Posts Tagged ‘daniel kinney’
Road to BFree follows Brian Freeman and two of his best friends Chris Haffey and Billy O’Neill as they travel across the country looking for the most exciting things to do in each city. And for every adventure, they will have to find a complete stranger to accompany them.
Daniel Kinney, so, the word’s out on this new deal but not that many people have seen it yet, so let’s start with you. What made you decide to begin spearheading this project?
What it really came down to is pretty simple. The main focus for a lot of people when discussing the current state of rollerblading is television.
Rollerblading does not have that massive broadcast exposure it once had.
Rather than start a Facebook group, complain about it on any number of message boards, or latch on to any tiny bit of mainstream exposure rollerblading might stumble into, I decided to take it upon myself to do a complete X-Games/ASA style broadcast of the Bitter Cold Showdown with fellow video-bladers. Rather than simply sit back and complain, I decided to take action and see what happens.
Video + Interview on Believeinone.com.
Interview by Ben Karris.
Kato (Remz) was interviewed by Sophie Planque this week and he was talking about the WRS Website:
Sophie Planque: Regarding WRS, I feel like it’s a sort of wake up call, a need for some sort of structure in blading.
Kato: This could take hours to answer! (laughs).
WRS was created from a necessity. The concept is to connect all events together, big and small, without putting too much pressure on anyone of course, these guys need to keep their individuality and independence.
It’s a great idea, bring everyone together basically, bladers, organizers, media.
We are dropping a new website very soon, each organizer will have its own login to be able to update his event info and results.
Should be fun and interesting, I hope everyone takes it seriously and that things will keep evolving. It’s fun also to see the brand managers communicate a minimum together and work towards a common goal. […]. Full Interview.
Note: the WRS World Finals took place in November 2010.
May 2011, 23: The WRS Rankings are still not updated (picture below).
TL ; DR: Pro Riders choose contests they support by the number of stars WRS gives them for a ranking that is not updated.
ONE chops it up with Bitter Cold Showdown founder Daniel Kinney to get the latest on this year’s involvement with the W.R.S, how contests should be judged, the public outreach initiative, and more.
If you’re planning to attend BCSD you should check this out. – ONE.
QUO is a profile based DVD released in 2003 by Daniel Kinney, and showcases numerous members of the current Six Won Six team as well as other talented rollerbladers from around the Midwest.
Beginning with Indiana rockers Sean Callahan and Loran Bohall. Then comes a look at Detroits and perhaps the Midwests greatest new talent, Don Bambrick. Next is a look at Dan Barnes and Tim Adams, two new faces from Rochester, NY. Following is a look at the uncomparable Jeff Stockwell, the always exciting, James St. Ours and the jaw dropping speed of Brian Murphy. Lastly is a profile showcasing two Indiana up and comers, Aut and Eric Foust.
Source : Six won Six Blog