You Know You Were Blader in the ‘90s If...

You Know You Were Blader in the ‘90s If…

In order to know where we are going, it is vital that we understand where we came from. The ’90s were an incredible time for blading, so we decided to take a brief look back at some of most prominent aspects of our culture’s formative years. You Watched Blading Competitions...
Firsts: Franky Morales

Firsts: Franky Morales

Franky Morales has been such an influential part of rollerblading for so long that it is tough to remember a time when he wasn’t at the forefront of the sport. The older generation of aggressive rollerbladers remember him coming up through the ranks of the competition circuit, styling his way...
Brian Shima: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Brian Shima: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Brian Shima discusses SSM’s The 666 Series and explains his reasoning behind what many are calling an overpriced online video. Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Brian Shima is one of the most iconic skaters of all time. He emerged from a small but dedicated scene...
Wheel Scene Issue 10 Online Now

Wheel Scene Issue 10 Online Now

You can now read Wheel Scene Issue 10 online. This issue features full-length interviews with Rik van Huik, Dominic Bruce, Geoff Phillip, Sean Darst, Matt Smith and many more. It’s tough to look cool while using an iPad in public, but maybe this will help.
Mikey Blair: Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Mikey Blair: Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Michigan’s Mikey Blair just received his first ever pro wheel and you’ve probably never heard of him, but all of that is about to change. Back in 2008, SixWonSix released their second team video Blood, Pride and True, which featured sections from respected professionals Don Bambrick, JC Rowe, Cameron Card,...
Sean Darst: Where Did This Guy Come From?

Sean Darst: Where Did This Guy Come From?

Sean Darst skates for two of the most respected companies in the industry and he’s friends with many of America’s most well-known bladers, and he only has two online edits to his name. Sean Darst has been a pillar of the Chicago blading scene for some time, but it wasn’t...
Dominic Bruce: Make Way for the New Generation

Dominic Bruce: Make Way for the New Generation

Dominic Bruce is barely out of school, but he’s got a better understanding of the blading industry than many of his peers. Dominic Bruce’s rise to becoming one of the most exciting amateur bladers in Europe is almost as rapid as his growth spurt since hitting puberty. Less than five...
Rik van Huik: Not Your Average Blader

Rik van Huik: Not Your Average Blader

Rik van Huik discusses abnormalities in the blading industry, the strength of the Dutch scene and his impending master’s degree. Back in 2011, the year Wheel Scene was first launched, I was scouring the internet for quality content to put on the publication’s website when I stumbled upon a random...
Ten Tips for Starting a Blading Company

Ten Tips for Starting a Blading Company

You have come up with an idea that you think will revolutionise the world of rollerblading. What’s next? Well, you save up some money, talk to the business manager at your bank, seek some advice from the local enterprise initiative and start your own company. Wait! Just because you have...
Firsts: Tyler Hester

Firsts: Tyler Hester

California’s resident handrail wizard offers an insight into some key moments from his life on blades so far. Don’t act like you don’t know who the hell Tyler Hester is; he is that skinny kid that looks a little bit like a young Eminem and he’s pretty good on blades....
Russell Day: Expect the Unexpected

Russell Day: Expect the Unexpected

Russell Day is a little bit of an enigma. Over the past few years he has been showing up to real street contests throughout California, as well as making an appearance at the Texas Skate Series, and killing it every time. Sometimes he shows up dressed head-to-toe in shredded clothes...
Catching up with Ben Schwab

Catching up with Ben Schwab

Following his brief-but-brilliant appearance in The Xsjado Video, Ben Schwab brings us up to date on what he’s been doing with himself recently. Ben Schwab is an inspiration both on and off blades. He has suffered the loss of two close friends, a pain that no-one should have to endure,...
The Rumour Mill 2014

The Rumour Mill 2014

Winterclash, in addition to getting the 2014 competition season underway with one of the most exceptional atmospheres you are likely to encounter in rollerblading, is a hotbed for rollerblading gossip. After all, when many of the biggest names in the industry get together in a skatepark that serves beer located...
Firsts: Dano Gorman

Firsts: Dano Gorman

Dublin’s Daniel Gorman is one of the first younger generation of bladers we featured within the pages of Wheel Scene. He is a cheeky little guy with a big trick vocabulary and there is very little you can put in his way that he won’t be able to destroy. In a...
Wheel Scene Issue 9 Online Now

Wheel Scene Issue 9 Online Now

You can now read Wheel Scene Issue 9 online now. There are features with Razors rider Tom Coley-Sowry, USD‘s hardest working amatuer Jeremy Soderburg, Shredweiser boss Chris Dafick and many other great bladers. Oh, and there are a couple of cheeky music features in there too! We are currently working...
Firsts - Geoff Phillip

Firsts – Geoff Phillip

Vagabond blading wunderkind Geoff Phillip discusses learning fast slides before any other grind and outrunning police after during a hill bombing session. First time you witnessed aggressive blading: The first time I saw skating in person was at the local skatepark. There’s a five-foot quarter in the back corner of...
Behind the Lens with Jonas Hansson

Behind the Lens with Jonas Hansson

Back in 2011, Jonas Hansson released what is arguably one of the most beautifully shot rollerblading videos to ever emerge from Europe, if not the world. Traitement captured the essence of blading; searching through fascinating urban landscapes, looking down every street, in order to find obstacles to get creative on....
Daniel Jurzyna - Psycho Killer

Daniel Jurzyna – Psycho Killer

Introducing Daniel Jurzyna, the Nysa-to-Edinburgh import affectionately known within the Scottish blading community as Polish Daniel. Daniel Jurzyna is originally from a small town in the south of Poland but he’s been living in Edinburgh for the past nine of his 23 years. If asked to describe Daniel’s skating, many...
Wheel Scene Froot Boots T-shirts Out Now

Wheel Scene Froot Boots T-shirts Out Now

Wheel Scene proudly introduces the first cereal made specifically for rollerbladers, Froot Boots, because bladers need breakfast! The design is dyed into the premium cotton shirt, so you don’t need to worry about it fading away any time soon. Each order comes with a sticker pack, badges and a copy...
Leo Oppenheim: Don't Stop Me Now

Leo Oppenheim: Don’t Stop Me Now

Leo Oppenheim is rollerblading’s version of Mr Motivator. He may not rock spandex, or be of Jamaican descent, but his boundless enthusiasm and relentless endeavors to promote his blading in the UK is worthy of recognition. “I am proud to say that I have known Leo now for many years,...
Introducing: Michel Prado

Introducing: Michel Prado

A few years ago, very few people knew who the hell Michel Prado was. Now, the street skating prodigy is rapidly becoming widely regarded as one of the most exciting prospects Spain has to offer – despite the fact he is originally from Brazil. In the past year, he has...
Tom Coley-Sowry Timeline

Tom Coley-Sowry Timeline

Melbourne, Australia is home to a young blader with a terrifying amount of talent and he goes by the name of Tom Coley-Sowry. If you don’t know him yet, you soon will. If you haven’t seen the latest Razors team video Children of the Future, there is a slight possibility...
Jeremy Soderburg: Internet Killed the Blade Video Star

Jeremy Soderburg: Internet Killed the Blade Video Star

As the release of physical blading videos declines with every passing year, we talk to Jeremy Soderburg, one of the most prolific purveyors of online edits in recent years, to find out his take on the situation. There was once a time when there were a number of high profile...
Wake Schepman: Man on a Mission

Wake Schepman: Man on a Mission

Could one teenager change the face of rollerblading and renew outside interest in the sport? Wake Schepman is one of the most marketable assets we’ve got and he’s determined to try. Wake Schepman is not like most 16-year-olds. While many teenagers are content to daydream their way through the average...
Video: Waterloo - Mason Richard (Wheel Scene Remix)

Video: Waterloo – Mason Richard (Wheel Scene Remix)

Anthony Medina has been kind enough to remix Mason Richard‘s amazing section from his new DVD Waterloo exclusively for Wheel Scene. We are huge fans of Richard’s blading and when you see his immaculate style and ridiculously technical trick vocabulary you will be, too. Mason suffered a major head injury...
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Video: Chris Smith - Ground Control Watchlist 13

Video: Chris Smith – Ground Control Watchlist 13

Ground Control just dropped another Watchlist 13 edit and this time Chris Smith is the blader providing entertainment. As it says on the tin there are only 13 tricks on display, but they all look pretty solid. Plus, it’s timed to a chopped a screwed version of Frank Ocean’s ‘Super Rich Kids’, which sounds pretty...
Sam Crofts: London Calling

Sam Crofts: London Calling

Sam Crofts relocated to attend university and push his skating further. He’s already got a degree under his belt and now he’s turned his attention to the next item on his agenda. Until a few years ago, not too many people in the UK blading scene had a clue who Sam Crofts was and even...
Video: Erik Bailey Onliner

Video: Erik Bailey Onliner

From the darkest depths of Idaho comes a fresh Erik Bailey edit to kick off your Tuesday morning. The Valo rider isn’t in the public eye as much since moving back to his home state, but he still kills it on blades and here is the proof. The video was filmed and edited by Erik...
Video: Aaron Turner - Spring 2014

Video: Aaron Turner – Spring 2014

Roll House Skate Shop just dropped a new edit featuring team rider Aaron (not Aron) Turner skating in the Netherlands and in the UK. The dreadlock tech monster stomps a ton of switch-ups in this one and it looks like he has 900s on lock down. Plus, he’s repping the Wheel Scen Froot Boots T-shirt,...
Facebook Fistycuffs: Sean Kelso Versus Nick Lomax

Facebook Fistycuffs: Sean Kelso Versus Nick Lomax

It would seem that celebrities are not the only ones engaging on online slanging matches in order to express their points and make their adversaries aware of their distaste because it would appear that professional rollerbladers are getting in on the act. Step aside Twitter beef, everyone knows it’s now all about Facebook fistycuffs and...
Video: BHC - End Of The Line

Video: BHC – End Of The Line

BHC Wheels have uploaded a trailer for their upcoming new team video End Of The Line. It has been a long time coming and it doesn’t look set to disappoint, with full sections from Alex Burston, Nils Jansons, Leon Humphries, Worapoj Boonnim, Dre Powell and more. Plus, it is the first full street section from...
Life-changing Blading Videos #1 – The Hoax: An In-Line Crime (1994)

Life-changing Blading Videos #1 – The Hoax: An In-Line Crime (1994)

Masterminded by Evan Stone and Craig Caryl at T-Bone Films, The Hoax was the first video that kick-started the obsession of many bladers in the early ‘90s. Considering it was one of the first videos of its kind, The Hoax was surprisingly widespread available. This release was spotted in mainstream music shops including Virgin Records,...
Video: Dave Mutschall - USD Germany

Video: Dave Mutschall – USD Germany

The Conference just dropped a new edit showing Germany’s Dave Mutschall putting the USD Carbon and Carbon Free skates through their paces. The guy has got a massive bag of grinds in his collection, we will give him that. The video was filmed and edited by Patrick Piesik. Watch more USD videos HERE. Watch more...
Video: Sharon Van Etten - Taking Chances

Video: Sharon Van Etten – Taking Chances

Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten has released a promo for her new single ‘Taking Chances’. What do the cards reveal about you? Hmm? The video was directed by Michael Palmieri. Sharon Van Etten’s new album Are We There is out on May 26 via Jagjaguwar.
Video: Wild Beasts - A Simple Beautiful Truth

Video: Wild Beasts – A Simple Beautiful Truth

Kendal indie rock outfit Wild Beasts recently released a visual for their new single ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’. Nice outfits, lads! The video was directed by Klaus Thymann.. Wild Beasts’ new album Present Tense is out now via Domino. Read our interview with Wild Beasts HERE. Watch more Wild Beasts videos HERE.
Video: Thee Oh Sees - Drop

Video: Thee Oh Sees – Drop

California psychadelic outfit Thee Oh Sees aren’t very good at going on an indefinite hiatus because they just released a video for their new single ‘Drop’. The video was made by Arthur Carvalho. Apparently we can expect a new album from Thee Oh Sees, also called Drop, on April 19….or Record Store Day. Cheeky!
Video: Warpaint - Disco//very and Keep It Healing

Video: Warpaint – Disco//very and Keep It Healing

All-girl alternative rock outfit Warpaint return with a promo for not one but two new songs. ‘Disco//very’ and ‘Keep It Healthy’ get a visual treatment, completely with skateboarders and some very questionable dancing. Does this look really awkward to anyone else? The video was directed by pro skateboarder Laban Pheidias. Hiss! Only kidding! Warpaint’s new...