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Element 2 – Angry Youth Cinema – Aggressive Inline Skating (Thisissoul)

ThisissoulElement 2 – Angry Youth Cinema – Aggressive Inline Skating
from Thisissoul on 22 Mar 2019

Element 2 is an American Aggressive Inline Skate movie created by Joe Navran and released in the year 1999.

Released in 1999.

Starring:

Kevin Gillan
Billy Prislin
Brian Shima
Josh Petty
Dre Powell
Vinnie Minton
Randy Spizer
Dustin Latimer
And many more

Aggressive Inline skating emerged in the VHS era.
In these old video’s you can really see the progression of the sport.
The first inline skate video was Dare to Air, made in 1993.
In this video the skaters are using 72mm recreational skates and they can barely grind.
And a few years later the skaters are doing insane combo’s on REAL aggressive skates!

We created a movement called #angryyouth, all about showing the roots of our culture.
We do three things:
– We digitalize old VHS tapes and we will put them on http://Angryyouthcinema.com so that you can watch them there.
– The physical VHS tapes will be available for purchase on Thisissoul.com.
– And once every month we will get together in a creative studio in Amsterdam with a group of skate enthusiasts. Specially for this occasion we created a little cinema and a bar in his studio.
Each month we screen one of the tapes and drink beers afterwards.

Check our This is Soul Facebook for more information about the upcoming Angry Youth Cinema events! Entrance is free!
https://www.facebook.com/thisissoul/events/

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Comparing 4 braking techniques // tricktips // Thisissoul Vlog // Inline Skating (Thisissoul)

ThisissoulComparing 4 braking techniques // tricktips // Thisissoul Vlog // Inline Skating
from Thisissoul on 19 Mar 2019

inline skaten has a big overlap with skiing and ice skating. A lot of the techniques are even called the same. this might be disceiviving though! Ice skating is done on a skaterink and skiing is done on a skislope. in both these situations there are no traffic lights, no pedestrians. no sudden changes in the type of terrain you are using and no cars to watch out for!

these might be the biggest reasons why people in general over estimate the difficulty of inline skating. they might think, ” ah i did fine on the skaterink or skislope last winter, so ill be fine one inline skates in the streets.

One extra reason why inline skating is much harder is because ice and snow are very slippery. it is very easy to do a snowplow stop on ice skates or ski’s becasue it takes no effort to get in to the slide.
With polyurethane wheels and tarmac there is just too much grip to get in to a slide. you will have to work for and AND know what you are doing.

Thisissoul is not only a big skateshop, but we also have a big skateschool! during our lessons to beginners we fockus on the 4 most used techniques for stopping!
These are.

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Amateur – Angry Youth Cinema – Aggressive Inline Skating (Thisissoul)

ThisissoulAmateur – Angry Youth Cinema – Aggressive Inline Skating
from Thisissoul on 16 Mar 2019

Amateur is an American Aggressive Inline Skate movie created by Joe Navran and released in the year 2000.

The film features skating from:
Jeff Frederik
Billy Prislin
Vinny Minton
Dustin Latimer
And many more

Aggressive Inline skating emerged in the VHS era.
In these old video’s you can really see the progression of the sport.
The first inline skate video was Dare to Air, made in 1993.
In this video the skaters are using 72mm recreational skates and they can barely grind.
And a few years later the skaters are doing insane combo’s on REAL aggressive skates!

We created a movement called #angryyouth, all about showing the roots of our culture.
We do three things:
– We digitalize old VHS tapes and we will put them on http://Angryyouthcinema.com so that you can watch them there.
– The physical VHS tapes will be available for purchase on Thisissoul.com.
– And once every month we will get together in a creative studio in Amsterdam with a group of skate enthusiasts. Specially for this occasion we created a little cinema and a bar in his studio.
Each month we screen one of the tapes and drink beers afterwards.

Check our This is Soul Facebook for more information about the upcoming Angry Youth Cinema events! Entrance is free!
https://www.facebook.com/thisissoul/events/

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Amateur VHS – Angry Youth Cinema – Aggressive Inline Skating (Thisissoul)

ThisissoulAmateur VHS – Angry Youth Cinema – Aggressive Inline Skating
from Thisissoul on 15 Mar 2019

Baking Cookies is an American Aggressive Inline Skate movie. Produced by Joe Navran and Box Magazine in the year 2000.

The film features skating from:
Jeff Frederik
Billy Prislin
Vinny Minton
Dustin Latimer
And many more

Aggressive Inline skating emerged in the VHS era.
In these old video’s you can really see the progression of the sport.
The first inline skate video was Dare to Air, made in 1993.
In this video the skaters are using 72mm recreational skates and they can barely grind.
And a few years later the skaters are doing insane combo’s on REAL aggressive skates!

We created a movement called #angryyouth, all about showing the roots of our culture.
We do three things:
– We digitalize old VHS tapes and we will put them on http://Angryyouthcinema.com so that you can watch them there.
– The physical VHS tapes will be available for purchase on Thisissoul.com.
– And once every month we will get together in a creative studio in Amsterdam with a group of skate enthusiasts. Specially for this occasion we created a little cinema and a bar in his studio.
Each month we screen one of the tapes and drink beers afterwards.

Check our This is Soul Facebook for more information about the upcoming Angry Youth Cinema events! Entrance is free!
https://www.facebook.com/thisissoul/events/

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Skate wheel hardness explained – Inline skating (Thisissoul)

ThisissoulSkate wheel hardness explained – Inline skating
from Thisissoul on 13 Mar 2019

In general, when customers come to our store in Amsterdam asking for advise about what wheels to choose, we will advise them to pick a good compound and wheel size first! There are certain words of wisdom about hardness but they translate very poorly between different brands,
In this article the hard facts about Hardness are layed out!

SHORE HARDNESS SCALE
To measure the hardness a scale was made a hundred years ago by mister Albert Ferdinand Shore, With 0 being the softest and 100 being the hardest. On this scale candy is like a 10A, a rubber band is about 60A and an inline skate wheel is often between 80A and 95A.

You can find this hardness number almost always printed on the wheel itself marked with the A from Albert of course.

WHAT TO USE FOR SPEED
There are different aspects of skating that require different wheel qualities. Lets talk a bit about what you need for stuff like speed, comfort, grip, breaking, sliding and grinding.

So first off, how does hardness relate to speed?
When a wheel is soft, it becomes a bit like an egg. And eggs of course dont really roll that well.

It could very well be though that wheel with soft urethane is faster then one with harder urethane. The scale that mister Albert Shore made only measures the outer layer of the wheel. it does not measure the core! This is why it is very difficult to compare the speed of wheels from between different brands,

If there is a little stone laying on the asphalt, a soft wheel will get a dent and it will absorb the little rock for a second. That absorption takes some energy though! Having a hard wheel will make you fly over the rock and lets you keep your speed!

WHAT TO USE FOR COMFORT
Now we have gotten to comfort! Having a soft wheels is like having multiple shockabsorbers underneath you feet. all the inequities of a bumpy road will be absorbed. Maybe when you are skating bad Dutch roads a soft wheel will be something for you.

WHAT TO USE FOR GRIP
To get grip, you want to have as much contact with the surface as possible. Because soft wheels deform in an bit of an egg, they have a bigger part of the wheel in contact with the ground. This gives you the extra grip you might want.

So the softer the wheel the grippier it gets.

Having some extra grip can be great for skating in the rain!

WHAT TO USE FOR BRAKING AND SLIDING
For braking and sliding you actually dont want grip. This is why rain might even be an advantage because it enables you to practice sliding even better.

Anybody that wants to be the king of the streets should aim on mastering some basic slides to break with. Because hard wheels are less grippy they slide allot easier.
If sliding is what you want to learn then get the hardest wheels that you can find.

WHAT TO USE FOR GRINDING
the worst thing about aggressive inline skating is the compromise you need to make in your hardware to accommodate grinding.

so many aggressive skaters use only the outher two very small wheels to have maximum grind space.
having two wheels cuts your grip in half so it makes a skatepark like the olympiaplein in Amsterdam extra slippery.
you could make an argument that this is why having soft wheels would be beneficial for an aggressive skater.
if one of those wheels touches the top of the curb however during a grind, you might be in for a suprice.
To prevent sticking on your grind we use very, very hard wheels in the middle called grindwheels or antirockers. having those touch the top of the curb first might save you!

TO SUMMARIZE ON SOFT WHEELS
The benefits for soft wheels are:
– They make for a smooth ride.
– They are grippy.

The downside of soft wheels are:
– They are slow.
– They are not good for sliding/grinding and breaking.

TO SUMMARIZE ON HARD WHEELS
The benefits for hard wheels are:
– They are fast.
– They are good for advanced braking techniques like slides and also grinds.

The down sides of hard wheels are:
– They are not so comfortable
– They are not grippy so you can not walk up to a bank in a skatepark.

Buy wheels here:
https://www.thisissoul.com/skateparts/wheels.html

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