Tony Alva : talking about rollerblading

December 27th, 2006

tony alva

On G4′s tv show called Attack of the show, on the 22th of december 2006, Tony Alva was a guest and talk a bit about rollerblading with the host of the show, check the video at the 3/4th of the way for the rollerblading ‘talk’ (warning : horrible image quality inside) :

Thanks to Matt Underwood from Virginia.

About Tony Alva :

Tony Alva (born 1957, in Santa Monica, California, United States) is one of the original Z-Boys and is considered to be one of the most influential skateboarders of all time.

The level of aggression with which Alva skated was in stark contrast to the traditional style of the era which was still based around tricks formulated in the 1960s . Alva and the other Z-Boys were among the first to bring skating empty pools into the mainstream. In these early days, it was noted that Alva was hitting the lip so hard that he was actually taking off, hence Alva is responsible for the first recorded aerial, a frontside air, although Alva himself claimed that George Orton was the first to perform aerials (Skateboarder magazine, July, 1978).

In 1977, at age nineteen, Alva shunned the major skate companies to form his own skateboard company, Alva Skates. The same year he was voted ‘skateboarder of the year’ in Skateboarder Magazine’s readers’ poll and he set the Guiness World Record for barrel jumping.

Alva is featured in the documentary on Venice Beach skate culture Dogtown and Z-Boys which was fictionalized into the 2005 feature film Lords of Dogtown and he also starred in ‘Skateboard the Movie’ in 1978.

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Street Contest in Israel : Avichai Wechsler Highlights

December 27th, 2006

Avichai Wechsler

Avichai Wechsler dropped me a line about the HSB4 Contest that took place in Israel, here is an edit and the results.

Download : Avichai_Wechsler_HSB_Four_Winner.wmv (14 mb)

Avichai Wechsler got first place at the yearly street battle in Israel (HSB4), here is an edit featuring some of the highlights of the contest, Avichai rides for Grindhouse skateshop and Undercover Wheels.

Results :

  1. Avichai Wechsler
  2. Yair Vinner
  3. Anton Basergin

Avichai Wechsler

Someone is taking care of us !

December 26th, 2006

someone is taking care of us !

Cues_mx mailed me this disturbing photoshop of Jesus holding a blader.

Pat Leal : Ready to Die Profile

December 26th, 2006

Pat Leal just dropped me a line to tell me that his TX Press Volume 1 “Ready to Die” profile was online. Go buy the Dvd!

Music by Meztiso & Mike gao – “Pick up 52′s”

Macau tour 06 (China) : Photos by Jacob Liu

December 26th, 2006

skating in china

Jacob Liu posted a nice photo set of the Macau tour 06 (China).

The spots in the photos really looks like they were coming from a futuristic place. Check the Photo Set.

skating in china

skating in china

Encore : Russian Dvd, Trailer

December 26th, 2006

encore dvd

Here is an original russian trailer for Encore, a rolling Dvd. The trailer features the story of a cute girl who saw ghosts until she managed to purchase the Encore Dvd.

Download : encore_trailer.wmv (17 mb)
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encore dvd

Richard Taylor, UK Transplant : Life Story

December 26th, 2006

rich taylor

“We were proud to agree to donating our son’s organs. It was the natural and right thing to do.”

John and Gaynor Taylor’s son Richard had lived life to the full, and they had no hesitation agreeing to their son giving others a future.

An internationally renowned in-line skater, Richard Taylor thrilled fans around the world, with his skill, energy and positive attitude.

Aged only 23, he had already achieved eight years as a professional skater. In 2004 he not only won the UK National In-Line Skating championships for the second year in a row, he also took the British Freestyle Skiing Big Air competition title in France, having started freestyle skiing just a few months before. Then, only a month after his skating double, he was critically injured while skating in his home town of Barry in South Wales, and was in a coma for five days before his death.

“His grandmother knew he had signed onto the Organ Donor Register, but we didn’t, although we’d discussed organ donation as a family when Richard was a teenager,” said Gaynor. “It is vital to talk about your wishes to your next of kin and it felt so good to know that he had made the effort to register.”

The Full Richard’s Article is not availiable anymore.
Check uktransplant.org.uk

Bercy Open Roller street : Report + Edit

December 25th, 2006

Bercy Open Roller street

Session posted a report of the Bercy Open Roller street, including nice pics plus an edit of this day.

Bercy Open Roller street

Tax Free : Dvd Trailer

December 25th, 2006

Tax Free Trailer, From the maker of Pay Taxes and Die. Thanks Azrider.

Pictures of the Week – Week 10

December 25th, 2006

rollernews pictures of the week

Here are the results of the Pictures of the Week – Week 10. You can check all the entries for this week here. Feel free to enter the week 11! You can post your photo here.

Thanks Daniel

Results :

  1. Justheat
  2. Remix uh44
  3. Dani13 (3a) & Chrisfromsrq (3b)

rollernews pictures of the week

rollernews pictures of the week

rollernews pictures of the week

BLADERS-ABSTRACT Collaboration : Russian Edit

December 25th, 2006

skating in russia

Check this BLADERS / ABSTRACT Russian Collaboration Edit :

Download : bladers_abstract_park_one_806.wmv (45 mb)

skating in russia

Happy X-Mas to all the RN Readers !

December 25th, 2006

x-mas

Skating Sequence Photos by EiEL

December 24th, 2006

Skating Sequence Photo
up : Al Schiavone, top acd budget backslide fakie out

Check some skating sequence photos by EiEL. His photo set was updated. Link












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