As we all know , the best way to keep people motivated and grow a sport is helping the beginners. It was with this in mind that a few weeks ago i made a poll on Facebook asking people what tricks they would want me to teach them, and here it is the chosen one - FRONTSIDE SLIDE.
Ennui loved the idea and we discussed about starting a "HOW TO" video series, so here it is #1.
Keep your eyes on ENNUI FACEBOOK because you never know when the new one is coming out
Last February i made a Tour Across Angola with the team from the local energy drink, SPEED. The goal was to document the wheel and wave generations of Angola.
A few months later, here it is Part 2 of this project, the rollerblading scene in Angola is super healthy and i truly believe in this kids for the future of this sport, They got the talent, they´re unite and most of all THEY HAVE PASSION!
Its not easy to write about this, but the truth is, just like the title says A HELMET CAN SAFE YOUR LIFE.
Over the past week 2 friends of mine had accidents while riding bikes and rollerblades, sadly one of them passed away and the other one is in the hospital with several injuries including a cracked skull.
I want to send my condolences to Brett Urbas Family (from the bottom of my heart, I really wish I wasn't writing about this right now, Rest in Peace Brett). There is a Brett Memorial fundraiser going on, so if you can help his family please click HERE.
Alex is one of the fastest track bike riders, he always rides with an helmet and is stable right now, although he has no insurance to pay the hospital bills and needs plastic surgery. There is also a fundraiser to help Alex getting his life back to normal, every cent can help Alex, please donate HERE
Over the last few hours I found myself thinking, "I don't really know how and why this idea got into my mind, but im really glad that i made the choice to start riding with some head protection every time I put my skates or ride my bike".
There´s a million options out there , from beanies to helmets, from all black to green with yellow, we do invest so much in stupid things in out life...
PLEASE INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE HEALTH and USE AN HELMET
In the beginning of the week i posted about some changes happening in my life, so here it is, CHANGE #1:
Over the last 32 years, wheels have been part of my life. It all started with Roller-skates at the age of 2,5 years old, now at the age of 34 and after skating professionally for a few companies including USD skates (owned by Powerslide), i had the opportunity to manage the powerslide rollerskating department, This could be a really small thing as its something completely new, BUT the german based Powerslide is in 2015 one of the biggest inline skating companies , they own some of the best inline street skating companies such as Xsjado and USD, and they do also own the best speed skating brand POWERSLIDE.
The project for POWERSLIDE OCTO , is to continue producing a line of cruising around roller-skates but also to bring to the market the first ever ramp/street roller-skate , theres a lot of ideas on the table, prototypes going back and forth and who knows a Ricardo Lino Pro model ????
For now we have a team with skaters from Europe and USA, and the plan is to grow our marketing investment with the growing of the market, so basically i hope your all ready for POWERSLIDE OCTO, because we´re here to conquer the wheel world.
for now follow us on Facebook and instagram @powerslideOCTO
Here i am, in the middle of winter in a continent where most people wouldn't even think rain could happen,
The Lino Life had a "little" change a few months ago, and what you are reading now was written in Capetown, the closest city to South Pole in the African continent.
If you look at the right side of the website , you might notice some changes and if you wanna know a little bit more about these changes keep an eye up in thelinolife.com
more to come this week
meanwhile , don't forget to follow me on instagram @ricardolino and facebook.
I'm right now in Angola and moving to South Africa in 3 weeks. Trying to make this blade meetings everywhere...would love to see this project spread and see more people doing this in their cities
more then riding 30 years on wheels.