There are lots of people who have different names for this spot: The Black Hole, Day Waster, Day Ender... The list goes on. But to everyone who has been there, and lots that haven't, will forever know this place as Summerhour. This is a legendary spot in Norcross Georgia that has been in rollerblading videos for the last nine years. Just recently I heard that the school is under new ownership, and unlike the last, they don't like us being there. So, obviously, the rumor is that the whole place is going to get capped. When be-mag contacted me to do this edit, I knew I wanted to have at least one more good session there anyways before the massacre is to happen, so I thought it would be perfect. Thanks go out to Dustin Spengler for filming the whole thing and be-mag for asking me!
Before we get started, let me tell you a little bit about Stephan a.k.a DAS!...If you've never met him, then you're missing out. Not only is he the kindest guy I know, he's also one of those kids you want to hate. Let me paint you a picture: 26 years old, owns a Portuguese bar in Geneva, works there from morning until night, often DJ's in Geneva's local clubs if not elsewhere, has a girlfriend, AND still finds time to be insanely good at rollerblading. That's what he does, sometimes all of them on the same day, this guy does not know a hangover. He is a wonder child that masters anything he touches, and I mean anything. (don't test him you'd be gutted). Winner of the Bulle Contest 2 years in a row...don't miss him this year again on for the High In The Park 2010 WRS*** in Bulle Switzerland (Happening today).
With this One Minute One Spot edit we want to take the chance to introduce you to the person in charge of Shop Task (Skateshop in Canada): Leon Basin. The Israel native is not only good at pushing Rollerblading in Canada through his Rollerblade-Shop. He is more than that. Leon has been rollerblading more than half of his life and has been an inspiration in terms of Rollerblading for a lot of people that skate with him. Even though Leon is a pretty busy man since he also recently opened a Shop-Task store front in Downtown Vancouver he still found some time to film some extraordinary stuff for be-mag. Peep it!
Gabe Holm has made his mark with his New England Video Project, entitled "It's about time" in which he unites the talents of Andy Leitermann, Jeff Dalnas, Andrew Smolak, John Williams and Quinn Feldman. Here you can see Gabe himself ripping up a skatepark near his hometown.
It was hard to find the right time for that as i've been busy as hell with changing from Barcelona to another city and working all days a week but it's always good to try and make something so people get juiced to go skate. Put on your skates and go session even if it's for a couple of hours! Oh, i forgot, get a pair of Nimhs and support skater owned companies for a proper future.
One Minute, One Spot is the new hot series on be-mag. People from all over the world want to participate and want to add their own part! And here comes the next contributor: Dan Breuer, 20 years old, from Baltimore, Maryland. Make sure you push that play button.
Rollerblade Pro Stephen Swain amazes everyone with his ability for combining tricks in a way that no one thought possible. We asked him to do a "One Minute, One Spot edit" for us. A week later he came up with this section proofing once again his unique stability on rails, but also his imaginativeness. Keep your eye on this motivated roller who will definitely be blowing up even more in the future.
I met up with Winston Wardwell on a hot wednesday afternoon in june to film. We had a couple spots in mind for the edit but everywere we went it was just too hot. We took the hour drive down to visit SDSF skate shop and then we made our way to Sunshine distribution. Geoff Acers was kind enough to let us in to the skate park were it just kinda of happened and we had our footage. Winston was talking about true top souling the darkside of ledge the moment we got in there. It turned out be a great day. Thanks be mag! - Steve Henry (editor)
I went out to take some clips with my homies yet the spot was a bust, we were kicked out 10 minutes after we got there, we didn`t have any more plans. Then I though about the new local skateboarding spot, where usually rollerbladers are not easily let in... we were close to it so we thought we may give it shot. Surprisngly the spot was empty so we could skate it without any problems, the ledge is a little harsh however we had really fun session, check the clip to see what I`m talking about!