The 2002 Razors Blitz Tour was one of the craziest tours I’ve ever been on. It was a 32 day tour, where we visited 23 skateparks in 16 states and went to the Airborne contest in Detroit, a Woodward East Competition and IMYTA in Atlanta.
We rotated in new skaters every 7-10 days. I was the only person who was on the entire tour to document it. We had a 30 foot RV that was completely destroyed by the end of the tour. Conditions were cramped and miserable inside and the heat was on another level.
We had some amazing times and some low moments. But it was a great bonding experience with many people I’m still friends with 16 years later.
The tour was: Iain Mcleod, Jeff Stockwell, Mac McMeans,Tory Treseder, Jason Howard, Mike Johnson, Dustin Jones, Dustin Halleran, Brian Shima, Micah Yeager, Omar Wysong, Robert Lievanos, Charles Dunkle, Jon Elliott, Wes Driver and Cory Casey. This edit originally appeared as a bonus section on the United Front 2: Trash DVD I made back in 2003. - Jan Welch.
*Music: “No Such Thing” by Agent Orange.
The Hoedown bonus section from VG19 East Coast VG2.
Classic section, featuring Dustin Latimer, Brian Shima, Alex Soto, Mike Murda Johnson, Abdiel Coldberg, Josh Obert, Tyler Shields, Louie Zamora, Gonzo, Clark Kirkman, Jeff Stockwell, Randy Marino, Sam Fogerty, Frankie Morales, Lonnie Gallegos, Brian Hamm, Dustin Halleran, Aaron Feinberg, Chris Haffey & more!
Classic Section: Brian Shima - Brain Fear Gone (2000).
Brain Fear Gone (2000): Full Video.
Music: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Last Dance w/ Mary Jane, Nirvana – Something in the Way.
Brian Shima’s birthday at Woodward West - Therapeutic Blading. - Miguel Ramos.
One of the top 5 most revolutionary videos in rolling. This video paved the way for a a lot of what you see in skating today. It’s edited to perfection as well as skating to match. A sure classic. Featuring Brian Shima, Kevin Gillan, Josh Petty, Jeff Fredrick, Champion Baumstimler, Dustin Latimer, Jon Julio and Friends.
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- Intro: Pink Floyd – Is Anybody Out There?
- Brian Shima 1: Blackstar f. Common – Respiration.
- Kevin Gillan: Aphrodite – Ready or Not Jungle Remix.
- Josh Petty: Dilated Peoples – The Platform The Platform.
- Jeff Frederick: Jeru the Damaja – One Day.
- Champion Baumstimler: Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall.
- Dustin Latimer: Metallica – No Leaf Clover S & M.
- Jon Julio: Xzibit – At the Speed of Life.
- Brian Shima 2: Smashing Pumpkins – Today.
- Friends: Santana – Put Your Lights On.
- Credits: Blackalicious – Deception.
Written and directed by industry pioneer Arlo Eisenberg, edited by rollerblading’s most influential filmmaker Joe Navran (FOR II, Elements, Coup De Tat) and produced by Mindgame’s Shane Coburn, “What Do You Believe In?” set out to completely re-imagine what a rollerblading video could be.
“What Do You Believe In?” features five of the brightest stars in rollerblading: Brian Shima, Jon Elliott, Josh Petty, Rachard Johnson, and Jaren Grob. The video focuses on their skating, which is some of the best ever captured on film, but it is complemented by a surreal story line which weaves in and out of their sections.
“What Do You Believe In?” is not a narrative story in the conventional sense, nor is it a standard skate video neatly divided into rider’s sections. It is a low budget, experimental, artistic interpretation of skating that does not merely break all of the rules but seems to be completely unaware of them altogether.
The skating alone would rank “What Do You Believe In?” among the best videos ever made, but add to that its artistic vision and its fearless conviction to add something completely new to the rollerblading landscape and what you’ve got is an instant classic. “What Do You Believe In?” is a landmark video and a must have for any rollerbladers collection.
- Intro: Joy Division – Ceremony.
- Brian Shima 1: My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult - A Daisy Chain for Satan.
- Brian Shima 2: Ozzy Osborne – I Just Want You.
- Rachard Johnson 1: Hi Tek – Scratch Rappin.
- Rachard Johnson 2: Trick Daddy – I’m a Thug.
- Josh Petty 1: Kurupt ft. Daz, Roscoe, Jayo, Bad Azz: Who Ride Wit’ Us (remix).
- Josh Petty 2: N/A.
- Josh Petty 3: Pink Floyd – The Nile Song.
- Jon Elliot: Samhain – Let the Day Begin.
- Jaren Grob: Metallica – Orion.
- Credits: – Out of Sync.
“Skating has to mature and grow, which it hasn’t. It has regressed.” — Beau Cottington.
Joe Navran’s 1998 video: “Future of Rollerblading” featuring Erik Burke, Robert Lievanos, Dustin Latimer, Josh Clarke, Jason Marshall, John Starr, Brian Shima, Pat Lennen, Matt Andrews, and “Future Prospects”: John Glynn, Kevin Gillan, Billy Prislin, Pat Milbery, and more… This video inspired A LOT of people to make their own blade flicks.
Youtube Mirror. Cover & video courtesy of Oneblademag.com.
Detroit 2002, Airborne Skatepark. With Dustin Durasa, Henry Hubbard, Jasper Harper, Jon Murikami, Don Bambrick, Stephen Durasa, Wasteland, Mike Currier, Jordan Ulmer, Cory Casey, Ben Weiss, Derek McClain, JC Rowe, Chris Edwards, Brandon Smith, Aaron Feinberg, Josh Jones, Brian Shima, Erick Garcia, Ron Copeland. Host: Kennen Scott.
Sections: Jon Elliott (2:40), Omar Wysong (8:00), Friends (12:30), Brian Shima (17:36), Falls (24:50), Dustin Latimer (29:55), Aaron Feinberg (40:10). Also featuring: Arlo Eisenberg, Robert Lievanos, Brooke Howard Smith, BJ Bernhart, Eric Schrijn, Fridolin Eelbo, Louie Zamora, Murda, Dom Sagona and many more.
Soundtrack Listing (courtesy of Rollingvideos)
- Intro: DJ Shadow – What Does Your Soul Look Like (pt.2)
- Jon Elliott: Pink Floyd – Time
- Omar Wysong: Krayzie Bone feat. Snoop Dogg – The War iz On
- Friends: Michael Jackson – Billy Jean
- Brian Shima 1: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Last Dance w/ Mary Jane
- Brian Shima 2: Nirvana – Something in the Way
- Crashes: Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes
- Dustin Latimer 1: Cirque Du Soleil – Rumeurs
- Dustin Latimer 2: Cirque Du Soleil – Ombra
- Aaron Feinberg: Foreigner – Juke Box Hero
Featuring: Chris Haffey, Charles Dunkle, Trace Taylor, Marc Senn, Roadhouse, Jeff Stockwell, Daniel Pope, Cory Casey, Beau Hale, Sayer Danforth, Brandon Frost, Brian Shima, Dustin Halleran, Garret Slobey, Walk Austin, Tim Taylor, Rob Thompson, Nick Wood, Jeromy Morris, Brandon Mateer, Julian Bah, Benny Harmanous, Jon Elliot, Kurt Newman, Murda and more! Produced by: Shawn Engler and Charles Dunkle.
21 days with Chris Haffey at 13:00 (play on Youtube).
Soundtrack (courtesy of Rollingvideos).
- Montage 1: Bad Company - Bad Company.
- Montage 2: Gary Jules - Mad World.
- Jeff Stockwell: Pink Floyd - Happiest Days of Our Lives.
- Roadhouse: Unknown.
- Chris Haffey: Marilyn Manson - The Nobodies.
- Noir Trailer: The Faint - Cars pass in cold blood.
- Montage 3: Anti Flag - Angry young and poor.
- Credits: The Who - Who are you.