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]

Sign the GoPetition to resurface Vermont Vert Ramp and construct a children’s play area

melbourne og vert crew

[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″]If you’ve been following the Aussie rolling scene on Facebook lately, you may have noticed a spike in interest in vert skating.

A number of veteran rollerbladers have returned to the game and are regularly posting videos and photos, with one of the most active being Mick Smith.

Mick has now launched a campaign on GoPetition to resurface Vermont Vert Ramp and construct a play area for children.

Here is what Mick had to say about the petition:

“Vermont Vert Ramp has been around for a very long time and has seen some weather damage over the years.

“This ramp has seen the likes of many professional inline and skateboarders in the past.

“This ramp is still being used to this day by myself and many others. A re-surface of this ramp would be very beneficial and will attract more people.

“We also ask for a play equipment area to be built near the ramp and rubbish bins to be placed around the area.

“We the undersigned are asking the City of Whitehorse Council to re-surface the Vermont Skate Ramp and to build a play equipment area as well as rubbish bins to be placed in the venue.”

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