I was lucky enough to get an invite to the MegaRanch by all time good guy Nick Petropoulos. We started off the day with a warm up on the 18 foot mini mega. A normal vert ramp is 12 foot so this was big. Then we transistioned to the mega ramp where we dropped in the landing and rode the 27 foot ramp. The take off is 55 foot high. This thing is massive! - Joe Stuart (Shiftyroyale.com).
About the MegaRanch - by Peter Wilson (Megaranchaustralia.com)
“My name is Peter Wilson, I am a Golf Professional, and a winner of tournaments around the world. My passion for Surfing & Skateboarding made me create an event a few years ago, I staged Australia’s largest one day golf event, and positioned a vert ramp in middle of the golf event!
After this event I noticed that for the top level skateboarders and BMX riders, there are no facilities for them to train for the big air competitions. Currently in the United States, there is Bob Burnquist’s Private backyard Mega Ramp, Danny Way has created a private ramp off the charts in Hawaii, and there is the Woodward West Mega Ramp (torn down in 2019?).
In Australia there is not many high standard facility’s available for my action sports athlete friends to train on are no Mega Ramp’s a lot of them have moved to America. If my kids wanted to Pursue a career in Actions sports I didn’t want them to abandon Australia, so with my main sidekick Chaddy we took it upon ourselves to create the Megaranch training facility. After the first one had to be relocated it was the perfect opportunity to build it better and properly, we wanted to create a Megaramp that was safe enough to progress all ages into there perspective sports through expert guidance in camp style environments. We now have created a place for BMX Riders and Skateboarders in Australia to have a place to train on, and potentially reach the X-Games level”.
Previously: Chris Haffey & Scott Crowford - Dream Trip to the Megaranch (Australia, 2022).
Joe Stuart is travelling in Japan. “I am still traveling up to Hokkaido but have a pit stop in Shizukuishi to see my mate Pete and he takes me to an amazing skatepark to aggressive inline skate. It is a skatepark in the middle of the forest. Great fun skating here.” - Joe Stuart.
This video is part 3 of a serie. Episode 1: Tokyo - PLAY | Episode 2: Skating in Japan, Sendai, heading North - PLAY. Check Joe Stuart’s Youtube Channel for more goodies.
Illusive Brand Wheels Review. Australia has a new wheel brand. This new brand is operating out of Melbourne, Australia and has just released 2 new wheels. The Illusive Brand Wheels are: The Boom Box 58mm 90a and the Graffiti wheel - 60mm 90a.
Visit Illusivebrand.com and Shiftyroyale.com.
Chris Edwards joins me on this episode of the trick library as we talk about the roots of the Aggressive inline skating trick the Soul Grind and how it was invented and who. If you are new to inline skating this is a great bit of history and if you are an OG you should find this interesting too. - Joe Stuart.
Previously: Is it a Shifty or a Royale - The history of the Shifty Royale Grind Aggressive inline skating tricks.
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].
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.
Clips for a recent session before skateparks closed again in Melbourne, Australia. We had a great session even though the wind was insane! - Joe Stuart.
I’m no longer a student, I’m 40 and I actually enjoy work. At the moment we are in our 6th lockdown in Melbourne and I have to say that it is starting to get tough. I have my morning routine of exercise and caffeine but the one thing that keeps me motivated, the one thing that has kept me positive is this, welcome to my world: Inline Skating. - Joe Stuart.
The theme of the Sony Vlog Challenge 2021 is “Enter my world.”
And it fits perfectly with Rollerblading!
We’re inviting you to give us a glimpse into your world and show us the thing you’re most passionate about. Got something you just can’t live without? Something amazing you want to introduce your viewers to? Whatever it is that makes you tick, we want to hear about it. Take the Sony Vlog Challenge and show us how you express your individuality and pursue your passion, no matter what others think. We can’t wait to see your video—make it unique, make it entertaining, but most of all, make it about something you love.
- Entry Period: 27 July 2021–27 September 2021
- Winner announcement: 29 November 2021
- Prizes: Sony Camera Hardware
Official Sony website for the Vlog Challenge: North America | Europe | Australia | Japan (to find if you can enter the contest, do a quick search of ‘Sony Vlog Challenge & the name of your country’).
A few little clips thrown together when when Kevin and I met up for a skate a few months back. Good weather, good vibes and good skating. Aggressive Inline skating. - Joe Stuart.
Back in the era before electricity, people would use candles to light their living spaces but now, they are considered dangerous. so why not turn all your old candles into skate wax so you can wax skateparks and make everyone happy. Everyone loves lots of wax at the skatepark. - Joe Stuart.