The idea of SPT Jam came about after we started a fundraiser to resurface the local skate park. We secured £18,500 from the council. After seeing the fresh wood, I approached the council about showing off the work in some way. I suggested some form of [skate] jam and they loved the idea.
The French rollerblading scene brings photos and stories from this year's Lyon Roller Open. We hear from participant Javi Garrido, judge Précilia Verdier, organizer Homere Kalampalikis, and MC Baptiste Urbain. Our Staff Photographer Clément Barbaza spent the weekend documenting it for this feature and presenting his first photo exhibition to much acclaim.
Working with the Russian Skateboarding Federation and World Skate, and the first All-Russian children's contest. For the Russian rollerblading scene, this kind of support in the future means big things for us...
As so many things that involve skating and my friends who skate, Roll Twin Ports, or RTP, felt like a blend of a reunion, an inside joke, a vacation, and a public spectacle. It’s pretty easy to fall into a glory-days state of mind when thinking of past RTPs.