Spellcaster (Soundcloud) is a series of discussions with innovative rollerbladers, exploring blade tech, mods and the characters involved. Tom Mosher (Toronto, Canada) released the episode #3 of his podcast featuring Leon Basin, the owner of Task Shop & creator of the Wizard Frames.
Episode 3 with Leon Basin - Leon gives his candid opinion on various rocker options, his Wizard frames, three wheel skates, Aeons, Xsjado, Seba, Inline vs Rollerblading, Shop Task, skiing, Warlock prototype, Crashed Ice tricks, Sam Crofts, Anthony Pottier, AJ Delong, the history of Big Wheel skating among many other things!
More Episodes on Soundcloud.com/spellcasterrollerblading.
Mushroom Blading started to re-upload some of their old classic podcasts on Youtube. Here is the #185 featuring Colin Kelso. The podcast was recorded in 2014 (Mp3 download).
Colin Kelso and Todd McInerney talk about ego destruction, Brian Shima, thread the needles and much more!
Olga Bouwhuis and Pieter Wijnant are the owners of Adapt brand. Adapt is a inline skating brand handmade in Holland. Hope you enjoy this 66 minute talk with the two owners of this unique brand who wants to reduce the number of skates sold and improve the quality of their customers.
- 01:25 - it all started as a love story.
- 05:33 - freestyle blading, rollerblading or inline skating?
- 07:53 - traded Belgium for Holland.
- 08:05 - End of Forward Freestyle
- 10:40 - "I was encouraged by my mom to skip school and skate if the weather was good."
- 12:30 - Called Olga and told her about a Dream to make a skate and had a name..
- 17:20 - we are 2 handshakes away from every other skater.
- 20:06 - Lino and Pieter were speed skaters.
- 21:22 - rollerblade twister boot
- 23:00 - 4 screws frame mounting system
- 28:55 - New adapt secret skate project
- 30:02 - Adapt goal.
- 30:20 - making skates more expensive
- 32:53 - Adapts for slalom
- 35:25 - How Lino plans his days
- 36:52 - Olga's main role
- 39:10 - I'm a full time chef
- 41:20 - Adapt Team video
- 45:10 - Mike Lilly and actual Adapt Team
- 48:10 - Fake but funny advertise break
- 58:30 - Randy spizer and Louie Zamora had Adapt Skates.
- 59:37 - Nick Labarre
- 1:00:44 - Julian Bah
- 1:03:27 - New Hyper Skates vegan
- 1:05:12 - should we make a geeky part 2 or not?
Rollerblade has opened the team archives and wondered... "What are they up to now?" The Flashback series of interviews allows us to catch up with former Rollerblade team rider and creative minds that helped grow the brand. We talk about the past, present, and future. In this interview we Flashback with Martina Svobodova from Slovakia.
Martina you started skating in the 90s. Can you tell us how you first started skating?
When I was little my parents bought me a pair of inline skates. I was 6 or 7 years old. At the age 12, I asked my parents to buy me a new skates, and that’s when I started skating street with other guys from my neighborhood. When I was 14 and 15 I won the Slovak Championships. Started at the age of 16 I began travelling to the US.
Full Interview & Photo Gallery on Rollerblade.com.
Andy Wegener is the owner of Sunshine Distribution. In this skate talk you'll get to know a bit more about the man behind brands like Razors Skates, Ground Control, Jug? Remz? Elyts Scooter Shoes, AO Scooters. Hope you enjoy the 65 minute talk with one of the most influential skating individuals in 2017. - Ricardo Lino.
- 01:15 - Who is Andy Wegener?
- 05:40 - What's happening with the new Razors Skate?
- 09:15 - Liners on razors skates until now and in the future.
- 12:10 - Good marketing or good product?
- 15:32 - Was Razors the First Skate Brand with a Proper YT channel?
- 17:45 - why was Razors a "Rock'n Roll" or "Gangster" brand?
- 20:00 - What happened to the Razors House?
- 24:30 - How did you got into Scooters?
- 27:51 - is Sex the reason why kids stop skating/ riding?
- 28:10 - Health insurance in America
- 30:40 - Brian Aragon
- 32:10 - You lost Roman Abrate.
- 33:10 - Why razors always worked well with american riders?
- 38:55 - How many skaters there is in America?
- 39:08 - Big wheels plans?
- 41:10 - 125 mm UFS skate?
- 50:14 - How can we make this industry better?
- 55:30 - Is "Do or Die" good for skating?
- 56:55 - When should we expect an Inline Skating peak again?
- 59:16 - What do you think of the USD AEON skates?
- 1:01:10 - isn't it a problem for shops to have a new skate every 3 months?
- 1:03:00 - why did you never started something related to roller skates?
Pro Skater, The Conference Team Manager, Shop Owner, Product Developer, Brands Distributor , Oli Benet did it all.
Oli Benet is a real wheel addict and you wont find a lot of people with the same amount of passion and dedication. Hope you enjoy the 95 minute talk with one of the most influential skating individuals in 2017.
- 03:21 - Why do you live in Barcelona?
- 10:15 - What's the real story with Powerblading?
- 15:44 - Rollerblade Vs Powerblading
- 16:56 - Rollerblade Vs Triblading
- 18:40 - Involvement with 3 Wheel skating
- 22:14 - Triskating frames and different brands
- 23:05 - Different sizes of different brands
- 24:55 - Problems with K2
- 26:36 - The importance of shops
- 27:25 - Powerslide
- 32:53 - Lino Vs Oli Beef (including Undercover, Deshi, Stygma)
- 43:15 - How big is skating in Spain?
- 47:10 - Social media from ROEX
- 50:19 - Relationship with Flying Eagle - Choosing it over all other brands
- 51:08 - ROEX Vs Rollerblade Spain
- 52:20 - Back to the Flying Eagle Story
- 54:46 - Powerslide vs Flying Eagle & Boycott
- 55:40 - Flying Eagle Europe
- 57:14 - Flying Eagle Aggressive Skate
- 58:15 - Flying Eagle Aggressive Frame
- 59:28 - More about the Flying Eagle Aggressive Skate
- 1:03:36 - Health Problems
- 1:11:31 - When did you start skating?
- 1:14:00 - Magazine talk
- 1:15:33 - Where is skating going with big wheels?
- 1:27:13 - Razors Leak talks
- 1:30:13 - The most profesional skater of all time is...
Music, favorite skaters, spots in Sacramento, travel, eat, tricks, videos, skates, brands, blading. Best and Worst with Sean Keane. Photo: Erick Garcia.
Jan Welch was one of the main faces of inline skating in the early 2000s, The Original creator of Scum Mag, ended up moving to California to work for the inline skating magazine Daily Bread and created his own companies, Brands Like 4X4 wheels, VICIOUS or NIMH under a distribuition group named RAT TAIL.
A lot of time has passed since then and a lot of things also changed since then. But Jan is still in love with the wheelie boots, probably now more then ever, after this 95 minutes talk with Jan you will know. - Ricardo Lino.
Can you reveal to us, who is the originator of the Warlock skate?
I had the basic idea for this skate. My good friend, Kyle Sola, is a very talented 3D designer and skater. He and I have always talked about crazy skate design ideas. As of last year, Kyle is part of the innovation team at Rollerblade. He also works in the design world for a few different brands that have nothing to do with skating.
This work experience gives him access to the new wave of design processes. We got to talking about a concept skate that I’ve had in my mind for a long time. I skated Xsjado skates for about 3 years prior to my employment with Rollerblade. I really liked the skate, but always felt it was too wide, unsupportive, and aesthetically unappealing.
Kyle and I both like to speed skate and skate marathons, so we’ve spent time in high end race skates. Once you skate a heat moldable race skate, you realize how a skate should fit and react. I test all of the skates Rollerblade makes. I am also lucky to be able to purchase just about every skate that every other brand makes to test as well.
I have all these skates in my head, and this influences what I want out of a great skate product. Kyle also tests a lot of different skates and ideas. Together we are making some magic with our skate designs and innovations. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to work with Kyle. Our collaborative ideas are always progressing. […]
Tom Hyser – Full Interview on Fsknews.pl.
Polish language, scroll a bit for the english version.