BLADE LIFE: An Interview with Shane Conn

BLADE LIFE: An Interview with Shane Conn


Although most people may have heard about you by now, who are you? Why are you being interviewed for ONE?
Well, I would be one Shane Alexander Conn, residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I would assume that I am being interviewed by ONE because I’m doing something decent on my blades.

You lived in Pittsburgh your entire life, how has the Steel City shaped who you are today?
I can’t even picture myself growing up anywhere else. I wouldn’t have wanted to either, I wouldn’t be who I am today without this town. Pittsburgh is the greatest place I have ever been to, and I am proud to be from here.


So, I’m guessing you consider yourself a Yinzer. What exactly is a Yinzer?
A resident (current or former) of the greater Pittsburgh region. Fanatics of Steeler Football, Penguins Hockey and loathers of Pirates Baseball. A Yinzer also speaks the unique dialect of “Pittsburghese.” If you hear them talk you’ll know they’re from the ‘Burgh.

Pittsburgh has some pretty insane terrain to explore, what is your main motivation for blading the haggard spots your city has to offer?
My main motive when I go out is to try and accomplish something I have yet to do. Not necessarily learn new tricks, but skate something I haven’t skated before or use a spot in a new way. Every trick is a battle here. There is no such thing as a “perfect” spot in Pittsburgh. Our concrete is old, cracked and weathered. But I like it like that, having difficult terrain that fights you every stride you take makes you a better rollerblader in my opinion.

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Kevin Little - Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Love Shane Conn! Best dude. Thanks One for showcasing his talent to the world.



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