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Ticia Weare is one of the original Vertical Roller Skaters of Venice, California. Ticia and her best friend Beth were some of the first women to represent the sport. Ticia was a stunt double in Roller Boogie and a sponsored skater for Venice Precision Roller Works, (later called Road Skates), Z-Flex and Ocean Pacific (OP). Despite pushback from the boys, this chick made a name for herself and quad skaters everywhere. Thank you, Ticia for being a strong, female roll-model for the next generation of skaters!

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Brian Wainwright is the reigning champion of vertical roller skating. This multidiscipline skater combines his love of quads and skateboards to create the ultimate skating style. His style is defined by smooth airs, infinite spins, grinds, and slides and his "desire to go big, skate powerfully and fast." We catch up with Brian to find out more about his incredible career on quads.

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You may not have heard of Mark Grindle, but you should listen to what he has to say. While posting the VoV interview with Kenny Means, we stumbled into Mark with a mislabelled photograph. He had an exciting story that we thought we should share with you, no matter how old, it's never too late to

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Desi Jones is one of the quad scenes many unsung heroes. Desi has been skating parks for longer than most of you have been walking. But don't let that fool you. You'll often find this ripper our carving the many bowls of So Cal with Duke Rennie and the CIB crew. Desi is a true aggressive quad skater at heart, with over 30 years in the industry he admits he's still learning. We asked Desi some questions to find out what keeps him coming back for more.

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To fly, float and soar… that’s the best feeling ever! She needs no introduction, but we're doing it anyway!

Meet Irene Ching, most likely the top female quad skater our generation will see. Irene has been hitting parks for over 30 years and still shreds to this day. Read on to find out what drives this incredible woman to keep skating to this day, and if you're based in New York you could be lucky enough to join her for a session!

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