This was one of the most challenging blade edits I’ve done. Skating in isolation on Maui, it’s been really hard to find consistent filmers and anyone to skate with. I also had to fit in filming between my work schedule and injuries. So when it all lined up, I had to step up to the trick because I didn’t know when I’d have the chance again. Even though I’m not completely satisfied with my skating in this edit, I don’t want to wait any longer to be done with it. I will always blade, but completing this edit was my last unfinished project in rollerblading.
I love blading so much but it’s also a humbling challenge to accept that I’m older, beat up,
and am coming to the end of this chapter in my life. It’s been a roller coaster ride of heavy
disappointments and life-long injuries but also the best memories and most rewarding experiences
I’ve ever had in my life and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without it.
So thank you rollerblading for the amazing journey… I am forever grateful.
Payton Wagner, Mike Krevlin, Ryan McGinnis, Travis Nakama, Jaysin Williams, Akari Ihara,
Roxanne Balanay, Darrell Aubert, Philip Lemoine, Jamie Khammounetry,
Noa Auweloa, Jared Young & Morgan Jones