Legacy, the 2005 USD team video by Joe Navran - Full Video: PLAY. Featuring: Dustin Latimer, Brian Shima, Champion Baumstimler, Josh Petty, Kevin Gillan, Jon Julio, Carlos Pianowski, Arlo Eisenberg, Abdiel Colberg, Dominic Sagona, Robert Lievanos, Gonzo Jaquez, Evgeny Leonov, Albert Hooi, Demetrios George, Aaron Feinberg, Rachard Johnson, Scott Raser, Sean Kelso, Mark Korte, Cameron Card & more.
Aaron Feinberg, One Mag, Session Edit (2011)
Video on Vimeo: PLAY.
If somebody can put USD where it deserves again that´s this guy. Back in the day when we were all flipping on Latimers new profile he was out there travelling with the All star team, settling up the original Stretch Crew and making this brand legendary. Now he´s back in rollerblading and probably has a harder mission. It´s an honor for us to present this interview with Mark Korte.
Thanks, My name is Mark Korte – I am the USD Enforcer, an Army Reserve Solider, Father, Husband, Son and Powerslider.
Why did you leave and why are you back in rolling? Did you feel it was time to return?
Actually that is not far from the truth – when I left, I felt it was time for me to develop as a Sales and Brand Manager, some things in my life had changed, and I was looking for a new challenge, something that would be hard but fun, as I had been getting more and more involved with Golf as my hobby, I decided to go into the golf business and see how far I could go, the rest is history, as for coming back. That was a given really, I was always in touch with Matthias and we talked about me coming back and I was happy to come back as Powerslide is like a second home, and USD was a big part of my life for over 6 years, coming back gives me another challenge and I have the chance to lead a great team again and that is always where my talents lay. […]
Link on Magma-productions.com down | Mirror on Archive.org.
English Translation at the bottom of the webpage.
Who is Mark Korte and what does he have to do with rollerblading?
I can basically answer that by saying… I am the USD Enforcer, one of the founders of the Stretch Crew, and a Powerslide veteran… since a lot of kids might not know what in the hell that means, I will break it down.
I came to be part of USD in the late part of ‘98, when the team was Arlo Eisenberg, Champion Baumstimler, Dustin Latimer, Jon Julio, and Josh Petty. At the time I was only hired by Powerslide to push papers, but that changed after a week or so.
To make a long story short, I had found my calling. I got to know all of the USD team (which was going through a transition period, much like we are now) and I ended up being the filter between the company and the team; I might even go as far as to say the glue, and at the same time I was the International Sales Manager at Powerslide.
So I was able to combine all of that into helping make USD (and The Conference Brands that followed) the hottest thing available. During this period, of which I am very proud to be a part of, we had the undisputed best team in Rolling, I built a worldwide flow team to rival all others at the time, and worked with distributors in over 40 countries building USD.
I was very adament about everything having structure, and working with the best team of rollers in the world has moulded my personality to this day, and I am grateful to each and every one who ever rolled for USD. […]
Rollerblading’s Angelina, Fabiola Da Silva is doing vert shows (and getting this high). All this summer at Six Flags Magic Mountain. She is a part of Matt Hoffman’s “Danger Defying Daredevils” stunt show. I would say something about the name but apparently, they ride 2 motorcycles at a time in that Mad Max lookin’ sphere-cage. Via fifty-50.com (post on Archive.org).
Accidental Machines was Mindgame’s farewell gift to the rollerblading industry. The 56 min. video dealt with themes ranging from the state of the industry, to the dual lives of pro-skaters, to the absurdity of popular trends.
Herein lies the video’s intro, featuring the skating talents of Dustin Latimer, Aaron Feinberg, Chris Farmer, Brian Aragon, Billy O’Neill, Don Bambrick, and Ben Schwab, the motion graphic expertise of Matt Andrews, and the song “The Spell” by The Black Heart Procession, courtesy of Touch and Go Records. Written and Directed by Shane Coburn. Produced by Trendkiller, Inc. (R.I.P.).