Welcome to the second episode of The Vault on the Then And Now Youtube channel. Each episode of The Vault features raw footage from one tape in my collection. I have nearly 400 VHS-C, Hi-8, and MiniDV tapes that I am archiving and sharing with the world. In this episode, Jon Elliott, Wes Driver, and I drove to Bakersfield, California, to visit Matt Mickey and Intuition Skateshop. This trip took place sometime in 2005 when I was filming for Sleaze, the Vicious Bearings team video.
This episode features the skating of Jeff Stockwell, Connor O’Brien, Ben Schwab, Ryan Northway, Matt Mickey, and Joey Graziano. The footage was filmed back in 2001 in San Diego, California, and Austin, Texas.
Previously: The Vault Episode 1 with Jan Welch - Featuring Chris Haffey, Santiago Azpurua, Jason Howard, Damien Wilson, Nick Wood & More.
The Vault Episode 1 - Chris Haffey, Santiago Azpurua, Jason Howard, Damien Wilson, Nick Wood & More
Welcome to the first episode of The Vault on the Then And Now Youtube Channel. Each episode of The Vault features raw footage from one tape from my collection. I have nearly 400 VHS-C, Hi-8, and MiniDV tapes that I am archiving on my computer and sharing with the world. - Jan Welch.
This episode features Chris Haffey, Santiago Azpurua, Ryan Northway, Jason Howard, Damien Wilson, Robbie Whitcomb, Nick Wood, Nick Mantz, Mike Leaf, James St Ours, Eran Miller, Jarrod McBay, Jay Geurink, and Shannon Rodgers.
The footage was filmed back in 2000 in San Diego, California, and Austin, Texas. This tape features one of Haffey’s attempts to fastslide the famous Dallas Kink rail in San Diego, as well as the photoshoot from Santiago’s Rollerblade ad in Daily Bread Magazine.
Round 2! This time, we’re discussing switch ups. What they are, how to do them and what makes them “count”.
If this is the first time you’re seeing this, the goal of Tutorial Plus is to document, in great detail, why it is we do things the way that we do them. There are plenty of “how to jump up and slide down” how-to videos in skating, but there aren’t many that explain them in detail. That’s the goal. To create a universal understanding for the basic concepts of what our community values as a whole. Word.
But anyways.. I never realize how truly difficult rollerblading is to understand until I start trying to explain the rules we’ve created for ourselves. Having two separate devices strapped to our feet, with 3 different plates (don’t even get me started about channel grinds), and the amount of variations that can be done is daunting. Especially, if you’re trying to explain what “counts” and what doesn’t to someone that is brand new to the sport…. Sheesh. I don’t think I did too good of a job, but it’s at least a crash course into what & why we do things the way that we do.
Mosquitos in TX are gnarly, btw. A lot of swatting going on in this. I also need to quit being lazy and setting my camera to full auto when I do these things, but in the middle of the session, in 90 degree weather… Your boy really isn’t trying to get too technical, haha.
I know I missed some things when discussing this. I do all of this off the top of my head. I really should start writing notes before I do this… Anyways, if you watched it, I hope you at least gained something from it. - Cody Sanders.
Tutorial Plus with Cody Sanders - PLAY:
2 years ago we set out to create a video dedicated to Keaton Newsom. The more I talked about it with people the more it became clear, the only name fitting enough for it would have to be “Candy”. Before Keaton took over as team manager for Ground Control he had been working on releasing a wheel company called “Candy”. We couldn’t think of a better way to honor our brother. Due to the cause, everybody wanted to get involved in one way or another. This is the end result: blading straight from the heart. Anthony Medina.
Candy, Full Video - PLAY:
John Sullivan |
Anthony Medina |
Heath Burley |
Ryan Rasmussen |
Mick Casals |
Brandon Bobadilla |
Andrew Broom |
Mason Richard |
Outro + Bonus:
Trailer 1 |
Trailer 2 |
“LOCAL is a short Texas blading film spanning the last 9-10 months. LOCAL features myself, Grant Collins, Andrew Broom, Mick Casals, Brandon Bobadilla, and a handful of other homies”. - Anthony Medina.
Filmed and edited by Anthony Medina. Additional Filming: Andrew Broom, Brandon Bobadilla, Cody Sanders. Photography: Joseph Gammill.
Songs: Intro: Sam Cooke - Nothing Can Change This Love, Ant Medina/Grant Collins: Tyler, The Creator - Okra, Dallitude: Moow - Honey Brandon, Bobadilla: Boyscott - Marco Polo, Andrew Broom: Czarface & MF Doom - Bomb Thrown, Mick Casals: Levitation Room - Strangers Of Our Time, Outro: Allah-Las - Fish On The Sand.
I just spent a week in Dallas with Fritz Peitzner and what started out as work trip turned into one of the best skate trips I’ve had. Great vibes and awesome sessions fueled this into a really fun time. - Ryan Buck Strauss.
One golden hour is Austin, Texas. Featuring skating by Brad Anthony, Josh Broughton, Mick Casals, Eric Bayou, Andrew Broom, and Anthony Medina.
Sic Urethane owner Kevin Little filmed this section in his hometown of San Angelo, TX for the last 8 months. Dedicated to our homies Ray Soto and Nate Landerholm.
Filmed by Matt Bright, edited by Kevin Little. Support these brands: Sic Urethane, Razors skates, Create Originals frames, Triple 8 helmets, S9 bearings, That Easy Life, Brigade Brand.
Throwback to time in Texas (USA) while skating my first ever promodel prototype boots! Captured by Kato himself in 2014. - Nils Jansons.
Larger Picture on Imgur (via).
Rounding out 2017 is Jiovanni Brown from Dallas Tx. He’s the most talented rollerblader in our scene that you’ve probably never heard about.
We took it upon ourselves to flip the script and bring his skating to light. It has been a good year. Expect to see more of Jiovanni in 2018! Filmed and edited by: Troy Maimone, additional filming by Jason Reyna.