A conversation with Marco discussing his life story. Moving to the USA from Brazil at the age of 15 in his pursuit to become a pro vert skater then eventually finding Cirque Du Soleil and then moving his family over to open a successful Brazilian Restaurant.
On Saturday Aug 27th veteran Rollerblader Marco De Santi opened up his home & his amazing vert ramp to Inline Skaters from all over the World to compete in the first ever USA Halfpipe League Competition!
Currently performing in The Beatles “LOVE” by Cirque Du Soleil we’re all grateful that Marco had both the time & the passion to host this competition.
With the help of sponsors and fellow Pro Nel Martin this was the first time an event of this kind has presented itself in the United States in well over a decade! It was an incredible experience and everyone really came together to make this a huge success.
This is a showcase of the talent that traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete. “B-roll” coming soon!
Thank You to Gadgik, Paul Mitchell, KeeperEnergyDrink, RazorSkates, and Reverse for their support!
Rafael Lima ( Sao Paulo, Brazil )
Otto Bolanos ( Columbia )
Pavel Mitrenga ( Sofia, Bulgaria )
Ernesto Borges ( Columbia )
Boris Grozev ( Sofia, Bulgaria )
Leo Riot ( Las Vegas, USA )
Nick Calderon ( Columbia )
Dania Amman ( Switzerland )
Tony Rivituso ( Las Vegas, USA )
Dereck Duarte ( Las Vegas, USA )
Amy West ( Long Beach, USA )
Best Trick: Colin Mcleod ( Las Vegas, USA )
Judges: Marco De Santi, Nel Martin, Miguel Ramos. Music: Gotan Project – “La Gloria” (Pozerok Remix), Gotan Project – “Panamericana”. Filmed & Edited by @HVR_Nomad.
HIGHROLLAZ is proud to present vert rollerblading as never showcased before. We’ve compiled the best available vert footage from the past and present (trailer).
Includes Europe, Japan, Australia, America, England, X-Games, Woodward, and ASA events. These unique athletes from all over the world have been achieving new levels in this aspect of rollerblading.
Sections from The Yasutoko brothers, Marco De Santi, Shane Yost, Marc Englehart and Thumper Nagasako. Also featuring: Nel Martin, Ayumi Kawasaki, Sven Boekhorst, Borja Fernandez, Fabiola Da Silva, Cesar Andrade and more. With cameos from Chris Haffey and Chris Edwards. Distributed by: Integrated Distribution.
Featuring Rafael Lima (Brasil), Otto Bolanos (Columbia), Marco de Santi, Ryan Dawes, Daniel Ortiz & David Schexnayder.
With LOVE, Cirque du Soleil celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles
Born from a personal friendship and mutual admiration between the late George Harrison and Cirque founder Guy Laliberte, LOVE brings the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion behind the most beloved rock group of all time to create a vivid, intimate and powerful entertainment experience.
With LOVE, Cirque du Soleil celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles through their timeless, original recordings. The exuberance of The Beatles will be channeled through the youthful, urban energy of a cast of 60 international artists.
Using the master tapes at Abbey Road studios, Sir George Martin and Giles Martin have created a unique soundscape of The Beatles music for LOVE. With panoramic sound and visuals, the audience will experience The Beatles as never before. Only at The Mirage, Las Vegas.