Canberra’s Rhys Bell has come into his own in recent years, taking out a massive win in the Open Street section of the Australian Rolling Open in 2014 in Geelong and second in the Open Street at ARO 2015 in Canberra.
Rhys has been skating hard for years, initially riding for Salomon, before hooking up with Razors Australia and VC Clothing. He is known for his stylish yet high-intensity skating across street, park and mega-ramp, with his success at the last two AROs reinforcing his place as one of the country’s top skaters.
Eventually, Rhys moved to Canberra and has been living there ever since. He is a driving force behind Canthrax, a media and production crew pushing the Canberra rollerblading scene founded by Dave Jacobs. Rhys not only releases his own edits regularly, but also films, edits and photographs the best of the capital’s skate scene.
Rhys Bell 2014 Profile filmed by Jacob Taylor, Iain Smith, Damino Luzzi & Jorden Collins.
Edited by Rhys Bell. Music: Hermitude – The Drift.