ARO 2015 Vert: Australian legends Shane Yost, Iain Smith and more killing it in Brad Watson’s new edit

Shane Yost

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]You’ll feel like you’re taking a trip back to the golden era of vert rollerblading with this new ARO edit from Brad Watson.

Seeing Shane Yost spin, flip and fly his way to first place is like watching him during his time at the top of the ASA Tour, X-Games and Gravity Games over a decade ago.

A true icon of the rollerblading game, it’s little wonder he came in on top for the second ARO in a row.





Brad himself killed it on his way to second place, with some massive airs and one of the best tricks of the day – a huge backside on the guardrail at the back of the vert ramp with 20 feet of drop behind him (pictured below). Huge!

Iain Smith was also in top form to take out third, with some lofty airs and flips, and stylish and technical grinds.

The edit also features Oliver Czaja, Hayden Golder and more.

For more of Brad Watson’s edits, check out his YouTube channel.

Photos: Shane Yost by Timothy Macauley (cover shot) and Brad Watson by Hayden Golder (below).[/vc_column_text][mk_image image_width=”800″ image_height=”450″ crop=”false” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”25″ src=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Canthrax 2014 edit featuring Rhys Bell, Iain Smith, Tristan Richards, Matt Dudley and more

Matt Dudley Canthrax

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_image src=”” image_width=”800″ image_height=”450″ crop=”true” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”25″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Canberra crew Canthrax has released a killer new edit featuring the best of the capital city’s rollerblading talent.

Canthrax 2014 features Rhys Bell, Iain Smith, Johnny Jacob, Paul Wicke, Matt Dudley and Tristan Richards shredding across Canberra’s best parks and street spots.

Filmed by Jacob Taylor, Iain Smith, Damino Luzzi & Jorden Collins. Edited by Rhys Bell.

Music: Mantra – Got Me Wrong (Speaking In Tongues/2011)

Photo: Matt Dudley – Topside Torque Soul

For more of Rhys’ work, check out his YouTube channel or the Canthrax website.[/vc_column_text][vc_video title=”Canthrax 2014 Edit by Rhys Bell” link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Australian Rollerblading Open 2014: All the videos, photos and results in one place

Rhys Bell ARO Champion

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_image src=”” image_width=”800″ image_height=”450″ crop=”true” lightbox=”true” custom_lightbox=”” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”25″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h2″ style=”true” color=”#393836″ size=”24″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”25″ font_family=”none” align=”left”]ARO 2014[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]The mighty Australian Rolling Open hit The Park in Geelong on August 30, bringing with the nation’s best skaters for a battle of the titans across street, vert amd mini mega disciplines.

Needless to say, it was the biggest gathering of rollerbladers in the country in 2014 and saw some landmark tricks go down, from the return of the legendary Shane Yost to the vert ramp, to Tristan Richards’ epic double misty on the mega and Rhys Bell’s hammers on the street course (including the picture above, photographed by Craig Richards).[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]If you’d prefer to just check out the results and watch the videos without having to read the full review, it’s all here, including edits by Daniel Talbot, Iain Smith and Alice McTaggart, and photos by Craig Richards. was proud to sponsor ARO 2014, big thanks to all the organisers, sponsors and supporters for making it the killer weekend that it was! See you all next year.[/vc_column_text][vc_video title=”ARO 2014 Edit by Daniel Talbot” link=””][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h2″ style=”true” color=”#393836″ size=”14″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″ font_family=”none” align=”left”]AUSTRALIAN ROLLERBLADING OPEN 2014 RESULTS: OPEN STREET, VERT & MINI MEGA[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Opens Street

1st: Rhys Bell

2nd: Tom Scofield

3rd: Martin Gade


1st: Shane Yost

2nd: Brad Watson

3rd: Hayden Golder

Mini Mega

1st: Tristan Richards

2nd: Brad Watson

3rd: Rhys Bell[/vc_column_text][vc_video title=”ARO 2014 Edit by Iain Smith” link=”″][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h2″ style=”true” color=”#393836″ size=”14″ font_weight=”bold” letter_spacing=”0″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″ font_family=”none” align=”left”]AUSTRALIAN ROLLERBLADING OPEN 2014 RESULTS: GIRLS, OLD SCHOOL & JUNIORS[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Girls Street

1st: Tiffany street

2nd: Jenny Logue

Junior Girls Winner: Alana boots

Old Skool

1st: George Sarantoulious

2nd: Chris Pullar

3rd: Brad Watson

Under 18s Street

1st: Darcy Smith

2nd: John Jacob

3rd: Daniel Werry

Under 14s Street

1st: Nick Thorne[/vc_column_text][mk_image_slideshow title=”ARO 2014 PHOTOS BY CRAIG RICHARDS” images=”7908,7907,7906,7905,7904,7903,7902,7901,7900,7899,7898,7897,7896,7895,7894,7893,7892,7891,7890,7889,7888,7887,7886,7885,7884,7883,7882,7881,7880,7879,7878,7877,7876,7875,7874,7873,7872,7871,7870,7869,7868,7867,7866,7865,7864,7863,7862,7861,7860,7859,7858,7857,7856,7855,7854,7853,7852,7851,7850,7849,7848,7847,7846,7845,7844,7843,7842,7841,7840,7839,7838,7837,7836,7835,7834,7833,7832,7831,7830,7829,7828,7827,7826,7825,7824,7823,7822,7821,7820,7819″ image_width=”800″ image_height=”550″ effect=”fade” animation_speed=”700″ slideshow_speed=”7000″ pause_on_hover=”false” smooth_height=”true” direction_nav=”true”][vc_video title=”ARO 2014 Edit by Alice McTaggart” link=”″][/vc_column][/vc_row]