“I should’ve finished this edit back in November 2022, but I injured my knee and had to take some time off. Regardless, I’m really happy to be putting out another street section. Couldn’t have done this without Phil Moss filming everything and the Sydney boys for the sick street sessions together”. - Josh Nielsen.
Music: Grim Richard - Content Whirlwind.
I know February is a little tardy for an end-of-year wrap up but I had a good year on skates and had the clips to show for it so figured I’d follow up my 2021 Showreel with this cell-animated nod to a cult classic.
I was 5 years old in 1986 when The Transformers: The Movie was released and my generation endured the shock of watching Optimus Prime die on the silver screen. The film was a major part of my childhood and the soundtrack and score is absolutely banging and I’ve long wanted to pair Lion’s hair-metal rendition of the cartoon theme with skating.
My thanks as always to the many who patiently pointed a camera at the action, and those who went to the effort of transferring me files and whatnot. It was funny to have so many angles of the ender at the 2022 Victorian Rolling Open. That trick kept me awake in the nights leading up the the event - cheers to all that stood around at the end of the evening to let me handle it. A huge shoutout goes to Bayside for sponsoring me for over a decade and supporting the scene in now it’s 20th year, and to a new sponsor of mine, Illusive Brand, who’s killer wheels I spent the last twelve months testing and are now available in the best packaging since the Senate Brand in the 1990’s.
I hope you get some thrills watching this, as it was a thrilling year for me and I’m grateful to all that helped make it so. - Chris Pullar.
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“I’d love to write a big spiel about these clips, because 2022 was a wild one ; but truth be told I don’t really know where to begin. A lot of big changes in my personal life; with a fair share of heart warming moments, balanced out by some stressful heart-wrenching ones”.
“This video is purely a collection of loose clips I’ve collected throughout 2022. Most of which were on the backside of an injury, or me just coming out of those post injury spooks”.
“My skating in 2022 felt very stop-starty… just when I would find a rhythm, I’d get injured; mostly because my mind was probably elsewhere. I put a lot of unnecessary pressure on myself to skate a certain way, or at a certain level, only to find that treating skating like that left me feeling nothing but down when I couldn’t perform to my own expectations; or frustrated I couldn’t perform for the fleeting moments an opportunity to actually get a clip would arise.
In a weird full circle, I ended the year with the same outlook on skating that I started with - there’s literally no pressure to be anything but myself. It’s fun. It’s creative. It’s pure freedom. I can do it any way I want to, and it’s exactly how I make it… a vision, that I sadly lost somewhere throughout 2022. Depressive mindset’s suck. Sometimes putting pressure on yourself is healthy, but sometimes, it really isn’t.
Here’s to having more fun skating, with less pressure in 2023”. - Rob Kellett.
Filmed in my beautiful hometown of Brisbane, Australia. Filmed by James McErlain & Nat Ogden. Song: Blue Mitchell - Asso Kam.
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).
Filmed over 5 days across Brisbane & Sydney. The motivation was to stack clips by hitting as many spots as possible each day. Massive thanks to Phil Moss for hosting me in Sydney. Shout out to the boys who filmed or encouraged me during the sessions. I hope you enjoy! - James Mcerlain.
Filmed by: Robert Kellett, Phil Moss & Josh Nielsen. Edited by: James McErlain & Rob Kellett. TRACK: FlowerBoyDemii - Iris. Proudly supported by Rampant Skateshop, Stay Rolling Co & Create Originals.
Is it a Shifty or a Royale - The history of the Shifty Royale Grind Aggressive inline skating tricks. I ask people like Scott Crawford and Josh Clarke the question. - Joe Stuart - [PLAY].
Well, where to begin… after 9 years of riding on the Remz Australia team, I feel it’s finally time to move on. I’d like to thank Remz Australia and Reds Distribution for their continued support over the years. Having your support from a young age in my skating career has given me motivation, self belief and drive to push harder and better myself in all aspects of my skating. I am forever grateful for all the skates you’ve sent me over the years, each of which house a lot of great memories skating with my friends in various places of the world.
To take a final look back, I’ve put together this video featuring some of my favourite clips over the years. Some because of the tricks themselves, others because of the the filming or the memories associated with that moment in time. I hope y’all enjoy this one! Here’s to the future! New horizons, wherever they may lead! Peace & Love y’all! - Rob Kellett.
Filmed by: James McErlain, Josh Nielsen, Nat Ogden, Zac Hutchings, Dave Russell. Music: HDSN - Life was different with you.
I love riding mega ramps and I love playing golf, but I never thought I would get the chance to do them both in the same day. My buddy Scotty Crawford and I took a trip down to the Megaranch in Melbourne to do exactly that! - Chris Haffey (PLAY).
Scott Crawford was in town for the Mega Ramp and Josh Clarke set up a skate meet at Chelsea Skatepark for everyone to have a session before Scott headed back home. A fun session of aggressive inline skating was had by all - PLAY.
Joe Stuart also made a pretty cool website called Shiftyroyale.com.