Brought to you by @Sk8TL_Official | @RollATL | @Branders3n. Gravity explores the massive uprising of blading and quads in Atlanta. “I was first introduced to the idea of this project through our infamous Thursday night skates which have attracted upwards of 100 people all coming out every Thursday night to enjoy a simple passion. It was at my first Thursday Night that made me realize that Atlanta has formed this amazing community, someone needed to document it and share it!" - Brandon Andersen.
Tom Hyser was born into the Quad culture of the rinks around Atlanta and went from rink rat to skate rat. His family’s move to the Midwest was life-changing—He first discovered inline skating there. Tom is an original X Gamer, a product visionary whose designs have sold millions of units, an internet pioneer, and through it all he’s lived the struggle of being an inline skater. On the show, we talk about the love of skate, the hate received for it, and everything in between. The podcast ends with a laugh out loud “Inappropriate Questions” segment with Andy Kruse. Photos: Hyser Archives.
TIMECODES: 4:00: Covid travel, skateboarding, and Wisconsin 17:00: Jamie Thomas, skateboard hate, and incidents 21:45: The decline of inline, growing up outside of Atlanta, roller skating, and wrestling year-round 26:00: Getting sponsored, high school, qualifying for the pro tour, and college 33:00: Hoax 2, blowing his knee at the first X Games, and going in house at K2 41:00: Peter Glenn Ski and Sports: 43:45: The Fatty, crazy opportunities, no rules, going to Korea and recalls 51:00: The end of K2, Skatepile, Fiziks, and the scary future 61:00: Rollerblade and business is booming 65:00: Inappropriate Questions with Andy Kruse
In association with @Sk8tl_official and @rollatl we present “GRAVITY”. Shot over the course of the last year and half Atlanta has seen a large uprising in participants from Roller Skating to Rollerblading, and Aggressive. Having become such a large and diverse community I felt it was only fitting to document it and tell the story that everyone can look back on for years to come. - Brandon Andersen.
Shot on Blackmagic Pocket 6K.
April 2016 - may 2017.
Rollerblade Pro, Razors Pro and Adapt pro, The Atlanta local, Julian Bah has been a top pro aggressive inline skater since the early 2000s and he is still going strong.
My first memory of Julian Bah, was “this kid doing a huge 180 in a street contest in Atlanta”, a few months went by and he was announced as a SKATEPILE team skater, a few more months and Julian was part of team Rollerblade and Fiziks frames, this was only the beginning. Julian’s skate career has been full of ups and downs, from amazing video parts in several videos to some “blade drama”.
In 2018 he is still on top of the game and I’m excited to share this Skate Talk with all of you. Why did you got fired from rollerblade? What happened between you and Coco Sanchez? How was it living in the Razors house? How did you become part of the Adapt skates pro team? All of these and lot more questions were answered during this 100 minutes skate talk with one of the most influential skating individuals in 2018.
For the ninth year in a row the Brothers Starnes hosted the A-town Stomp competition in Atlanta, GA. This year the final round took place at Arches Brewing and culminated with the Premiere of Formosa by Boysen & Büttner of The Cayenne Project.
Shot by Jamie Olmsted and Seth Lloyd. Edited by Jamie Olmstead. Featuring: Julian Bah, Chris Smith, Mike Koliner, Ray Kronenberg, Montre Livingston, Adam Bazydlo, Soichiro Kanashima, Paul John, Matt Anderson, Quintin Lamb, Tony Woodland, Yandriel Silverio, and Daniel Henderson.
Best Trick: Chris Smith.
Filmed over the course of 5 sessions two weekends in Atlanta and two weekends in Charlotte. Matt Lyon and myself really put our heart and souls into this project!
We had been talking about doing a part together for a year before the first session happened. he had just wrapped his full length video SCRUBS and myself just wrapping Moments in Time eventually our schedules aligned and we got to work but, without further ado here’s “Charlanta”. - Brandon Andersen.
Featuring - Matt Lyon. Directed By - Brandon Andersen. Music By - Childish Gambino and S U R V I V E. Filmed on Panasonic GH5, Sony A6300, Mavic Air.
Ben Poling and i have gotten to be really good friends over the last few years! He came out a couple months ago for a weekend and we decided to make a piece! He pushed himself hard for this one! Hardly being able to walk after the 2nd morning he somehow pushed passed it and still finished strong! Really happy with the result of this one! Hope you guys like it! - Patrick Andersen.