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Oli Benet (32): 7 tricks on the USD VII Team 2013

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Oli Benet (32): 7 tricks on the USD VII Team 2013

Bonus: Oli Benet, 2000 – 2001 Profile

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Oli Benet: Interview by Jamie Reid

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

The Conference, Powerslide, Powerblading, Freeskate & Doop.

Oli Benet
up: Farside Alley-oop soul to Bank by Urban Eye (larger picture).

Right then formalities first. Name, Age, where you live, where you’re from, years skating, Brands you represent, job titles.

My name is Oriol “Oli” Benet, I live in Barcelona and am 31 years old, I have been skating for over 22 years and am currently self employed, buy dedicated entirely to Powerslide in Germany. I work for a number of their brands and segments including Kizer, USD, Xsjado, Undercover, FSK, and Doop etc. Job titles are even more numerous, but my passion is marketing. [...]

What is Doop?

After months, or even years of watching people arguing on skate sites about USA Vs Europe, Spin to Win and other pointless arguments, I realized that we were a little bit stuck. What is left to attract new skaters into the sport, whether a 720 royale is good or “stupid and French”? It was all so ridiculous to me. Most people don’t become Aggressive skaters from skateboarding or biking, they come from Fitness and Freeskate.

I looked at commercial Fitness and Freeskate products and thought “no wonder we’re not getting anywhere!”. I believe that skating is one of the most incredible experiences a human being can have without huge investment, and I want more people to skate, it’s as simple as that. Maybe for the industry, maybe for Aggressive, maybe Powerblading… I don’t know doesn’t matter to me, I respect all disciplines of skating, I just think the world would be a better place if more people skated, so I decided to put full effort into creating something to present to Powerslide…

My vision of something that could help return blading into the public eye, something attractive and high quality, with real marketing and image, attractive to young people and fitness enthusiasts. Doop is my idea of the perfect skate to help recreate the golden age of skating. What’s more the skate is compatible with Freeskate and Aggressive parts, so it’s a perfect skate to get into skating with… [...]

Check the Full Interviews on Powerblading.org.

Oli Benet, Kenneth Dedeu & Alex Rahali: Powerblading Powergrind session + Kizer Level 2 Frames

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Oli Benet, Kenneth Dedeu & Alex Rahali at the 3.0 skatepark (Barcelona, Spain). Testing the Kizer Level 2 frames.

Kizer Level 2 Frames

Kizer Level 2 Frames

Why you should be hyped about Level 2 frames.
Kizer Level 2 articles on Powerblading.org & Zecoprzepraszam.

Oli Benet: Barcelona Powerblading by Tony Cheetah

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Oli Benet: Barcelona Powerblading by Tony Cheetah

Inercia.com | Powerblading.org.

Oli Benet: 1 minute of Powerblading in El Rancho Skatepark (Barcelona)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Oli Benet: 1 minute of Powerblading in El Rancho Skatepark (Barcelona)

Oli Benet decided to take his PB’s on a little test drive at El Rancho Skatepark, an indoor ranch with farm animals and hay at a secret location outside of Barcelona. Photo.

Oli Benet: Undercover Dvd, Profile (2005)

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Oli Benet

Powerblading Setup by Oli Benet & Richie Eisler

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Powerblading Setup by Oli Benet

Quoting Oli Benet:

I have been thinking about this setup for so long. I have had a pair of black Xsjados stored under my bed, unopened, just waiting for weeks for the Kizer Advance frames to arrive.

When I finally opened the box I found that they weren’t as black as I thought, but I think the setup still looks pretty sleek.

Kizer Advance and Arrow are out now, with 2 weeks or so to go until the Powerblading wheels from UC come out. Now if only I could get good at Fishbrains.

Powerblading Setup by Oli Benet

Powerblading Setups by Richie Eisler

Powerblading Setup by Richie Eisler

Grinding on Powerblades
Featuring Richie Eisler.

Powerblading Setup by Richie Eisler

Blading & Music: Oli Benet, Dominic Sagona (Ble3k) & Ben Schwab

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Oli Benet: DJ Mixes

Oli Benet

Dominic Sagona (Ble3k): Drum and Bass & Mixes

Dominic Sagona (Ble3k)

Visit Olibenet.wordpress.com | Dominicsagona.com.

Ben Schwab – “Where is the sun?”

From the album “Oh No” ; featuring Barrie Rose. Directed and Edited by Lonnie Francisco.

Visit Benschwabmusic.com (down at the moment) ; you can buy the album here. Ben Schwab also wrote a song for James Short (RIP) (via). More? Ben Schwab and the Driftwood Singers (live). Thanks homer54o.

Semi offtopic Note: to the guitarist / singer who sent us a mail. Can you recontact us? Thanks :)

USD Phoenix Atop Liners: First thoughts by Oli Benet

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

USD Phoenix Atop Liners

Quoting Oli Benet:

We worked on these between a few of us that really wanted a different kind of liner, not an old school high top one or a new school logo covered one.

Something sleek and simple that would hold your foot well and would act as a second skin inside your skate.

Full article & more pictures on olibenet.wordpress.com.

USD Seven 2012

Monday, August 8th, 2011

usd seven

The VII was originally created as a price-point skate, but after it was drastically improved both in comfort, hardwear and looks skaters on the team began to take an interest.

This skate can battle any skate on the market. The USD Diamond liners are high quality and exceedingly comfortable, and the cuff and boot combination is a perfect balance between support and flexibility.

The new soulplate is a variation of the enormously popular Carbon soulplate with a brand new wide-groove.

The skate really can be considered one of the most comfortable and accomodating skates on the market with a full lightweight soulplate to compliment the boot as well as a lowered heel for better anti-shock and the brand new Kizer Type-M II frame available for the first time.

Ideal for beginners, due to its great price, but also great for experts thanks to its hi-spec features. Weight of 1 skate in size 42 = 1,90 kg.

Bonus: Oli Benet, Raw clips on the new USD VII Grey

Olderbladers: The gentlemen’s club

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Starring Oli Benet, Kevin Chow & Greg Mirzoyan.

Oli Benet Greg Mirzoyan

Rollerblading & Music: Oli Benet, Dominic Sagona (Ble3k) & Colin Kelso (Mahoney Beloney)

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

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Oli Benet: DJ Mixes

I am 28, and have been rollerblading for around 20 years now. I can’t stop, allthough sometimes my body asks me to.

I Dj in Spain and around Europe, mostly drum and bass and dubstep.

I’m learning to shoot photos, and also getting into acting, with a few jobs under my belt so far. I work for a group of inline companies under The Conference.

oli benet dj sets

ble3k dominic sagona
Photo: Powerhouse.

Dominic Sagona (Ble3k): Drum and Bass & Mixes

What’s it like to play in front of a big crowd at a club, feel the peoples energy and see how they react to what you are doing?

It’s really unlike anything else that I do or have done before. I think to just zen out and be yourself, to just do what you do, to do it properly in front of people who are reacting in such an enthusiastic and positive way is one of the greatest feelings. [...]

Is this feeling in any way comparable to skating in front of a crowd or to just skating in general? With the adrenalin rush you get when lacing a difficult trick or during the summit of a good session maybe?

Yes, this feeling is almost the same, I think. To get an instant response from other people to what you are doing at that exact moment. I think many of the big contest skaters probably know this feeling more than most of us, and some of them feed off of it, as do DJ’s feed off the crowd.

But for me I do not like skating in front of anyone anymore, only a small group of friends who are a part of the session. I get anxiety before I play at a gig, but it’s usually gone by the time I start to catch a groove. [...]

Dominic Sagona (Ble3k) Music Interview by Christoph Bottcher.

In a different style ; Powered by Police Academy.
Colin Kelso (Mahoney Beloney) Rap Video Offline

colin kelso

More Music + Blading Related Posts.
Thanks Manly Jamison, Oli Benet & Monday.

Oli Benet featured on Devotion Barcelona

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Oli Benet was featured on Devotion Barcelona (Direct link).

Devotion BCN is a channel that is aiming to support the underground scene in Barcelona including music and sports, and educate the new generation about people that live in the city and industries outside the commercial and mainstream.

This video is aimed for non-rollerbladers in Barcelona and Spain, and thanks to it being also online it can also appeal to a wider audience.

The idea behind the project is to promote rollerblading to potential new rollerbladers and was not aimed for the current inline market specifically but to help a new generation find a new vocation!

Thanks to Kepa Gainza for the edit.

oli benet devotion bcn

quoting Oli Benet:

I am 29, and have been rollerblading for around 20 years now. I can’t stop, allthough sometimes my body asks me to.

I Dj in Spain and around Europe, mostly drum and bass and dubstep. I’m learning to shoot photos, and also getting into acting, with a few jobs under my belt so far.

I work for a group of inline companies under The Conference.












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