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Fise Montpellier 2011: Edit + Report

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

fise 2011 Montpellier

Fise 2011 Photos + Report (french language).
Google Translation. Yes… Fise is translated to Uniced for some reasons.

Kato Mateu: we were building our own skates

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011


Kato Mateu Interview by Sophie Planque. Kato lives in San Diego, grew up in Montpellier (21 novembre 1974).

Everybody knows him, or already heard of im, Kato Mateu is kind of a “daddy of rollerblade”. Some of us criticize him, and others buy his skates! I wanted to meet him (actually by phone), to let him share his experience and vision of rollerblade. Interview.

Sophie Planque: Hello Kato! You’re married, you are a dad, and run Remz. How do you balance it all?

Kato Mateu: I met my lovely lady, we got married and have been blessed with two beautiful little girls (3 and 5yo now). I do my best to spend as much time as possible with them, I think it’s important to spend quality time with family, especially at that age. And it’s pure happiness.

When I leave on tour or to a contest with the boys, especially if it’s for extended periods of time or if I’m far away (europe for example) it does shake things up a bit, but usually I manage to be working on Remz during the day and spend time with the fam in the evenings.

Of course I mix in a little skate session every now and then with the friends, good meals, and a little sport. You see, I do everything I can to keep a simple life.

Sophie: And what did you study?

Kato: The “blader wanderer” schools (laughs). I dropped out of high-school in my last year. I loved math but not the race to graduation. I didn’t see it as a goal in life.

I didn’t feel like a blanket of diplomas would help me, I usually do better when I’m under a certain pressure in life. That being said, dropping just before graduation was also just plain youth rebellion of course.

After that i went through the somewhat normal rebellious faze of a 16-17 yo, got a bit into trouble, lots of graffiti, and also started traveling much. I don’t regret anything, it all worked out for me. I’m conscious now that I must be a somewhat isolated case, and that graduating might not be a bad idea after all! (laughs). […]

Point of view, Kato Mateu: we were building our own skates.
Version Francaise: Point de vue, Kato Mateu: On fabriquait nous meme nos rollers.

Arcena Tour 2011: Chill Session in Paris (Nomades Shop)

Thursday, May 12th, 2011


By Featuring Nicolas Auroux, Ilia Koutchoukov, Clement Boucau, Aurelien Laurent, David Aubert, Louis Vilar & more.

Another view of the Slam
The skater is fine, he sprained his ankle + some bruises. Thanks iam4x & Dadou.

Gladiator Contest 2011 (Nantes, France): Sessions, Razors & Dsprod Edits

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Gladiator Contest

Gladiator Contest: In danger ? Interview + Edit

The Gladiator Contest is almost the only famous inline contest in France. After six years of success, what could happen? Stephane Luccie, one of the two founders of the event accepted to tell us his vision of the future. Reportage by Sophie Planque.

Gladiator Contest VI: Razors Edit

Featuring Mathias Silhan, Fritz Peitzner, Josh Glowicki, Jeremy Kesler, Antony Pottier, Adrien Clariaz, Mihai Bivol, Jon Matter, Manon Derrien (2011 Women’s Champion), as well as Jeremy Melique, Roman Godenaire, Jeremy Suarez, Stephane Alfano & Adrien Anne.

Filmed by Josh Glowicki, Adrien Anne & Fritz Peitzner ; edited by Josh Glowicki.

gladiator contest nantes
More? Freemasonry on Wikipedia, Everyday Klingon Phrases.

Gladiator Contest VI: Dsprod Edit

gladiator contest nantes

Previously: Gladiator Contest 2011: Results + Highlights.
More Gladiator Contest Media: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006.

Winterclash 2011: Sessions & Carpdream Edits + Photos

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Winterclash 2011: Back to Basics – Report
(french language | google translation).


Carpdream Edit + RAD Photos


Amsterdam NDSM afterclash

On sunday some dudes still had enough energy to skate after the Winterclash. This how they did.

Featuring Josh Glowicki, Edwin Wieringh, Toms Krasovskis, Bojd Vredevoogd.


Valo Light: First Pictures + Jon Julio ITW

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

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Larger Picture (source | via).

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Larger Picture (src).

Jon Julio Interview by

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Jojo Jacobi’s confessions ( Interview)

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Jojo Jacobi

Sophie Planque: While everybody is getting ready to go to the new edition of the Winterclash, you: Johannes Jacobi, do your best to organize this event. I really would like to know: what does it look like to organize a big event like the Winterclash!

Well, first of all, how many people are involved? (Organization, web, volunteers, during the event..).

Johannes Jacobi: It is different every year. In 2010 for example we were a team of 5 people working fulltime in the same office. This year it’s 3 persons (more or less), but everybody is working from somewhere else and not really fulltime.

While the event is running we have a lot of great volunteers. Between 30 – 50 volunteers are helping us to realize the event. […]

Check the full Jojo Jacobi Interview on Sessions | version francaise.

Points of view: Kaya Turski

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

kaya turski

Kaya Turski, pro skier and a rollerblader, turned 22 years old a few months ago and we all heard about her.

At the moment she began to compete, she went to the LG Action Sports World Championships of Dallas in 2006, finished 4th, then became a pro at the finals in Los Angeles, won the Vermont Open in ski, and wins her second straight X Games women’s Slopestyle gold medal this year.

She can be seen in the dvd Road to Nowhere next to Chase Rushing, Sean Santamaria, or Michael Collins, Brenton Wheeler..

Sponsored by Red Bull, Orage, Oakley, Salomon, Skullcandy, DonJoy, and D-Structure, I really wanted her to share with all her vision of Rollerblading and of her other passions in my column.

Winterclash 2010: Report

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Check the Winterclash 2010 Report.
(french language + photos of the event).

Winterclash 2010

Fise Xperience 2010, Paris Egp18: Session Article

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Session posted a report of the Fise Xperience Event which took place at the EGP18 Skatepark , you can read the report in french or spanish and check some photos + results of the contest (bottom of the page).

Video edited by Guillaume Chanaud.

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