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Alex Miranda 32 years old and still rollin strong!
Alex Miranda: Amateur Section (1999)
Alex Miranda: Senate “Day of the Rope” Section (1996)
There was a time when rollerblading was so popular in France that some events were broadcast live on prime-time television.
Many young skaters have not had the chance to know this wonderful time. But fortunately for them, some had the foresight to record this event, and thanks to the technology of the 21st century, I am honored to share with you this small part of our history, because it is important to know from where you come from. Enjoy.
Thanks La Guignr.
Photo: 200 Visions.
He is speaking about rollerblading, his freestyle rap with Insomniaxxx (video) and his work as a stunt in the movie industry.
And for young skaters, here is some footage of Jonathan Bergeron:
Senate Standfast: Jon Bergeron & Billy Prislin (1999)
Appetite For D-Structure Section (2002)
Song: Clipse – When the Last Time.
This week, let’s take a look at the Box Magazine Class of 2000 from the January 2000 issue.
It is interesting to look at the list of names featured and see the different paths their lives have taken.
Every skater on the list has left an impact on skating. Some of them continue to influence the blading universe with their skating or other talents, while others have moved on with their lives or faded into obscurity or infamy. — Ben Rogers
AM 4 life… Alex Miranda, lots of people have an opinion on who Alex is. Some think they know him, few actually do. I’ve known him since we were kids, 12 or 13 years old. When he was still rocking a rat-tail under his A’s cap and wearing a Bash Bros. t-shirt.
The first thing we had in common was our favorite baseball player, Jose Canseco… this was before steroids were really illegal. We became friends, and began chillin’, playing football, baseball, BMXing, or whatever the flavor of the month was. In ‘93–’94, rollerblading began to consume us.
We saw a great opportunity to be original and have our own crew that did something no one else did at that time. Shortly after that, we were known throughout the city as “Bladers.” Alex had a style that stood out from the rest of us. When Alex skates he strives for perfection, just landing isn’t good enough.
There’s a sense of unity when Alex locks on a grind; it seems that he attaches himself to it, while making sure his shirt and hat always match. Alex was getting into the OC scene, skating with Randy Spizer, Arlo Eisenberg and the Senate guys. He was eventually placed on the Senate team, putting his name next to skaters like Louie Zamora, Josh Petty, TJ Webber and B Love. What most people don’t know about Alex is his life outside of rollerblading.
I’m sure that there are kids out there who can relate to family issues, health problems and trouble with the law. Alex has had a fair share of ups and downs, but through the fog, he has emerged with a new perspective on life. Alex is a person who can make you laugh one minute and maybe get under your skin the next, but one thing that’s consistent with Alex is that he is always himself, whether you like it or not. – Carlos Kessell