Issue 20 (2012). Skater of the year: Nils Jansons.
ONE #20 stretches around the globe and back to Southern California for coverage on Skater of the Year Nils Jansons, Spotlight on Jeremy Soderburg, Feature profile with Michael Garlinghouse, Andrew Broom Am Hour, Mark Wodjda Take 5, Sound Check with Freeway, 15 Minutes with Jason Marshall, Blading Cup 2012 coverage, Spotlight on Sven Boekhorst, Folio with Chuck Cauton and much more.
From our sunny base in San Diego the ONE network of contributors delivers the goods from Melbourne, Pretoria, Montreal, Santa Ana, New York City, Nashville, Essex, and countless destinations in between, capturing important moments in blading from around the world.
Whether Jeff Stockwell shooting photos of pros at the Blading Cup, or Brandon Smith on a mission to Mt. Baldy or Hayden Golder shooting with a German in Australia or Jon Fromm blading his way through South Africa, Digi v.3 represents a cross section of the blade talent stretched across the globe, and serves as a reminder that through blading we come together as a community. […] – One Magazine.
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Issue #2 Content
This issue is exciting in many ways. First, it’s got a heavy dose of variety. There’s Chris Haffey boosting on the Nitro Circus Giant-A-ramp, Alex Burston shredding the streets in his UK hood, Michael Collins back on blades and staying fresh, the full-on Americana blading of Boise’s Erik Bill, a long-overdue check in with pioneer Dave Kollasch on life and the evolution of blading, and so much more.
Like past SOTYs Alex Broskow and John Bolino, Nils took his new title and went straight into a hot streak: winning events, taking blading into Latvian schools, being interviewed on TV, and working on all of his own plans to get blading in front of more people through festivals and his own events.
And after seeing tricks like he did at Winterclash and Pony Cup and his photos inside and on the cover of ONE, it can seem like blading poses little challenge for the young powerhouse. But that’s not the case.
As you’ll see in this edit that Nils chopped together himself, some come easy but the big ones can and do take their toll. Can you count how many attempts it took to nail the disaster soul for the cover shot?
Think blading lost its heart or balls? Think again. Nils Jansons is amazing. Nils Jansons is rollerblading.
By popular demand, here’s more blading from the one and only Louie Zamora.
Ever since our first quick session edit with Louie we’ve been getting out steadily on mini missions. Over a couple recent sessions we hit Rancho Bernardo and downtown SD with the homies, topped off with a trip to one of Chula Vista’s mini skate plazas.
Guest appearances by Hayden Ball, Steve Steinmetz and Steve Zamora round out these sessions.
up: Chris Haffey – Mute 360 (Gosford, AU) ; launcher top view.
Nitro Circus comes to North America next weekend, right? What’s going on? When does the tour start?
The actual tour isn’t ’til next year, but we are doing a one-off show in Vegas next weekend, so tomorrow I am heading to a spot in California where they have the ramp set up so we can catch some practice/learn some new stuff before that show.
It sounds like the Las Vegas stop is supposed to be pretty special. What’s the story?
Yeah, Vegas is going to go off! Since it is a single show no one really has to be worried about being healthy for a show the next night, so I think a lot of people are planning some special tricks for this one. Every show is already insane, so I can’t even imagine how crazy this one is going to be. On top of that, they are bringing in some special guests for this one, so it should be the best show to date. […]