up : Fakie in-inspin royale. Urbandale. June 2007.
Can you imagine skating at age 40?
Dante Muse knows what itâ€™s like. Heâ€™s skating harder than he ever has in a pursuit where any error can be painful and where people decades younger gripe about being â€œtoo old for this shit.â€ But Iâ€™ve never heard those words cross his lips. [...]
Here is a nice surprise for everyone. Going through some old tapes I found a bunch of unused clips of Jeff and Don on a Six Won Six Tour through Savannah, Georgia and on into Florida.
There are also a few clips of Jeff in Akron, Ohio after the first Bitter Cold Showdown at Vertigo Skatepark. Although some of the footage has appeared in videos, most of it is unseen. Jeff was still riding Razors and Don had just started to ride for Mindgame. Link
Sport fights its lack of â€˜cool factor,â€™ looks for appeal among athletes
What comes to mind when you think of Rollerblading? Fitness-conscious twentysomethings? Kids at a roller rink? Thereâ€™s another side to the sport in which skaters are just as likely to grind a rail or land a 360 as skateboarders, their more visible extreme sports counterparts.
Aggressive inline skating has been fighting a battle of survival in recent years as mainstream popularity wanes. The most popular event when ESPNâ€™s X Games began in 1995, the sport was dropped from the competition entirely in 2005. [...]
The Bakersfield Californian newspaper published a nice article + video about rollerblading. Featuring Matt Mickey (thanks for the link). Link