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27 August 2015 - Exposed


Dom West, mistrial, Sydney CBD, Australia.


Photo by Adam Kola.

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Blade Blog 2015 - Chapter Three

21 August 2015 - Video


Today we are pleased to share with you the third and final part of the latest Blade Blog series. As with the previous two episodes 'Chapter Three' has been beautifully crafted into 28 minutes of hilarious blading antics from the last couple of decades.

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Blade Blog 2015 - Chapter Two

19 August 2015 - Video


Following on from Monday's posting of Chapter One from the latest series of Blade Blog we're again honoured to share Chapter Two with you today.

Dan's knowledge of rollerblading history may well be unparalleled. His commitment to the hours...

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Blade Blog 2015 - Chapter One

17 August 2015 - Video


A true master of the mash up, Dan Leifeld has been bringing new and old blading to our screens in a totally unique way for quite some time now.

Dan's knowledge of rollerblading history may well be unparalleled. His commitment to the hours...

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Dan Stirling at Exposure London

30 July 2015 - Exposed


Since we launched The Booted we wanted it to be more than just another site about blading. We wanted it to also be about bladers and a platform that we could use to promote people in the scene that we think are doing...

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NASS 2015

24 July 2015 - Exposed


NASS has been a staple of the European rollerblading scene for over 10 years. In the morning hours of each day we smash the course apart giving the festival go’ers a reason to wake up and have it...

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10 Days in Barcelona

20 July 2015 - Video


It started with a wager.

Perhaps some of the best moments in life start with a wager. Maybe they all do.

At some point in 2014 Jon Lee and James Bower had been nominated for UKRA awards, videographer of the year and AM...

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Dustin Werbeski x The Booted

12 June 2015 - Video


Being a local of Barcelona, you get to experience a lot of cool people coming to your town to do what we all love most... film blading on the streets.

Back some weeks ago, I don't know, maybe over a month or so, obviously time flies when your having this much fun... Anyways, I heard that all...

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Dustin Werbeski x The Booted Teaser

10 June 2015 - Video


Whilst on a recent trip to Barcelona, Spain Jon Lee was able to spend a few days filming with Canadian export Dustin Werbeski.

Traveling through the city with Dustin and his unique perspective of spots and tricks was a compelling experience.

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Lost Dingos 2015; Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Melbourne, Sydney

22 April 2015 - Video


It gets cold in New York during the winter. And it gets cold in the mountains of North Carolina. So in an attempt to avoid the misery of February, I once again joined forces with my favorite Yankees and fled to somewhere warm...

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27 March 2015 - Exposed


Victor Galicia, Backslide, Santa Ana, California, USA

Photo by Jonathan Labez

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18 March 2015 - Exposed


Austin Paz, ledge roll to Fishbrain, Sydney, Australia.

For more photos of the trip Austin and his buddies took recently, follow the hashtag #lostdingostour15.

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Grant Hazelton x The Booted by Mike Torres

12 March 2015 - Video


At the end of 2014 Grant had a load of footage from projects that had seemed to have fallen by the wayside. Grant compiled the footage and put it in the more than capable hands of Mike Torres. Having spoken about working together for a while we thought this would be the perfect way for Mike and The Booted to come together...

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Jeff Stockwell: Space Invader

2 March 2015 - Exposed


Nobody has seen much from Jeff Stockwell since his section in 2013’s ‘The Xsjado Video’. That is unless you follow his steady stream of bikes, trucks, landscapes and a corgi named Elvis on Instagram. After a long and decorated career rollerblading Jeff’s skating has recently taken a back seat allowing him to focus on his newest passion and...

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Space Invader Trailer by Sayer Danforth starring Jeff Stockwell

26 February 2015 - Video


"It's been a while since I've had a chance to work on a blade film so I wanted to bring something a little different to the table. So I decided to take a little journey with my camera and my friend Jeff. I first met Jeff when he was about 15 years old and he was just becoming a pro. Well he's 30 now, and he's...

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Sayer Danforth: Space Invader

19 February 2015 - Exposed


When Sayer dropped The Booted a line to inform us of a new project he was working on with Jeff Stockwell we couldn’t of been happier. Not only because it meant the world was about to see the first Jeff Stockwell blading since his departure from Xjsado but because Sayer has been involved with some of the best things blading has brought out. Not only a...

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Adam Johnson: American Made

3 February 2015 - Exposed


Vibralux has long been established as one of blading’s premier apparel brands with one of the industries best teams. Having produced denim and apparel for over ten years we wanted to catch up with Vibralux co-owner Adam Johnson to hear about the brand’s impending Made in USA collection and, in an ever shrinking market why they’re putting their money into American made garments....

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22 January 2015 - Exposed


Rian Arnold, Backslide in Ashfield, Sydney Australia while filming with Dom West.

Photo by Adam Kola.

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16 January 2015 - Exposed


Chris Dafick, Tree stall, Manresa, Spain.

Photo by Brian Bina.

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Cavin B X The Booted : East Coast 2014 Part 4, New York City

16 December 2014 - Video


This summer our Dutch correspondent, Cavin B, packed his camera up and headed across the pond for a 2 month tour of the USA's East Coast. Although Cavin was working and touring with bands throughout his trip he also found time to grab his blades, connect with the locals and session their cities.

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Cavin B X The Booted : East Coast 2014 Part 3, Pittsburgh

11 December 2014 - Video


This summer our Dutch correspondent, Cavin B, packed his camera up and headed across the pond for a 2 month tour of the USA's East Coast. Although Cavin was working and touring with bands throughout his trip he also found time to grab his blades, connect with the locals and session their cities.

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Cavin B X The Booted : East Coast 2014 Part 2, Charlotte

8 December 2014 - Video


This summer our Dutch correspondent, Cavin B, packed his camera up and headed across the pond for a 2 month tour of the USA's East Coast. Although Cavin was working and touring with bands throughout his trip he also found time to grab his blades, connect with the locals and session their cities.

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Cavin B X The Booted : East Coast 2014 Part 1, Philadelphia

4 December 2014 - Video


This summer our Dutch correspondent, Cavin B, packed his camera up and headed across the pond for a 2 month tour of the USA's East Coast. Although Cavin was working and touring with bands throughout his trip he also found time to grab his blades, connect with the locals and session their cities.

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East Coast USA 2014 Gallery by Cavin B

3 December 2014 - Exposed


Today I will leave to the USA for a 2 and a half months vacation on the East Coast. For the people that know me they know how I tour with (punk) hardcore bands and go to a lot of gigs. Through this music I've made a lot of friends all over the world and I decided to visit some really good friends of mine on the East Coast. I threw my skates and my camera in my suitcase and figured I'd film a fews clips of people i know in NYC and Philly and use that one day for a montage edit.

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Albert Hooi x The Booted

20 November 2014 - Video/Exposed


With a career spanning 15 years Albert has had a massively decorated stint in blading in the spotlight with accolades including signature products and IMYTA Final Four championships. Whilst being out of blading's public eye for a couple of seasons Albert has established himself as a freelance videographer and editor in Ireland's capital city. While never stopping perfecting his effortless...

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Albert Hooi 2014 Teaser

18 November 2014 - Video


Since his part in BHC's 'End of the Line' the Irish enigma, Albert Hooi, has been shredding harder than ever for his next release.

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Mates Beers & Bunnies by Dom West

12 November 2014 - Video/Exposed


The last time we presented to you a view of the Sydney blade scene was a feature that launched The Booted courtesy of Dom West and the very talented crew formerly known as 'Vine St'.

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26 September 2014 - Exposed


Chris Haffey, Misfit, Sydney, Australia.

Photo by Adam Kola.

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Photography 101 - Shutter Speed

23 September 2014 - 101


In our third instalment of the 101 series, Adam Kola explains the role "shutter speed" plays in photography.

This time Adam has the help of rollerblading icon Chris Haffey whilst blading in Sydney, Australia.

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5 September 2014 - Exposed


Gav Drumm with a late night launch to True Top Acid in Sydney, Australia whilst filming for his new edit dropping soon.

Photo by Adam Kola.

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Alex Broskow in London

11 August 2014 - Video


In May 2014 we invited Alex Broskow to the UK to film and shoot for The Booted.

Alex is a blader with an undeniable hard earned talent. The control he possesses on a pair of rollerblades is unlike anyone else paired with a mature eye on how he believes...

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Alex Broskow in London Gallery

7 August 2014 - Exposed


In May 2014 we invited Alex Broskow to the UK to film and shoot for The Booted.

Hit with a dreadful spell of weather for his whole visit on unfamiliar ground we are proud to present this Alex Broskow in London photo gallery.

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Alex Broskow in London teaser

31 July 2014 - Video


In May 2014 we invited Alex Broskow to the UK to film and shoot for The Booted.

Alex is a blader with an undeniable hard earned talent. The control he possesses on a pair of rollerblades is unlike anyone else paired with a mature eye on how he believes...

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MCR Street Jam 2014

24 July 2014 - Video


Last weekend Alex Burston hosted the MCR Street Jam at Manchester's Castlefield Arena. With some of the years worst storms hitting the UK the two nights before the jam was destined to be affected by the wet. That said, a good turn out of bladers from around the country ensured that the jam wouldn't be a wash out.

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Cidy Life in Berlin by Ryan Gillett

30 June 2014 - Video/Berlin


Cidy Life recently joined the global blading community in Berlin for this year's Summerclash. As we all know by now the contest itself was a bit of a washout but that wasn't going to stop the guys from getting clips between the downpours.

Starring Dan Stirling, Sam Walker, Ryan Gillett, Chris Smith, Elliot Stevens and Leon Humphries this is Cidy Life in Berlin.

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The Booted x Berlin

19 June 2014 - Berlin


Summerclash is very much upon us and as such the city of Berlin will see the eyes of the blading world descend upon Berlin for the weekend.

Recently voted Monocle magazine's 14th Most Liveable City in the world Berlin is on the up. The streets are filled with optimistic young people. Independent businesses and DIY...

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In The Bag for Summerclash 2014

18 June 2014 - Berlin


Summerclash is here and we've put together a comprehensive guide of all the things you'll need in your bag to survive the weekend. Other than the lack of blades in the photo above let us know in the comments what you'll be taking that we've missed out.

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Berliners: Jochen Smuda

17 June 2014 - Berlin


With Summerclash just around the corner we thought we'd get some of Berlin's best known residents together to share some of their favourite spots in the city away from Mellowpark.

Today, former Salomon pro and Ucon co-founder/owner Jochen Smuda gives us his insights on the city.

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Berliners: Tim Wolff

15 June 2014 - Berlin


With Summerclash just around the corner we thought we'd get some of Berlin's best known residents together to share some of their favourite spots in the city away from Mellowpark.

Today, the man behind Tim Robot and The Blackjack Project, Tim Wolff shares some of his favourite haunts with us.

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Dirt Box Derby 04

14 June 2014 - Dirt Box Derby


In the second edition of The Dirt Box Derby Sam Currie challenges you to hit your nearest ledge with a half cab soul. First to reply via Instagram wins, check the full rules below.

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Berliners: Dominik Wagner

12 June 2014 - Berlin


With Summerclash just around the corner we thought we'd get some of Berlin's best known residents together to share some of their favourite spots in the city away from Mellowpark.

Today, professional blader and photographer, Dominik Wagner.

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Berliners: Bart Laubsch

11 June 2014 - Berlin


With Summerclash just around the corner we thought we'd get some of Berlin's best known residents together to share some of their favourite spots in the city away from Mellowpark.

Today, we talk with art director and someone who's lived in the city for the past 26 years, Bart Laubsch.

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Berliners: Jojo Jacobi

10 June 2014 - Berlin


With Summerclash just around the corner we thought we'd get some of Berlin's best known residents together to share some of their favourite spots in the city away from Mellowpark.

First up, founder and organiser of Summerclash, Jojo Jacobi

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2 June 2014 - Exposed


Steven Cortes, True makio, Fullerton, California, USA

Photo by Jonathan Labez

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27 May 2014 - Exposed


Alex Burston, Back Farv, London, England

Photo by Adam Kola

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Alex Burston - 7 Days in London by Jon Lee

20 May 2014 - Video


Filmed over an unusually warm week in April we are pleased to present Alex Burston's latest edit, 7 Days in London, shot and cut by Jon Lee.

"Having met up with Alex when he was on tour with the Ground Control Team in Barcelona he approached me with an idea to do a short yet sweet little edit based in London.

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BHC - End of the Line trailer

11 April 2014 - Video


We are proud to present the trailer for BHC's 2014 team video, End of the Line.

Starring Albet Hooi, Alex Burston, Dominic Sagona, Dre Powell, Evgeny Leonov, Jon Matter, Leon Humphries, Mathias Silhan, Nils Jansons, Tim Adams, Worapoj Boonim.

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Behind the Scenes with The Contrast Collective; Sim Warren and Mia Xerri

2 April 2014 - Exposed


Sim warren had an attraction to documenting blading and his surroundings at a very young age. His premiere UK video 'Montage' was made around the 1999 era which was then followed up by the highly acclaimed 'Enigma' team video!

Sim then went onto focusing a little more on blading and...

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Catching Up with Ucon's Jochen Smuda

26 March 2014 - Exposed


Jochen Smuda has been around for decades, from making his mark in Jan Welch's early production 'Last Call' to the glory days of the Salomon team and testing prototype Xsjados. The latter days of Jochen's blading career saw him start Ucon, a clothing brand immediately defined by it's high quality, innovative designs and construction. With over a decade of running Ucon...

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Loco Skates & The Booted Presents Leon Humphries and Elliot Stevens in Holland

18 March 2014 - Exposed/Video


Loco Skates sent team riders Elliot Stevens and Leon Humphries to the 10th annual Winterclash this past February in Eindhoven. Besides the usual sessions during the event with friends old and new what we didn't expect to get was this phenomenal edit shot in just a few days in Amsterdam prior to the event with the help of Cavin B. Here's a few words Leon has to say from his experience...

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6 March 2014 - Exposed


CJ Wellsmore, Stale, Bay Sixty6, London, England

Photo by Adam Kola

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On The Road with Matt Luda video by James Sharp

2 March 2014 - Video


Following on from our recent interview with Matt Luda we now present a new and exclusive edit from Matt and James' road trip across the USA.

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On The Road with Matt Luda Interview

28 February 2014 - Exposed


I was fortunate enough to spend a good amount of last year traveling North America. Probably the most memorable and enjoyable portion of my journey wouldn't have been possible if not for the chance encounter of someone wearing a blackjack project t shirt one evening at a show in Orange County. I won't bother going into much detail, but the story beforehand somewhat resembles a Hunter S. Thompson novel, the movie The Hangover, and is the reason I never want to go back to

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3 Raw Winterclash 2014 Clips

23 February 2014 - Video


Three raw clips captured during the pro contest at Winterclash 2014. Featuring Alex Burston, Nils Jansons & CJ Wellsmore.

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Photography 101 - Aperture

22 February 2014 - 101


In our second instalment of the 101 series, Adam Kola explains the role "aperture" plays in photography.

This time Adam has the help of rollerblading legends Jon Julio and Jeff Stockwell whilst blading in Long Beach, California.

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Leon Humphries x The Booted by Jon Lee

6 February 2014 - Video


During the wettest January in history, long time friends Jon Lee and Leon Humphries set to work on a new edit filmed entirely on an old favourite, the Sony VX1000, all shot in the great city of London, England.

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Leon Humphries 2014 Gallery

5 February 2014 - Exposed


Ahead of the release of his new edit Dom West caught up with Leon Humphries and filmer Jonny Lee in London to see what they are cooking up.

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Dirt Box Derby 03

18 January 2014 - Dirt Box Derby


In the second edition of The Dirt Box Derby Sam Currie challenges you to hit your nearest bank-to-ledge with a half cab topsoul. First to reply via Instagram wins, check the full rules below.

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14 January 2014 - Exposed


Alex Broskow, Switch Tru Makio, Carlsbad California, USA

Photo by Brandon Smith

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6 January 2014 - Exposed


Dylan Davis, That Grab 180, El Paso, Texas, USA

Photo by Brandon Smith

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Photography 101 - ISO

30 December 2013 - 101


Adam Kola brings us the first episode of our 101 series and gives us an insight into one of the most fundamental parts of taking a photo. With the help of Neil Ingall, Adam explains ISO/Film Speed while capturing Neil perform some blading tricks in East London.

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Dirt Box Derby 02

14 December 2013 - Dirt Box Derby


In the second edition of The Dirt Box Derby Umberto Toselli challenges you to hit your nearest ledge with a full cab soyale. First to reply via Instagram wins, check the full rules below.

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Neil Ingall x The Booted by Tom Sharman

5 December 2013 - Video


Neil Ingall has become a much loved fixture on the UK blading scene. On and off the skates, always on those happy vibes. We are delighted to present this new edit produced by Tom Sharman, shot in London and Serbia.

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25 November 2013 - Exposed


Richie Eisler, Sweaty, Barcelona, Spain

Photo by Adam Kola

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18 November 2013 - Exposed


Leon Humphries, 360 That grab, London, England

Photo by Adam Kola

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Dirt Box Derby 01

16 November 2013 - Dirt Box Derby


In the first edition of The Dirt Box Derby Sam Currie challenges you to hit your nearest ledge with an ao soul full cab out. First to reply via Instagram wins, check the full rules below.

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Dom West x The Booted Australia Skateparks 2013

11 November 2013 - Video


Dom West has rooted himself back into Sydney and regrouped with his family formerly known as Vine Street. It's been a while since we have seen anything from these guys so we feel honoured to be able to put this video out, especially as it features Aussie legend Matt Salerno.

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10 November 2013 - Exposed


"I don't fucking know maan, fuckin' whatever happens happens, whatever doesn't doesn't, let's fucking see what the fuckin' happens...As long as I don't dribble everywhere and throw up again" Oli Short with Brandon Negrete filming for Forever Now in Paris, France.

Photo by Adam Kola

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