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. […]
Best of Mathieu Heinemann (France).
Previously: Mathieu Heinemann - Minutes Cocktail Section (2016).
Filmed by Sven Ischen, Konrad K & Rafael Kosiarski. Edited by Rafael Kosiarski.
Filming by Lukas Sladek & Martin Krutina. Additional filming by Matei Lache, William Cryer, Dominik Smecensky, Ondrej Hlava, Dan Murtiger, Hanys Chalupsky, Ondrej Hodik & Peter Legnavsky. Editing by Peter Legnavsky.
Jaren Grob, 2017 sessions. Mostly park, check the end of the video for some street clips!
Check out David Wing at Corby. Rest up chief, hope the op goes well! - Scott Riddles.
Music: “Oksana” by Eprom.