In this episode of Planet Roller Skate (Youtube), we travel to Delano, California to meet 76 year old great-grandpa and aggressive park skater, Frank Hernandez, the Godfather. He didn’t start skating until after he retired at 60, and now his skills are stronger than ever before.
If you plan to give wheels a try, first be sure you can stand up from sitting on the ground, squat low, take small steps, and wear your gear to stay safe. We hope his story inspires you to get moving and challenges common thoughts about athleticism as we age. If you’re asking the question “am I too old,” well, here’s your answer :)
Your style was always beyond time. You included your own comment and opinion to inline skate. How the Latimer’s style was formed? In generally, how would you define your style?
When I started there were only frontsides, so that’s all we did. Then I saw a soul grind, so that’s all that was done. We perfected our ideal image of each trick, rather than spreading ourselves thin trying everything in the book. Before even tricks we were skating backwards around cones, being comfortable in any direction. There was no book then. When it all progressed I looked up to the likes of Chris Edwards, Arlo, TJ Webber, Earnie Villarino, ETc for the elements I liked and tried to mimic. Of course over time I just let all those elements marinate into what I was, and so I became. […]
Richie Eisler is trickling out footage from his seemingly bottomless bank and like all good artists he is picking his moments carefully. Today sees the release of his Elite Series part in collaboration with Danish film making connoisseur Jonas Hansson. We caught up with Richie for some extra insight into one of the most exciting releases of the year… […]
X-Games 1996, french broadcast (M6) with interviews of Chris Edwards, Arlo Eisenberg, Rene Hulgreeen & more.
The video stops shaking at 0:30. Video courtesy of Chris Creative (Vimeo).
When Erik Bill hit us up and told us he was interested in skating K2, it didn’t take us long to put pen to paper and get him on the squad.
His creativity and style was instantly apparent; not only is his skating on point and fun to watch, but his fashion sense and full on man beard captured our attention and had us stoking for his next edit.
Recently, he sat down with his partner Molly Sue to discuss skating, microbrews, and what year he started shaving in a quick hitting interview that sheds light on one of K2’s newest and most recognizable ambassadors. […]