Ever since Justin Lomax put out NorCal classics like The 8th Wonder, Second Site and Northern Exposure Sacramento rollerblading has been on the map. Dustin Dixon is one of our best homies out of Sac and has been part of the scene for as long as we can remember. Dirt decided to get nasty and bust this sweatstance in Elk Grove and Filthy Shooter managed to grab this snap, hope you enjoy!
Victor Arias skating one of Norcals last remaining training grounds and lacing a picture perfect soyalle to alley-oop fishbrain in Vallejo.
Fortunately there have been a hand full of generations of skaters within Northern California since aggressive skating started in the early 90’s. I’d like to consider myself the second generation at least here in NorCal as other names like Jason Marshall, Jon Starr, Jon Julio, Jayson Reduta, Nick Riggle, Eugene Baldavino, Anthony Barroga and so many other names were definitely the first generation paving the way. I hit this realization before writing this because over the past 5 or so years I felt there may not be a next generation of skaters, but then we get a heavy hitter like Stephen Babcock hailing out of Brentwood and his homies that are down for the same cause to continue the strength and passion of NorCal skating.
One of the best aspects of rollerblading is the way it brings people together from all over the world and from all walks of life. Throughout the years we’ve been fortunate to be able to travel and make friends with folks from all over the world. Patrick Ridder has been a homie for years now and it’s always an absolute blast when we’re able to get together and blade, here’s Pat doing a steezed out torque soul in Berkeley.
For over a year we’ve been stacking footage and taking photos of all our friends around Northern California. This short video showcases all the good times and great skating that went down!
Whenever we can catch a session with Ivan Narez we know it’s going to be a rad time. Over the weekend we caught up with Ivan and captured this picturesque Fishbrain at a well known norcal skate spot inside Berkeley High School.
Throughout the years Kennan Scott has been a larger than life figure in rollerblading. In Northern California Kennan is considered a legend in his own right, whether he is influencing the rollerblading industry thru his skating, MC’ing the hottest competition or building companies like Monx, his contributions to the sport are immeasurable. Kennan Scott is a true inspiration and we’re honored to have him as a friend!
Over the years Cameron Talbott has proven to be one of the most talented rollerbladers, consistently getting better at his craft. Throughout we’ve been lucky to have Cameron frequent Northern California and last weekend we managed to capture this lofty 180 parallel grab in Belmont.
Every once in a while everything just comes together to make a photo really stand out, this backslide in Berkeley by Brian Freeman is the perfect example. The clouds provide an amazing backdrop to a steezed out B-Free.
Every rollerblader has their go-to trick, sometimes its as basic as a soul grind, for others it can be something much more difficult. For Andy Johnson the true-spin mizou has been a trick he can pull on what seems to be any obstacle. Over the weekend we managed to capture this classic Johnson true miz at Piedmont High.