One of the world’s most stylish skaters and long time pro-skater Dominic Sagona sent us his Powerblading setup, made up of some Deshi Carbons, Advance and UC PB’s.
You can read Dominic’s interview from today here: http://theconference.org/conf_blog_wp/?p=5050
Here’s what he had to say on Powerblading:
Having spent time at the Powerhouse, you must have also tried Kizer’s other frames including Powerblading, how do you feel about the movement and the feel?
DS: I can see why there’s scepticism about it from our little ‘aggressive’ community, because it’s something new. It’s extremely functional and fun in cities, and comming from a skating backround where we are accustomed to rolling around on 4, 58 millimeter wheels, it really takes a little bit of acclimatising to realize what you’ve got under your feet. I actually think it can be way more risky than ‘trick’ or ‘stunt’ skating because of the speeds and predicaments you can put yourself into (if you choose to push it of course). Like skating with my buddy, Greg Mirzoyan, in BCN, who’s been ‘freeskating’ for years now, really put into perspective how next level you can take your actual skating skills. That dude is nuts, and is pretty comfortable with projecting his body at high speeds on 8 wheels through a bustling city. It just kinda makes you think of skating a bit differently, which is maybe something we could all use. I can’t help but let it remind me of biking, and how there’s different little sub-genre or sub-niches of biking, like: BMX, or trials, or mountain. So it kinda reminds me of that in a way, which is cool. It just brings more people into our small industry, which is what we need.