A few moments from Kromeriz (2023) by Lukas Sladek
Coverage by Damian Forro
After the World Championships in Argentina, 2 weeks in Dallas and one month in Mexico, i landed in Brazil without any of my stuff, including skates and my precious wrist gard (my only bag got lost by the airplane company). Here is what i managed to recorded during the 3 weeks trip around southern Brazil. - Julien Cudot.
Cities: Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Rio De Janeiro. Skaters: Carlos Pianowski, Diego Rachadel, Jean Palha. Camera: Carlos Pianowski, Sidnei Brito, Daniel Franco, Erich Gegenbauer, Marco Charneski, Diego Rachadel, Eduardo Sayao, Ton Neves. Song: Motörhead - Hellraiser ; Jacob Gurevitsch - Lovers in Paris (Tonovi Remix).
USD Skates proudly presents you their best of 2022! Featuring: Carlos Bernal, Xavi Eguino, Carlos Pianowski, Nicoly Machado, Takeshi Yasutoko, Eugen Enin, Sam Crofts, Mery Munoz, Chris Farmer, Sven Ischen & more!
Previously: USD 25 Years - Tour Video (France + Spain, 2022) with Eugen Enin, Nick Lomax, Chris Farmer, Sam Crofts & more.
Fresh off his stay in Mexico, Stéphane Alfano is back with another edit documenting his travels in South America. This time he’s rolling through Brazil, visiting Sao Paulo, Campinas, Curitiba, and Floripa, seeing famous sights and skating with none other than Carlos Pianowski. With his keen eye for big tricks and new spots that no one has considered, Stéphane is full of surprises and smiles in this new profile. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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.
TIMECODES: 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.
Iconic Skate Spot: the legendary double set at San Dieguito Academy. Featuring: Bryan Bell, Chris Haffey, Ranier Piramide, BJ Bernhardt, Aaron Feinberg, Shayne Skowers, Charles Dunkle, Carlos Pianowski, Boschi Pope, Oli Short, Jeff Stockwell, Aaron Dizon, Nick Wood, Frazer Watson, Connor O’Brien, Dominic Sagona, Jon Elliott, Santiago Azpurua, Eric Perkett, Brian Shima & more.
Iconic Skate Spot: The legendary Hollywood High 16 Stair. Featuring Demetrious George, Mike Johnson, Josh Letona, Brian Hamm, Kevin Gillan, Lyle Shivak, Aaron Feinberg, Billy Prislin, Louis Zamora, Jeff Stockwell, Mike Radebough, Dominic Sagona, Brian Shima, Shayne Skower, Franky Morales, Rachard Johnson, Gonzo, Hoan Phong, Chris Haffey, Carlos Pianowski, Anthony Gallegos, Chris Farmer Jon Julio & more.
All the craziness that went down at the legendary El Toro. Edit featuring: Demetrious George, Mike Johnson, Josh Letona, Brian Hamm, Kevin Gillan, Lyle Shivak, Aaron Feinberg, Billy Prislin, Louis Zamora, Jeff Stockwell, Mike Radebough, Dominic Sagona, Brian Shima, Shayne Skower, Franky Morales, Rachard Johnson, Gonzo, Hoan Phong, Chris Haffey, Carlos Pianowski, Anthony Gallegos, Chris Farmer & more.