Rollerblading will feature in the inaugural Nitro Circus World Games in Salt Lake City, Utah

Nitro World Games

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_image src=”” image_width=”800″ image_height=”450″ crop=”false” 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″]There is some good news for rollerblading’s exposure on the world stage this week, with the announcement that the inaugural Nitro World Games in Salt Lake City in Utah will feature a gold medal event for Inline Best Trick.

Created by extreme sports icon Travis Pastrana with Nitro Circus CEO and Creative Director Michael Porra, the Nitro World Games will feature events in freestyle motocross, BMX, skate, inline, scooter and more.

Rollerblading’s inclusion is a huge credit to the following that Chris Haffey and more recently, Wake Schepman, have built while on tour with the Nitro Circus Live tour worldwide.

Don’t expect any grinds, with the whole course focused on the launch ramps (see the course layout in the video below).

Either way, it will no doubt provide some seriously good viewing for both the stadium audience and primetime NBC audience in the USA.

“Action sports is about progression, pushing the envelope to go bigger, faster and farther than ever before,” said Pastrana.

“When it comes to competition, I expect to see the best of the best going head to head, attempting tricks no one has ever seen before. With the Nitro World Games, we wanted to create an event that raised the bar and took action sports to the next level.”

“This is a passion project for Travis and for myself as well. We have worked tirelessly for three years with one goal in mind: a total reinvention of action sports competition. This is absolutely essential for the industry’s growth,” said Porra.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]OFFICIAL NITRO WORLD GAMES 2016 INFORMATION

The Nitro World Games will host some of the world’s biggest stars and the most accomplished athletes in action sports. It will also feature new disciplines, formats, tricks and all new ramps along with a Nitro-invented live scoring system ensuring fans can engage with the competition during the Games. Each event will be a final round with everything on the line.

Riders will attempt awe-inspiring — and in many cases brand new — tricks. Independent and legendary veterans of each discipline will judge the fierce competition with pre-agreed degree of difficulty for every trick, ensuring the fairest and easiest to understand scoring system.


FMX Biggest Trick
BMX Best Trick
BMX Triple Jump
Skate Best Trick
Scooter Best Tricks
Inline Best Tricks

Every action sports athlete in the world is eligible to compete in the Nitro World Games. Riders can attempt to qualify through preliminary events to be held at the Nitro Circus Academy of Excellence at Woodward West and at Travis Pastrana’s Pastranaland complex in Maryland, USA. Finalists will participate in the epic main competition at Rice-Eccles Stadium on July 16, 2016.

As you’d expect from Nitro Circus, the Nitro World Games will feature a massive production, with over 15 different ramps – including Nitro Circus’ trademark 50-foot Giganta Ramp and the biggest setup in the history of FMX Big Air – filling the stadium floor, plus pyrotechnics, state of the art replay screens and more.

For full information about the event, visit


Tianjin to Beijing: Velvet Couch Clothing team in China by Mitchell Macrae

Rob Kellett

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=””][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]A couple of months ago, some of Velvet Couch Clothing’s riders headed over to China to meet up with the rest of the team doing shows in Tianjin and Beijing.

This edit by Mitchell Macrae chronicles the adventures of Brisbane’s own Paulie Haack, Rob Kellett (pictured below), Gerard Ahrens and Jamie Sims, plus internationals Oliver Czaja, AJ Stine, Marc Gyver, Benjamin Hudson, Diego Galdames Salazar and Denis Gul.

From the streets of an abandoned city in Tianjin to the epic skate park that is Beijing Woodward, it’s killer showcase of both blading and their adventures in the People’s Republic. For all the pictures from the trip, click here.

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Thomas Dalbis presents EuroTrip (2015) featuring Antony Pottier, Alex Burston and more

Euro Trip 2015

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_video link=”″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Australia’s own Thomas Dalbis recently jetted off to Europe to escape the Melbourne winter and enjoy a few weeks of skating and partying.

He has just dropped his edit of the trip and it features some of the best moments of the European summer, with skating from Antony Pottier, Alex Burston, Loz Badger, Elliot Stevens, Adrien Anne, Jeremy Dalbis, F11D, Jb GRam and more.

Filmed 100% on a GoPro Hero3, Dalbis looks like he had a cracker trip skating with some of the world’s best.

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