This issue we bring you an interview with one of the best skaters in the world, Carlos Pianowski. It’s been a hell of a long time in the making as we have wanted to profile him in Be-mag ever since Quatro was released. After several failed attempts, due to problems with visa restrictions, injuries and all sorts of other obstacles, we finally have his full profile completed and we are proud to show you the results. Carlos, you rock! Stay tuned for more profiles of rolling legends this year as we have some major projects in the pipeline.
This issue we are featuring the creative minds behind Clip. They are back with a vengeance with their third release, and we caught up with them to get the lowdown on the new issue. Another feature article that we really wanted to get in this issue was the Falls story. We talked first-hand to the guys that were unfortunate enough to suffer some of the worst slams of the last year: Yuri, Brandon and Jojo, to get an insider’s view on how serious falls effect personal perspectives on rolling.
On the contest side we captured the haps at The Game and at the Winterclash, two of the most interesting contests lately. For the up and comer we chose to work on a profile with Sean Keane who came out strong for this issue. Wes Driver packed his photo gear and flew to Cali to document his Escape to Cali.
Flipping through the pages of this issue, you will see that we are continuing to expand the content of each issue, so sit back, enjoy, and get ready for a great year of rolling!
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Watch Them Fly – Exclusive Interview with The Yasutoko Brothers (2002). by Venus Rae
My first initial thought of the Yasutoko’s brothers was graceful. I just arrived at the photographers’ ramp – and at that moment a blur motion in gray whizzed through the air directly in front of me. It took me a second to realize that this is one of the Yasutoko brothers – I’m not sure which one he was suspended in the air. He stayed there for a while, as if flying and then as fast and he got up he went down again, skating within the vertpipe.
Needless to say, I was already impressed. But who am I kidding, we’re talking about the Yasutoko brothers.
A brief history about them. Born and raised in Japan (although, growing up, they spend more time overseas than at their homeland), they got involved in the skating world at a very young age. Fast forward to their teenage years, they became instant hit in the world of agressive in-line skating, competing with the best the sport has to offer.
The Cast :
Victor Arias, Connor O’Brien, Iain Mcleod, and a few surprises
Alex Broskow, Matthias St. John, Mike French, Jeremy Soderburg, Santee Crew (including Nick Wood, Lyle Shivak, Damien Wilson, Jimmy Ormsby, Robbie Whitcomb), Kirk Lambert, Michael Collins, Winston Wardwell, and let’s just say a few other surprises
A Film by : Zack Blewitt, Brent Henderson, and Connor O’Brien. Will be released in Winter 2006 | Thanks Twinky-whiskey !
Watch the Trailer :
Left : Vicious Girl #1 – Photocopied Sketch by Chris Peel
Right : Old sketch of Brian Shima that Jon Elliott recently dug up. It was given to him years ago at a demo some where in the United States.
Check this image set of rollerblading artworks (hosted on flickr).
Check this 9 minute video edit of the Hammer Jam 2 Contest by Thepin.
Edit : Marcel “Burnt” Schubert
Main Camera : Marcel “Burnt” Schubert and Sebi WÃ¶rner
Camera Support : Gabriel Hyden and Rene Pressing
Download : Hammer Jam 2 (MP4, 52 MB, 8:58 Min.)
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- Hammer Jam 06 : Results, Photos and Clip
HEAT 06 TRESEDER 55/89
Beware of the Mini Weiner dog, this wheel is dedicated to Toryâ€™s little girl, this graphic is a must have! Black, white, and purple screen!
HEAT 06 STOCKWELL 58/89
Red Black and White screen with a nice little hollow body guitar all up in the graphic. Jeff liked his old colors so we stuck with that color scheme and just added the guitar graphic for the man who loves the instrument soâ€¦
HEAT 06 BAILEY 56/88
Lines of Trees paint stroked out to show off Baileyâ€™s Idaho country roots!
The designs are a bit different than the design you may saw on the A day with Tory Treseder Video Edit.
Source : RW
^ Micah Yeager : Makio. Photo : Wes Driver
Wes Driver arrived at the Rat-tail house a couple of weeks ago lugging 450lbs of photo gear wrapped in the few articles of clothing he owned. Leaving all signs of sobriety back in New York City he began running us through some of his projects and portfolio work.
As I glanced through Burberry models and 6ft’4 bone to skin Chanel models he had shot, I noticed a photo of Micah Yeager. It was one of the more elitist personality shots, something so different from the white nosed hey I totally just like puked up my lunch humans. With his Bleach blonde hair and a smirk wiring his face saying “I truly don’t like you, or anyone for that matter”. You could see something unique dripping out of this this photo, but you couldn’t really put your finger on it.
Video by Jan Welch. Intro text by Jon Elliott. Photography by Wes Driver.
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from Rachard Johnson :
If you ride legacy skates and are waiting for the full plate, it will be out soon, they have been shipped…
In the mean time if you have extra royal pieces, you can customize them by cutting them and fitting them into the gaps of the royal… trust me it works a whole lot better…
Thanks Bald_gye !
The ARTYARD Summer Showcase will be held on Saturday June 3rd, from 5PM to 10PM in the East Village Lofts Courtyard, located on Bush Street between First and Third Streets. It will coincide with, and be part of, the monthly Santa Ana Artists Village Art Walk.
Arlo Eisenberg, who as all of you should know by now is our graphic designer will be showing all of his original pieces. If you are in Southern California and havenâ€™t been to the art walk you really should check it out. These days being a graphic artist pretty much means, at any given moment you know the name of every font in your font list. It used to actually refer to people who were believe it or not, â€œartistsâ€. Arlo is an artist, and he is worth seeing at this show, and with all the free wine and crackers you really would be dumb not to go.
Tricks, a film by Dave Poe featuring Dan Barnes, Mike French, Brad Magnuson, Casey McFarland, Jon Soares, Chiaki Ito, Shintaro Nakayama and more. Coming this fall.
Thanks Azrider !
Watch the teaser :
While watching the video of what looks like a super nice park I started thinking “Is there any skater who hasn’t dreamed of owning an indoor skatepark?”
Just imagine, you could skate anytime, rain, snow, or shine. You wouldn’t have to pay to skate. You could build exactly what you want. You’d get to meet all the top pros and ams and hold contests. Chicks would flock around you. And on top of it, you’d make tons of money and people would give you free product if you let them skate there.
On the other hand, you have to make lease and utility payments for the building every month. Kids punch holes in the walls, spill soda on the ramps, get in fights, steal stuff from the park shop, smoke weed behind the ramps causing the cops to shut you down for two weeks, and sneak in without paying.
You never get to skate because you’re always taking care of all the problems. All the chicks that dig you are 13. And even though all the kids complain that you’re charging too much, you can’t seem to even pay the bills, let alone have anything left over to buy a hamburger with. And you had to borrow $80K to build the ramps and now the bank is breathing down your neck wondering where that $2K payment is every month.
Does having an indoor park really work? Sure, it’s great for the kids, but if a park doesn’t make money it can’t stay open for long. I’m going to solicit responses to this from as many park owners as I can get. We’ll see which side of the story is correct, if it’s a combination of the two, or if there are certain things some owners have found that make it work that they can pass on so other owners can keep their parks open.
If you know a park owner, pass this link on to them.