From Rio de Janeiro to New York

December 28th, 2006

new york rio de janeiro

Edit by Mano Brandão (ma frem productions). Link

Legitimization of Street Skating in Tacoma, WA

December 28th, 2006

removing skatestoppers

On Tuesday, July 26 of 2005, Skaters for Public Skateparks removed 187 Skatestoppers from a city park in Tacoma, Washington…legally.

The police arrived, hands on guns, ordering SPS members to drop tools and lay on the ground. They were shown the letter of permission from the city, and they left without another word.

In essence, this modest success spells the beginning of street skating legitimization. Sure, it’s just one park in Tacoma, but SPS members are working on doing the same in other cities.

Read more about Tacoma, and learn about how you can repeat this experience in your hometown.

Freestyle Rolling Documentary on romanian Tv

December 28th, 2006

The romanian channel Icstrim Tv made a documentary on freestyle rolling. (via Inmag).

USD Throne Ufs Evo 07

December 28th, 2006

usd setup
Thanks to Juju-Power

Amaury Photo Set

December 28th, 2006

skating photos
up : Cedric mute at LH inside a sculture called the eye of moscow. ENLARGE

Check this Amaury Photo Set from LeHavre (France?) and more. The photos were featured on the RN Flickr Photo Pool.

skating photos
up : Kindgrind by J-Pit

Freeskating : Ride on Babylone, L’eveil & Soon

December 27th, 2006

Ride on Babylone :

Up : Ride on Babylone, the most famous french freeskating video, featuring Benjamin Brillante. Produced by Rollerfr.

Ride on Babylone II :

Up : Ride on Babylone II, featuring Gregory Mirzoyan.

Freeskating in Paris :

All those videos are availiable in Hi Definition on Soon & L’eveil : two french freeskating Dvds, which are availiable to download freely and legaly on rollerfr.net (bittorrent Links of the DVD Isos & direct links to the Xvid Rips).

About Freeskating :

A skating category that lies somewhere between aggressive and recreational skating, Free Skating, also known as urban skating or free riding, includes many tricks such as jumps and slides, but not other tricks such as grinds.

The emphasis of free skating is getting from A-to-B by the fastest possible route, by skating quickly through city streets and negotiating all obstacles. The boots on skates suitable for free skating tend to be more rigid for better leg support, like the aggressive skate, whilst the wheels tend to be bigger than those found on aggressives, and the frames short, like those found on hockey skates.

Popular brands of freeskate include Salomon’s FSK series, the RollerBlade Twister and the MX Seba.

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Estero Clothing (Germany)

December 27th, 2006

estero

Check the Estero Website (Clothing from Germany), featuring their team riders : Daniel Groner and Andreas Wagenblast.

Related News :

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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