Jeremy Suarez visited the Italian scene a few weeks ago. The vibrant and lively scene skated and had a good time with the enthusiastic skater from Belgium.
The tour started in Rome with a 10K Challenge with the Pinco Association and Italy’s most important aggressive shop Freemove. Unfortunately the 10K didn’t go as planned due to rain. The next day, Jeremy sessioned the “Bunker Skatepark with the locals. The same day they also visited the biggest park in Italy “Blade is better skatepark” with the Italian Rollerblade team. Sonia Pugliese, Allessandro Galavotti and Jeremy Suarez laced some technical and huge tricks.
On Monday the posse’ went to Milan and skated the Milan 10K Challenge. A group of 70 skaters cruised through Milan Hinterland and stopped at the 2 biggest skateshops Rigoldi Brother and Df Sport specialist. In Milan a friend of Jeremy and Rollerblade street-athlete Sven Boekhorst joined in on the session and the after party!
The last day was the celebration of the 6th birthday of the Milanoskating. A community of more than 220 people gathered to celebrate and skate the Milanoskating.
AO Wallride 360 out from the Rollerblade advert in One Mag, Issue 23 (June 2017). Larger Picture on Imgur (via).
Chemi Simiyu, last day of street skating in Missoula, Montana. Raw clips, filmed by Erich Univer.
The FISE World Games in Montpellier is all wrapped up, and now they are moving on to the next stop in Canet located in the south of France. Rollerblade represented in Montpellier. Here is a brief summary about the experience.
Poni from Jakarta, Indonesia and Guillaume le Gentil from Paris, France entered the rail battle. Poni was pleased to finish the contest with a very nice sweat-stance. The feat was especially challenging because Poni lost his skates prior to the event starting. He had to compete on a pair of Rollerblade skates quickly put together from spare parts. Guillaume also skated during the rail contest and impressed the spectators and judges with his stylish tricks.
Sven Boekhorst had a great contest the week before taking home 1st Place on the Spine Ramp and 2nd Place in Park. At Montpellier Sven competed in the Park, Slopestyle and the Spine Ramp contests. It was a challenging series of events for Sven, but he was still able to push through and take home a 6th place finish in the Spine Ramp competition.
Jeremy Suarez was on fire heading into Montpellier, and was a serious contender for the gold medal. Unfortunately our Belgium powerhouse was injured during the Roller Freestyle Park Pro Invitational practice and couldn’t compete at the FISE World Games.
Au revoir FISE World Games Monpellier, and Hola Barcelona Extreme Games (June 17-18th at Parc del Forum).
Khalil Al Ghazali. Rollerblade ambassador from Abu Dhabi.
The Middle East has an upcoming skate scene. Nowadays it is easy to get in touch with skaters from over the world. In almost every corner of the world you find like-minded people with passion and love for skating and you find content that motivates you.
Khalil Al Ghazali is one of them. Khalil lives and skates in the United Arab Emirates, and we had chat with him. […]
Interview & Photos on Rollerblade.com.
Freeskiing and Inline Street Skating have many similar traits. So I Decided to cross over between the two sports .
Three years ago, I saw my inline skating friends enjoying Freeski. I was quiet impressed, and I wanted to test myself to see if my predispositions for inline street skating can help me on Freeski. So here I am today.
This year I have joined my friends in the snowpark for the first time. They gave me tips and a huge boost of motivation to jump and slide on different obstacles. It was like when you are a kid and you discover a skatepark, but you already know how to do a few tricks. Learning tricks is much faster because I can use everything I already know from inline street skating. - Guillaume le Gentil.
Rollerblade has opened the team archives and wondered… “What are they up to now?” The Flashback series of interviews allows us to catch up with former Rollerblade team rider and creative minds that helped grow the brand. We talk about the past, present, and future. In this interview we Flashback with Martina Svobodova from Slovakia.
Martina you started skating in the 90s. Can you tell us how you first started skating?
When I was little my parents bought me a pair of inline skates. I was 6 or 7 years old. At the age 12, I asked my parents to buy me a new skates, and that’s when I started skating street with other guys from my neighborhood. When I was 14 and 15 I won the Slovak Championships. Started at the age of 16 I began travelling to the US.
Full Interview & Photo Gallery on Rollerblade.com.
The entire edit is filmed in Northern California. Mostly in the Bay Area and my hometown Sacramento. We filmed for about 2-3 months. Usually only skating on the weekends since we all have jobs. - Sean Keane.
Sean Keane is an All-Terrain killer. Sean will clip up on every spot in sight, bringing a little something extra to the table. Watch him hold it down in Northern California and tear up his local scene. Interview & Photos on Rollerblade.com.
Music: Salem - King Night. Youtube Mirror.
At Rollerblade, we only work with the best people in the sport. Either they have an outstanding background knowledge of the industry or they are professionals with a history in the sport.
Some, like Tom Hyser, have both. Tom is an OG from the early 1990s, and, together with a handful of skaters, brought street skating where it is today. Tom visited Winterclash in Eindhoven in February and we had a chat about his role with Rollerblade.
Please enjoy: Inside the Brand with Tom Hyser: Product Marketing Manager – USA.
Interview on Rollerblade.com
Featuring prospect Octavio Montano alongside Team Riders Cameron Talbott and Chemi Simiyu during a weekend visit in Missoula, MT.