Déjà vu all over? Are we still in a pandemic? Life rolls on and so does the roller skate scene. But in which direction is it heading? In their new issue, they tried to look at some of these questions.
They met Moxi creator Michelle Steilen in Barcelona to talk about the future of the company and how they plan to put it on financially solid ground. Katie Baird shows us her backyard which happens to be the largest open skatepark in the US. And Alyssa Brooks reflects on the trend for baranis, cartwheels and the greater question of whether to flip or not to flip is the only sh*t to do in the skatepark?!
Also, roller skating can only continue to exist and thrive because of the people who get active. So, they dedicated a whole chapter to this topic. They talked to Courtney Shove about her fight for body positivity and how she manages not to get caught up in the negative sides of social media. They explore the DIY skate spot culture of Barcelona and CIB rider Nica Umeda takes us to Hawaii for a very special community project.
A story that goes deep is the one of German roller skate icon Holger Sander. Beule, as his friends all over the globe call him, is an inventive roller skater, skateboarder, surfer, and sailor, an adventurer who in 2010 appeared to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Convicted and jailed for 30 years in Australia for a crime that none of his numerous friends believe he is guilty of. For years they have been actively supporting and aiding him. A story second to none!
Of course, they dug deep again to bring you some roller-skating history from the South Bank in London to the first steps in Bulgaria when skating behind the iron curtain was something only very few people were able to do.
And if that’s not enough, be prepared for some wonderful art by Lady Trample, Faustine Tarmasz, Anna Roschker, Jessika Savage, and many amazing photographers who make all these skaters look good.
The DogDays Magazine yearbook 2022 is a high-quality print product, full magazine size, printed in the USA.
Photographers & Illustrators
Jessie James @dammit_jessie, Ragnaroll @_ragnaroll, Anna Roschker @anndrawsthings, Brett Rosiejka @brettrosiejka, Jessika Savage @jessikatastrophie, Bernhard Scheffold adinfinitum.de, Lady Trample @ladytrample, Jonas Vietense @jonasvietense, Lenny Gilmore @lennygilmore, Lee Yau @quadsk8dad
Katie Baird @bambibloodlust, Cece @skatefantacee, George “Gogo” Jotzov, Mary LaRoche @marypopwheels, Jeneva Martinez @dramamama_skates, Len Laird @whole_lotta_len, Holger Sander, Courtney Shove @fat_girl_has_moxi, Michelle Steilen @estrojen, Tracy Ugai @xoxobanzai, Lee Yau @quadsk8dad