ONE @ Rip -N- Roast
It was a perfect, blue-bird Saturday at the Rip -N- Roast BBQ session hosted by Jon Julio and Them Goods (and a whole mess of other sponsors). As Mike Opalek and Eric Sauer kept the grills roastin’ 100+ bladers got the skatepark rippin’. Crews rolled in from all over SoCall and more than one person noticed an abundance of new faces. There was also more young kids on blades than I’ve seen anywhere except Camp Woodward. The combination of these elements made for a great afternoon that no one in attendance will soon forget. And if you were lucky or smart enough to stay the very end, you might have caught 1/4 of the OG Senate team and some other old school pioneers out there on the transitions keeping the dream alive.
ONE DIGITAL V.1
Welcome to a new reality for ONE magazine and rollerblading media. Today, starting now, ONE Digital will provide all-new, print-quality content for FREE. To deliver this content to you and all the digital devices in your life, we’ve decided to use the Issuu.com platform. It’s not perfect, but whether you exist in the Apple iOS sandbox, use an Android or Windows 8 smartphone, or even just want to use the browser on your computer — Issuu is accessible. And it’s getting better all the time. Expect improvements and new features to show up regularly in the Issuu environment. Example: in a few days live text translation will be available via the Android Mobil App. But mostly, Issuu is a pre-existing technology that allows us to concentrate on the important stuff — publishing the highest-quality, most diverse blade coverage from around the world. And that’s why ONE Digital exists. We look forward to bringing regular blade media to your favorite device, and allowing all fellow rollers and readers the chance to see what we’re doing free of charge.
So there you go. That’s ONE Digital. Take a look through this inaugural issue and enjoy the contributions from our writers and photographers. Click on the ads and enjoy live links straight to their websites. Take advantage of special offers with unprecedented ease. Most importantly, get used to more. Sometimes less is more — but not when it comes to magazines.
Thanks to everyone for their hard work and patience in bringing this new horizon to life. We couldn’t have done it without you.
TAGS: ADAM BRIERLY • ANDREW BROOM • AUSTIN • BCSD • BITTER COLD SHOWDOWN • BRANDON SMITH • BRIAN FREEMAN • BRIAN WEIS • CHRIS COUTURE • CJ WELLSMORE • DIGITAL • EDWIN WIERINGH• FRANK STONER • HEADLINE • ISSUU • JAMES SHORT MEMORIAL SESSION • JEPH HOWARD • JOSH HAYES • KUBA URBANCZYK • MONTRE LIVINGSTON • NICK LOMAX • NILS JANSONS • ROMAN ABRATE •STEVE THOMAS • TEXAS • WAKE SCHEPMAN • WILLIAM ISAAC • WINTERCLASH
Three Parks: An Easter Session
What better way to spend a holiday than blading with your friends?! On Easter Sunday we did a mini-tour of SD parks — Poway, Rancho Penasquitos and Carmel Valley — with Russell Day and Tim Franken. The sun was shining and early on the parks were empty. Later on they filled up, but we still managed to have our fun and get some clips. Thanks to Tim and Russell for the laughs! And you can check out last year’s Easter Session with Tim Franken right here.
Nils Jansons Issue #20 SOTY Edit
Nils Jansons earned your votes and became the latest ONE Skater of the Year. Like past SOTYs Alex Broskow and John Bolino, Nils took his new title and went straight into a hot streak — winning events, taking blading into Latvian schools, being interviewed on TV, and working on all of his own plans to get blading in front of more people through festivals and his own events. And after seeing tricks like he did at Winterclash and Pony Cup, and his photos inside and on the cover of ONE, it can seem like blading poses little challenge for the young powerhouse. But that’s not the case.
As you’ll see in this edit that Nils chopped together himself, some come easy but the big ones can and do take their toll. Can you count how many attempts it took to nail the disaster soul for the cover shot?
Think blading lost its heart or balls? Think again. Nils Jansons is amazing. Nils Jansons is rollerblading.
See and read more in ONE #20 — in stores now.
BLADEMOVEMENT – Haffey
“hello good people. Here is a project I put together in 2008 with a 100% rollerblader crew. It has been on my back burner until now. enjoy and share all you want.” — Sayer Danforth