Canadian Roll News # 25

29 08 2006

MTL Classic wrap-up

Seth Tillinghast has recently posted up an in depth review of the Montreal Classic, which took place in Montreal Canada August 19th to the 22nd. Seth posted this review on Rollerwarehouse Blog’s that you can find HERE.

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Canadian Roll News # 24

29 08 2006

Session News

Leon Basin, Co-owner of Shop -Task is hosting a British Columbia skate session on Septemeber the 2nd. It will start at Poco Skatepark and continue to street sessions. Once again I cannot state how much Shop-Task is trying to promote Canadian skating in a Positive Nature, so if you live around the area, go skate and have fun. Here is the flyer to explain more. If you want to see a bigger photo of the flyer hit up VM-Magazine it is on the first page.

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Also if you are trying to Contact Shop-Task hit up their E-mails, For Ontario it is: shoptask@hotmail.com and for B.C it is: taskbc@hotmail.com

MOBB News
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The Mobb Crew has just created a blog (http://themobblog.com) to tell you everything from skating related articles to how they feel in general about certain issues. I must say the site is well put together, looks very professional, and has insane pictures such as this.

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And this

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So if you want to check out what Mobb is doing, hit up their website as it has a maltitude of great content from a great crew. Once again that is http://themobblog.com

***Editors Note, these pictures of Mobb were NOT taken by me in any way as I can only wish to create art such as this, but were taken from the mobblog itself.***

N.D





13 Questions With Shop-Task

28 08 2006

Since starting the website I have had a lot of questions about one topic in particular, Shop-Task. It seems people want to know who runs this shop, how its operated and more importantly how they can get their greedy hands on some merchandise. I decide to clear some of these question up for people and had an Interview with Leon Basin and Brian Mccutcheon. I have come to realize these guys a good hearted people who care about their customers and about Canadian skating, ontop of that I’ve realized they really like to say TASK WHAT !!! And I respect that.

If anyone wants merchandise you can contact Shop-Task Ontario at shoptask@hotmail.com and Shop-Task B.C at taskbc@hotmail.com. Or use the phone in Ontario Call (416) 822-0669 and for B.C (604) 218 3251

Also the guys have generously let me post up 1 bonus section from their video, Task Ontario. I have hosted it up on Megauploads HERE for all to share. You will have to download VLC player to view the video, but VLC player is such an astounding media player, that allows people to view many video formats, so it is not a pointless download to view a video once. You can Download VLC Player HERE.

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13 QUESTIONS WITH SHOP-TASK

Q1-Who started Shop-Task? And when was it created?

A1- SHOP-TASK was established summer 2005 by Leon Basin and Brian McCutcheon.

Q2-Why was Shop-Task created?

A2- SHOP-TASK was created to make rollerblading more POPULAR, ACCESSIBLE and AFFORDABLE.

Q3-Your business is not run like any other, would you like to tell people how you move products.

A3- We dont have a store front. That allows us to keep the prices very low. We have a big inventory and we can get almost any product within 2 weeks. We offer a free deliver which makes us very ACCESSIBLE.

Q4- Are you seeing any profit from any of this, and if so where does it go?

A4- Profits are very small but we do move alot of product which is very important. All profits go towards SESSIONS, COMPS and new products.

Q5- Does Shop-Task stand for anything, and what’s the meaning behind the name?

A5- Task is our crew name.

Q6- What does Shop-Task contribute to Canadian rolling?

A6- GROWTH.

Q7-Shop-Task treats their customers with respect and in a professional manner without any ego, do you think that is essential in running a shop?

A7- We are rollerbladers same as our costumers. No matter if you are a beginner or an expert, Shop-Task will hook you up.

Q8-What Identity would you like people to associate Shop-Task with?

A8- BEST PRICES.

Q9- The DVD (Task-Ontario) came out not to long ago, how much is it selling for and what can people expect to see?

A9- TASK ONTARIO features the best rollerbladers in Ontario. Bonus includes all Shop-Task sessions up to date. PRICE $20

Q10- Are there plans for another video any time soon?

A10- Videos are key. We want to capture and promote Canadian skaters.

Q11- How was STSB (Shop-Task Skate Battle) and what went down at the competition

A11- The STSB was SICK. Despite the weather, a lot of people still showed up and skated the dope spots we came up with/created.The bank to rail was destroyed by Sean Knight, along with every other spot. Kyle Godden and DP came through in a big way as well. Steve from Keswick also laid down some pretty bad ass stunts on every spot for the ams. Not to mention, the man himself, Hans, also killed it. All in all it was a sick day, with lots of good skating and sick spots, which BTW (By the way) will probably not get to be skated again. Thanks to everybody who came out, and be on the lookout for more Task fings!!

Q12-For the 1 dumb question of the interview, If both of you could have 1 super power what would it be and why. Super skating power does not count.

A12- Fuck super powers, we are TASK…………. WHAT!!

Q13- Shout outs?

A13- JESUS, MARLON BRANDO, BART, ALDO, PHILLIP, FERNANDO, ELI, 1-900, PETAR, SK, DP, RBB, RAT,B-RAD, BNS, D-TOUR, EDGAR, WHEAT, THE HUM, J-CRIZ, MCINNIS, AJ,WILL, K-GOD, STEEF,DUB, DAVE, RICK, NICK, HAYDEN, SIMON D, MIKE DAVID, FARMER, BOYLE, JON TOPPING, HANS, JONG, SER GAY, IVAN, YURI, TERRY, BLAIR, HAAPOJA BROTHERS, ERIK BURROW, MALTA BROTHERS, VIGNEUX BROTHERS, ALL YOUR SISTERS AND YOUR MOTHERS, MOBB, DEFINE, 519 CREW, KESWICK CREW, MTC, PEPE, MTL, ISRAEL, I DARE U, TC, MILLAR, WES, ANTON, COMPTON, KEITH, YOB, LEO, RANDY, RILEY, SAZLEBERRY, BAXTER, NEIMA, MASON, JOSH SILVER, STEPHANE, SWISS, JOSH, JASPER, ADRIAN, STAZE, ROSS, SAPOTA, DELMAR, CLEAH

SPECIAL THANKS TO

-You for reading this.
-Our customers for supporting Shop-Task.
-VM – MAGAZINE and CANADIAN ROLLER NEWS for promoting the Canadian scene.

TASK WHAT !!!

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N.D





Aragon Pro Skate

27 08 2006

Brian Aragon has recently talked about his infamous proskate comming from Razors, this is what he had to say on the matter.

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PRO SKATE

What’s up everyone! Just wanted to let you know whats going down with my pro skate since I can’t get back to everyone!

We have been working on the new skate for a while now but as most of you know there are many things that need to be tested and refined to make sure the skate is perfect.

It’s going to be totally new : New boot, new cuff, new soul system, and new backslide plate. As of now everything is going good but the skate wont be out for Christmas, sorry about the delay.

Thanks for the support, keep supporting the industry and keep rollerblading alive….PEACE

Info Taken from Rollernews and Brian Aragon’s myspace.





Chaz Sands Boot

26 08 2006

The Chaz Sands new razor model has been recently posted on the internet, they do not have the prototype soul on them and are a classic design.

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N.D





R-Society 2

25 08 2006

If you checkthe site often, which I hope alot of you do because it means alot to me, you remember me writing an article about a video that changed the way I look at skating, R-Society. Created by Jeff from Havenskate it had a profound impact on me and alot of my skating friends. I have recently got word that R-Society 2 is in the works (working name), which makes me damn happy. Thanks goes out to Jeff for the heads up, be sure to check out his site HAVENSKATE if you haven’t already.

N.D





Canadian Roll News # 23

25 08 2006

Shop News

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The Gangstore website is back up for everyones viewing pleasure. I assume they were working on it, but I can really see no diffrence from the old one. None the less I’m glad to see the guys didn’t go anywhere.

Tour News

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Richie has posted up some new pictures of him on the Australian tour, as always you can read the blog type updates on Be-Mag.

N.D