We all know Inline skating was Huge in the 90s, and the late 90s. Early 2000s the popularity of this sport started going down and never really came up.
Various people have tried yo explain what happened, but the truth is to me, none of the reasons ever made sense. Lately, i have been thinking a lot about what i can do to help skating the best way i can, and that’s one of the reason why I started this YouTube channel.
in this video you will see why i think inline skating / rollerblading, / blading or whatever you want to call it has a identity problem.
As most of you might know, I’m Portuguese but I live in Africa. And the reason why is live in Africa is because i went to this country called Angola, I first went to Angola to skate but i ended up meting a lot of people in Angola.
I’m making this video to share with you come of the moments i spent in one of most important countries that i have ever visited (for me). This Video was filmed in Luanda and Lobito during the SPEED tour in 2015, and sadly one of the kids in this video is not with us anymore.
REST IN PEACE CARLOS, i will never forget you! - Ricardo Lino.
Matthias Knoll is a 48 year old german who started racing on roller skates at the age of 6, in 1989 after the death of his father he started selling skate products on the back on his car to make money to survive an din 1994 started his own distribution company.
The name of this company was Powerslide and since then they never stop investing in the inline skating market. Powerslide is a skate brand but this group also owns brands like USD, Xsjado, Doop, Matter wheels, Undercover wheels, Wicked Bearings, MyFit Liners, Kizer frames, and a few others.
Hope you enjoy the 80 minute talk with one of the most influential skating individuals in 2017. PLAY.
This video is an aggressive inline skate tutorial on how to do mistrial grinds. In this video I will give two different ways to approach this trick. Hope you enjoyed and learned something from it. - Ricardo Lino.
Freeskating through the city streets of Capetown, South Africa with Earl Abrahams, Ricardo Lino & Greg Fraser. No matter if on four or three, on 80, 90, 110 or even 125mm, those pals choose UC wheels from the Wildlife collection. Shot & cut by the man himself, Greg Fraser.
Ricardo Lino gets up at 5AM to give his honest feelings on rollerblading vs inline skating, UFS, Winterclash, the Trimax frame, Aeons, his background, how we met, Wizard frames, his relationship with MyFit/ Powerslide and some touching words about his late friend Carlos Alexandre. Podcast on Soundcloud.
Ola, My name is Jaylin and my dad is a wheel addict.
IMPORTANT: My daughter Jaylin, was obviouslly not inside the pram. This video was filmed last week during my Wife’s (janice) last week of pregnancy.
It was in my opinion a funny way to show my daughter to the world. Thanks everyone for the “congratulations messages!, it really means a lot to me. i am living the best days of my life! - Ricardo Lino.
Tom Hyser is a product designer, Marketing manager and team manager of Rollerblade Inline Skates Brand. In this Skate Talk you’ll get to know a bit more about the man behind brands like K2 skates, Skatepile, Fiziks frames, Epoch frames AND Rollerblade. Hope you enjoy the 107 minute talk with one of the most influential skating individuals in 2017. - Ricardo Lino.
- 01:25 - rollerblading or inline skating?
- 02:05 - Who’s Tom Hyser? For how long have you been skating?
- 08:30 - How did you got into K2 Skates ? K2 Fatty’s ?
- 11:19 - getting payed 5K per month to skate at 22
- 17:50 - How did Skatepile started and why it ended
- 19:41 - FIZIKS frames problem
- 24:50 - What happened to Epoch Frames?
- 27:50 - Ford or Rollerblade?
- 30:20 - Rollerblade First Big Wheels UFS frames
- 31:05 - Your first opportunity to make an hard boot skate
- 33:00 - Skate brands trying something new.
- 34:50 - blank WARLOCK concept skate
- 37:20 - Richie Eisler 125 skates idea made by ROCES
- 38:50 - “If we keep fighting instead of supporting each other..”
- 40:55 - What do you think of the whole big wheel thing?
- 43:45 - Did k2 had Roller Skates?
- 47:45 - Tim Robot from backjack project tour with VANS
- 49:20 - They avoid skating when they get famous
- 50:33 - Some aggressive skaters should be doing freeskate promo videos
- 52:05 - Just look at it as someone who doesn’t skate
- 55:14 - Greg Mirzoyan
- 57:56 - I wanted to modify Sven frames for FISE
- 59:19 - Skaters need to understand why rollerblade lost their BEST TEAM.
- 1:02:22 - Andy Kruse was on a whole different level of creativity
- 1:04:10 - what do you think of skate competitions?
- 1:05:02 - what do you think about Winterclash?
- 1:06:20 - Pro with the a Bad attitude
- 1:10:10 - You can be a really good skater without challenging life
- 1:12:35 - Is there any skater getting payed 1500 US dollars Right now?
- 1:14:00 - When is skating coming back, and what do we need to do for that to happen?
- 1:21:07 - the FIRS Skating Marathon World Championships.
- 1:23:50 - Rollerblade Team
- 1:26:50 - A Big Group of cool dudes used to make fun of David Sizemore
- 1:27:30 - David Sizemore on VALO
- 1:29:00 - New Rollerblade Skates?
- 1:35:26 - Rollerblade 2017 Video Projects
- 1:36:40 - What happened with Matthias Ogger?
- 1:40:30 - Who was the best skater you ever worked with?
- 1:42:20 - What is your favourite skate product on the market right now?
Olga Bouwhuis and Pieter Wijnant are the owners of Adapt brand. Adapt is a inline skating brand handmade in Holland. Hope you enjoy this 66 minute talk with the two owners of this unique brand who wants to reduce the number of skates sold and improve the quality of their customers.
- 01:25 - it all started as a love story.
- 05:33 - freestyle blading, rollerblading or inline skating?
- 07:53 - traded Belgium for Holland.
- 08:05 - End of Forward Freestyle
- 10:40 - “I was encouraged by my mom to skip school and skate if the weather was good.”
- 12:30 - Called Olga and told her about a Dream to make a skate and had a name..
- 17:20 - we are 2 handshakes away from every other skater.
- 20:06 - Lino and Pieter were speed skaters.
- 21:22 - rollerblade twister boot
- 23:00 - 4 screws frame mounting system
- 28:55 - New adapt secret skate project
- 30:02 - Adapt goal.
- 30:20 - making skates more expensive
- 32:53 - Adapts for slalom
- 35:25 - How Lino plans his days
- 36:52 - Olga’s main role
- 39:10 - I’m a full time chef
- 41:20 - Adapt Team video
- 45:10 - Mike Lilly and actual Adapt Team
- 48:10 - Fake but funny advertise break
- 58:30 - Randy spizer and Louie Zamora had Adapt Skates.
- 59:37 - Nick Labarre
- 1:00:44 - Julian Bah
- 1:03:27 - New Hyper Skates vegan
- 1:05:12 - should we make a geeky part 2 or not?
Andy Wegener is the owner of Sunshine Distribution. In this skate talk you’ll get to know a bit more about the man behind brands like Razors Skates, Ground Control, Jug? Remz? Elyts Scooter Shoes, AO Scooters. Hope you enjoy the 65 minute talk with one of the most influential skating individuals in 2017. - Ricardo Lino.
- 01:15 - Who is Andy Wegener?
- 05:40 - What’s happening with the new Razors Skate?
- 09:15 - Liners on razors skates until now and in the future.
- 12:10 - Good marketing or good product?
- 15:32 - Was Razors the First Skate Brand with a Proper YT channel?
- 17:45 - why was Razors a “Rock’n Roll” or “Gangster” brand?
- 20:00 - What happened to the Razors House?
- 24:30 - How did you got into Scooters?
- 27:51 - is Sex the reason why kids stop skating/ riding?
- 28:10 - Health insurance in America
- 30:40 - Brian Aragon
- 32:10 - You lost Roman Abrate.
- 33:10 - Why razors always worked well with american riders?
- 38:55 - How many skaters there is in America?
- 39:08 - Big wheels plans?
- 41:10 - 125 mm UFS skate?
- 50:14 - How can we make this industry better?
- 55:30 - Is “Do or Die” good for skating?
- 56:55 - When should we expect an Inline Skating peak again?
- 59:16 - What do you think of the USD AEON skates?
- 1:01:10 - isn’t it a problem for shops to have a new skate every 3 months?
- 1:03:00 - why did you never started something related to roller skates?
I started skating 34 years ago on a pair of strap on roller skates and since then i never really stopped. I went to a second hand market and searched for a pair of strap on old school vintage roller skates and guess what? I found a pair from the 60s. In this video you will my experience with this skates. And I have to admit this skates are really really slow and limitative but I have lots of fun! - Ricardo Lino.
Video on Youtube - Filmed by ZANE BOWERS.