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90 Responses to “Leo Oppenheim: Seba Powerblading, Cabin5150 Edit”
your fucking kidding me, is that seriously how seba want their brand represented? by this fucking clown, this nicolas cage hippy lookin, protein shake drinkin, 80mm rollin, cheesy arse talkin, gay radar intro-in, unmarketable loser?
Seriously seba your just stepping into the aggressive market, this initial impression is crucial, select the people that represent you wisely.
RIGHT! first thing first let not put are names as Anonymous here! I have skated with Leo for about 4-5 years now and this guy has the right to represent rollerblading the amount of people I have seen Leo getting into rollerblading over the years is amazing! Leo is always helpful to anyone in any skate park he goes to! I just hate people who don’t know shite about the person in the spotlight but still rip it to them! Nice edit Leo still don’t know how you do top acids on them 80mm bad boys!
Seba seriously is this how you want your brand represented? by this guy? your attempting to enter the aggrsssive market, your first impression is very important, well done taking cj on for your world image, but seriously kids in the uk are not gonna see this guy wearing your product and then feel incline to buy a set of your skates. nice guy or not, this guy is the laughing stock of the uk.
Ok…in response to seba and me working with them, they have not sponsored me for my aggressive skating or freeskating, but my work promoting skating as a whole (www.flowskate.co.uk) and to clear things up, I’m not a massive fan of this edit either as it does come across as real serious! But it’s all good, I will keep doing my thing and enjoying skating as a whole.
The problem with this isn’t really the skater because some (not all) of those clips were pretty respectable. Take out the voice over, half the clips and cheesy as all hell cutaways and you might have a half decent powerblade promo. From my point of view the main issue here is that the person who filmed it, chose the clips, wrote the voice over, and cut it together to that weak ass tune isn’t very familiar with the concept of rollerblading cliches. The likelihood is they were trying to do that typical “lets appeal to the mass market” thing however if you also want to appeal to the core scene then a film like this is really, really badly judged. Next time, get a skater to edit for you.
Leo is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting, its a shame I picked a sport where there arn’t more people like him.
You wonder why this sport doesn’t grow and the underline truth is that its just a group of boys clubs who hold it back. Anyone who knows Leo will tell you he does nothing but good work and thats why he gets picked up by so many companies outside of the “scene”. Shocker
Not a fan of this particular edit, but I have to admit I was surprised by few really big tricks in there! It was kind weird because some clips looked like Leo isn’t too solid on his skates. Man is just doing his won thing- rollerblading. As we all do in our particular way. Maybe some of the edits on RN have to be with comments closed, this would be one of them.
And yes Leo’s edit is embarrassingly bad.. Leo is better than that (both as a skater and as a person). Powerblading is just a renaming of Freeskating. Both are alternatives to what we do, not a progression. I don’t even think this edit represents Freeskating. The producer was under the misapprehension that we are still in 1998 watching Brink (which was shit even then).
Offer constructive criticism or offer some support but don’t act like you’ve just watched a video of the guy fucking your mum and give rollerblading a worse reputation than any video ever could. There are a few prizes ready I’m sure for the drama queens on here. ‘OMG I’m never skating again because i watched a video. FML’.
To read some of you bitch and whine…you’re worse than organised religion. Is there a rollerblade bible? Some kind of commandments? Starting with something idiotic like ‘thou shall not talk to a rec skater because they’re giving your ‘sport’ a bad image and clearly not a human being’? Should we all start killing each other based on which skates we buy and how we like to use them?
It’s fucking rollerblading, not a world changing technological invention/innovation. We all love to skate, I’m sure, so why bother adding aggravation to it, why bother forming little cliques and cutting yourselves off?
Seems stupid, all this fuss about something so inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. Skate how you want to skate and let other people skate how they want to skate and stop acting like you’re trying to win an Oscar.
This edit really doesn’t do leo justice at all. He is one of the best locals at Rampworx Skatepark and has REALLY big tricks that aren’t even in this edit. This is a powerblading edit. As it says in the title. Not seba aggressive skating. He works every single day getting as many people as he can into the sport, and he will come for a skate, but end up helping as many people as he can land/learn something new.
i love it. powerblading is an increadible thing. it bring me in the 90`s and that without delaurean. on honestly. i mean it s like if skateboarder goes to plastic board and do some slalom or some freestyle…. but the best part of all that is the industrie on rollerblading. take the base of the inline skating rebuild the material that we unfortunatly used until the Majestic and sell it as a revolution is amaz me. o0 and some hipster can find cool to be take for an asshole. good maybe instead make some usless concep a real revolution for some brand should be a good idea.
This just came off as a prentious piece of shit edit.
The intro was too long, the monologue was unecessary, the music was too dramatic and the trick editing/continuity was off.
The actual skating was hit and miss, I did like some tricks but most of it failed to impress or represent real ability. Judging from these comments I’m obviously not the only one who thinks this way.
Rollerbladers are so pathetic that they label all criticism “hating”. Keeping your fingers in your ears and doing the same old unappealing shit is the reason why the Industry is in a hole in the first place.
I’ve bladed for a long time now and I’m starting to see how stale and ignorant those that are supposed to represent us and innovate the products we buy have become, or stayed to be more accurate. We are not a teen industry anymore, this is not a professional standard.
bad music: check
gay rolling: check
a few respectable tricks: check
but terrible style: check
gay voice over: check
weird cut aways: check
bad hair: check
who the fuck cares if he is a nice guy, nobody mocks him as a person, why would they. It’s just what he does, the editor does and above all what seba does…I would feel embarrassed, the outside world will not recognize the difference. So I’d rather keep this kinda stuff locked away with all the Taiig Chris shit! We are not in the position NOT TO BE IMAGE CONSCIOUS! Serious!
All those tricks could be done on a pair of razors just as fast and furiously with an anti rocker set up… I just don’t understand why we have to de evolve back to fitness skates? I used to take a wheel out of my old 4 down large wheel blades so I could actually do deals… Power blading is a fail trend and a jock the next guy thing , like everyone wearing bright colored fake ray bans and the switch from giant pants to a more form fitting style due to the fact that your skate idol decided to do it. Be yourself guys.. It’s obvious when your not.
everyone who dosnt know him talks shit on his skating. then comes someone who knows hin and says, he is a nice guy.
thats two different things. even if he is your friend, he can still suck at skating and he does.
being a cool person does not make you skate better
and being good at skating does not automaticly make you a cool person.
its the two combined that makes a dustin latimer
I’m just speechless. This passed out legitimately under the eye of a Seba employee? I’m quite sure even the cleaner could have made a better edit. Christ.
I was half expecting to see Orgazmo run out and start beating up smoking youths as Leo picked up their strewn crisp and sweety packets in the background to dispose of them responsibly in a near by rubbish bin. What a crock of shit!
Way to lose any of your potential market…no wonder kids are scootering it looks 10 fucking times better than this.
DUDE look the Facebook/Seba Street , the only guy on team is Cj first !!! Apparantly this week a new skaters is announced into the team, and it seems that Pierre Lelievre and Kevin Quintin is alredy on the team since the begining..
Where does it say anywhere he is on the SEBA street team? He just skates on the SEBA freeskates. Clearly not a pro at all. Funny how you all jump to conclusions just because its a new company I’m aggressive skating. And there is no such thing as SEBA powerblading …is and always will be SEBA freeskating
I think this edit is actually a perfect advertisement to break into the mainstream market… a bit cheesy but it does the job, if I showed this to a bunch of 10 year old kids I’m sure they’d be happy to join our sport
well done Leo, skating has improved so much, keep it up! J