It was time to give back to one of the best people and team members ever. After almost three years in the making, this special signature skate sees the light. Grant Hazelton is one of the most candid, supportive, and positive people I’ve ever met, working with him has been stimulating since day one.
This is undoubtedly a well-deserved recognition for his dedication to the scene, for so many years scratching knees and elbows against the concrete, and for the courage to speak up for the lgbtq+ skating scene. You know, Grant, that the whole team, Marco and I, are excited about this. You also know how much time we spent talking, wondering, and working on this skate, and now that’s finally real, you didn’t even put them on once, because life is unpredictable, but as unpredictable as it can be, I still can’t wait to see what the future holds. Hoping I’ll be able to keep working together and being still blessed to call you my friend. - Martina Marg, Roces.
The boot is 96% recycled PU, the white part is 47% cornstarch-based plastic, liner padding is 100% recycled PU. The packaging is recyclable and 99% plastic-free. Made in Italy. Ships in November.
I’m very happy to present my signature skate from Roces. I want to say something really thoughtful and profound but I’m honestly kind of speechless and overwhelmed with positivity and love today, being able to share this with everyone feels even more surreal and wonderful than I expected, thank you all so much - Grant Hazelton.
Had a great time in Detroit. Didn’t plan in making an edit, didn’t really “film” either but here is some raw clips with some slow mo. Enjoy. - Matthew Plasencia.
Delta City Open X - Results
Haunted Wheel Co. “Spookiest Trick Of The Day” & Roces Skate Winner: Steven Moll.
A quick rip around the block in Rochester, NY filmed by Tim Adams on the mini cam a couple months ago for GCD but they just didn’t quite work into the video. Grant Hazelton is an absolute ripper, showing no sign of slowing down. He has dropped countless great sections and now he’s out spreading the word about Roces. Not to mention, he is just an awesome dude! We need more like Grant out there! Rest in Peace Aretha. Stay Cheezy!
Grant Hazelton takes first in our most recent online video contest! Filmed: Nathaniel Hall, Tim Adams, & AJ Pow. I have always been a huge fan of Grant’s blading and when I saw he was going to enter the contest, I was pretty stoked. He really brought the cheddar, I think he fit double the amount of clips in 1min vs everyone else! Sit back and enjoy Grant ripping around park in his natural habitat!
Florida ripper Zack Pollack takes second place! Filmed: Pablo Porta. Zack made the very last submission for the contest and damn did it stir things up a bit. Zack always brings some great skating to the table, and this edit definitely Compliments that! Make sure to look out for Zack in the CheezyFeet video, Grilled Cheez Deluxe!
Joey Lunger takes 3rd! Joey’s skating is one of a kind, super flowy with a ton of creativity sprinkled all over it! His skating doesn’t disappoint, and even in a park packed with kiddos, its no execption! All other winners will be announced today! Stay tuned! Filmed: Zeke Kubinski.
You can imagine my delight when Grant Hazelton blessed me with a pile of footage he had been collecting back in my hometown of Rochester, NY. I knew he had been skating a lot in 2016, but I no idea of the kind of onslaught he was bringing to all the classic spots in Rochester.
Typically when I’m editing I like to mix in a fair bit of personality and story telling into the pieces that I work on, but the more and more I dug into Grant’s footage the only vision I could see was a theme of relentless destruction. It was clear very early on in the editing process that Grant had earned himself the ender in One For The Road. - Mike Torres.
CAMERA: Tim Adams, AJ Pow, Connor Kenrick, Kris Troyer, Nate Hall.
Shoutouts to Grant Hazelton for letting me sleep on a mattress in his kitchen for 2 nights! - Kurt Rose.
Grant Hazelton blessed us with his presence several times in 2016. Enough times that we were able to give him a NYC exclusive profile. See the full video here: Sellfy (pay what you want, starting at $0).