Nils Jansons earned your votes and became the latest ONE Skater of the Year. Like past SOTYs Alex Broskow and John Bolino, Nils took his new title and went straight into a hot streak — winning events, taking blading into Latvian schools, being interviewed on TV, and working on all of his own plans to get blading in front of more people through festivals and his own events. And after seeing tricks like he did at Winterclash and Pony Cup, and his photos inside and on the cover of ONE, it can seem like blading poses little challenge for the young powerhouse. But that’s not the case.
As you’ll see in this edit that Nils chopped together himself, some come easy but the big ones can and do take their toll. Can you count how many attempts it took to nail the disaster soul for the cover shot?
Think blading lost its heart or balls? Think again. Nils Jansons is amazing. Nils Jansons is rollerblading.
See and read more in ONE #20 — in stores now.