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...
Review: KCMO

Review: KCMO

Background Along with brother Colin Kelso and Staten Island blade ninja Austin Paz, Sean Kelso was responsible for the exceptional east coast classics The Truth and The Truth 2. The progression between each film was clear as day and provided an exciting glimpse into some of the most progressive street...
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...
Several Reasons Why KCMO Is Going To Be Awesome

Several Reasons Why KCMO Is Going To Be Awesome

A couple of years back, Sean Kelso announced that he was working on a new full-length blading video by starting a Facebook page for a project called KCMO. For a while there were photo updates and a couple of B-roll edits pieced together featuring Kansas City mainstay Alex Broskow goofing...
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...
Ross Jones: Confessions of a Grommet

Ross Jones: Confessions of a Grommet

Ross Jones can style out pretty much any trick he wants on a handrail but a huge part of him will always be that little kid at the skatepark asking loads of questions. Ross Jones is a giant grommet and proud of it. He can quote every step of his...
Ryan Many: Through the Years

Ryan Many: Through the Years

New York blader Ryan Many reflects on how he first got introduced to the sport and talks about some of the pivotal moments in his life since picking up a pair of skates. When we started Wheel Scene, we were fortunate enough that many like-minded people from various parts of...
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...
Turn Down the Suck: The Shredweiser  Story

Turn Down the Suck: The Shredweiser Story

Over the past couple of years, Shredweiser has spread throughout the international blading community and Chris Dafick is at the forefront of the movement. It’s funny how one little idea can gather momentum and become something bigger than anyone previously imagined. When New Jersey native Chris Dafick started releasing edits...
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...
Behind the Lens with Anthony Medina

Behind the Lens with Anthony Medina

The Texas scene has witnessed a massive revival over the past few years. There is a wealth of talent in the Lone Star State but until recently that talent has gone largely unnoticed. Well, apart from the travelling escapades of Fritz and Glow, of course. Fortunately, there is a collection...
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...
Viva La Revolution

Viva La Revolution

Viva La Revolution Celebrating over ten years in business, we talk to Revolution owner James Johnson about the shop’s forthcoming team video, his involvement with an up-and-coming wheel brand and much more. Running a rollerblading shop is no easy task, just ask the numerous establishments that have closed down over...
Valo V Premiere - Santa Ana, California

Valo V Premiere – Santa Ana, California

Jon Julio aka Mr President setting things up. Blade video premieres are something I look forward, though few and far between. You can feel the anticipation and energy in the air as soon as you walk up to the venue. The growing crowd is chattering away, mushrooming with each passing...
Inside the Industry: proVoke rolling

Inside the Industry: proVoke rolling

Inside the Industry: proVoke rolling You’ve laughed at their commercials, now meet the brand that is shaking things up in the blading industry. Aggressive rollerblading takes itself seriously, very seriously. How many times have you watched a skate promotional video and thought, “Lighten the hell up”? On how many occasions...
Secret Agent Cody Sanders

Secret Agent Cody Sanders

Secret Agent Cody Sanders Cody Sanders works for the CIA, we are certain of it. He recently relocated to from his native Texas to California for “work” but, when asked if he could tell us exactly what it is he does, he simply responds: “I honestly can’t disclose too much...
Tony Cheetah in the USA

Tony Cheetah in the USA

Spain’s Tony Cheetah has been in the USA visiting friends Michael Garlinghouse and Jeph Howard – that’s right, he’s connected – and he sent us this nice little photo update to share with you all. All of the photos were taken in Minneapolis before the group travelled to Kansas City...
Introducing: Ryan Rasmussen

Introducing: Ryan Rasmussen

Texas is the second largest state in the USA and it has produced some of the most influential figures in aggressive rollerblading. Odessa, located in the Ector County, is home to the mighty Champion Baumstimler, who is considered by many to be one of the first professional bladers that possessed...
Can Crowd Funding Revive Aggressive Rollerblading?

Can Crowd Funding Revive Aggressive Rollerblading?

  Kickstarter, formed in 2009, may be a relatively new example of crowd funding, but the concept of crowd funding has been around for much longer. In fact, as far back as 1884, crowd funding was used to complete the construction of the Statue of Liberty when the American Committee...
Wheel Scene Issue 8 Online Now

Wheel Scene Issue 8 Online Now

You can now read Wheel Scene Issue 8 online. As usual, it is crammed with loads of aggressive blading interviews, including cover star Allan Beaulieu, Keaton Newsom, Brian Freeman and Marc Moreno. There are also features on Amanda Palmer, James Iha, P.O.S., Esben and the Witch and more. Oh yeah,...
Wheel Scene Issue 9 Kickstarter Update

Wheel Scene Issue 9 Kickstarter Update

We have got just 12 days to go until the end of our Wheel Scene Issue 9 Kickstarter campaign and we would like to thank everyone that has pledged so far. We are currently up to £904 of our £1,500 goal to bring Issue 9 to life. Skaters who will...
Keaton Newsom - All Figured Out

Keaton Newsom – All Figured Out

Keaton Newsom has got his priorities in order when it comes to life on and off his blades. One of the most fascinating things about rollerblading is the steady stream of new talent that constantly infiltrates our culture and challenges our perception of what is possible on aggressive skates. It...
Behind The Industry: Create Originals

Behind The Industry: Create Originals

When Create Originals was founded in 2008, its three owners started with a rock solid vision. New York blading legend Billy O’Neill teamed up with former pro blader Hakeem Jimoh and Brian Lewis to establish a unique company that allowed bladers to customise their frames to their specific tastes using...
Crowning Achievement - Marc Moreno

Crowning Achievement – Marc Moreno

Marc Moreno is no longer the respected underdog of the European blading scene, he is now the fully-fledged Spanish icon and he’s got the pro skate to prove it. Spain may be one of the premier blading locations in the Europe, with exceptional street skating destinations including Barcelona and Madrid,...
Firsts: Wake Schepman

Firsts: Wake Schepman

Firsts: Wake Schepman The past six months have been pivotal in Wake Schepman’s short-but-impressive blading career to date. He was recently added to the Razors amateur team and this year he came third at Bittercold Showdown XIII behind competition juggernauts Cj Wellsmore and Roman Abrate, beating some of the world’s...
Esben and the Witch: Starting From Scratch

Esben and the Witch: Starting From Scratch

Daniel Copeman explains why Wash The Sins Not Only The Face is Esben and the Witch’s first real attempt at constructing an album. It has been almost two years since Brighton-based indie rock trio Esben and the Witch released their debut album Violet Cries and prompted a wave of critical...
Brian Freeman: Back to Where it all Began

Brian Freeman: Back to Where it all Began

Brian Freeman has moved to Oakland, his place of birth, after spending most of his life living in Texas and is slowly coming to terms with his new surroundings. Over the past several years, Brian Freeman has spent most of his time on the road. He has dedicated a large...
James Iha - A Step in the Right Direction

James Iha – A Step in the Right Direction

James Iha may never escape the tarnished memories of The Smashing Pumpkins, but his first solo album in over a decade is a good place to start. Some bands, and some musicians, go further than others can. James Iha grew up in a middle class home in Chicago, Illinois, learning...
Up and Coming: Tony Cheetah

Up and Coming: Tony Cheetah

The cheetah is not only the fastest land animal in the world, it is also the name of a Barcelona native that is steadily making a name for himself in the European blading scene. What do you know about the Spanish blader known as Tony Cheetah? Well, to be honest,...
Amanda Palmer: Power of the People

Amanda Palmer: Power of the People

Amanda Palmer’s fans coughed up $1.2m in order to fund her latest album, and she couldn’t be happier with the finished product. Musician. Artist. Business woman. Reigning Queen of the Twittersphere. Amanda Palmer is many things, most recently a record-breaking Kickstarter user, having crowdsourced over $1.2m to fund her second...
Catching up with Scott Quinn

Catching up with Scott Quinn

Catching up with Scott Quinn It has been a crazy year for Scott Quinn. The startlingly progressive Scottish blader was promoted to the Razors pro team, which tops an impressive list of sponsors that include Ground Control, Unit 23 Skatepark and RollKings, and apparently that collection is about to improve...
Allan Beaulieu - The Escape Artist

Allan Beaulieu – The Escape Artist

He tried to hide from us for almost two years, but we finally tracked down Allan Beaulieu and it was worth the effort. If Allan Beaulieu ever tires of being one of the most innovative rollerbladers in the European scene he can easily reinvent himself as an international man of...
P.O.S. - It's Time For Action

P.O.S. – It’s Time For Action

Minnesota’s P.O.S. has given up on the US political system, so now he’s fighting for a different cause. When Stefon Alexander aka P.O.S. released his last album Never Better in 2009, he got the word “optimist” tattooed across his knuckles and it seemed to reflect the ideas expressed within the...
The Rumour Mill

The Rumour Mill

A breakdown of rollerblading’s most interesting and ridiculous stories from the past several years. Outdated, sexist stereotypes would have you believe that women are the vindictive, malicious sex and love nothing more than bad mouthing men, and each other, in private. Rollerblading may be a predominantly male pursuit, but the...
2012: Nils Jansons

2012: Nils Jansons

2012: Nils Jansons. Latvia’s number one blading export reflects on some of his highlights from 2012 and offers an insight into his plans for the next twelve months. Nils Jansons is easily one of the most respected rollerbladers in Europe for a multitude of reasons. He has overpowered some of...
Hot Chip Interview

Hot Chip Interview

Until Now Hot Chip’s Al Doyle reflects on over a decade spent as part of electronic indie’s most iconic outfit and offers an insight into their latest offering, In Our Heads. Every two years we are met with an Olympics, mid-term elections, and a new Hot Chip record. This year,...
Dan Collins Interview

Dan Collins Interview

One of South London’s finest blading specimens reflects on ten years of great sessions, new friendships and landmark moments in the sport. Rob Glanville Dan has a boundless enthusiasm and an infectious personality that makes him a pleasure to be around. This enthusiasm is most evident in his passion for...
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Video: BHC – End Of The Line

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Video: Dave Mutschall – USD Germany

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

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Video: Mikey Blair – Haunted Wheel Co Pro

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Video: Michel Prado – In-Gravity 2014

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The Enigma That Is Nicky Adams

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