Vertical Rollerskating


Message 3978 (8. Nov. 2007 08:11) (All next previous)

joe90 (videos by joe90) (pictures by joe90)
German Mastership Inline - a sitestance inliner
: Those skaters are F'n amazing! I could never be a judge because they all amaze me. Side Stance on inlines is extremely impressive.
: I did both and can appreciate the two sports and I truly appreciate the progression that has been going on. I guess because I am an old man and am reflecting on the old days, I still respect old school rollerskaters and the sport of vert rollerskating.

Amen brother.. By the by ,I dont thibk it;s Bo,,He was a lot more agressive than that.

cheers joe
: Although I had the priviledge of being a pioneer in our sport like many on this site, I am a bit jealous I did not have the opportunity to skate with other skaters during my days the old days.
: It seems the old school skateboarders that either invented tricks or could do them during the old days are at least recognized for their innovation and talent. It makes me a little sad that the old school rollerskaters don't get the recognition they deserve. Back in my prime I could not even hold my own with the new skaters, but either could Tony Alva or Stacy Peralta when compared to the new skaters.
: Back when I was doing flips on my rollerskates, I only saw one other guy doing them and his name was Paul Votava. I completely respect our heritage and don't feel I or any other needs recognition, but it would be nice to have a little bit of a history.
: With that said, I appreciate what we have all gone through and what we are all doing now. Even if it is a hand full of people that know about our history and love for vert rollerskating, I am happy. Although there were many rollerskaters that influenced what is happening now, I am happy that Fred Blood and Duke Rennie are respected for their contributions. I know there are a ton of European rollerskaters and many here in the U.S. and many other countries that have had a positive impact on the skating of today.
: I guess I am like an old school skateboarder who wonders what he/she would have been doing with the newer equipment and foam pits and trampolines. We all did it with just the pure will to try something new and slam hard. I am so proud of our sport and so proud of the many that have either continued skating or just have gotten back into it.
: I am equally proud of the newer rollerskaters like Claudine that are doing a sport that is not popular and just do it because it is in their soul. Our sport today is very much like is was back when I was doing it. We do it because we love it. We rarely see another skater and are usually looked at a bit differently. I guess that means our sport has kept its roots and I salute all of my brothers and sisters that continue to ride.
: Robert
: : Lookee, there is an ininer doing sidestance at the German Mastership in Berlin:
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: : I don't know if it is Bo Elsbol, however.
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