I had a problem with my right shoulder and had surgery in February. Rehabilitation was a very very hard and long journey, but I was able to overcome it with the support of my friends and family. I’m also grateful that I came back here again. It was my first Sydney. I’m proud to have done this with Karsten Boysen and Dom West. Great cityscape matches their beautiful camera work. Big Arigato! - Yuto Goto.
Video editing: Karsten Boysen. Filmed in Sydney, Australia by: Karsten Boysen & Dom West. Photos: 01 | 02.
Previously: Yuto Goto (Japan) - Endorphin (2022).
On May 20, 2021, I’ve received a mood board from Ilia Savosin for this skate; the rest is history. It’s with so much joy that today we announce Ilia as a pro team member. We knew he would have a spot on the pro team almost immediately; his indisputable talent goes along with incredible professionalism that never stops to amaze me. I’m thrilled and honored to be working with such a determined, creative, and thoughtful mind. I’m also thrilled to be working together today at what I wish will be a long and successful career. Also, a huge thanks to the Russian crew that kept the secret and shot a masterpiece of a promo. - Martina Marg, Creative direction at Roces.
MADE IN ITALY. Ship at the end of March 2022.
Previously: Ilia Savosin - Aquamarine (Russia, 2022) - Roces Edit.
The new Roces 5th Element Yuto Goto skates. The legendary Roces 5th Element skates - originally released in 1998 - has been refined and upgraded for today’s UFS and customization friendly market. NOTE: The 5th Elements are roomier and wider than M12s!
- Unique dark fuka green and black color way
- Roces Two Piece soul plates (Replaceable).
- Comfort fit liners, with Eco Leather cuff tops, and heel lock.
- New Memory Foam and shock absorbing footbeds.
- Dual Material shell - with hard Maroon PU for support, and softer Black PU.
- Roces UFS frames, Roces 60mm/93a wheels, and ABEC 7 bearings.
Specs courtesy of Intuition Skates.
Video editing: Bobi Spassov. Camera operation: Omri Baum, Harrycan, Nir Tuvia. Video animations: Isac Martinez. Skate Photo/ Video shoot: Marco Valera. Music: Social Virus - נעלם לי הכוכב.
And about the rumors:
In the past week we have seen rumors going around about the company being on sale and on the edge of being closed. We would like to ensure you all that after 70 years of glorious work, we are here to stay. Roces is not going anywhere (Post on IG).
It was time to give back to one of the best people and team members ever. After almost three years in the making, this special signature skate sees the light. Grant Hazelton is one of the most candid, supportive, and positive people I’ve ever met, working with him has been stimulating since day one.
This is undoubtedly a well-deserved recognition for his dedication to the scene, for so many years scratching knees and elbows against the concrete, and for the courage to speak up for the lgbtq+ skating scene. You know, Grant, that the whole team, Marco and I, are excited about this. You also know how much time we spent talking, wondering, and working on this skate, and now that’s finally real, you didn’t even put them on once, because life is unpredictable, but as unpredictable as it can be, I still can’t wait to see what the future holds. Hoping I’ll be able to keep working together and being still blessed to call you my friend. - Martina Marg, Roces.
The boot is 96% recycled PU, the white part is 47% cornstarch-based plastic, liner padding is 100% recycled PU. The packaging is recyclable and 99% plastic-free. Made in Italy. Ships in November.
I’m very happy to present my signature skate from Roces. I want to say something really thoughtful and profound but I’m honestly kind of speechless and overwhelmed with positivity and love today, being able to share this with everyone feels even more surreal and wonderful than I expected, thank you all so much - Grant Hazelton.