Marco de Santi came to the US with $100 in his pocket and he spoke no English. It was both comical, inspiring and sad… Until he became a World Champion. And when skating died, Marco went to the Cirque du Soleil.
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Marco de Santi has the most interesting journey of any athlete I’ve had on the podcast. Born in a less than desirable situation in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Marco did what every kid does; he played soccer until he found skateparks. Marco quit team sports and headed to the USA at age 15, with literally nothing, to make his pro skating dream happen. While Marco eventually became a world Champion, inline was dropped by X-Games, and the organizing body of his sport didn’t include Marco in future events. So the first skater to land a triple was forced out of competition and into a life of LOVE, which he performs in every night with the Cirque de Soleil. It doesn’t get more rags to riches than this one.
03:30: Issues around his backyard vert ramp, growing up in Sao Paolo, and family life
10:00: Soccer, finding skating, stereotypes, roller rink skateparks, how does he pay to get to the US, and how does he stay
21:00: Not speaking English, meeting me, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and problems with judging
32:00: Mountain Dew, other sponsors, never wearing pads, and spending time at Woodward
34:00: The Yasutoko, the triple, and what’s cool about X Games
39:30: Rollerblade: Ski season may be over, but that feeling lasts all year with inline skating
41:30: Nerves, Silver at X Games, losing X Games, and then getting screwed by the ASA
47:00: Winning World Championships, all things Cirque de Soleil’s LOVE (skating, money, injury, perks), building his Vegas empire, and day trading
54:00: Inappropriate Questions with Hardcore Brazil, Carlos Pianowski.
Go Roller Session with CJ Carvajal (Brazil).
“Here is my street section filmed over my recent 3 months trip across Brazil, Peru and Colombia. One year ago, locked in Paris in the winter, i decided to book a flight for South America and go where i’d be welcomed”. - Julien Cudot.
Filmed in Sao Paulo / Curitiba, Brazil ; Lima / Cusco, Peru & Bogota / Medellin.
Filmed by: Stéphane Alfano, Hector Cardenas, Erich Gegenbauer Neto, Eroll Corredor Basto, Manuela Gonzalez, Michael Cheng, Daniel Franco, Sidnei Brito, Alejo Rendon, Ricardo Pinillos, Gabriel Nunes, Julian Marin, Leonardo A.Maia, Camilo Saya Roll, Juan Ocha, Juan David, Edinson Cordoba Higuita. Edited by: Kal Crew, Jeremy Dalbis and Thomas Dalbis.
THANK YOU: Suzanne from Limeira, Erik from Curitiba, Daniel and Sidnei from Sao Paulo, Cesar my big brother from Lima, Annie my queen from Cusco, Julian my friend from Bogota and Manuela my sky from Medellin. Huge big up, power and love to the Kal Crew : Jeremy Dalbis aka Jezza and Thomas Dalbis, Tomez for edited my video with passion. All the people who filmed me and share these sessions with me, you gave me energy, i have never skated like that about constancy and intensity, thank you, i will never forget. Music: Rohff - Zone international feat Roldan De Orishas.
Tais Colares from Brazil is well known in the world of rollerblading for her unique style of skating, technical grinds and low stances. We are glad to bring you this video filmed in Barcelona, Spain.
Main camera & edit: Gaets Krop, additional footage: Gabriel Nunes. Track: Unknown Brain - Why Do I? (ft. Bri Tolani) [NCS Release].
The Caio Radical crew (Brazil) shot this promo video for the release of the new Traxart Revolt Street Skates.
Shopping page & more photos of the skates on Traxart.com.br.
Unlabelled Girls with Suzuka Hyoyama from Japan & Nicoly Machado from Brazil. Music by Vizzle - “Wish They Understood”.
Cotonete Cast is a podcast about music from rollerblading videos, with a selected playlist of classics, from the 90’s era up till nowadays, and some interviews with skaters from Brazil. All the shows are produced, presented and commented by Ciro Piva, and produced and edited by André Luiz Celeste, hope you all enjoy!
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Mixcloud.. Note: the show is in Portuguese, but I’m sure you don’t want to miss those classics tunes.
What do you believe in? Artwork by Jefferson Herk (Indaiatuba, Brazil). Check his gallery on Artstation.com, drawings about inline skates/ rollerblading.
Fabiola Da Silva at the Extreme Sports Center in Brazil - pump track and bowl clips by Caio Radical.