Ever since Brian Jaggers ripped the Eisenberg’s mini with a pair of Roces Big Cats in 1996, it’s seemed like full-on ATB revolution has been just around the corner. After all, today’s modern rollerblader faces only two challenges in daily blade life:
1. A lack of imagination
2. Shoddy terrain
Every new edit I see these days seems to be putting paid to the first problem, as guys like Sean & Colin Kelso, Todd McInerney and Mathieu Ledoux spend more time bonking off things than they do on actual, y’know, rails.
I emailed Alex Broskow* to ask whether the rumours that he will be attending next month’s Chaz Sands invitational on a pair of Big Cats are true, and he had this to say:
“I’ve always felt that my skating has been held back by pesky things like nature, and cobblestones have always been my enemy, but with these skates… I AM NATURE.”
Shops in Scotland and Eastern Europe are expected to stock an unprecedented amount of the blades when they’re released in June. **