Michel Prado of Brazil, resident of Barcelona, sent us these images of his great looking Xsjado Stockwell / Arrow / setup along with a shot of them in action. Thanks go out to photographer Alex Miró, whos work can be seen here: www.flickr.com/blik_photographies
“What do you think about the new Powerblading craze?
Honestly, when I first tried them (the Kizer frames) I wasn’t sure it was possible to do grinds, but I rediscovered blading again – just like when I was a child. I wasn’t used to skating flat. I was mostly skating freestyle Xsjado frames and the difference is huge. You can skate really fast and you can skate on rough floors. It’s just like normal skates, but faster, and you can grind with them too. Plus, there’s no brake! It could become a new kind of blading.”
Check out the full interview here: http://www.wheelscene.co.uk/2012/01/night-blading-with-stephane-mosselmans/
Words and photos: Mathieu Hennebert
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Quoted from Vimeo: “This is my first few session of riding Kizer Advance Powerblading frames.
Not quite used to it yet, riding flat 8-wheel feels weird initially. However, I found the fun of all these factors.
The speed gain is surely higher and smooth. Nice riding on tarred-road, less vibration and maintaining good speed.
As for grinding part, I am fine on the soul tricks so far. And a little bit of groove tricks like royale is fine too. However, I am still looking for the right way hitting topsides.
As a conclusion of this session, I think powerblading is a good new start.
With that, we could do more cruising with less vibration on our feet.
Plus point is, this frames still can do various grind tricks.
Thanks to Wheel Love Skateshop sponsorship.
Thanks to Weiwei for all the nice footage.”
Wee Chong Hooi
Hooi’s setup can be seen in a previous post, here: http://powerblading.org/setups-28/