This is the contest that started it all. The Hoedown’s unique jam session style format draws the top professional and amateur rollerbladers from all over the world.
Don’t miss the Competition Event of the year for street skaters! Every year all of the best street skaters from all over the world make the pilgrimage to Plano, Texas to compete in The Showdown at The Hoedown.
Watch Erik Bailey battle former Hoedown Champions like Chris Haffey and Aaron Feinberg as well as other top Hoedown vets like Billy O’neil, Chris Farmer, Dominic Sagona, Jon Julio and many others on his way to Hoedown Victory!
Photos: John Bolino (Forward Dub, Austin, TX) by Haynes.
Chris Farmer (Switch Sweatstance, Denver, CO) by Jeremy Stephenson.
The past two issues of ONE magazine (and a poster from Intuition Skate) have featured some phenomenal blading from Straight Jacket riders captured in action while filming for Charging and now you can see all those photos here along with an edit showing how each trick went down.
And as thanks to AJ for not only making Charging but putting together this lil promo edit, head over to the Straight Jacket site to take advantage of savings on all online orders.
The past two years have been filled with blading, old friends, new friends, booze, babes, stoops, limousines, cacti, new cities, raging, nogrinding, airplanes, and filming.
In these two years we’ve compiled quite a bit of footage. Some of it has been seen, most of it has not. So it’s about time we make an ongoing video series to get that footage out there, you know… Before It’s Too Late.
Filmed by Nate Hall, Al Dolega, Tim Adams, Jason Reyna, Austin Paz, Connor O’Brien, Ryan Negele, Sean Kelso, Dan Bradham, Stefan Brandow, Ricky Coster, and Mike Torres. Edited by Mike Torres ; graphics: David Dodge.
Locations: Rochester, NY, Detroit, MI, Phoenix, AZ, New York, NY, Syracuse, NY, Los Angeles, CA, El Paso, TX, Irvine, CA, Kansas City, MO, Elmira, NY, Buffalo, NY.
It has become quite a common habit in the fashion world to see established brands working in collaboration with renowned artists in order to come up with something fresh and new, adding some extra flavor to the usual clothes.
Well, rollerblading is no exception really, and this time French brand Arcena worked together with Montpellier’s local, JFC activist, graffiti artist and ESA organizer Salamech to bring you a special tee-shirt for the event.
Dominik Wagner spent some time here in NYC and I got a chance to meet up with him and ask him a few questions about our scene. Photos provided by Shardy Nieves, Sam DeAngelis, Adonis Taylor, and Dominik Wagner.