Justin Eisinger

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Following Erik Burke’s advice from a quote in the booklet that accompanied the first editions of VG4, living his life “honest with friends and foes alike” has kept things interesting for ONE co-captain Justin Eisinger. A guy who started when Hyper Fat Boys were marks of an “aggressive” skater and learned to grind in Cool Blades, JE hails from Akron, Ohio, where he was blading the streets of Northeast Ohio when Louie Zamora, Eric Schrijn and Mike Opalek came to Cleveland in 1996 to film for Day of the Rope. He helped Akron get a skatepark built. After touring for a month with Ryan Schude, Pat Lennen, Oli Short, and BJ Burnhart in 2003, he moved to San Diego to run the Daily Bread editorial department. He wrote and narrated the documentary Barely Dead. In 2006, along with Wes Driver, all creative energies were focused into launching a new media direction for rollerbladers. That was ONE magazine.

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Did money buy more stunts?

Did money buy more stunts?

There’s a lot of debate online right now about current trends in blading. I mean,.....

The Pro Blader Project (Part 1)

The Pro Blader Project (Part 1)

A post shared by Kubotafotografia. (@kubotafoto) on Mar 20, 2017 at 2:58pm PDT Have you.....

Senate: The future was always screwed

Senate: The future was always screwed

Remember Senate? If you’re a blader in your mid-20’s or older (so that’s most of.....

Friday Night Mission Beach Blade

Friday Night Mission Beach Blade

It started with a photo from NYC. Then an edit. Pretty soon it was clear.....

What is Real?… or Dark Dispatches from Never Never Land

What is Real?… or Dark Dispatches from Never Never Land

Forgive me Bl8 Gawt, for I have sinned. It’s been 162 days since my last.....

Hey, kid, wanna go to a meeting?!

Hey, kid, wanna go to a meeting?!

Meetings — it’s all anyone wants to talk about today. Which is funny, because all.....

Have you looked at entry level skates recently?

Have you looked at entry level skates recently?

Have you been to a sporting goods store and surveyed the selection of skates available.....

Rest in Peace Bryan Bell

Rest in Peace Bryan Bell

Bladers, breakers, rappers, whatever you call yourselves… you’re part of the Bell family now.” —.....

The Future of Action Sports is here… and it’s Video Games

The Future of Action Sports is here… and it’s Video Games

We’ve seen the future of action sports and it’s not what you think at all.*.....

An Unexpected Blade Hero

An Unexpected Blade Hero

Rollerblading already had a Happy Black Jesus, that was Arlo Eisenberg. (By his own reckoning.).....

You Been Had

You Been Had

Well, that went off better than we hoped. When the idea was hatched for our.....

HUF displays blades at Zumiez NYC

HUF displays blades at Zumiez NYC

See all those blades? That’s the Zumiez store front at 840 Broadway in Manhattan. And.....

Top 7 Reasons You Still Rollerblade

Top 7 Reasons You Still Rollerblade

It happens all around us in blading — people quit. Even just yesterday Billy O’Neill.....

How many spins is too many?

How many spins is too many?

I know that a lot of bladers are out there watching the Olympics, because it.....

A Rollerblader in Skatopia’s Court

A Rollerblader in Skatopia’s Court

Out in the wilds of southern Ohio there lies a lawless 88 acres of nearly.....

Top 5 Blader Haters

Top 5 Blader Haters

Oh, you know… we’re four weeks into 2014 and someone’s already cracked open the haterade.....

More Than Words

More Than Words

Well, well, well — 2014 is upon us and the cheerful tidings of the holiday.....

1,000 Likes or… How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Just Love All Sorts of Blading

1,000 Likes or… How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Just Love All Sorts of Blading

Ever since just around Thanksgiving when I wrote that goofy “Top 10 Reasons You Quit.....

Top 10 Reasons You Quit Rollerblading

Top 10 Reasons You Quit Rollerblading

It’s a well-known phenomenon amongst bladers — people falling off and disappearing. And sure, for.....

Nitro Circus Live: Blading in the Action Sports Blender

Nitro Circus Live: Blading in the Action Sports Blender

For at least two years, there’s been a lot of talk within the blade community.....

What we learned from Airborne

What we learned from Airborne

I saw Airborne when it played in theaters. Maybe even twice. As someone who was.....

Retail Warriors

Retail Warriors

The retail marketplace for rollerblading has changed drastically since many of us first discovered the.....

Just Another Day with Russell

Just Another Day with Russell

Do you know my friend Russell Day? Maybe you do, because you’ve been through San.....

A Nike with blade frames

A Nike with blade frames

Your eyes are not deceiving you, that’s a Nike SB Dunk High LR Premium with.....

Shit-ton O’ Edits

Shit-ton O’ Edits

35 edits. That’s how many deals I shot and chopped in 2012. Not bad for.....

Don’t look now, the sky is falling

Don’t look now, the sky is falling

Okay, so that’s a mushroom cloud explosion, but you get the point. If you were.....

The Science of Swag

The Science of Swag

Ahoy, blade nerds — new, old news from the annals of Science! (That’s annals, you.....

Terje Haakonsen says urban snowboarding “like rollerblading”

Terje Haakonsen says urban snowboarding “like rollerblading”

Robert Lievanos forwarded along this video that showcases the premiere event of Burton’s new flick.....

Mother of all Top Acids

Mother of all Top Acids

That right there is the mother of all top acids. You saw it in VG4.....

What’s the deal with Raw Clips?

What’s the deal with Raw Clips?

L.O.L. at blade America. So this isn’t the first time this has come up, but.....

Game_Minds: Science Catches Up With Rollerblading

Game_Minds: Science Catches Up With Rollerblading

Well, it’s finally happened… science has caught up with rollerblading. While the benefits of the.....

What the hell happens in Prometheus?

What the hell happens in Prometheus?

Prometheus finally opened and we got to see it. A total visual feast. And it.....

When Rollerblading Gets Famous…

When Rollerblading Gets Famous…

…it could look like this. Which is a story VICE wrote about Tyler. It’s not.....

ONE Stencil Download

ONE Stencil Download

Love my Xsjados but the textured and contoured cuff shape ain’t the best for stickers......

A Legacy of Style

A Legacy of Style

By now pretty much everyone has heard the news that last Friday Adam Yauch, aka.....

Lost Photos from 2002–2003

Lost Photos from 2002–2003

Today it occurred to me that I have a particular cache of goodies in my.....

The Beast Has Fallen (July 2006)

The Beast Has Fallen (July 2006)

My friend Ben Karris tweeted last night: “Writing is like going into a long tunnel......

Who You Following?

Who You Following?

…or “Learning about people through social media” a.k.a. “Getting blocked from following people we like”.....

Brain Fear Gone?

Brain Fear Gone?

Have you ever felt like “Hey, I’m a rollerblader. And I’m better than you. I’m.....

The Cost of Trollerblading

The Cost of Trollerblading

Yesterday we posted a quick Q&A with Adam Johnson, talking about his new flick “Pariah”.....

Did something happen in Detroit?

Did something happen in Detroit?

Hey, guys, can you help me out — what’s this thing BDSC or whatever people.....

BCSD: I’ve lost count

BCSD: I’ve lost count

Well, another 364 days have passed. Tomorrow we practice the annual ritual of wedging ourselves.....

Bladers are RollerMakers

Bladers are RollerMakers

Maybe someday you’ll 3D print your own parts. Back in September of 1999 I sat.....

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