I brought my D90 to the Clash, mostly for taking photos, but in the end i don’t even shot one pict, but took a lot of footage.
Due to the lack of a good grip for filming on a DSLR (and me not wanting to haul around a tripod) it’s pretty shaky. Mostly i had to concentrate on try to keep the focus and had a lot of shaking and stuff. But it give the whole thing a unique look that looks pretty interesting IMHO.
There is no significant Storyline, we, more or less, go to thru the travel, the pre-clash days, and the whole main happenings incl. the ride back home (who was endless, i tried to capture that in the long outro sequence).
I hope you enjoy that little flick wich is not about hard tricks but more about having a good time and sitting in trains a lot.
The drama surrounding this years Winterclash will never be forgotten. After the Newpact skatepark in Antwerpen, Belgium mysteriously burned down 2 days before the competition, it was moved to the Area 51 skatepark, Eindhoven, Holland.
This edit by Simon Mulvaney documents some of the crazy tricks that were pulled off during the event.
Thanks Matthew Dearden.
Rollerblade video & report by Sven Boekhorst:
In the afternoon I got a call from Ralf who is working often at the Area 51 skatepark saying that Winterclash was cancelled because of a devastating fire and that I should call Jojo to check what is up because my own Mind the Gap ramp was in the skatepark as an extra obstacle for the Winterclash. I thought he was making a sick joke but to be sure I called Jojo and the way Jojo answered his phone made sure that Ralf was not joking.
After the phonecall I did not know what to do because myself and Dick planned to go to Sint Niklaas to have a small warm-up session. Without a skatepark this plan was impossible but driven by curiousity I decide to go to Sint Niklaas to check what happened with my own eyes. […]
up: Author: Lovis Einsmann (Germany).
Featured Skaters: All the international Pros and Am’s.
Date of filming: Saturday 14th 2009.
Travelling to Eindhoven in the Netherlands to the biggest event in rollerblading: The Winterclash.
Had a great time at the Area 51 Skatepark. A lot of thanks to Jojo Jacobi for making the Winterclash possible after all the trouble (the Newpact Skatepark burnt down completly).
Head to Head Battle:
The final is between Steven Swain from the U.K. and Brian Aragon from the U.S.A.
They skated on the big disaster box. First Brian landed a disaster hurricane topsoul, then Steven landed a disaster 540 truespin miszou. After this Brian was trying 540 backside savannah and Steven was trying fakie 630 to something. But with this it ended due to the lack of time. (Be-Mag Online).
Still waiting for the full & official Results.
AM: Romain Godenaire
PRO: Brian Aragon.
GIRLS: Fallon Heffernan.