Thinking a lot about inspiration and motivation lately as I look to re-invigorate my own skate practice. I went back to some of the videos that were out when I first started skating (almost 10 years ago). I’m reminded that what attracted me to this type of skating was the musicality, the finesse and the smoothness of the moves.
Here’s a collection of videos that inspired me over the years, I hope you will enjoy them as well!
No excuse not to practice!
This was the place, and the people that started it all for me. Cal Skate Milpitas.
The Soul Skate event takes place in Detroit, Michigan over Memorial Day weekend every 2 years. I finally had a chance to check it out!
It’s kind of crazy how I grew up here and had no idea about the rich skating culture that has existed there for decades. Thanks to the Soul Skate crew for an amazing time!
Here’s a few videos to give you a glimpse of the action.
The skate crews were out in full force with killer routines!
I even got to witness some of MY favs in person!
You can watch the entire playlist here. Enjoy!!
One of the biggest obstacles that new or returning skaters face is the fear of falling.
Surprisingly, it’s not always the bumps and the bruises that will keep you down, it’s your mindset.
Watch below as I string together some sentences on the topic of falling.
Note: I do mention some fundamental techniques that are not actually shown in the video. For safety, I highly recommend learning those with an in-person instructor.
To find an instructor near you, search this database of SkateIA Instructors
More videos to come on various aspects of skating, so stay tuned!
Spreading a little holiday cheer at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park with the “Roller Polar”. That lil guy sure can skate!!
Wonderful to see so many beautiful people wearing my skate-inspired designs!
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San Francisco! Join us at the Church of 8 Wheels for a special Tuesday night Roller Disco.
It’s Halloween Night! Dress to impress and win the Halloween costume contest!
Every year, the Golden Gate Park roller skaters put on a showcase filled with fun dance routines.
I was hesitant to participate this year because I had pulled a muscle, which was taking a long time to heal and I wasn’t skating at the level I wanted to be at for a “performance.”
But at the last minute, I let all that go, and decided to put 2 of my favorite things together; Janet Jackson and Wonder Woman!
Enjoy this funky mash-up!!
• Song: Janet Jackson – Dammn Baby
• Wonder Woman Theme remix: Brittany Taylor https://youtu.be/h5KvCNsundA
• Addtl. Instrumental arrangement/stabs: https://www.instagram.com/mrklynik/
Special thanks to Kenny Hoff for capturing the moment!
Featured Photo: Justin Link