Inline Skating reappearance at X-Games with X-Mini

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X-mini Ambassador Brian Aragon to represent inline skating at one of the most popular actions sports events in the world.

Singapore, Monday, 18 July 2011 – Xmi Pte Ltd, the Singaporean company behind the award-winning X-mini Capsule Speakers, has been confirmed as an official sponsor of the Summer X Games to be held in Los Angeles, USA, from 28 – 31 July 2011.

One of the most exciting things coming out of this sponsorship is the X-mini aggressive inline skating demo which will be held during the X Games at the Interactive Park which the public can access for free.

X-mini Ambassador and 2009 World Rolling Series Champion Brian Aragon will be doing demos during the event together with a few of the top inline skaters in the world including Chris Haffey, Jeff Stockwell, Julian Bah and Franky Morales. This is a team of some of the best aggressive inline skaters and it will definitely be a treat for all action sports fans to see them altogether in action!

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87 Responses to “Inline Skating reappearance at X-Games with X-Mini”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. nazi Says:

    rollerblade bk in to xgames

  3. Matty Says:

    Good news early in the morning… YES!!!

  4. Salt Says:

    Not saying that I care for the x-games anymore after
    rollerblading was kicked out, but it’s about time that
    they gave us some recognition again. Even though
    these are just demos they’re probably testing the waters
    to see if it’s really necessary to try making it popular again.
    All I got to say is people don’t get your hope up too high
    as of right now, even though it’s some nice news.

  5. Luke Says:

    THAT is good exposure! I don´t like the X-Games – or better the way we got booted out of them – either, BUT if we have to choose between this and Taig Khris, then I´m all about Haffey, Aragon and the others representing rollerblading! The guys will do a great job!

  6. dady Says:

    best team ????? usa riders !!!! always the same shit !! good for industry !!! not good for riders !!! suck you.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    1st reaction: YAAAAYEEEAAAAHHH!

    2nd reaction: if the crowd is downright hostile to blading (which I think a skateboarder/biker/motorcycle mob might be), does that mean we get banished for another 10 years? Still, if big money corporations decide to start backing us, the leaders of the skateboard industry might actually have to pretend to tolerate us. haha. either way, it should be interesting, and HUGE CONGRATS to the skaters who will be representing us. GET BAILEY too!!

    We should all make signs in support of the bladers, but not anything negative against ESPN or the X Games. IMHO

  8. shawn martin Says:

    i’ll be in L.A. that sunday. definitely going

  9. Gonzalo Says:

    Somebody get CJ Wellsmore in this thing.

  10. SA Roller Says:

    this is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. one more Joke... Says:

    Best team? it’as joke ! all those guys sucks at mini ramp (except Aragon)… with this team Rllerblading will once again look gay..
    actually everybody know the best team in comp is the french team !!!
    and especially at mini ramp, nobody in the world come close with Avella,Godenair,Cudot and Abrate !!!

  12. wasd Says:

    ^^^^^

    WTF? those guys are far better then the “french team”

  13. OG Bobby Johnson Says:

    This is truly amazing, good luck to all the rollers reppin!!!

  14. chuckd Says:

    @one more Joke : Best team? it’as joke ! all those guys sucks at mini ramp (except Aragon)

    ahah stockwell is probably the best bowl rider so I think he’s able to skate a mini ramp better than aragon can do.. and morales kills it too

  15. Norway Says:

    This is pretty cool, and i’m glad they went with real skaters like Haffey, Stockwell and Morales and not some booring, french, park only-skaters.

  16. Truth Says:

    “it’as joke ! all those guys sucks at mini ramp (except Aragon)… with this team Rllerblading will once again look gay..
    actually everybody know the best team in comp is the french team !!!
    and especially at mini ramp, nobody in the world come close with Avella,Godenair,Cudot and Abrate !!!”

    Sooo True !

    And if you guys have already seen all those guys skates together in a mini ramp.. you know that..

  17. chuckd Says:

    men if you really think rollerblading will look gay with this team you should quit this sport because you dont know anything about it

  18. Norway Says:

    @ ‘Truth’ and ‘One more joke';

    haha you guys really have noe idea what you are talking about!!

    http://vimeo.com/23520021 check out Morales in this one.

    we don’t want silly french park skaters representing us do we?

  19. Hater Says:

    Put cj on the demos

  20. King Seaboss Says:

    i think i’ll quit rollerblading just because of the hate on this threat….

  21. Vetty Says:

    DID YOU FUCKING READ IT PROPERLY?!
    It’s not just a MINI RAMP DEMO, the company sponsoring the event manufactures a portable stereo speaker called X-Mini. There’s a skatepark and the BMX park too, which I’m tipping Haffey will TEAR APART in a way nobody else from ANY COUNTRY could do.
    Also I for one would love to see CJ in the mix one day. THIS IS GREAT NEWS!! Can’t wait!

  22. Brian Aragon Says:

    I never post on Rollernews but I feel like this is a topic I need to comment on. I just hope you guys can take a step back from the negativity and see how great this one opportunity is for the whole skating industry. We have demo’s at the X-Games!!!!!!! This isn’t about who the best mini ramp skaters/park skaters are because as we all know there are amazing skaters from all over the world that would do a great job representing skating, this is about getting us back to the point of being recognized/growing and now we have that opportunity! We are lucky to have x-mini work to get us demo time slots at the biggest action sports event in the whole world and I feel lucky to have them as a sponsor! I can assure you that all of us who are doing the demo’s at the Xgames next weekend will do our best in representing skating in the most positive light. Thanks everyone for the support, I hope anyone who is in California can make it to at least one of the demos!

    (I’m only posting once, so if someone uses my name it’s not me!)

  23. Ian Gallais Says:

    Well in there cuz!

    X-mini + X-games !!!

    Get in!

  24. badazz Says:

    ^^
    even if that ain’t the real Aragon, he’s got a point.

  25. Anonymous Says:

    FUCK THE X GAMES! TOTAL SELLOUT SHIT RIGHT HERE

  26. DL Says:

    Hopefully they will be getting paid because if not this shit is fucking weak sac shit. All of the other sport’s riders get huge money for these events.

  27. Anonymous Says:

    People should have more respect for the seen, at the end of the day we roll coz we love it! No need for all the negativaty! Like aragon said, who cares whonis the best at mini or park atleast there getting our much loved sport out there!!! Well said aragon!

  28. Andy from Germany Says:

    I hope its the first step to get in the X Games again. That would be so important for our industry! Looking forward for it!!

    I think our sport is growing again. Many Skaters from the past start to skate again. It is hopefully just the beginning of something great..

    Represent Rollerblading at its best!!

    See ya

  29. Anonymous Says:

    This just proved that the French need to learn to read English before they post. And as far as a mini ramp team. Haha all I got to say is the French suck and a troll is a troll and you guys got tiag the van damme of blading lol. !!!

  30. Ched Says:

    This is great news! Rollerblading is getting some decent recognition… finally. It’s been a while, but i cant wait for more people to see Rollerblading is at now.

  31. ross thomson Says:

    i cant get over the amount of hate towards this. it seems no matter what people try and do for our sport the same old people have hate towards it…. if you can do better then show us…. thought not.

    this is a good step in the right direction.

  32. Anonymous Says:

    Isn’t there a European X Games? Maybe the French skaters could represent rollerblading there? It might be the next logical step for X-Mini if they’re serious about exploring the possibilities of our sport.

  33. Anonymous Says:

    This sounds great

  34. b-nick Says:

    Amazing chance to get back into the x-games no doubt about this!

    French = COCKINESS !

  35. Rob Says:

    WOOOOO!!!!!!
    good news good news

  36. john Says:

    Finally, hope to see blading in X games full time, maybe some companies will put their money on us!

  37. George Amos Says:

    The X-Mini is a headphone speaker system. They won’t be skating a Mini ramp, retards.

  38. Nathanc Says:

    Hellz yeah, go kick some ass guys!

  39. rap Says:

    “Keep The Fakers And The Flakers And The Haters In A Twirl.” LF

  40. uncle ruckus Says:

    b00m

    Your comment was a bit too short. Please go back and try again.

  41. T B Says:

    Thank you for clearing that up, Brian!

    It surely is a good thing. Keep up the good work and I’m looking forward to some nice edits from the demo..

  42. Yi YIIiiiiii Says:

    Looks like all of the rollerblading in Asia is starting to pay off. Getting it popular there is getting money behind it.

    I was thinking about how underground rollerblading is, but a six year isn’t going to give a shit about underground. Whether we want to admit it or not, we are all the bastard children of the mid 1990’s X Games. Without some big exposure, rollerblading is going to slowly die off. I really hate admitting that.

  43. x games Says:

    rollerblading gets smaller every year – even scooters have more kids now than us. we need the XGames and some TV Comps to get exposure and get more kids to start skating. and stop with the vests and style – we need big, exciting tricks to make kids wanna skate and view blading as cool. vests = gay

  44. lol Says:

    So i guess taig khris didnt kill rollerblading? lol Im amped to watch this tho!

  45. MtDewslimjimfuckyou Says:

    OH Yay rollerblading at the x-games.. Maybe they’ll put them between the kendama booth and the bathrooms! They SHIT on blading once already. Now every little dipshit on here is all juiced thinking this is some big step for rolling. Mark my words THEY WILL SHIT ON YOU AGAIN. If Rollerblading can’t survive without the help of being lumped into the extreeme sports scene then it SHOULD die. And if your worried about it dieing now then please just fuckin quit.

  46. Yobad Says:

    Lets just wait for the TV transmission and then we take conclusions

  47. skate2create Says:

    ALL rubbish talk aside , this is a good step towards opening new doors for the sport FULL STOP! so lets enjoy and a great high light to THE YEAR and my day..

  48. READ THiS Says:

    Everyone do your homework on x mini, its is the only only rollerblading sponsor companie to invest money into the xgames to so rollerblading. this company is actually putting their own money in to support rollerblading at the xgames, please please good x mini, they have 4 team riders and all rollerblader, so give credit to x-mini for what they are doing guys.

  49. Yobad Says:

    Couldnt find any information about this on google =/ the x-games official site doesnt hold any information about it either

  50. xsjadomonkey Says:

    sick….haters will be haters and bladers will be bladers. haters aren’t bladers, but some bladers may be haters. this is how confused my mind is while reading this…people just need to step back and learn that any exposure is good, and the team is sick! aragon is a mega skater homie, and the other dudes are beast. mini ramp sesh or not, they will shred no matter what. this is going to be extreme.

  51. Yi YIIiiiiii Says:

    If you’re worried about rollerblading “dieing,” then you should quit. Wow, a very enlightening statement. But, you would be rollerblading if it was never on tv in the 1990’s, right? You would know about it how? Everyone started rollerblading because it was underground and badass, not because it was on Sunny D commercials, Airborne, and the X Games, right? You’ve made the x games shitting on rollerblading your existence. Now that rollerblading is making an appearance again, you have no fight to fight anymore. You’re bored, so keep bitching and trying to prevent newcomers from coming into the sport. That way you can keep it all for yourself and be so cool and underground, but just remember that all that other “shit” I mentioned is the reason you rollerblade.

  52. The Real Woodpusher Says:

    I would tug Aragon’s sac so hard! Balls on chin, full out homo. Corkscrew 9 his pornstar all day.

  53. people who blade Says:

    ha! JBah one of the top inliners in the world..yeah fucking right

  54. Rob Says:

    Glad to have these guys representing us! Awesome team!

  55. MtDewslimjimfuckyou Says:

    Oh pardon me Yi. I’m sorry, I started skating when I was 14 and a friend of mine showed me MAD FUCKING BEEF. Ever hear of it? And my point about quitting is this; if you love skating then it doesn’t matter who else does it, you’ll still skate no matter how big or small it is. But if your worried about showcasing rollerblading so everyone else will see how “cool” you are or you’ll somehow make REAL money then your a fucking poser and a sellout clear and simple. I am all for exposure to get new people skating just not through assholes that turned their backs to rolling.

  56. Anonymous Says:

    french = really gay people. the best at sucking cock.

  57. The Real Woodpusher Says:

    for real, I want to show Bearagon what a proper rim job feels like! I’ll make him go ass to mouth, watch…..Murda might get a bit jelly, but hey, Im just licking his asshole.

  58. Anonymous Says:

    it’s a shame the four best skaters in the world wont be at this-CJ, Takeshi, ledoux and Cudot. lets hope the Americans dont fuck it up.

  59. Yi YIIiiiiii Says:

    I don’t give a fuck about how I look. I give a fuck about the generation underneath me. If it wasn’t for mainstream exposure, rollerblading would not exist…plain and simple. Mad Beef came out because? Because the industry was established through mainstream exposure. T Bone films existed why? Because there was mainstream exposure. Do you think rollerblading will be worth a shit in another ten years without some sort of revenue coming in.

    I think it’s bullshit our top pros don’t have shit. Most of them don’t even have health insurance unless they purchase it independently. Most of them don’t get paid shit for doing something that takes way more balls than most “extreme” sports and looks way more fucking cool. If the industry was in such good shape, do you think Aragon and Stockwell would be off to promote at the X Games. Are they sellouts?

    You’ll keep skating no matter how small it is? How about when there are no skate companies left? We are still sucking the tit from the original exposure rollerblading got. The skates are really good quality right now, but who are they selling the skates to? Anyone new? I would like to know what percentage of the people rollerblading right now started rollerblading after rollerblading was out of the X Games.

    By the way, where did your friend pick up rollerblading?

  60. MtDewslimjimfuckyou Says:

    Tbone films existed because they saw something cool and different and decided they could make money off it. BECAUSE it was underground. But I think I understand what our key diffence is now. You love skating. You want skating to continue long after your gone. You feel for the pros that have to do it for the love because they have no other option. Thats fine. I respect that you care. BUT I DON’T. Skating is for ME. I don’t care about anyone else. Maybe you find that selfish. Maybe you think I owe skating more, but I really don’t. It’s an escape for me, it’s allways been. I don’t care if “pros” don’t have insurance. I skated for 5 years with no insurance BECAUSE I loved it. What if every “pro” quit tomorrow? Would you? It wouldn’t stop me. No skate companies left? There will allways be skates to skate. I started on Rollerblade Lightnings and Roces moskows. If thats what I have to revert to I will. See, you think like a pro. You want rolling to be seen as a profession. I am a skater. I think about when I’m going to be able to skate next. and thats it. my friend was one of those guys that started jumping trash cans and bumping stairs in the late 80’s. Not sure if he saw grinding in an old dailybread or got the vid at some skateshop trying to promote rolling in NY.

    BUT IT SURE IN HELL WASN”T WATCHING THE FUCKING X GAMES haha!

    Good luck and keep rolling man

  61. Yi YIIiiiiii Says:

    I know man. I hear what you are saying. I feel so dirty about the whole X Games thing. I completely see your point on this, and when I hear your side, like I said, I just feel dirty.

    I really don’t want to revert to Mountain Dew, SlimJim, Paul Mitchell, and NAYA fucking water commercials. But, I also get heated that rollerblading doesn’t the respect it deserves. Perhaps I am worrying too much about what everyone else thinks.

    Keep rolling I shall, and I am sure you will do the same.

  62. HK Says:

    Please put Taig and the Demo !!

  63. Pass Says:

    Haffey should sneak in the mega ramp comp and throw a double… I can guarantee blading will be back in the x games next year

  64. X-mini Says:

    Hi Guys,

    Please note that the schedule has changed! Brian and team will be doing the demos on Saturday and Sunday, 30 & 31 July, at the Skate Park within the Interactive Park at 12.30pm.

    See you guys there!!!!!

  65. Anonymous Says:

    great news, best wishes to all the rollers that are going to represent us.

  66. Anonymous Says:

    i’m glad there’s no french involved… they would gay it up.. specially taig that would ass land anything big he sees thinking is a cock.

  67. le vengeur masqué Says:

    I’m french and I’m really happy that it’s not the french team who will represent skating at X-games ! This opportunity is the best thing for us to grow since so far and we need the most charismatic skaters to do it and it seems to be on the good way !

  68. le vengeur masqué Says:

    And please, stop thinking that French team is the french rollerblading ! Boucau, Vilar, Legrand, Auroux, Heineman, Beaulieu, Legentil… That’s the real French scene !

  69. DarthRoller Says:

    The X-Games shat on us once and may well shit on us again.

    But some exposure is a start. Hopefully, having rollerbladers who are now industry heads will prevent us from making the same mistakes as the past when the big companies come offering money, otherwise we could face another very long and painful recession after a short-lived peak.

  70. french Says:

    Oui c’est ca. Et suce ma bite aussi !

  71. Boom Says:

    MtDewslimjimfuckyou – everything this dude says is true. I couldn’t agree more. I think there’s lot of bullshit about money and the industry. Since rollerblading left the x-games skating has progressed in every way. Skaters are better, tricks are more varied and technical, video quality is higher. Lack of money hasn’t stopped progression. Why the hell would we want to go crawling back to a community that didn’t want us? Rollerblading needs to look out for itself, we need more events like Donate & Skate: http://donateandskate.blogspot.com/ This is one of the purist most positive things in our industry.

  72. Realist Says:

    Since rollerblading left the Xgames, the sport has died. Fewer and fewer skaters every year. No money in competitions. No skaters at Woodward Camp. No TV coverage. No skateshops. There are more scooters now than bladers. Pros don’t even skate hard at comps anymore cause they’re afraid of getting hurt or too old to do any big tricks.

    Bring back the exposure like Xgames and the sport grows again. If you don’t like the sport getting bigger, than go skate by yourself.

  73. Boom Says:

    No TV coverage and more scooters doesn’t mean the end of rollerblading. Those are rubbish points. If rollerblading is so dead how come we have more brands and the best products in our history? The decline of skate shops could be due to the advent of the internet. Skaters not going big, have you seen the trailer for Fester or heard of Erik Bailey, Pat Lennen, Brian Aargon, Chris Haffey or CJ Wellsmore? Perhaps you think diveristy in rollerblading is a sign of regression? If you think the x-games is what rollerblading needs then Realist, you need to give up.

  74. clubs Says:

    i’ll check it out on tv if u tell us when i can watch it

  75. victor Says:

    CJ Wellsmore should be added to that team!

  76. @BOOM Says:

    skateshops died cause there arent enough rollerbladers for them to stay open? when was the last time you were at a skatepark? The ratio of skateboarders/bmxers/sctooers to inliners is about 300 to 1. Products have gotten better because technology has progressed, but the number of products sold has declined immensely as the number of rollerbladers has declined. You do realize that all cabins were filled with rollerbladers at Woodward in 2000, and this year, only one cabin is open for just 6 sessions. You need to get real.

  77. Boom Says:

    I’m not from America, so I can’t really comment on what’s going on over there. I still think your points are weak. You have a bogus ideal for rollerblading that is centered around money, perhaps thats because you’re American and you only understand things in monetary terms. Profit = success. As I said before, everything in rollerblading has improved. We don’t need more people, we don’t need to be part of some extreme sports circus, it’s so unbelievably lame and regressive. What is wrong with contests such as Winter-Clash, or Bitter Cold Show down, or The Hoedown, or a chosen few street comps or Bill O’Neils NYC street comp? Is that not enough? I am a realist, that’s why I will not support shit like the x-games or x-mini whatever the fuck it’s called. These organisations do not care about rollerblading, they care about profit. Do something positive, give something to donate & skate, don’t be a mug and support the x- games. How old are you, 14 or something?

  78. Anonymous Says:

    it’s a fake … no inline at x games
    nothing on the xgames website schedule …

  79. to the vengeur masqué Says:

    And please, stop thinking that French team is the french rollerblading ! Boucau, Vilar, Legrand, Auroux, Heineman, Beaulieu, Legentil… That’s the real French scene !

    Where are they on comp ???
    there are not real French Scene we just have a french scene with the all french skaters.
    Stupid Idiot,
    All the guys you talking about was friends with every members of the French Team so stop your fucking comment.

  80. Vetty Says:

    @ Boom.

    Hahaha, Funny you asked if he’s 14, I was wondering the same about you. Maybe you’re 17 then. I dunno. Anyway, your sport can’t afford to show you CJ going big. If anyone wants to see more of that then we’re gonna need more money going round, more than donations.
    To quote those famous Arlo words, “Underground? Fuck that!”
    Coverage leads to growth which is undeniably a positive thing.

  81. THE PEOPLE Says:

    SEAN KNIGHT for XSJADO PRO 2011!!!!

  82. BolognaSliceNipples Says:

    Taig Khris isn’t going to be there?

  83. Aenimadoll Says:

    they need to get there Montre, CJ and Bolino too and they will have real show then!

  84. loll Says:

    For those fools that complaining about mainstream and no income blablabal

    I have one question for you :

    If money didn’t exist would rollerblading exist?

  85. random Says:

    I mean im glad to see this but at the same time…what the fuck..Wasin’t the X games started by rollerblading? wtf has happened. Personaly… as a pro i’d reject that shit..fuck mainstream…btw “lol” ^ the world wouldint even exist without money but that dosint mean we should all a sudden be the little bitch that gets invited back to play the game. rollerblading can still exist being underground. im fine with it. someone should blow the x games up. tierd of this action sports shit..i roll more for the art then makin it a sport.

  86. Mitchell Says:

    Honestly, you’re being a bunch of whino’s trying to prove some point and nobodies listening.

    I just hope some good filmers are there to make an edit of the demo! Should be siickk!

    Here in Brisbane Australia it seems like Aggressive inline is starting to pick up substantially in the last 6 months. Hopefully the groms keep coming!

    Peace.

  87. Anonymous Says:

    X-mini Says:
    July 19th, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    Hi Guys,

    Please note that the schedule has changed! Brian and team will be doing the demos on Saturday and Sunday, 30 & 31 July, at the Skate Park within the Interactive Park at 12.30pm.

    See you guys there!!!!!

    It sounds like they changed it to just one demo a day. 12:30 – 1p.m., and only on the interactive park, which is the one that is usually open to the public, not on the actual competition courses. :( but still, I’m gonna go see both of the demos!! :)