The amazing blading adventures of skate ranger

January 23rd, 2007

skate ranger

Well after hearing that Chuck Norris was the best paid actor in Hollywood with Texas Ranger (broadcoasted in about 90 channels), i’m not surprised we finally get a skate ranger… More seriously this remote controlled really reminds me Jean-Yves Blondeau aka Rollerman.

“Skate Ranger” is America’s latest super-hero. Our unique remote-controlled action-figure toy follows in the exciting and enormously successful tradition of Superman, Batman, Spider Man, and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. This roller-blading, body-gyrating, dare-devil action figure is “the bomb” for kids from 4 to 12!

The Skate Ranger remote-controlled toy is currently stocked in select toy stores like FAO Schwarz in New York and Las Vegas. “Skate Ranger” is also available in stores around the world, from Dubai to Ireland to Moscow.

Additions to the product line are in development as-we-speak in several forms: comic book, motion picture, video-game, body-skating “extreme sport” gear, and a digitally-animated television series. The company that has developed and launched this worldwide-patented, multi-channel, multi-media action-hero is headquartered in New York, with a product-development and manufacturing facility located in China.

Official website : skateranger.com. The images of the toy comes from this promotionnal edit by Jwalk Prod.

Thanks Enslaver and $naH.

skate ranger

Paris, Palais de Tokyo : Edit (2001)

January 22nd, 2007

palais de tokyo

Militaru Mihai sent me a video he did back in 2001. The video was shot in the Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France) and features all the best skaters of this past moment.

You can download the video on this page (45 mb, mpg).

The Iowa Connection : photos set updated !

January 22nd, 2007

iowa connection
up : Adam Lippert. Soul grind. Des Moines, Iowa.

The Iowa Connection posted a serie of breathtaking shots on the Rollernews Flickr Photo Pool. Link

iowa connection
up : Ben Gross. Freestyle fishbrain. Des Moines, Iowa.

Imyta Amsterdam 2006: Edit by Kiku Pineda

January 22nd, 2007

imyta plus

Rachard Johnson : FOR 3 and Juice Profiles

January 22nd, 2007

Rachard Johnson F.O.R. 3 :

Rachard Johnson posted his profiles from FOR (Future of Rollerblading) 3 and Juice.

Rachard Johnson Juice :

Related News :

Rollernews Pictures & Clips of the Week (2007-01-22)

January 22nd, 2007

skating pictures of the week
up : Dani13

Pictures of the week :
(Top 3)

  1. Dani13
  2. Azrider
  3. Gune-fko

Congratulations to all the skaters who entered the POW comp, you can see all the entries for this week here. Feel free to enter the new POW Contest here (Week 15).

Thanks Daniel!

skating pictures of the week
up : Azrider and Gune-fko

Clip of the week :

By Jimmycov, check the COW Top 3 entries here.
Thanks Azrider

Freeride in Paris

January 21st, 2007

Skating from Greg, the rider from Ride over Babylone (ROB). You can see the ROB edit here if you don’t know it already (end of the post).

Understanding Lifestyle Sports (Book)

January 21st, 2007

Understanding Lifestyle Sports

Joey MC sent me a nice article about the Understanding Lifestyle Sports book which features a Pat Lennon cover and talks about rollerblading :

I just ordered this book and it contains some good stuff about “lifestyle sport”. But Pat Lennon is on the cover and there is nothing in the index about rollerblading, inline skating, or aggressive skating. But when I read the section “ongoing distinctions:risk and gender”, there are quotes from skateboarders that rollerblading is often associated with homosexuality or femininity. That they are reffered to as “gay boots” or “rollerfags”.

He (the skateboarder) also says there is no difference between the male and female rollerbladers because it is so easy. Along with “it’s not hard to do like a big trick on roller blades”. So there is are distinction on why rollerblading doesn’t count as a “lifestyle sport”.

No risk, no gender…

So there you go folks, the first actual text about “lifestyle sport”, has a picture of a rollerblader on the cover(Pat Lennon). But has a nice little misinformation section about rollerblading and nothing in the index about rollerblading.

link

Book Description :

This collection of innovative studies represents the first serious academic investigation of lifestyle or extreme sports, such as snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing.

An exciting team of international authors argue that these activities are based around a very different set of assumptions, rules and motivations from traditional competitive sports, with emphasis being on the lived experience and the consumption of new objects and technologies. As a result, lifestyle sports have a huge amount to tell us about the relationship between sport, society, and culture.

Chris Miller, New Florida Short Edit

January 21st, 2007

the Antidote Collective
up left : “Walker 2b” by Karl BoardmanThe Antidote Collectiveâ„¢ 07

New Florida short edit of Chris Miller by the Antidote Collective. Filmed with an Panasonic Hvx 200. Link

Antidote Collective

The Original Remedyz Skates (1997)

January 21st, 2007

The Original Remedyz Skates

The white Remedyz were made in 97, but they were made for people to test and grommets like me to loath. They were originally distributed by O.U.T. (Once Upon a Time) by vert legend skater Toto Ghali and Kato in France. 98 was the release of the black with red detailing and was released to the general public. Kato himself distributed the skates himself along with the infamous Bryan Bell and Bryan Jaggers in San Diego.

It was the first time I would meet them and they would treat me like family. There I met many other people like Chris Haffey, Mike Leaf, Kevin Smith, Damien Wilson, Nick Wood, Dawn Everett (when she was living there at the time), Jon Elliott, and a slew of others. The skates came with the first fifty/50 frames, but with a weak cuff support and paper insoles, which was easily corrected with a Spensco insole.

Exclusivestm posted an article on the original remz skates. Link

Brings back the good memories ; i had a pair that i loved too :

The Original Remedyz Skates

Rachard johnson : Red Usd Skates, For 2 Profile

January 21st, 2007

Rachard johnson : Red Usd Skates

quoting Rachard Johnson :

Alot of people have been asking about the red skate i have…Well I have some news for you, my red skate will be released but may be limited…

And here is the FOR (Future of Rollerblading) 2 Section of Rachard Johnson, that Rachard posted himself on youtube :

Via The Conference | Thanks Fufu.

Urban Chaos, Paris 2002 : Edit

January 20th, 2007

jochen smuda
up : Jochen Smuda, huge wallride (take a look at this animated gif)

Here is an edit of Paris (France) 2002 : Urban Chaos in La Defense. Featuring Jochen Smuda, Wilfried Rossignol, Mathieu Heinemann, Momo Sylla, Fabrice Guyont and more !

A report of this 2002 event is availiable here with nice photos (text in french).

fabrice guyont
up : Fabrice Guyont

Rollerblading Patents

January 20th, 2007

salomon rollerblading patent
up : Salomon Patents

There is a nice new feature for the Google Search engine called Google Patent Search. Over 7 million patents are listed there, and of course some rollerblading patents !

Take a look at those Salomon patents (photo above) : you got nice shemas on boots, frames and more.

Description from the patent :

A frame for an article of sports equipment, such as a frame for a skate, such as a roller skate, including a front upper portion provided to receive the front portion of a boot, and a rear upper portion provided to receive the rear portion of a boot.

salomon rollerblading patent
up : Salomon Boot Patent (Jan 22, 2002), read more here.

Rollerblade rollerblading patent
up : Rollerblade Eccentric spacer for an in-line skate (May 30, 2000), read more here.











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