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Photographer of the Month -

Anja Wettergren is situated in Nottingham, UK. The weather put a London damper in her local skate scene but she's not afraid to travel out of town to capture the skate scene. With a background in derby photography, she'll often make the most of bigger events shooting the games and then heading out to the post shred sessions to capture skaters taking over the skateparks. Our favorites would have to be the Nevermind set from Barcelona!  Name: Anja WettergrenPronouns: She/Her Instagram: @anja_wettergren   Facebook: Anja Wettergren PhotographyLocation: Nottingham, UKCover photo:  Katja at Nevermind Bar in Barcelona When did you first pick up a camera?...

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History -

Why Side-Stance Matters Side-Stance is the #cibtrickofthemonth for August, but more than that, it has deep roots in the origins of Vertical Roller Skating. These days its common to see rollerskaters tearing up skateparks all over the globe, but what you are most likely seeing is all done 'prone'. Flashback to the '70s during the first boom of roller skating and the introduction of skateparks, skaters like Duke and Karen were hitting the transition for the first time, and most of it was all done in side-stance. We reached out to tell the tale of these two love birds and...

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Skater of the Month -

Our Skater of the Month Hasely hails from Boston! She popped up on our radar after continuously ending up in the feed for the #cibtrickofthemonth. The creative and unique entries and ability to give everything a try made her stick out of the crowd. Since then we've seen her working to expand her local skater community. We can't wait to watch this skater continue to set the bar high and take her skating to new heights! 

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Photographer of the Month -

Tristan King has been shooting skateparks since the scene first re-boomed back in the mid-'10s. His passion for capturing meet-ups hasn't dwindled as he continues to have a presence at 90% of the skating events around him! We've always so stoked when we see an album come out from a session, knowing it's going to have an eclectic covering of skaters present showing their unique skills and styles. 

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Skater of the Month -

Our skater of the month for June has been cleaning up her local skateparks and inspiring the community around her to come together and work to build a safer, cleaner space for skaters of all kind. Inspirational!  Name: Lucila ChavezInstagram: @lost_in_spaceforevrChapter: Chicks in Bowls San Jose-Ca How did you come into roller skating? I first started roller skating when I was in high school. It began with roller derby of course. I had learned about San Jose having a roller derby league: Silicon Valley Roller Derby. I began to volunteer for them as a non-skating official and that's when the amazement...

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