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).
And about the rumors:
In the past week we have seen rumors going around about the company being on sale and on the edge of being closed. We would like to ensure you all that after 70 years of glorious work, we are here to stay. Roces is not going anywhere (Post on IG).
On May 20, 2021, I’ve received a mood board from Ilia Savosin for this skate; the rest is history. It’s with so much joy that today we announce Ilia as a pro team member. We knew he would have a spot on the pro team almost immediately; his indisputable talent goes along with incredible professionalism that never stops to amaze me. I’m thrilled and honored to be working with such a determined, creative, and thoughtful mind. I’m also thrilled to be working together today at what I wish will be a long and successful career. Also, a huge thanks to the Russian crew that kept the secret and shot a masterpiece of a promo. - Martina Marg, Creative direction at Roces.
MADE IN ITALY. Ship at the end of March 2022.
Previously: Ilia Savosin - Aquamarine (Russia, 2022) - Roces Edit.
Nils Jansons is the only rider on the pro team switching between 5th Element and M12 based on what he needs to accomplish. So last fall when we started brainstorming for this new release, instead of asking which model he would prefer, I proposed to do both.
At first, everyone was a bit skeptical. Nevertheless, the feeling that having a collection instead of a single model for the first time would be cool, sunk into everyone’s mind. So, today, we couldn’t be more excited to present to you, everyone, the first-ever pro signature collection.
STORM Fifth Element & M12 shipping in the upcoming weeks.
Photo: Marco Valera.
Previously: Nils Jansons - Storm Signature Skates (2021) Promo Edit.
The new Roces 5th Element Yuto Goto skates. The legendary Roces 5th Element skates - originally released in 1998 - has been refined and upgraded for today’s UFS and customization friendly market. NOTE: The 5th Elements are roomier and wider than M12s!
- Unique dark fuka green and black color way
- Roces Two Piece soul plates (Replaceable).
- Comfort fit liners, with Eco Leather cuff tops, and heel lock.
- New Memory Foam and shock absorbing footbeds.
- Dual Material shell - with hard Maroon PU for support, and softer Black PU.
- Roces UFS frames, Roces 60mm/93a wheels, and ABEC 7 bearings.
Specs courtesy of Intuition Skates.