Vertical Rollerskating


Message 774 (19. Jun. 2003 20:02) (All next previous)

Olli (videos by Olli) (pictures by Olli)
Vert-Rollerskating in the early eighties
Hi again,

another time really suprised about the short response-time to my first entry in this forum :) But anyhow, I try to answer your questions. I still have contact to Martin Broich, cause he still lives in Münster. Have a look on the photo attached, this is Martin erarly last year. I know, that he's still skating, but mostly he is skateboarding. But in the early nineties we had some great sessions together, mostly in Senden but sometimes also in Havixbeck, Münster and once in the Tropica in Hemsbach. I think this was in 1990, cause it was my only contest, I took part. Thomas Kallack I never knew really good. But I think that he is living in Munich since years as a photographer ( And if the vert contest is taking part again next year, then I'll come maybe, but lots of tricks get lost about the past 16 years, so you'll win the contest anyway :) But maybe you can tell me, where you've been skating in the beginning of your "career"? Maybe we've seen us at any ramp in germany?! Would be nice to hear of you...

: we started skating at almost the same time. I started at about 1984 in Freiburg. There are also some more vert roller skaters in Germany and even in Freiburg. They just don't raise their heads!
: On Saturday, I had discussion with another vert roller skater on the subject how many active vert roller skaters there are in the world. I assumed that there have to be hundreds!
: Do you still have contact with Martin Broich and Thomas Kallack?
: I think you are right about the year when vert roller skating dropped out of the Münster Monster Mastership. But we could research this particular question. Maybe I have some old Monster magazines from this time ...
: It's a pity that you didn't show up here sooner. We had a vert contest here in Freiburg and specifically called for "Skatboard, Inline and Rollerskate". If you had come, too, there would have been two roller skaters. Maybe next year?
: There will be a report on this event at
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