We wanted to show you how this year’s Blading Cup in Santa Ana went. Congrats to our riders for their great performance! Mery Munoz placed 1st in Women Street Pro, Michael Witzemann placed 1st in Men Street Pro & 2nd in Men Street Intermediate, Tomek Przybylik placed 2nd in Men Street Pro. Filmed & edited by: Rafael Lopez Maldonado.
Blading Cup 2022 - More Media.
Chris Edwards joins me on this episode of the trick library as we talk about the roots of the Aggressive inline skating trick the Soul Grind and how it was invented and who. If you are new to inline skating this is a great bit of history and if you are an OG you should find this interesting too. - Joe Stuart.
Previously: Is it a Shifty or a Royale - The history of the Shifty Royale Grind Aggressive inline skating tricks.
Enjoy another classic from our skate video archives, the 2005 USD team video “LEGACY”. 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, Evgenij Leonov, Albert Hooi, Demetrios George, Aaron Feinberg, Rachard Johnson, Scott Raser, Sean Kelso, Mark Korte & Cameron Card. A Video by: Joe Navran.
Full Video on Youtube: PLAY.
Riding Zone is a popular extreme sport channel in France (more than one million sub on Youtube) who has been around since 2007. They produced a really interesting documentary about rollerblading available on Youtube (PLAY) ; the Youtube version is 9 minutes long and the full version is available here (24min), unfortunately behind a paywall (disclaimer: this link is not affiliated).
The documentary features interviews of Stan Kogutyak, Chris Edwards, Toto Ghali, Taig Khris, Wilfried Rossignol and a ton of relevant rollerblading content.
Written and directed by industry pioneer Arlo Eisenberg, edited by rollerblading’s most influential filmmaker Joe Navran (FOR II, Elements, Coup De Tat) and produced by Mindgame’s Shane Coburn, “What Do You Believe In?” set out to completely re-imagine what a rollerblading video could be.
“What Do You Believe In?” features five of the brightest stars in rollerblading: Brian Shima, Jon Elliott, Josh Petty, Rachard Johnson, and Jaren Grob. The video focuses on their skating, which is some of the best ever captured on film, but it is complemented by a surreal story line which weaves in and out of their sections.
“What Do You Believe In?” is not a narrative story in the conventional sense, nor is it a standard skate video neatly divided into rider’s sections. It is a low budget, experimental, artistic interpretation of skating that does not merely break all of the rules but seems to be completely unaware of them altogether.
The skating alone would rank “What Do You Believe In?” among the best videos ever made, but add to that its artistic vision and its fearless conviction to add something completely new to the rollerblading landscape and what you’ve got is an instant classic. “What Do You Believe In?” is a landmark video and a must have for any rollerbladers collection.
- Intro: Joy Division – Ceremony.
- Brian Shima 1: My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult - A Daisy Chain for Satan.
- Brian Shima 2: Ozzy Osborne – I Just Want You.
- Rachard Johnson 1: Hi Tek – Scratch Rappin.
- Rachard Johnson 2: Trick Daddy – I’m a Thug.
- Josh Petty 1: Kurupt ft. Daz, Roscoe, Jayo, Bad Azz: Who Ride Wit’ Us (remix).
- Josh Petty 2: N/A.
- Josh Petty 3: Pink Floyd – The Nile Song.
- Jon Elliot: Samhain – Let the Day Begin.
- Jaren Grob: Metallica – Orion.
- Credits: – Out of Sync.
Previously: Arlo Eisenberg Explains Everything About the Video ‘What Do You Believe In’ - Winterclash 2018 Panel.
That time Arlo Eisenberg came to Toronto (Canada), back in the summer of 1996. More Oldschool goodies on the Villionaires Youtube Channel.
This year’s Winterclash was different and filled with panels and other interactive events. Watching Arlo Eisenberg talk about all the details of What Do You Believe In was seriously awesome and it right after this he did a Q&A which you can also hear in this audio file.
What Do You Believe In? (2001) - Full Video + Soundtrack.
“Greets from Winterclash! This is madness. A whole crew of Arlos, circa 1990s Hoax II. Swipe to see some of the amazing details (Instagram), like Pawn wristguards and a “Best Sideburns” X Games gold medal!” - Arlo Eisenberg.
WeDOTHISprods - 4k blading edit
Junior Finals - Best Of Winterclash 2018 by Skamidan
Winterclash 2018 - BlackMetal Edition by ReaperDaddy
My little edit for my memories of Winterclash 2018. Apologies for my musical taste! Music credits: Lutece - The last standing flag.
Skaters.ru documented their journey to the Winterclash 2018 (in russian, Google translation) ; Chihiro Azuma announced her 2nd place in the women pool on Chimera-union.com (japanese language, video) ; As.com posted an article about Sara Vilella (spanish, Google translation).
Livestream archives: Blading.nl |
One Mag (both on Facebook).
Photo: Brandon Smith (Instagram).
Blading.nl will cover the whole event like last year, you can check here for the livestreams. Thanks guys!
Flashback: Miguel Ramos shared this video interview of Arlo Eisenberg (1995) for ESPN.