Street videos on ESPN: 01, 02, 03. Featuring Chris Haffey, Worapoj Boonnim, Jeff Stockwell, Soichiro Kanashima & Yuto Goto.
Vert videos on ESPN: 01, 02, 03. Featuring Takeshi Yasutoko, Eito Yasutoko & Yusuke Aihara.
Tags: asian x-games, chris haffey, jeff stockwell, soichiro kanashima, worapoj note boonnim, x-games
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Great! la video dure plus longtemps que celle du FISE et c bien plus agreable a matter! Vive le vrai skating! Fuck le skating circus french no style
That was Fukin Cool to watch! It is definitively nice to watch rollerblading at this stage. Our sport is certainly cool looking and if the skateboarding faggots running the US X Games pretend to ignore it, it is safe to say it is their loss. GO BLADING! FUCK ALL THOSE BAM MARGERA WANNABES
Sick contest, agree with 1st and 2nd, Stockwell was flowing in the wind !
Best trick = Haffey 720 wtf!
x games is gay. skate street dont be a pussy park rat
This made me realise why skating isn’t in the X-games.
Don’t get me wrong, as a roller i’ve got a lot of respect for the dudes competing.
But for a neutral viewer who may just randomly tune in to the x-games, they only want to see jump boxes etc, nobody outside of rolling cares about lacing a true porn on a small hand rail…
But as a roller, I thought it was sick! great skating by those involved.
2R, that’s exactly what I thought when I was watching it.
Agree with 2R. It felt like they were trying to impress rollerbladers more than the crowd. I’m sorry to say this, but I’m sure they would’ve enjoyed Wellsmore and Cudot who do big tricks on jump boxes more. Great to see it online though!
goto should have got 2nd or 3rd.
what happened to cj?
Shame about the park really
Great to see Skating on the TV again… i remember those days NISS etc. But it is a double edged sword. To really get skating popular its all about the big visual tricks. But then the rollernews rats think you’re selling out if you do the big visual tricks. Nontheless a great start of something that will only get better.
Send the French to the X-Games and the crowds and TV station will be impressed. Fans want to see big tricks, not tiny tech grinds.
Americans give Broskow a BCSD victory for tapping a small rail. French give Cudot Winterclash victory for 1260 disaster the A frame.
WHY ARE ALL THESE COMMENTS NOT ON THE ESPN WEBSITE?!?! THE VIDEO HAS LIKE 3 COMMENTS AND NEEDS MORE UPVOTES! YOU WANT BLADING IN THE XGAMES AND YET ARE HIDING BEHIND A POST OF ROLLERNEWS. C’MON GUYS GO TO THE ESPN WEBSITE AND POST A COMMENT. ANY COMMENT AT ALL, JUST MAKE SURE THAT THEY KNOW THAT WE ARE HERE AND VIEWING AND HAVE AN OPINION.
ichy got robbed
It’s a real pleasure to see charismatic skaters on TV ! No monkeys who only do 540° grinds with bad styles or disgusting 1260°…
Odd CJ was there, did he not even make it past prelims?
@will : Who cares … Rollerblading will not be part of the next Asian X games.
We are out again … haha
ANyway, shit skatepark, shit runs (except few tricks) … but we can’t blame the skaters …
the announcer called haffeys tru top porn a “tru spin ao” those are the exact opposite things…how about announcers that know what they are talking about and a park not designed for fingerboarding! you want people to enjoy watching rollerblading-get haffey, aragon, broskow, farmer, bolino and some other guys that display rollerblading in a unique way and get a better format. Shit…for a second I thought I was watching Brink. that was painful to watch and it made me a little embarrassed to say I rollerblade after watching something like that.
first heard about him? but think that goto was best in this, jeff just simple skating)))
COMMENT ON THE ESPN SITE…. SHOW THEM THAT PEOPLE ACTUALLY CARE!
…. OR JUST BITCH AND WHINE ON HERE WHERE NO ONE PAYS ATTENTION AND THE COMMENTS WILL NEVER REACH A WIDER AUDIENCE.
^you really want these comments to reach a wider audience? And what does it matter since we’re already out of the Asian X Games for next year? And also, kids these days don’t seem to care about contests anymore. They just want to see all the same pros and don’t seem too interested in up and comers who could challenge them.
Haffey=Youth. apparently youths lose their breath a lot and are sketchy as hell.
The skating on the course wasn’t that impressive looking becouse it was a skateboard park with tiny rails and jumps.
People making the point of “neutral” viewers not wanting to see the technical grind on small obstacles are so right.
Big bios/flatspins/corkscrews/backflips over jump boxes, stalling the tallest points of the course etc. are what they want to see.
Bruno Loewe, Wilfried Rossignol and (as much as I hate his antics) Stephane Alfano all did these “stunt” tricks in their prime, lads like Cudot, Abrate, Godenaire and Aragon could very much do that now.
congrats to Stockwell. Want to see the video so I can dream I was at least there. :)
Okay saw the video.
1st. They did very good. Everything there was small. it’s the way skateboarders ride. small rails small ledge, small risk.
2nd. Stockwell was sick, so was Everyone else.
3rd. On a park like that, it’s really hard to get pumped cause 1, you know who it’s really built for. 2. You’re use to killing shit double to three times the size.
4th. The skateboarders look better cause this park is built for them when riding it. All square rails all square ledges, all things you really don’t find in the real world of street skating. I congratulate every roller who entered cause on that park they rode for the love and respect of their profession.
Yasutokos own rollerblading. living legends.
Personally I thought the level of skating was really high and the course was pretty cool !
I would have love to have seen a deeper field of skaters. I’m sure some of those french guys would have a field day in that thing and more techy guys too to show the variety in modern day skating.
SNOCA if rolling should be in the X-Games :) If it is great if not than fuck it. Skating is bigger than the X-Games. We are not mainstream sell outs like fagboarders or bikers. Believe it or not we actually have a stronger culture than both those sports.
@Rael Is it really true that rollerblading is getting removed for next year’s Asian X-Games? And if thats so then it just goes to show that rollerbladers don’t make themselves known. Rollerbladers are rats apparently, only meeting in obscure places away from the public and shying away from too much attention. The ESPN website was the perfect place for us to get out opinions out and yet all I see is more complaining on Rollernews where no one cares but rollerbladers and even we are starting not to care seeing as its majority population of trolls. As of this time there are only 6 comments under the video on ESPN and 25+ comments on this forum. And then you guys complain about how your favorite pros are broke, and why do they look like bums and blah blah blah. Don’t bitch, moan, or complain about the current state of the industry if you’re unwilling to even do so much as comment on an international website that caters to a wide audience, even if just to show that there is a strong population of bladers and that we do care about the presentation of the sport.
Why should the announcers even give a fuck about knowing the difference between a true spin and an ao spin if apparently it seems like we barely exist. This brings back memories of the movie Barely Dead when Arlo was speaking about when he finally noticed that the X-Games committee doesn’t care about rollerblading. With a weak ass community such as this one, I don’t see why anyone should care.
My comment on ESPN is under sup3rmanw1ll just in case you were wondering.
Just to end my rant, I love rollerblading. I love learning new tricks, flowing through a park, grinding a down rail and seeing my friends progress. But when you’re sport is filled with people who are dumber than rocks, lazier than god knows what, and just people who like to bitch, it is depressing. There used to be a time when I was proud to tell people I rollerblade, and just seeing what the majority of this sport is made up of takes some of that pride away every day.
May 1st, 2012 at 1:15 pm
(“WHY ARE ALL THESE COMMENTS NOT ON THE ESPN WEBSITE?!?! THE VIDEO HAS LIKE 3 COMMENTS AND NEEDS MORE UPVOTES! YOU WANT BLADING IN THE XGAMES AND YET ARE HIDING BEHIND A POST OF ROLLERNEWS. C’MON GUYS GO TO THE ESPN WEBSITE AND POST A COMMENT. ANY COMMENT AT ALL, JUST MAKE SURE THAT THEY KNOW THAT WE ARE HERE AND VIEWING AND HAVE AN OPINION.”)
agreed…..get to it guys!!!
wow you guys are complaining ? lol fuck rollerbladers
comment on ESPN and demand rollerblading be put back in XGames. If you comment here, nothing changes.
Am I the only who thinks Haffey skated like a stiff turd?
sick format that was great
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