Posts Tagged ‘xsjado’
This video features the Xsjado Pro Team: Chris Farmer, Jeff Stockwell, Damien Wilson, Ben Schwab, JC Rowe.
Also featuring some of our team riders from around the world: Kevin Yee, Rian Arnold, Victor Galicia, Marcus Benavides, Nicolas Schopfer, Dustin Weberski.
Photo: Dale Travers.
San Francisco has some of the best, most interesting street spots in the US, how do you go about finding new spots and challenges in San Francisco?
Most of the spots I find are around my place, on my way to work, or around my work. My eyes are always keying in on my environment for skating possibilities, and my mind is constantly assessing whether or not what I’m seeing could be skated in an interesting and challenging way.
Since I am filming a lot these days I also think about how beautiful and captivating the image will be. Once something stands out to me I start to skate it in my mind in various ways. I keep at it until I find a trick or a line that feels complete or I decide that the obstacle really isn’t worth it.
If I find something good then I am quick to type it into my phone and take a picture of it. After that I will naturally gravitate towards the spot again and again.
Sometimes I will decide against my first trick impression and think of something even more interesting. And again, I might just eventually write the spot off. [...]
Check the Xsjado Am Kevin Yee, in depth Xsjado interview.
Photos by Jero, Jonathan Labez, Dale Travers ; Interview by Michael Garlinghouse.
Photo: Dale Travers.
Oli Benet: Hi Chris, please tell us a bit about yourself!
Hey Oli, thanks for doing this interview with me. My name is Chris van der Merwe a very common South African surname, haha. My first language is Afrikaans.
I live in a really beautiful town called Stellenbosch close to the South West coast line. I’m 26, I rollerblade, build ramps, film, edit, skimboard, play guitar, live all out for Jesus. [...]
The XSJADO Pioneer skates are coming with XSJADO Mook Frame, ABEC 7 bearings and XSAJDO Team Wheels in 55mm/90A. The Pioneer skates come with new Footwraps with thinner innersole to give you better skate feeling.
The Soulframes and Soulplates are removeable, of course. Instead of innerboots (liners) all XSJADO Skates have regular shoes (Footwraps) inside. With these shoes you can walk and skate. Just slip into the XSJADO Boot when you like to skate. The straps and buckles give you a perfect fitting and a good skatefeeling. The new grey Ben Schwab 09 Footwraps have an ageless style, so you can also wear them when you are not skating.
Because of the shockabsorbers (under the footwraps) you will not have any problems with hard “touchdowns”.
More Pictures on Magma.
Thanks Arturo S.
New USD, Kizer & Xsjados Products.
Larger pictures on Magma.
up: Neil Ingall, fakie to wallride 180 out (London).
Xsjado is happy to announce a few new riders to the team, in the force of Blake Bird and Neil Ingall. Expect to see them shredding at the winterclash as well as any grimey street you can find in our capital. [...]
JC Rowe is where he belongs. The community wanted it, the team riders wanted it and JC’s loyalty, perseverance and pure skills made it unquestionable.
Power to the people!
Xsjado are immensely proud to welcome JC Rowe to their team.
Edit by Brandon Negrete.
JC wants to thank everyone for all their support and help. Stay tuned for more great things to come from the Xsjado team and brand.
Jeff and Marcus line it up with the brand new Stockwell Xsjados, out now with Red highlights and also with Blue highlights.
quoting Oli Benet:
Before joining The Conference I would be a massive fan of constantly trying new products or skates, and would do so until I found the perfect skate for me, and after a few pairs of that model I would begin to start investigating new skates once more.
For me, when changing skates you get a great chance to learn new tricks. Theres no doubt that some skates are better for some tricks, and worse for others. In this way I would perfect new moves before moving onto another pair of skates.
When I joined Deshi it gave me the chance to really focus on one model, and learn to use the skates to the best of my ability. Occasionally I would get the itch to try other skates, and spend some time skating USD Realms, USD Legacy and USD VII skates.
For some reason I never had the urge to skate Xsjados. I once tried a friend’s Xsjados in a park and thought they felt terrible.
However on this last tour we did, we were sent one pair of Xsjados too many. I had me beautiful Deshi Carbons, which I was more than happy with, but realising we were going to be in front of many skaters wishing to see new skates, I decided to give them a try. [...]
Check the Article: The Transition to Xsjado, by Oli Benet.
English & Spanish Language.