Man, what a fucking week. Let’s just skip through all the cutsie bullshit and get right to it.
Murda Kills Pro
In case you haven’t heard, Mike ‘Murda’ Johnson is done with professional rollerblading. Done. Over.
It all started with a simple Facebook status update.
Now, of course, this was going to be a big deal because as we’re all aware, Murda’s been a Razor‘s pro for quite some time. Sure, he didn’t have a section in Game Theory, but he did have the sickest true fish ever captured on film.
Actually, we haven’t been seeing much of him lately.
Oh, and there’s good reason for that.
Anyway, so VX/Street Artist’s Adam Johnson had to put Murda’s status up on his Tumblr. That got some people talking, especially the Be-Mag message board. No one can blame that kind of information to raise some eyebrows because you have the pro of one company waiting to put together his set-up.
Then again, he was just skating Razors at the Razor’s house in Vinny Minton‘s recent Razor’s Swag edit.
Considering Razors axed Don Bambrick seeming for less (or more, I’m not sure who’s to judge outside the Razor’s owners), we’re all sure riding a pair of Valos—and telling people about it—is a fireable offense for sure. And no one would blame them for it.
And as we all know, he’s not the first person to call it quits from getting paid to blade. It’s happened many times before from lots of skaters. Hell, go watch a video that’s five years old and some of those dudes don’t even skate any more.
That’s fine. Life moves on. We all grow up.
But, since AJ had to stoke the fires on all of this, I’ll let him have the last word out:
Truth III section? That’d be fucking sick.
Be-Mag killed it this week with up-to-date coverage of Winterclash. If you’re really too impatient to go over there and look everything they posted, here are the quick results:
1. Dominik Wagner
2. Roman Abrate
3. Brian Aragon
The Europeans kept their grasp on Winterclash, but always-a-top-finisher/American/former world champ Brian Aragon kept the pressure on them.
For photos and edits and more, head over to Be-Mag. They own that shit.
Shima, the new Nimh
Last week, we all watched the clock tick down on what was going on at www.shimamanufacturing.com. What we got was a very simple, yet clear message. Brian Shima said all that needed to be said without saying anything. They unraveled some of the HTML 5 shit on this:
Word is on the street that Nimh had been experiencing some inner troubles for a long time. While the announcement is
And that message was all good and fine for anyone what was going to be happening to such an awesome array of talent, but what about the skates? People who ride those skates seem to have a passionate and devout following.
People want to know about their gear!!!
People love gear!!!
What the hell is going on?!?!
I guess if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Shima Manufacturing is the new Nimh. Doesn’t look like much has changed outside a skin for Montre’s new skate.
If you want to know more or share your opinion of them over on the Be-Mag message board.
Want another long-time blading legend holding the latest model of the skating brand he owns?
The long-await Valo Lights!
If you’re in the market for a new pair of digs, it seems like the time to join the buyer’s market is nigh!
Anyway, that’s it for now.
Since it’s Valentine’s Day, I’d like to extend some blading love to everyone.
See you at Bitter Cold!