So we’re back, well at least for today anyway.
The winds of change have been bloswng and they have blown in the bladingcollective’s direction.
This weekend we have been bumping my man Blake Bird’s latest and probably last Xsjado edit
A link to the latest part from the inspirational London Legend comes straight off of winning the Bowl Comp at the last Slamm Jamm and is below
Have a great Monday fellow rollers
It’s been a long time!!
But today I got to create an Arlo Post for the Legends Page.
In honour of this here is an Ad
Have a lovely day, you lovely, lovely people
So I stumbled across this today – Nothing better than a dose of Cesar Mora with the Niss 1998 cover.
A fantastic era, you can see how much fun he is having by the FR Sticker placement on those White MJ’s
We also added a couple of new titles to the Classic Video Archives section, head over there for another dose of history
So we are all out of sync at the moment, Video’s on Wednesdays, Pictures on Mondays, I mean It’s Chaos! Chaos I tells ya! But it’s all Rollerblading and it’s all Love.
Yesterday whilst shooting a few bits I picked up this pic of Old School Roller Kit Derrick.
Kit spent a while deliberating over this 180, Whilst I grabbed my flashes, after taking a fall on the way to set them up (Less than pleased about that)
At this point the Pressure was on Kit, but the OG roller did not disappoint and laced the said trick for my lens.
Smart work Kit!
Well it’s Wednesday and we can’t do much about that but we do have a little Offering from non other than my absolute favourite OG Roller Albert Hooi. This one is a little USD edit of Irish Powerhouse Dano Gorman AKA The Kid, it’s a belter and you should definitely go and make a cuppa, grab you best slippers and take a well deserved sit down for this one.
Good Morning Lovely and Amazing Followers,
So this has been on repeat this weekend and we here at the Blading Collective cannot get enough of the Arias action in this one, so many smooth and stylish tricks in this one.
Make yourself a cuppa, sit back and do yourself a favour for the next 3:45, I promise that you won’t be disappointed.
It’s Friday and I hope you lovely people all have a multitude of rolling antics planned for your weekend. To give you fellow OG rollers a little juice, I found a little CDS Advert to share with you, I loved CDS back in the day and Skated yellow regular plates and the Woody’s too! you can’t beat a Grindplate and CDS are the best in the business. Grind On!
So I’m back after a weekend of inspiration at Winterclash, watching Misty Flips, Massive gaps, technical grinds, Mango, Old Friends, New Acquaintances, Boisies, Sauna’s and annoyed French people. Mostly I’m inspired by the amount of Love I witnessed first hand for our sport, the level of how huge People went, Shaking Tom Motherfucking Hyser’s Hand! Amazingly good little kids and watching Jon Julio do a Topsoul.
So Blading collective will be back in full force until I run out of content or get bored in about 4 days but for the moment here is the Issue 4 Four In A Row front cover, Scott Crawford on the Liu Kang, enjoy you lucky folks!
Back in 1996 Unity Magazine had just started, it was a pull out from Skatermag back then before it was a publication in it’s own right.
At this point I had been skating for around 3 years and had a pair of Roces Rome’s with CDS Detroit’s, I saw Julio on the cover hitting this Fishbrain, this is the textbook example of how to perform Tom Fry’s fishbrain by the man who innovated this on Street.
The thing that I love about this cover is the fact that Julio has no Buckle on his Right Skate, yet the legitimacy of the Fish is off the scale.
I can’t believe that I’ve only posted 3 Fresh Content Drops since starting this site over 18 months ago.
Lets change that! I’m going to start these updates with a Portrait shot
Here is a photo that I shot of Leon Humphries changing those fresh BHC wheels for his Shaped by the Cold interview ages ago and it got left on the cutting room floor.
This dude is the best! Skating with him on a regular basis is a privilege, having him as a friend in my life (for the last 18 years) is an honour and now living in the same house as him is basically the one.