For a sport that was the fastest growing by some margin at the turn of the 21st Century, skating sure has taken a dive towards the underground. In the past 8-10 years, 'Aggressive Inline' has become almost invisible to the casual observer, though when I'm in the city between ski seasons, I can see signs of a slight resurgence.
From the skiing side, there's always been a reluctance to associate inline with skiing. But the fact remains there IS a strong relationship between the two sports. We face the same way, we do royales, backslides, fastslides and makios (though we don' generally call makios by their name). We both have a history of being looked down upon by our sideways sliding neighbours and at times shared brands like D-Structure, Salomon and K2 too. Oh and it's no coincidence that some of the smoothest skiers have an inline background or take to skates in the offseason because that shit teaches you a precision on both rails and landings, that only a select few learn on skis alone. The two activities feed off of each other and that is rarely clearer than in what has to be considered the greatest 'summer edit' ever seen on NS from skier and pro blader, Dima Makrushin. To check out his skills on snow, watch any Life Steeze Media Film. [...]
Got bored, went out. I found myself skating a bit of solo street in Hyde, Manchester! - Stephen Swain
Mendota Heights, MN - March 25, 2017 by Mike Lufholm.
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Vine St Chapter II - Trailer
6 years on from Vine St, we are proud to present the second instalment: CHAPTER II. Despite the crew now on their separate paths, the friendships formed under the roof of 58 Vine St still remain and Dom West’s drive to document the scene’s progression is stronger than ever.
Starring: CJ Wellsmore, Rian Arnold, Gav Drumm, Tien Nguyen, Robbie Pitts, Alan Dick, Matthias St. John, Josh Nielsen, Craig Brocklehurst & Cam Wesson. Directed, Filmed & Edited by Dom West
Official edit of the 2016 edition of the Paris event, put together by Mr Loick Even. Filmed by Lucas Spenle, Pietr Oll and Kevin Ciman.
Last year saw the series of three "Shred Da Ground" contests coming to an end with Grenoble first, then Bordeaux and finally Paris for an amazing day of session that will stay in our minds for a long time thanks to our great partners and the 1000€ ($1066) prize money kindly offered by Trigger Skates, which made a huge difference.
Photo: Victor Daum – 450 top soul, by Shirow Kowalski (larger picture on Imgur).
Since then a lot of things happened and it is with great pleasure that we come to announce today there will be a new event in Paris, on the 3rd of June of this year.
2016 Paris Results: 1. Victor Daum, 2. Eugen Enin, 3. Nicolas Auroux, 4. Romero Stochi, 5. Guillaume Legentil.