Flashback (2015): USD is proud to introduce his new pro rider 2015: Roman Abrate. After traveling the globe for the biggest events, Roman show us now how smooth he is on street with this new edit!
Roman Abrate - USD Pro, Promo Edit (July 2, 2015). Music: Top Notch – Lazee.
I’m really happy to tell you that I’m now riding for USD, I’m proud to skate now for a brand that take good care of their riders and their sport! Working in good vibes with a very cool team is gonna be amazing! Stay tuned for all the good stuff coming out, let’s carry on pushing our sport! - Roman Abrate. April 5, 2015.
In 2017, USD Skate pro rider Roman Abrate was traveling South America for 5 months to meet people and share his passion for skating. He was skating almost every day with the guys, making the most out of an amazing trip.
Between the big sessions that where organized by the locals, Roman also took time to film this little street section. Needless to say that the latest Rollergames World Champion also kills it in street.
“Not skating a lot of street usually, but when I do, it’s cause I like it and I had a lot of fun filming it! It was probably the best trip i have ever made, met amazing people and great places. I really loved the culture over there and only have had good times! Like I said at the end of the video, thanks to all the persons who helped me and who have been part of it! Especially USD, Kaltik and UC for making it possible.” - Roman Abrate.
Skates: USD VII skates, Kaltik frames, 60mm 88A Abrate Pro UC Wheels, Wicked Swiss bearings. Filmers: Juan David Leon, Jose Joaquin, Bairon Martines, Antonio Navarro, Jose Bandav, Cristopher Ibanes, Arquimedes Gonzalez, Matias Veras, Bryan Mac Bride. Edit: Leo Rosello. Location: Peru, Chile, Bolivia & Panama.
Here it is, the 2017 USD Team edit! Street skating from all around the world (plus some very special vert action straight from Japan), all mashed up in a 9 minute monster of an online release.
Featuring: Eugen Enin, Fridolin Eelbo, Richie Eisler, Jacob Juul, Nick Lomax, Mery Munoz, Carlos Bernal, Axel Bihagen, Daniel Goncharov, Jeff Dalnas, Jaro Frijn, Sam Crofts, Dano Gorman, Kuba Malecki, Randy Zoller, Roman Abrate, Montre Livingston, Justin Brasco, Takeshi Yasutoko, Diego Guilloud, Tomek Przybylik, Chris Farmer. Filmed by all of their pals, edited by Mark Heuss.
We took our time stacking clips for this section while Brian Arnold finished up his last year of College.
We dealt with everything from drug infested neighborhoods, Camera malfunctions, injuries, multiple hangovers, shit weather from 15 to 115 degrees, and anything else you imagine could happen when a Yankee filmer raised in New York and a southern beer-drinking good ole boy from Texas team up to make movie magic in Baltimore. - Nick Pisciotta.
Music: “Take This Job and Shove It” by Johnny Paycheck.
“I have given it much thought. It seems, disaster must come. At best, only postponed. Shaolin Kung-Fu. To survive must now be taught, to more young men. We must expand, get more pupils. So that the knowledge will spread”. Cam and Cut by Daniel Enin. Additional filming by Martin Herber.
Fridolin Eelbo has been one of the key figures of the turn of the century blading scene in Europe, one of the most progressive and ballsiest bladers we have seen to date.
At a time when most European bladers were struggling to find their unique voice, he was leading the way with fast blading, and tricks on almost impossible to do obstacles.
Skates: USD Aeon 60mm white.