In 2006, many of rollerblading’s most influential individuals were interviewed for the documentary Barely Dead. Six years later, these interviews provide intriguing commentary on the growth and progression of rollerblading and blade culture.
While fashions may have changed and companies have come and gone, the words spoken by these blading leaders capture the many complex nuances of rollerblading life. Watch for some rollerblading history from the recent past that we all experienced together.
As you may have heard already, Arlo Eisenberg, formerly of Franco Shade Clothing, has started a new label called GOST. I am happy to announce that I will be joining Arlo in this new venture.
Arlo and I have been friends for over fifteen years. In that time we have worked together on many projects. We toured the world together with the Roces Team and helped to develop the first aggressive inline skate, The Majestic 12. We collaborated for many years, along with Angie Walton, on Daily Bread Magazine. And finally, in 2004 Arlo and I became neighbors in Downtown Santa Ana in The Artists Village. Nothing could be more natural than Arlo and I embarking on this new chapter together.
I cannot tell you how excited I am about my new future with GOST. With Arlo’s creative direction and my fifteen years of experience handling production GOST promises to be a standout brand that will hit the ground running!
According to Arlo Eisenberg, there may not be anyone more qualified to reflect on the state of rollerblading than Jess Dyrenforth.
So we had Arlo interview Jess for our 15 Minutes profile in One Issue #5. Read the full story there, but be sure to check out these photos showcasing both the work and life of Jess, and enjoy an excerpt from the interview.