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75 Responses to “Sean Kelso: Charging Section (2011)”
tapping small shit is not aggressive skating, sorry. wear a dress and do some figure skating on ice. i’m tired of hearing about control and stylish, grow some balls and do some big tricks. no wonder we are no longer in Xgames. who the fuck would watch this.
rollerblading has regressed to old guys skating little obstacles and trying to justify their lack of balls by claiming to have control and style. its unaggressive rollerblading. they should all wear dresses.
^^ Because “diverse” does not necessarily mean “good”. Hey, I’m all for skating new kinds of obstacles and deviating from the same old grinds and spins, but this type of skating is something else. Yes, it’s technical, but it seriously lacks amplitude. I can put pegs on a unicycle and try to grind a ledge and I bet that would be hard as fuck, but does that necessarily make it “better?”
It’s hard for rollers to accept a lot of this type of skating because it really detracts from the risk element that attracts most of us to the sport to begin with. A lot of these obstacles are just too damn small and any way you slice it, it’s not progression. If anything, the fact that you have to recur solely to the “technicality” factor to justify it means it’s actually regressive. This is just too goddamn nuanced, maybe to the point of being esoteric, and it really takes away from the visceral joy of putting your ass on the line doing something buck.
^^ You lost ALL credibility when you said that “technicality” = “regressive”. Any caveman can do a drop rail, which isn’t progressive. Skating abstract spots like SK, regardless of how juiced you get off it, is actually “progressive” You opinion is unqualified.
the beauty of rollerblading is that each person can have their own style. this guy is amazing.
Koubis (or whatever the dudes name is that is making a ton of money off of this website’s ads) needs to start moderating these comments. “Andy from Razors” comment is stupid and I wouldn’t want a little kid coming on here seeing that garbage. At the very least he needs to have a report option, or an upvote downvote system similar to reddit. I doubt it will happen, I bet he doesn’t skate or give a shit about this site.
just shut the fuck up and stop berating every single edit on rollernews, you want to know why rollerblading cant progress. Its because some stupid kids with fucked opinions think that they are better then everyone else on and off the blades, thus justifying their fucked up comments. Seriously just shut the fuck up, you ruin this industry which is already fucked.
if you hate on that you don’t even get the tricks he actually did! balls…he did big stunts years ago so he has nothing to proof stunt wise…btw haters last trick needs balls like what, did you ever try something like that?
Bladers talking shit on Sean Kelso is the equivalent of skateboarders talking shit on Rodney Mullen, pure blasphemy. You all think you’re being cool and hardcore but in actuality you’re just showing your stupidity and lack of what makes blading unique. Don’t be foolish and assume bladers “invented” going big.
^^^@David any pussy can skate like Kelso. Let’s see Kelso duplicate Quinn’ edit. Don’t hold your breadth – Kelso lacks the balls to skate Quinn’s obstacles. Quinn’s skating takes skill AND balls. Kelso’s skating takes rollerblades – or a skateboard.
small skating is just above Disco rollerblading but not by much. Disco bladers have style and control and wear pink spandex to make their tiny package look bigger. but we all laugh at them cause they look gay.
He is obviously still a good rollerblader just not at the peak of his powers anymore. If anyone believes that anything in this section is as hard as switch hurricane topacid on a handrail they are lying to themselves
Can’t really “get your ass kicked” by Quinn Feldman when comparing a video shot 2 years ago to something just released. Most of you kids would lose an argument with a 4th grader if your life was on the line. Idiots.
yea this edit is a couple of years old. kelso is even worse today. scary thought. Quinn ftw. agree with all the points made about growing some balls. but that will never happen. once fear takes over in rollerblading, you go small.
I can see there’s a great deal of skill and technicality in this kind of skating but I just don’t find myself getting a kick out of watching edits like this, in fact I could say the same thing about the majority of edits I see these days.
To me, rollerblading has turned into *too* much of an artform where it’s all about skating smaller and more unique skate spots (while wearing virtually skin tight clothes, why is it so many rollerbladers feel the need to wear those anyway?) compared to the old days where it was more about switching up on the biggest rail / ledge you could find.
Sure, there’s tonnes of skill going into skating like this, and even *thinking* of doing these kind of tricks would be hard work, let alone actually doing them.
But do I get the same enjoyment out of watching this kind of skating compared to the edits I was watching 6 years ago? Nope.
Sorry to sound samey or bitter but that’s just my opinion :P
Rollerblading is going smaller while all other extreme sports are going bigger. maybe helps explain why there are fewer and fewer rollerbladers every year, and more and more scooters, bikes and boards.
kids have a choice between blades, boards, bikes and scooters. they see our pros tapping curbs and little rails dressed like faggots, while board and bike pros are doing mega-ramp and scooter kids are doing double back flips at the skate park. blades lose.
I realise Kelso had his wonderful time and proved not once with his hammers but people WAKE UP we are discussing these two edits that were posted here :) not what type of people are they.. even what they wear, or what personalities they are…just referring to the sections NO MATTER if it is 89 or 98 or 2050…
looks to me that only a few people realize that skating, filming, editing in CHARG!NG – whole package, man, totally whole package.. SK opens new dimensions in blading with hi section – that’s what is ACTUAL right now in blading.
To all the lil kids hatin:
No one gives a shit if you can’t really see the new tricks and trends being invented right here and right now by the guys from VX team and other top pros. You will jump on the skate-small-obstacles (actually lace-undone-before-trick) bandwagon after same tricks get repeated 5 months later by all your favorite riders in their sections. Learn and evolve, otherwise you will get stuck in the 90s with your retarded sidewalks and shit. People like SK prefer to look forward and predict new shit first in line, but this is intellectual process, so I have a doubt that morons from RN gonna understand this ART. Fucktards.
onimat, it appears to me SK is looking backward and trying to re-create his p-rail days when he was a young gun. Rollerblading isn’t about ART, its about BALLS. Quinn’s got em, maybe SK should watch his edit to see where rollerblading is really heading.
I know Kelso wasn’t lacing big hammers here, but most of that shit was tech as fuck and Quinn Feldman (who is good too btw) would have a hard time re-producing it. Kelso could lace hammers if he wanted to but he did that back in 2002. Havnt liked all the Kelsos stuff but this is really watchable. kudos from a man who knows how he likes his blade!
Kelso couldn’t lace hammers like Quinn if he wanted to. Like you said, that was 12 years ago. He’s like Dre Powell now, hanging on to sponsorships based on past achievement, but no longer relevant.
Meanwhile, CJ is AM.
Let’s face it people: Most of these pros have done all that spin to win bollocks on hard obstacles a million times since they were like 8. Blading’s moving in a more defined direction, we’re skating obstacles that are fun and look amazing on film. If you think people want to see a million different tricks on a handrail when we’ve seen it all before then you’re wrong and you will be left behind.
Bladers need to respect themselves first and maybe you’ll get the respect that you beg for from boarders, bmxers, and the general public. They don’t care how many times you spin, or how long you hold your grinds for, they only see the confidence and style in our sport. THAT, is what stands out. The real reason blading got dropped in 2004 from the X Games is because blading then lacked of maturity and style back in the days. YES thats right, sloppy, hucking, no grab, bad looking crap is what made blading a joke to the other mature refined sports back then, NOT “how big” we go. Street skateboarding contest are HUGELY popular but yet we all complain “how small” they go, doesn’t seem to matter for their sales though. What they have is marketing and STYLE.