse of rollerblading.
So you attack other rollerbladers for being stuck in their narrow minded approaches, when you’re not much better. Everyone has a point of view on where rollerblading should go and what progression means. And that’s where everyone is arguing. There are many roads. Or better still, all roads lead to Rome. But rollerbladers haven’t gotten that. Obviously you haven’t. I may not like everything I see out there, nearly 14 years in the game, but I can appreciate it. I suggest you learn to do the same. That or don’t sit from your window on the world yelling at those kids to get off your lawn. Make edits showing us what you think your form of progression is. Forget videos, I won’t buy it if you are in it. But online, it’s free and will be distributed lightning fast, so whether people like you or not, they’ll watch it.
Seriously, you want to make changes, actually get off your ass instead of complaining about Demetrios. I’m not saying your changes will mean a damn, but once you’ve actually tried without hubris and arrogance (because right now you’re being a pretentious prick), I think you’d get slightly more respect.
Sound like a plan CK? Cause really, I don’t think you have a plan b right now.
”poor kids dont have good fathers to teach them about deals and money and germans lie and take advantage of that”
seriously wtf CK I used to be a fan of your skating since poetry in motion ……now you’ve ruined everything youve ever done for rollerblading with all thoses comments.
seriously you are fucked in the head buddy, .
maybe you deserve a good beating or a lot of love …. maybe you come from a rich family but your comments just showed that money isnt everything and you have a whole lot of stuff missing in your life maybe education ( School of life)maybe you didnt have enough love in your youth and you parents werent present enough just spoiling you with toys and material bullshit gift…
you are sick and you should seek help
you are arrogant , pretentious and you are the worst rep rollerblading could ever have……. being humble is the first thing you should learn in life AND IS A DIRECT INDICATOR OF YOUR EDUCATION
CK is going fakie: “in fact if you skate for a company that calls this guy pro and your getting called pro by the same company then you being pro doesnt mean shit in reality because that means everybody should be a pro because skating is easy.” – if this is actually the real Colin Kelso, you just dissed the shit out of your own brother, dumbass, where’s the brotherly love? Gone from pro to internet troll… great move.
People seem to forget that rollerbladers are hated by 80% of the population (at least where I am & grew up), so have had lots of people talk shit about us & what we do… if you still rollerblade you get numb to other peoples negative opinion & keep doing what you love regardless because they’re not there when you’re smiling after landing that trick that took you half an hour to land.
Anyway, wasting time on that sorry ass under this fuking sick edit is kinda sad too. DG, you are a beast, your skating is always awesome to watch & a good personality to back it up!