The second installment to the skitch video zine series. Documenting our mini travels through the south east region of America. Featuring profiles on Steven Tat, Elliot Feltner, & Justin Chad Anthony.
Appearances by some of aggressive rollerblading’s top amateurs. The success of this video is what produced our motivation to Tour the nation twice. The documentation of those travels will be released in our third installment ‘Sorry America’ which will premiere here on January 1st, 2017. Thank you for your time. LONG LIVE ROLLERBLADING.
Dane Stivers is a pistol, full of ammo. We first learned of Dane as a very young person. His parents owned/ operated an infamous skate shop in Bowling Green, Kentucky named ‘Blue Wallace’. Dane has rollerbladed since he was in velcro’s. He’s constantly eager to climb up on something and scare himself.
There was a rather large group of people with us on this day. We were 5 cars deep when we pulled up to this untouched, unskated spot. If you have downloaded the latest SKITCH VOD, then you’ve seen the clips of Dane skating a yellow bar to drop over a hauling trailer.
It was only a matter of minutes after those tricks were landed, that the group was steered over to the shipping containers. The setting was too perfect for anyone to deny that the big one needed a grind out. No one else even debated giving it a slide. Dane climbed up the side of the U-Haul trailer like a spider monkey. We got the V up top and the crew scattered amongst the property for photo captures.
Dane and I were posted up top, surrounded by a fair silence. I could tell he was nervous, but ready to execute. Thats when the last bit of juice was initiated. “If you lace this, you’ll get the cover.” He simply replied, “Alright, bet.”
Dane is rare, he is an up and comer within an industry claimed to be dead a long time ago. Thankfully, his heart is solid. He knows that in order to prolong skating, one must skate. Thanks for landing the cover Daney Boy. Despite how far away we get, thanks for still skating. Thanks for still believing. LONG LIVE ROLLERBLADING.
Introduction edit of the first issue of Skitch, a 30 minute video packed full of aggressive inline skating, a live performance by Cage The Elephant & over 25 minutes of additional b-side footage. Tag along as the Southernscum van travels from Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio & Michigan, to catch a hand full of grassroots contest & a few memorable street sessions.
Last summer, Chad Anthony, Julian Mire, and Josh Broughton piled into the Southern Scum van and made the drive from Kentucky to Michigan, all in the name of rollerblading. At what used to host the late Bitter Cold Showdown, Modern Skatepark once again opened its doors to rollerbladers from all over the world.
In less than two weeks time, MTC is happening again. In honor of its return, SVZ is releasing the contest section from the first issue of our video series. Featuring skating by Julian Mire, Kevin Lapierre, Alex Broskow, Montre Livingston, Travis Rhodes, Soichiro Kanashima, Julian Bah, and Brett Urbas.
In other exciting news, Modern Skate and Surf will play host to the world premiere of Skitch Video Zine, the second issue (trailer). On June 17, 2016 the night before The Motor Town Classic, we will be premiering the new video. The morning of the contest we will be premiering the newest issue of Skitch zine, at the annual tradeshow. We can not wait to show everyone the new content & to rip Modern a new one.
The video will finally be available for download (VOD format) the morning of the Motortown Classic, June 18, 2016. You will be able to buy it on Sellfy.
I never thought a second issue would happen. In mid June we will be moving into an RV & traveling America to spread the good news. The second issue is finished!
We will be premiering the film in the beginning weeks of June. Shortly after, it will be available for download in VOD format on sellfy. The second printed book will be available on Skitch.bigcartel.com or you can catch a copy from us in person while touring the country.
We are excited about the new release and getting it out to the public. Long live Rollerblading.
A 30 minute video packed full of aggressive inline skating, a live performance by Cage The Elephant & over 25 minutes of additional b-side footage. Tag along as the Southernscum van travels from Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio & Michigan, to catch a hand full of grassroots contest & a few memorable street sessions.