Blank x Rollerblade Prototype Skates. Photo: Blade_Tech.
Here are some words by Tom Hyser / Rollerblade Product and Marketing Manager:
There is a lot to reveal about the new Blank skate. The official release will be October 15th and in stores by November 4th. Stand by for in-depth details, edits and photos regarding this exciting new project from Blank by Rollerblade on October 15th.
BLANK is a sub-brand of Rollerblade, the pioneer of modern inline skating.
Commercial #1 with Sean Keane, Sven Boekhorst & Cameron Talbott
The streets are your blank canvas, commercial #1. Edited by Taylor Kobryn, music by Tom Hyser.
Commercial #2 with Tony Woodland
Featuring Tony Woodland. Edited by Taylor Kobryn, music: Sounds of skating.
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.
Rollerblade ambassador Javiera Garrido is a true powerhouse on skates. She shreds at the skatepark and on the streets as she cruises across town on her Rollerblade freeskates. Keep an eye on her; she is just getting started. Video by Greg Mirzoyan.
Blank is a sub-brand of Rollerblade, the pioneer of modern inline skating. The streets are your blank canvas, commercial #4. Skater: Cameron Talbott. Edit by: Taylor Kobryn.
The power moves of freeskater Javi Garrido are inspiring for all skaters, but especially for women.
With the number of inline skaters increasing worldwide there is also an increase of female inline skaters. Javi Garrido has been in the game for a while and definitely is an inspiration for other skaters. Her background in aggressive inline skating has been a great foundation for her ability to cruise with power and style across town. The way she shreds the streets clearly shows she isn’t afraid to push her limits, even if it means she occasionally isn’t successful. Eating dirt is often part of the learning curve for aggressive and freeskaters.
Rollerblade® is thrilled to welcome Javi to the team. Hit play to watch this collaboration video by Greg Mirzoyan to see her power moves.