Friday, March 30, 2012
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A few tricks with Demetrios George at the new Drop-In/Tri-State Skate Skatepark (while it was being rebuilt) in Hillburn, New York.
Filmed and Edited By : Erick Rodriguez
Music By : Edit - Ltlp
The forecast called for a 90% chance of rain but Louie's crew made for 100% Sunday shredding. With high winds bearing down and wet weather all but inevitable Louie Zamora, Hayden Ball, Oliver Prado and Tim Franken laid down some tricks at a couple of Chula Vista's public skateplazas.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
40 mintues of the 6 hour session. Go Roll Maine!
By now everyone knows that these exist, I figured I would post a review for anyone who is curious about these liners. Just a disclaimer, I purchased both sets of these liners, I did not receive them for review so this is as unbiased as I can make it. They can be purchased from your local skateshop, AMall, RW, and rolltrust.com for around 80 bucks. I purchased the white pair the second RollerWarehouse got them in stock, both are size 9. I liked the feel of them so much, and was worried about future availability that I purchased a black set about a week later. I have been on a quest to find the perfect skate liner ever since I got back into skating. I have tried a few aftermarket, and several stock liners: Jug Black Sox, Blank, Trust Catalyst, multiple Razor and Valo liners. These liners were tested in 8/9 Valo JJ Lights.
Description (taken off of RollTrust.com)
The Special Ops liner was developed to meet the fit requirements of narrower skates and exceed them in most full hard boot skates allowing skaters to unlock and explore a new world of options in their skates.
Construction started with an unconventional one piece design as a base that was improved upon using high density foam which allowed for less than 4 mm of material to be adequate in most areas. Strategically placed visco-elastic memory foams were used in the cuff, tongue and ankle areas to increase support and comfort all while maintaining the heel lock and durability that Trust liners have become renown for.
Other features include an anatomically shaped foot bed with an integrated heel pad and an optional 3 tier lacing system. Tacky PVC waves were printed on the bottom and sides of the exterior to reduce slippage and liner lift. A large elastic neoprene toe area was added to prevent your toes from being confined to the shape of the liner which also enables the Spec Ops to be highly versatile and accommodate a wider variety of feet that may be in-between sizes. The overall minimalistic design and careful selection of materials helped to reduce the weight to half of a traditional thin liner making the Spec Ops by far the lightest aftermarket liner ever made.
The end result is a carefully refined and fine-tuned product that goes above and beyond what you have come to expect in a liner.
Probably the single most attractive aspect of these lines is the design. I started skating in 1994, and stopped around 2001, then started back up again about 7 months ago. During that time, liners were very basic, and similar. There were no aftermarket liners that I remember either. When I picked up skating again I was happily surprised to find there skate innovation had come, but quickly became surprised at the lack of innovation in skate liners. Namely the tongue, I remember always having comfort issues specifically with the tongue, and todays stock liners are not much better, although there is some improvement. The split tongue design looks really cool, and is also a manufacturing benefit of the one piece design of the liner. I was initially worried about comfort issues as were many people, but as soon as I put them on those worries were extinguished. You can't feel the split tongue at all, in fact you can't feel anything in the way of overlapping fabric, seams, and other things commonly found in todays liners. This is the most comfortable liner I have found. Feeling seams has been one of my gripes, as well as overly padded lines. An easy bandaid for manufacturers is to just pad the hell out of liners. While this does good things for comfort, it takes away from the tactile feel of your skates. I like a fine balance of comfort, feel and fitment, with being able to feel grinds, feel where my skates are in relation to my feet, and not feel disconnected from my skates with an overly padded liner. The single seam on the bottom of the liner runs lengthwise from toe to heal, with another seam for the toe box area. When JH said you can't feel the seam I was very skeptical, but again, once I put my foot in I was shocked. You can't feel anything about that seam, very cool design feature. These liners were designed to be a lower profile liner, that allows you to downsize your skates, or upsize the liner depending on how you look at it. In plain terms, if you are a size 10 skate, you could in theory(depending on the model of skate) get an 8/9 shell, and the liner will fit fine. This is a huge benefit to people who are on the edge of a 9/10 skate, you can then downsize to the better looking 8/9 shell of your favorite skate. There is a sizing chart on rolltrust.com and on the retail packaging of the liners. There is a height change in the liners from size 8 to size 9. While I don't have an 8 to compare, you can see from the pics how the size 9 sits in the 8/9 carbon Valo shell. My guess is that the size 8 would be nearly flush.
Another really nice aspect of these liners is the bottom traction system. Trust incorporated PVC to the bottom of the liner to prevent sliding inside the shell. This is something I rarely thought about until I skated Valo Lights. The bigger shell design, in addition to it being a very slick surface, can make the liner slip and slide if you don't really tighten the inner lacing system. There is no sliding even if you try, and even if you keep the inner lacing system really loose, there is no movement.
The split tongue design:
The bottom seam and PVC:
As I said already, these are the most comfortable liners I have skated. A better way to describe these liners would be to call them foot wraps. They don't feel like a skate liner, which is something that is a little different to me. The memory foam padding the liner incorporates feels a little different than the standard cardboard, foam and fabric liners we are all used to. They feel "harder" than typical overly padded liners. At first I thought this might get uncomfortable after a while, but the liners mold right to your feet, then they just feel like a custom molded liner that has been shrink wrapped around your foot. It fits the contour of the foot perfectly. It really feels like a foot wrap of sorts, where you feel the liner all over the foot, in a good way. I am a true size 9, and already had 8/9 Valos. My interest in these liners wasn't to size down a shell, but that doesn't mean its not a real cool feature of the line. The size 9 Spec Ops fits very true to size. The toe area just grazes my big toe, but after about 15 minutes of skating, the liner has truly formed to your foot, and you don't feel anything unnecessary. There are no pressure points, no areas of discomfort, yet at the same time, I have a new found feel for my skates. Its really the best of both worlds. I can compare the feeling to how my friends have told me the USD Carbon 2 feels after skating traditional skates. You feel everything more, but there is no discomfort. I can feel grinds locking on better than before. Yesterday I skated for quite a long time, and was excited to see how these hold up over long sessions. I really liked my blank liners, but after a few hours I would get fatigued from soreness in my feet. Not with the Spec Ops, there are no seams to slowly wear your feet down from movement, making them raw. That was my biggest complaint about the Blank liners, there are 2 very pronounced seams inside the liner on either side of the foot that are not padded, and you can feel them right away. After a while they would hurt my feet so much that I would have to take the skates off.
The Spec Ops, following their thinner design profile, come with very thin insoles designed specifically for these liners. This was just about my only negative feeling about these liners. They are real thin, which causes problems inserting the insoles in the liner. You have to spend time to position them in the liner correctly. They aren't rigid like standard insoles. I actually put my Blank insoles in the Spec Ops because I liked them a bit better. Mostly due to the fact that a thicker insole will shape the bottom of the liner like a foot. It was hard to put my foot in the liner with the stock insoles, and not have them bunch up on me. I do like the way the insoles feel, but because the bottom of the insoles don't have a defined shape, your foot shapes the liner, and a thin insole can bunch up. Its hard to tell from the pics, but the Trust insoles are much easier to bend and are thinner. The heel pad looks adequate enough for gaps and normal skating comparable with other insoles.
Trust insole and Blank insole comparison:
It is obviously too soon to tell how these will hold up in the long run, but the build quality, quality of materials used, and the craftsmanship look amazing. Stitching is nice and thick, there is definite attention to detail. Its a shame you have to stick these in a shell because they look really nice. When I compare the quality to my Blanks, I can see that Trust went a little extra further. Thats not to say that Blank liners are not quality liners, they are, but you can see that whatever was cutting the materials wasn't as precise. I am also more impressed with the stitch quality of the Trusts.
Things I like:
[*]PVC traction design
Things I don’t like:
I feel like I need to explain the lacing system gripe. It is totally personal preference, but I like having a traditional lacing system rather than the pull/secure string type of lacing. Again this is totally a personal thing, the stock Trust system works just fine.
Overall I am very impressed with these liners. Finally there is a fix for that seemingly never ending tongue shift issue we have all experienced. Its almost weird not having to constantly readjust anything on these liners. I can't see anyone not liking these liners, being that this liner truly forms to your foot, it really doesn't matter if you have an oddly shaped or sized foot, the liner will be just fine.
Here are some pics comparing a size 9 Blank to a size 9 Spec Op:
Size 9 black in my 8/9 Black and Wines:
Size 9 white in my 8/9 JJ Lights
White and black side by side comparisons:
Remo DiTullio rollerblading in Boston, MA and surrounding cities during the year of 2011.
Filmed/edited by: Justin Diaz
Main Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T2i with Rokinon 8mm
Additional Footage by: Kevin Phan
Music by: Omer One http://soundcloud.com/omer-one
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Featuring Demetrios George - Richie Eisler - Mark Wodja - Dominic Sagona.
The Conference crew set out to Arizona a few weeks ago to make this edit and snap some pics with photographer Adam Kola. Well everyone did just that and came through with some nice coverage. A big thanks to Dom for letting us all stay at his place. Thanks to James from Revolution for the spot list. Thanks to Jeff Stockwell for double angles and being him self. Filmed and edited by Paul John
Monday, March 26, 2012
I received my pair of Bulletprufe Blackout jeans back in October of 2011. While they may be a little faded from 6 months of washing, they're still going strong and have no rips or tears. If you're going to buy any skate jean, it's pointless to waste your money on anything else. Bulletprufes are softer and last longer than any jean on the market.
The Blackouts are selling out quick, and very limited sizes are still available at these fine retailers:
Also the new "Roll For Life" tee designed by Robert Lievanos is only available at the Bulletprufe online store in very small quantities. Get it while you can!
Song: Rapsody - "All Black Everything"
Filmed and Edited by Craig Benabu.
Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiUEG0zAJQ0&hd=1
See all the edits first on http://irollny.com and get a behind the scenes look at upcoming projects at http://irollny.tumblr.com
Codee moved to Columbus 7 months ago and since then has put out two sections and this is the third. Codee is moving back to Illinois so this will be the last section I make of him for awhile so please enjoy.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
This Xsjado Farmer 09 Skeleton Boot Only for those of you that want to use your own Xsjado footwraps or shoes and attach your own frames, wheels and bearings to create the set up that is just right for you.Xsjado is the only true step in rollerblade/binding design that allows you to use a unique sh...
Custom Xsjado Farmer 09's
Pros: Slide Well, Durable, Look good, Good soul/backslide, Good Flex, Solid feel
Best Uses: Ledges, Negatives, Street, Rails, Souls/Topsouls, Skate Park, Torques/Backslides
Describe Yourself: Intermediate
When I got these I was pumped!
I had asked a lot of the guys doing customs, and they got everything I wanted right! I ordered the Farm09's with a black v-cut cuff, black/white souls, and black/white low-cut cuff pads.
Not only did the skates look as good as I thought they would, they skated amazing. The flex of the v-cut, the slickness and size of the souls, and the control of the Xsjado buckles was great... for a while.
After about an hour of skating in these my toes started to go numb though, a problem that made me choose another skate after only two months of skating these.
I know this problem doesn't happen with everyone who skates Xsjado, so I would recommend at least trying them to any skater out there.
It is a completely different feel than any other skate on the market. And being able to play around with the footwrap/shoe that you skate in them is a solid feature.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
By Hawke Trackler
additional filming by Al Dolega & Zane Cook
Connor hasn't been skating too much lately. He is currently spending every waking moment at AFI on his masters degree. Here is a short section of a lot of unseen footage I had of him lying around.
A couple weeks ago I went down to Oregon to do some blading these are a few of the clips I got when I was down there.
Shout-out to Ian Poss for letting me crash at his place.
Filmed by Ian Poss
Edited by Josiah Blee
HEDONSKATING BERLIN 24.-25.MÄRZ
- We welcome everybody to join us here in Berlin and have a great weekend full of blading!
- Wir freuen uns auf alle, die mit uns ein tolles Wochenende, voll mit bladen, hier in Berlin verbringen wollen!
EISZEIT KINO, BERLIN KREUZBERG, ZEUGHOFSTRAßE 20, EINLASS 22.30 UHR, BEGINN 23.00 UHR, FREIER EINTRITT!
SKATEHALLE BERLIN, BERLIN FRIEDRICHSHAIN, REVALER STRAßE 99, SESSION VON 20.00-24.00 UHR, FREIER EINTRITT!
Friday, March 16, 2012
filmed a bit last week on my tv3s
they ship early April.
this one's for the OG's
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3.16.12 - 3.18.12
By Josh Glowicki. http://www.rollernews.com/the-gypsy-project-in-sweden-featuring-fredrik-andersson-josh-glowicki-richie-eisler_48743.html
A few days in the street featuring Derek Stanton, Mikey Sanchez, Israel Surrett, Taylor Monnig, Chad Wickham, Ben Karris, Jona Seufferheld, Sebastian Seufferheld, Andrew Scherf, and Aaron Stine
Filmed & Edited by Derek Stanton
Additional Filming by Mikey Sanchez and Ben Karris
TRACK: Schoolboy Q - Hands On The Wheel (Feat. A$AP Rocky)
Support AZ's local shop: www.revolutionskate.com
Whilst the lads are all busy filming for their separate projects, here are a few stray clips pieced together.
Thanks to everyone who sent in footage and also http://www.locoskates.com and http://www.slaptap.com for the support!
Next in line, UK Conference on the road with Dom West, keep checking back for that gem,
This is an edit we shot for the Inline Empire Jam Rollerblade Competition on March 3rd 2012. It was hosted at Fontana Skate Park North in Fontana, CA and organized by Brian Wright. It was sponsored by Aggressive Mall, Roller Warehouse and Strange Creatures and judged by Demetrios George, Chris Haffey and Alex Miranda.
Wax Idols – Gold Sneakers
Handsome Boy Modeling School – Rock & Roll
Joe Dassin – Les Champs-Élysées
Thursday, March 15, 2012
I contacted Stefan about a week ago and asked him to donate a few clips so I could create a quickshred. Today he asked me for the SS vimeo account info and to my surprise he gave me this instead. Be sure to check your local shops for the fits. We're rising.
¡Edit de presentación y bienvenida de Oli Benet en el team de freeskate de Inercia! Es el primero de una serie de edits grabados en Barcelona, esta vez la playa es la protagonista.
Grabación y edición por Tony Cheetah.
Enjoy this edit welcoming Oli Benet as the newest freeskate team rider for Inercia.
This is the first of a series of edits filmed in Barcelona. In this edition, the Beach is the protagonist.
Fimed and Edited by Tony Cheetah.
Sven Boekhorst, Timmy van Rixtel, Jeremy Suarez, Warren Digne, Guillaume Le Gentil and Maxime Genoud session the streets of Zurich and the skatepark in Winterthur in one day.
camera and edit
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Blading Northside skatepark in Norfolk VA on the first day of the first trip this year. Filming for the DVD the rest of this weekend so be sure to check out our facebook page for more updates with pictures and anything else we make up for you all.
We Are One Skate Park Team hits up BitterCold 2012
This event is a must! So many sick tricks going down and no shortage of good times in detroit. From having sick sessions at Modern Skatepark to throwing down in a heated contest, then chillin out with all the heads at the bar bar and also at the Video Premier. This was one of the trips I'll never forget.
edit done by Mat Farnworth
music-the 808 track- Bassnectar
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You are probably thinking the same thing as me, "already?" Yup, Kyle is a killer and already dropped his second Scribe support edit within a few months of each other. When you got a friend like Hawke Trackler on your side, your media exposure can only progress. Props to each of the gents on this lil online feature.
Filmed & Edited: Hawke Trackler
Music: The UFO Club - Drowning in the Nile
Friederike Charlotte Reisch & As Aia 2 beautiful Deutsch Girls, here is an edit of a full day in Sunny Florida.
Friederike is the Womans Winterclash 2012 Champion.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
some new clips and some old clips but all at Skate Naked Skatepark. Make sure to check out this park if you are local and havent been. They are building lots really cool stuff
Check the full article on Be-Mag here: http://www.be-mag.com/article/2385-First-Official-Be-Mag-Winterclash-2012-Edit-by-Benjamin-Buettner
Check the full article on Be-Mag here: http://www.be-mag.com/article/2383-First-Offical-Be-Mag-Bitter-Cold-Showdown-2012-Edit-by-Hawke-Trackler
1. Alex Broskow
2. Brett Urbas
3. Brian Aragon
4. Erik Bailey
5. Chris Haffey
6. Franco Cammayo
7. Dominik Wagner
8. Montre Livingston
9. Chris Smith
10. Jimmy Hake
Filmed and Edited by Aaron Schultz
Dave Lang and Chris Haffey were the only skaters at Bittercold Showdown that were attempting to skate the new wallride obstacle. I decided to make a raw clips edit of their attempts to soul this new obstacle. Enjoy
Filmed and Edited by: Aaron Schultz
Friday, March 2, 2012
John is a point-blank shredder. Like most of us in our mid 20's, time is valuable, and we don't have a lot of it between school, jobs, sponsors, family and regular life. John finds time to show the world he still has the time to push it for his true passion, rollerblading. Check out Johnny O, destroying some street.
Filmed & Edited: Andrew Nemo
Music: Terms of Psychic Warfare by Husker Du
The first time I heard this track I knew I needed to make an edit with it! And since I know Riley listens to the DUB when he rolls (and since I felt bad for leaving his name out of the credits in THREE) I figured I'd throw together this quick bonus cut.
Song: Daymanstep by Joman
When someone is the best at what they do and they have little to work with instead of using it as a crutch or excuse, they capitalize on what they do have. This has turned Thomas Martin's blading into something that is one of a kind.
Residing in Boone, NC and surrounded by woods and mountains, Thomas only has big rails and mountain spots that need a creative mind to be skated correctly, and this modern day mountain man slays both with ease.
Song: The Mountain Goats - "No Children"
Filmed by: Stefan Brandow, Rory Marett, Jon Cooley
Edited by: Stefan Brandow
Guillaume Le Gentil skating a Week End in Bordeaux, South of France ! Enjoy !
Music : Harlem - Someday Soon
Revolution Raw Clips - Mathieu Ledoux - Montreal, Canada
Mathieu shot these clips last year in Oakland during the filming of what was going to be the SSM video. Although things didn't work out, we still wanted to give you a taste of the energy that Mathieu brings to skating in its raw form.
a 9TO5Mixtapes and Topsoul Skateshop Collaboration
Featuring - Franky Morales at Piccolo Skatepark in Coopercity, Florida. (Last edit on Remz)
Filmed and Edited By : Erick Rodriguez
Music By : Pretty Lights
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Skated 5 different pairs or skates this past summer trying to find a skate i liked. I really liked carbons but my ankle couldnt handle them so had to switch. Now I'm on razor flow and loving the blades so i can finally stop switch skates. Anyway couple clips from summer/fall
Got knocked out for a sec and got a concussion thursday b4 bittercold so couldnt skate that weekend. Even though i do the trick all the time i some how screwed up.
"Fred's box is the one so I thought I could probably do Sweet Sixteen Makios on it.
Left foot, right foot, one foot. No switch, gotta grab.
I would have tried to clean a few of them up but then ate shit trying to learn cork 900s on the launch...
Now I'm walking with a super swagger!
Spin to win, bro." - Richie Eisler
Shot on location February 25th at 016 Skatepark in Eskilstuna Sweden.