Valo V chronicles three years in the ongoing history of rollerblading, from backyard bowls in Mexico to the architectural wonderland of Barcelona and along thousands of stateside miles to spare.*
Celebrate a decade of Valo with Jon Julio, Alex Broskow, Erik Bailey, Brandon Smith, Victor Arias, Soichiro Kanashima, Cossimo Tassone, Gav Drumm, Ross Kuhn, Dean Coward, and the rest of the Valo family with V, a film by Ivan Narez.
Music: Latyrx – Rushin Attack.
Flashback (2013): A few days ago, Chynna Weierstall and I headed up to the Secret Garden, a new DIY spot the Detroit bladers have been building, to film a few tricks on the first completed obstacle: a 14’ cement ledge with a metal edge. Here’s the few tricks we got before the rain really started coming down.
Chynna is still recovering from a separated ligament in her left ankle. She has one more surgery on it and then should be healthy by the winter.
We start work tomorrow on the next obstacle at the garden: a 5′ quarterpipe and we have extensive plans past that. This will no doubt be only the first of many SG edits. - Al Dolega.
Chynna rides for Razors, Modern Skate Park, proVoke, and Create Originals. Hardware: Canon 60D w/Magic Lantern 2.3, Sigma 50mm f1.4, Canon 85mm f1.8, Rode VideoMic Pro, Manfrotto 055 carbon sticks, Benro S6 head.
Flashback (2012): A bad ass gym, a box and two 31 years young men on skates warming up before training.
Flashback: Colin Kelso’s part from the Nimh video.
Music: Trouble - Psalm 9.
Music: “The In Crowd” by Ramsey Lewis.
Flashback: Mathieu Ledoux is unreal. We have never seen a more naturally gifted individual.
Mathieu’s body control allows him to skate in a way that rollerblading has never seen before. We wanted to portray Mathieu’s skating the best way possible with a Revolution 90 Seconds Edit. His positivity is contagious, you can’t help but want to better yourself after being around him.
Mathieu is humble, he expects nothing from rollerblading. He only wishes to inspire others to go their own direction with their skating after watching his. - Revolution Skate Shop.
Music: “No Sleep” by Wiz Khalifa.
Flashback (September 2015): Due to unfortunate circumstances, Shima Skate Manufacturing (SSM) will be closing its doors. In light of this, I am releasing my 666 Section free of charge. - Dave Lang.
Featuring Gene Steagall, Casey Bagozzi, David Hirt, Dustin Dixon, Ernesto Gutierrez, Matty Schrock, Colin Martin, Buddy Newby, Kevin Branch, Charles Solano, David Lineback, Andy Johnson, Sean Keane, Michael Braud, Jeff Jackson, Matt Murphy, Dan Malm & John Vossoughi.
“Coming up on two years since this ting”. - Sean Keane.
Flashback: Gonzo Jaquez, by Daniel Soto (2013).