Aggressive skating emerged in the 1990s as a flashier, niche style of roller skating. Like other ’90s trends, it has emerged again.
On a May afternoon at a Venice Beach skate park, the drooping sun cast an amber glow on Kayla Dizon as she shot her way across the pavement on a pair of in-line skates.
Ms. Dizon, 25, had not come to cruise leisurely along the Pacific Coast like many spandex- and swimsuit-clad skaters do. Wearing a T-shirt and cutoff shorts that revealed a massive purple-yellow bruise on her leg, Ms. Dizon instead was scraping her skates’ wheels on the edges of the park’s sinuous curves and sharp dips as her dyed-red hair thrashed in the air. […]
Check the Full Article on NYtimes.com. By Max Berlinger. Photographs by Ben Pier. Reporting from Los Angeles (June 8, 2023). Thanks Intuition.
Cj Wellsmore and Diako Diaby are on fire, check their street session plus another session at Venice Beach skatepark.
Previously: Rollerblading Hacks With Cj Wellsmore.
X-Games world champion Fabiola Da Silva will star in a new film being produced by Warner Brothers Studios.
X-Games world champion Fabiola Da Silva of Brazil will star in a new Warner Brothers movie called Slammin, which is scheduled to begin filming in the summer of 2005. The movie will be shot mostly in Brazil and it will feature both Brazilian and United States actors.
Warner Brothers producer Clifford Werber acquired the rights to the prize-winning script written by Aaron Metchik and Joseph Garner for a reported six figure sum. The script was purchased specifically as a vehicle for Fabiola da Silva because she is one of the most popular and recognizable female sports stars in the world. The script was one of four winners in the 2003 Pipeline Into Motion Pictures Screenwriting Contest.
The Story Line
Slammin is the story of a young Brazilian girl whose struggle to rise in the male-dominated world of competitive aggressive inline skating takes her to Venice Beach, California, where she finds love and professional success (sound familiar Fabiola?).
Quote from Fabiola
Slammin gives me a chance to present my sport and my country in the context of a story that hits close to my heart and will resonate with young people wherever they live and whatever dreams they pursue," da Silva said.
Quote from Producer Clifford Werber
“This project presents a unique opportunity to take the best of all worlds; the Brazilian film world, that has enthusiastically embraced the project, and the extreme sports world and package them together to produce a feel-good, youth empowerment film that is certain to appeal to young audiences worldwide”.