Jeremy Beightol is a legendary artist who has worked on brands like 4x4, Kaspa, Heat, Intuition Skate Shop, The Comedown, Chroma Wheels, and more. In this interview we cover his history in the sport, how he got started in skating, filmed with Brandon Negrete for Forever Now, and dive deep into his world of Art. - Jan Welch.
The interview is over 3 hours and cut into two parts - PLAY: Part 1 | PART 2.
This interview is also available as a podcast on all major streaming services. Just search for “Then And Now Blading”.
Chroma - Yandriel Silverio Wheels $90.00
Our second season begins with a signature wheel release for new team rider Yandriel Silverio. The wheels are 58mm and come bundled in a set of 8 with mixed hardnesses 4x 58mm/90a and 4x 58mm/92a. These wheels are a rounded bullet profile, great for skating flat on low profile frames or for added control on any antirocker setup.
Each set of 8 wheels includes:
- 4x 58mm 90a
- 4x 58mm 92a
- Custom packaging
- matching sticker sheets.
- Yandriel gets a $6 royalty on each bundle sold, regardless if you buy from us or a shop.
Video: Yandriel Silverio Chroma Pro Wheel - Unboxing & First Look - PLAY
For the first episode of the Then and Now Podcast, I interviewed the legendary rolling artist, Chris Peel. Chris played a huge behind-the-scenes role during the late 90s to mid-2000s in the aggressive inline skating industry. Growing up in Wakefield, in the UK, he started designing t-shirt’s for Puberty Clothing before landing a job with DNA magazine. He then made his way stateside to San Diego, California, in 2000 to work for and design Daily Bread Magazine. In San Diego, he created the initial branding, image, and logos for Ground Control, Rat Tail Distribution, 4x4 Urethane, Vicious Bearings, and Nimh skates.
Chris is a long-time friend who also designed the Big Wheel Blading logo for me in 2017. We haven’t had much contact these last few years, so I thought it would be fun to contact him to catch up and reminisce on our years in San Diego, working at Daily Bread together and teaming up on many projects for Rat Tail, and its brands. - Jan Welch.
This past Saturday, I made my way across the border to catch up with Robert Guerrero at the “Lapalme d’Or II” event in Sherbrooke, Quebec. “Lapalme d’Or II” is a three-day and two-night camping and skating event that Alex Lapalme and Boutique Inline Skateshop host. Robert Guerrero is currently staying north of Sherbrooke in Drummondville. We are both only about an hour from the event, so we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to re-connect again after not seeing each other for almost two decades. Rob and I had a wonderful time hanging out, and I plan to drive up to Drummondville soon to film some more content with Rob and discuss the time we spent hanging out and filming together from the mid-90s to the early 2000s. - Jan Welch.
This video features the skating of Robert Guerrero, Lauric Picard, Maxence L. Valade, Maxime Kind, Maxime Lanthier, David Carrizosa Pereira, Gregory Hernandez, Marc-Etienne Paradis, Mathieu Lapointe, Mehdi Buscaino, Simon Gemme, and Pier-luc Bernier.
Our second season begins with a signature wheel release for new team rider Yandriel Silverio Silverio. The wheels are 58mm and come bundled in a set of 8 with mixed hardnesses 4x 58mm/90a and 4x 58mm/92a. These wheels are a rounded bullet profile, great for skating flat on low profile frames or for added control on any antirocker setup. - Chroma Wheels.
Photo: Carlos Claveria, wheel artwork by Jeremy Beightol.
For the third episode of the Then and Now Interview Series, I chat with Chad Hornish. I first met Chad back in 1997, when we drove to Phoenix, Arizona to introduce the Nimh team at Revolutions Skateshop’s Thursday night skate. I filmed an edit of that trip that featured the Nimh Team and Phoenix locals, including Dustin Latimer and Chad. Shortly after he was added to the Team and we invited him on our California Tour with Montre Livingston, Brian Shima, Jon Elliott, Joey Chase, Adam, and Keith Brierley, and Casey MacFarland.
In recent years Chad has been a force to be reckoned with on the competition scene, has produced numerous sections, and is now pro for Iqon Skate Brand. We discuss, Iqon, his skating, his sections, his travels, and more in this episode. If you enjoy this video, make sure to hit the like button and don’t forget to subscribe to this channel to see more. This interview is also available as a podcast on all major streaming services. Just search for “Then And Now Blading”. - Jan Welch.
00:00 - Intro
00:44 - Backstory
04:09 - Boschi Pope Contest
07:07 - When we met, NIMH Skates
10:00 - Nimh Tour
12:53 - Montre and getting on Iqon
15:44 - Iqon Team and the Iqon Frames
18:56 - Big Wheel Blading
20:21 - Iqon skate and team get together
22:38 - Traveling during COVID for skating
25:54 - Anti-Rocker
26:56 - Pink Video Series
30:28 - Making money today as a blader
33:23 - Favorite trips
35:18 - Competition Skating
37:05 - Street Contests
40:18 - Comps you want to skate?
44:39 - Current video projects
45:47 - Iqon Wheels
48:21 - Going viral on Instagram
56:11 - New England Blade and Camp
56:42 - Until we meet again
59:52 - Outro