After a long period with very little blading going down, the scene is back in full force with regular jams weekly and more than a couple of old bladers coming out of the woodwork alongside the fresh faces.
French-Canadian traveller Marc André Pellan recently spent his last few months in Australian hanging in and around the region, after travelling up from Adelaide via the East Coast.
Since returning home to the land of maple syrup and poutine, has dropped this fun little edit filmed at the last two sessions before he left, alongside some travel footage of the region.
Marc says: “Heeere it is! Last VAP, Episode # 011, all fresh and fresh. Carrying the last Australian memories I had the chance to catch up on film. Make love, not war. Scream very loud! Embrace the nearest cockatoo to me. LOVXXXE!”
The skating won’t blow your mind, but does show the fun and tight-knit crew that is the Cairns rollerblading scene.
Features Leon Van Wyk, Ulrik Strodl, Marc André Pellan, Adam Nicholls, Jesse Kuch, Rhys Manuel, Glen Thorp, Rick Measday and lots of crazy Cairns crew and creatures. Enjoy!
For more of Marc André Pellan’s VAP videos from across the globe (including the last edit in Adelaide), check out his Vimeo page.