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Meet Caro! You might have seen her flying across our feed doing various Slides, Airs and Spins! She hails from Colombia and has been a contagious energy that has captivated us across the globe. Our team have been following her from all corners of the globe and it wasn’t hard to choose the skater that pumped us up the most for February! We’re excited to share her story and help you get to know Caro a little better!

Name: Caro (short for Carolina)
Instagram: @9__8__6
Age: 23
Pronouns: She/Her
Location: Bogotá/Colombia
Sponsors: S1, Leben Company

 

skatepark la francia. Picture by Lucas / @anticliquezine

How did you get into rollerskating?
¿Cómo te metiste en el roller skate?
Back in 2011 I had a friend who told me about roller derby, she joined a team and invited me. I was 16 and had some money from my 15’s party (its a thing here), so I decided to get a pair of skates and give it a try against my parents will. A month later I switched to Bogotá Bone Breakers, my actual derby team, which made me love skating.
En el 2011 una amiga me comentó sobre el roller derby y me invitó a ser parte de un equipo que nació por esa época. Tenía 16 años y tenía algo de dinero de mis 15, así que decidí comprar un par de patines e intentarlo (contra la voluntad de mis papás). Un mes después, me cambié a Bogotá Bone Breakers, mi equipo actual y el cual me hizo amar patinar.

When and why did you start skating parks?
¿Cuándo y por qué empezaste a patinar en parques?
I got to know roller skate because of my friend Moonsun, who started going to skateparks and invited me to give it a try back in 2014. At first, I just took it as an extra hobby to go out of my place and be occupied besides derby, and I got stuck on it! Later, we traveled to the RDWC that very year, where I met EstroJen and Lady Trample. It was such an experience, which made us realize all of the opportunities that skating brings.
Conocí el roller skate gracias a mi amiga Moonsun, ella empezó a montar en parques y me invitó a intentarlo en el 2014. Inicialmente lo tomé como un hobbie extra para salir de casa y ocuparme en cosas diferentes al derby, ¡Y me quedé!. Después, viajamos al mundial de Roller Derby en Dallas ese mismo año, ahí conocí a Estrojen y a Lady Trample, fue una experiencia que nos abrió los ojos ante las posibilidades que nos brindan los patines.

Skatepark la francia. Picture by Lucas / @anticliquezine

What does spread the stoke mean to you?
¿Qué significa “spread the stoke” para ti?
Roller skating has been a tool of self-recognition and fulfilment. I believe that doing what you love is something that transforms, not only the person who does it, but their environment as well. Thanks to this, I’ve met so many people, been able to learn and share, learnt to love myself and those who surround me, also learnt to be empathetic and walk into the others’ shoes, seen how the people that falls in love with this change their lives! I’ve tried with all of these experiences, to give others the things I wanted to be given back when I started skating, to give a push to those who want to learn and are willing to fall in love with roller skating, because I know how powerful motivation is, as well as having a safe space to be yourself and being able to express yourself.
Patinar ha sido una herramienta de auto-reconocimiento y realización personal. Considero que hacer lo que amas es algo que transforma, no solo a la persona que lo hace, sino a su entorno. Gracias a esto, he conocido muchas personas, he podido aprender y compartir, he aprendido a amarme más a mí misma y a quienes me rodean, también me ha enseñado a ser empática y ponerme en la situación de los otros, he visto también como las personas que se enamoran de esto cambian sus vidas. Con todas estas experiencias he intentado dar ese primer impulso a las personas que quieren aprender y enamorarse de esto, porque sé lo poderoso que es tener una motivación y encontrar un espacio seguro para ser tú mismo y expresarte.

Fontanar Skatepark. featuring @moonsun_witch (left) and @ziggyochoruedas_ (right) picture by: @altruista_ruidosa

Tell us about your local skate scene!
¡Cuéntanos sobre tu escena local!
Colombia is a huge scene and still’s growing strong! It makes me really happy to see what roller skating has become to those who practice it in my country. It has been such growth that we got to invite and share with EstroJen and Dita in the biggest event ever seen in our country. Their visit pushed and motivated us so much and now the different crews spared on the country are making huge things to keep the community growing and sharing together!
Colombia es una escena enorme y en crecimiento! me alegra mucho en lo que se ha convertido el “roller skate” para quienes lo practican en mi país. Tal ha sido el crecimiento de nuestra comunidad que logramos invitar y compartir con Estrojen y Dita en el evento más grande visto en nuestro país. Su visita impulsó y motivó a muchas patinadoras, ahora los diferentes grupos del país están haciendo grandes cosas para mantener la comunidad creciendo y compartiendo junta.

Tell us about Hell on Quads!
Back in 2014 Moonsun and I created our brand/crew “Hell On Quads“, under that name we started Chicks in Bowls Colombia and kept it that way for a while. Then, we decided to separate them because of brand purposes and the final aim of the brands. As “HOQ” we started giving roller skating classes at the Rana (an indoor bowl that’s currently dismantled) which we could borrow back in 2017 from my boyfriend. When the Rana was dismantled, we focused on creating events, clothing and meet up’s. Thus, we had the chance to give spaces to roller skate as: Facatatibowl, tours in cities like Medellin and Pereira, big events like Moxi X Anticliquezine visit in 2018 and joining forces with collectives such as: Sobre ruedas girls meet ups, giving a space to roller skate in a local magazine as Fiebre skate magazine and sharing with the new crews in our country! Thanks to CIB we got to know all the girls who are creating their own collectives, brands, crews, skating schools, and so on. I’ve seen a lot of talent, a lot of motivation and love in each group (follow @cib_colombia to get to know them all), and it’s also amazing to see how people abroad are looking here and discovering talented people.
Para el 2014 Moonsun y yo creamos nuestra marca/grupo “Hell on quads”, nombre bajo el cual iniciamos con Chicks in Bowls Colombia un tiempo y después los separamos por propósitos de marca y porque tienen diferentes enfoques. Como HOQ empezamos a dar clases de roller skate en la rana (un bowl de madera techado que actualmente está desmantelado) el cual nos era prestado por mi novio para el año 2016. Una vez la rana fue desarmada, nos enfocamos en crear eventos, ropa y realizar encuentros. Con esto, tuvimos la oportunidad de dar espacios al roller skate como: Facatatibowl, tours en ciudades como Medellín y Pereira, eventos grandes como la visita de Moxi X Anticliquezine el año pasado y unir fuerzas con colectivos como: Sobre ruedas girls para meet ups, lanzar una sección de roller skate en una revista local como Fiebre skate magazine y hemos compartido con chicas de todo el país. Gracias a CIB llegamos a conocer a todas esas chicas que están creando sus propios colectivos, marcas, “parches”, escuelas, entre otros. En estos años he visto mucho talento, muchas ganas y mucho cariño en cada grupo (sigan a @cib_colombia para conocerlos todos), y me alegra mucho que cada vez las personas fuera del país miren más hacia el talento que hay acá.

What is your favourite trick and why?
¿Cuál es tu truco favorito y por qué?
That’s a hard one… I think frontside slides! It took me a long time to learn those and I always want to go further with them. I also love to go fast and do carving grinds. The faster, the better!
Esa pregunta es difícil… creo que frontside slide! Me tomó mucho tiempo aprenderlo y siempre quiero llegar más y más lejos. También amo ir rápido y hacer carving grind, mientras más rápido, mejor.

Fontanar skatepark. Picture by @altruista_ruidosa

If you could only skate one park for the rest of your life where would it be?
Si pudieses patinar solo un parque por el resto de tu vida, ¿cuál sería?
Fontanar! It is a huge park who has it all! The best coping to slide, a big bowl with pool coping that’s kind of scary but also amazing and it also has all the heights and obstacles to create lines all the time. It’d be impossible for me to get bored there.
Fontanar! Es un parque enorme que lo tiene todo, los mejores coping para deslizar, un pool coping que atemoriza pero es brutal y todas las alturas para crear nuevas lineas todo el tiempo. Sería imposible aburrirme de ese parque.

If you had one piece of advice to give to new skaters what would it be?
Si pudieses dar un consejo a los nuevos patinadores, ¿cuál sería?
Take your time! Social media gives a very wrong perception on the process of the people, and it’s an element that’s often used to compare yourself and devaluate what you do. Use it as a tool too. We all have our style, some tricks are easier than others and there’s a process to make things happen. Always remember why you skate and keep it up on your mind, you are doing this for yourself! Don’t ever be afraid to reach out to people, ask, learn and share everything you can, this is what keeps the community growing!
¡Tómate tu tiempo! Las redes te dan una percepción muy errada de los procesos de las personas y son un elemento que se presta para compararse y quizá no valorar lo que uno mismo hace. Todos tenemos un estilo, se nos facilitan cierto tipo de trucos y nos toma un proceso lograr las cosas. Siempre recuerda por qué patinas y mantén esa motivación ¡Esto lo haces por ti! Nunca tengas miedo de acercarte, preguntar, aprender y comparte cada cosa que puedas, eso es lo que alimenta nuestra comunidad.

Fun facts!
I’m currently an acoustic designer, this was my dream job once I started my career as a sound engineer.
I am really afraid of doing gymnastic related tricks but it’s something I will improve this year.
I’ve met my best friends through roller skating and also skated places I’ve never thought I would even get to know.
Trabajo como diseñadora acústica, este era mi trabajo soñado cuando empecé mi carrera como ingeniera de sonido.
Me aterran los trucos que tienen que ver con gimnasia, pero es algo que quiero superar este año.
He conocido a mis mejores amigas a través del patinaje y también he patinado lugares que nunca pensé si quiera que fuese a conocer.

Be sure to follow Caro’s adventures on social via @9__8__6 and also check out @Hellonquads
Cover photo Skatepark la francia. Picture by Lucas / @anticliquezine

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Meet Adrian from Buenos Aires. Argentina. You might have seen us share him as @iowa_ph on instagram. We first came across his images when CIB Team Roller Marina (@marinagiorno) snapped some shots with him back in 2014. Since then, he’s been on the scene capturing the energy and brilliant vibe of the Argentinian roller skating scene! From international tours to local sessions, Iowa is always on the spot, camera in hand, capturing the raw beauty of a life on wheels!

domingo, 4 de marzo 2018, bikepark ensenada, bs.as Skaters: tropi ( @tropicalmecanica26 ), mam (@mam_hammer ), mari ( @marinagiorno ), dani ( danielaswing_ )
What inspired you to take up skatepark photography?
“Que te inspiró a empezar a sacar fotos en skateparks? 
One day a friend invited me to the skatepark.. when I saw the things that the girls did I was shocked, and I fell in love with the ramps, and the camaraderie among roller skaters.
Un día una amiga me invito al skatepark y al ver las cosas q hacian las chicas mi mente flasho y quede enamorado de las rampas y la fraternidad q hay entre las rollerskaters.
jueves, ‎09‎ de ‎febrero‎ de ‎2017, pacha park, bs.as Skater: lui sa ( @derby135 )
What do you enjoy the most about shooting roller skaters?
Que es lo que más disfrutas de fotografiar patinadoras?
What I enjoy the most is to see the progress of the skaters,  many things can happen in their lives but when they are on the ramps it does not matter anymore. Day by day they overcome each other and achieve incredible things (and I also enjoy the beer after every session haha)
Lo q mas disfruto de las patinadoras como se superan cada día, puede pasar muchas cosas en su vida pero cuando están en las rampas nada importa, día a día se superan, se esfuerzan y logran cosas hermosas ( y también la cerveza después de cada sesión jaja )
lunes, 26 de marzo 2018, eh?park , bernal, bs.as Skaters: mari ( @marinagiorno ), dani ( danielaswing_ ) Ak (ak47_rollerskt )
Tell us about your local skate scene!
Contanos sobre tu skatepark local. 
The local scene is so great, like a big family that meets every Wednesday just to enjoy the skatepark or take some pictures. And if someone new appears, we help them as much as possible. Luckily the roller skate is growing a lot on this side of the planet. I’m so happy and proud to share all this stuff with my friends, the “localsrollerskate”
La escena local es genial, como una gran familia q se reúne todos los miércoles así sea para hacer unas fotos o simplemente disfrutar de las rampas y si aparece alguien nuevo ayudarlo en todo lo q se pueda, por suerte el rollerskate esta creciendo mucho en este lado del planeta.
Estoy muy feliz y orgulloso de poder compartir todo esto con mis amigas las “localsrollerskate”
miércoles, ‎05‎ de ‎diciembre‎ de ‎2018, Ensenada bikepark, bs.as Skater/Skaters: lulu ( @lulu.de.carttoon ) , Jaz (@jazardohain ) , nai ( @nairfaiad )
What has been your favourite session to date?
Cual fue la fecha de tu session favorita?
I couldn’t choose a favorite session haha, but maybe it’s the day that EstroJen (@estrojen) and Dita (@mrs_muertosCIB Skater of the Month Jan) visited my city, It was sooo nice to meet them and share the day with them
no podría elegir una sesión favorita ja ja , pero quizás sea el día q estrojen y dita visitaron mi ciudad que fue algo hermoso conocerlas y compartir el día con ellas  
‎19‎ de ‎octubre‎ de ‎2017, eh?park, bernal, bs.as Skater: dita ( @mrs_muertos )
If you could only shoot one skatepark for the rest of your career, which one and why?
Si solo pudieses fotografiar un skatepark por el resto de tu carrera, cual sería y por qué?
Wow, ufff I think the park where I could never leave is the Ensenada bikepark, at any time, we always look for a time to go, even if we do not have the skates or the camera, on Wednesdays we are always there, it’s definitely our place in the world
ufff creo que el park de donde no podría salir jamas es el bikepark de ensenada, a la hora q sea siempre buscamos un tiempo para poder estar en ensenada, aunque no tengamos ni los patines o la cámara siempre estamos los miércoles, es nuestro lugar en el mundo creo… jajaja
sabado, 23 de junio 2018, bikepark ensenada, bs.as Skater: agus (@agustinadimola )
viernes, ‎25‎ de ‎enero‎ de ‎2019, bikepark ensenada, bs.as Skater: Jaz (@jazardohain )
Thank you Adrian for all you do to capture the beauty and intensity of our community.
We can’t wait to see what 2019 holds for you.
Be sure to find and follow Adrian:
Location:  ensenada. Buenos Aires. Argentina
IG: @iowa_ph
Cover Image:
jueves, 22 de febrero 2018, cordoba capital Skaters: mam (@mam_hammer ), mari ( @marinagiorno ), dani ( danielaswing_ )
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For the last year we’ve been highlighting skaters who steal our attention not only for their epic moves, but the movement they inspire in their local community! This year we’re going to be kicking it up a notch and helping you get to know the skaters out the community who are spreading the stoke!
You might know Dita from Anticlique, an edgy quarterly zine that shares images of skaters and stories from around the globe. You’ve also probably seen her tearing it up with the Moxi Skate Team. And if you haven’t yet crossed paths in person or online, then we strongly suggest that you fix that right away. You’re gonna wanna get to know this ripper after you read our interview.

@Mrs_Muertos captured by Lucas Dai Pra for Anticlique Zine

 

@Mrs_Muertos captured by Lucas Dai Pra for Anticlique Zine

Preferred Name: Dita
Instagram: @Mrs_Muertos
Pronouns: she/her/devil
Location: Long Beach, California

Sponsors:
Moxi Roller Skates
Skater Socks
Rollerbones
S1
Wicked Skatewear

How did you come into rollerskating?
Got dropped off at the rink so gramma could get her bingo on!

What brought you to the skateparks?
Back in 2014 I was dead set against any skating that didn’t involve hitting people. Cristina was working for Bones/Rollerbones and wanted to try out skating ramps. I reluctantly went with her to the Orchid ramps and came home with a black eye. Needless to say I still had some doubts. I can’t remember the exact moment it happened but it caught me. I went from “nope” to total crush without even noticing. Cristina and I established the Santa Barbara CIB chapter and proceeded to skate everything everywhere!

 

@Mrs_Muertos captured by Lucas Dai Pra for Anticlique Zine

What is your favourite thing about a life on wheels?
The way skating snuck up on me and made me fall in love all over again is kinda poetic. I mentioned not noticing that it had taken hold and in that lies it’s blessing. Skating clears my mind and sets me free. It is the only time of my day that I couldn’t tell you what I was thinking. I feel centered, calm and fierce

What does ‘Spread the Stoke’ mean to you?
Skating is a light and the glow from that light can have an immensely positive effect on people, from skaters all the way to spectators. This is what I call stoke. I want as many folks to be able to tap into its warmth as possible.
AntiClique Zine is my vehicle to help spread the stoke. Traveling the world discovering new places and meeting new people. Bringing recognition to skaters building up their local communities. Supporting these emerging communities who inturn foster the growth of other individuals lucky enough to get involved. I believe in spotlighting talent of all levels because everyone deserves a piece of this fantastic pie!

What has been your favourite skate session to date?
The legendary Furst Castle, hands down. Los Angeles’s largest pool at 250,000 gallons, perched upon a palm tree encrusted hill… this place was to die for! In June ALL my favorite skaters gathered in one place to be the first group of quad skaters to ever session there.. I’ll never forget that day or the stoke on all the sunburnt faces as the sun set!

Describe your skating in three words?
WTF.
Seriously tho, I just can’t… I wouldn’t even know how to start. *nervous laugh

 

@Mrs_Muertos captured by Lucas Dai Pra for Anticlique Zine

Fun fact!
I have skated in 17 countries around the world.
I learned how to drop in fakie before forwards.
I fractured my back while skating the day before my birthday 2015… that one’s not fun but definitely fact.

@Mrs_Muertos captured by Lucas Dai Pra for Anticlique Zine

Thank you for sharing your story with us Dita, we’re excited to see what 2019 holds you for. No doubt it involves eight wheels and plenty of travel. Keep on spreading that stoke!

Be sure to follow Dita’s adventures on social via @Mrs_Muertos and also check out @AnticliqueZine

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A big part of this community is creativity. Whether that’s dreaming up a new trick, line or combo, we often want someone to capture the beauty of our skating, that’s where the photographers come in. Often waking at insane hours, travelling mega distances, all to help us show the world what we can do on our wheelie boots.

Each month we’re going to be highlighting the work and words of some of our favourite photographers!

First up, we have a California local Marshall Garlington aka @fxmixer. He’s been shooting roller derby for over 5 years but a recent interest in the park scene has sparked and you’ll often find him with camera in hand at sunrise in Venice Beach shooting LA’s finest on 8 wheels.
What inspired you to take up skatepark photography?
I got interested in skate park photography when the roller derby league I had been shooting with for the past 5 years went through a slow time and I wanted to keep shooting.
My first ever session really opened my eyes to what was possible on roller skates and the unique style of different skaters.  The energy and creativity I witnessed really resonated with me, and I was hooked after that first time.
Date: February 2017 Location: Pedlow Skatepark, CA Skater: Hayley Havick (@havoc719) 
What do you enjoy the most about shooting roller skaters?
I really love the dynamic nature of shooting in skateparks.  Backgrounds are such a big part of an image and I really enjoy pushing for the angles that best work for a trick or skater.  Also collaborating with skaters and trying to find the best way to show their style is always energizing and fulfilling.
Date: March 2018 Location: Pedlow Skatepark, CA Skater/Skaters: Alyssa Brooks (@iguessimalyssa)
Date: September 2018 Location: Belvedere Skatepark, CA Skaters: Lady Trample (@ladytrample) Nick the Medic (@nickthemedic)
Tell us about your Skaters In The Wild Series!
My Skaters in the Wild project came about from following several dance photographers and seeing them take dancers out of the studio and photographing them in unexpected places.  I thought how cool it would be to mix things up and capture skaters in unexpected places and wearing clothes that they wouldn’t normally skate in.  I wasn’t sure how these images would be received, but the response has been amazing and that made me think that it could serve a larger purpose.  So I decided that I would shoot 50 of these portraits and create a book.  All the profits from the sale of the books will go to a non profit that supports and provides resources for women who’ve been victims of sex trafficking.  The idea of strong women helping other women just seemed like the right fit.
Skaters in the Wild (2018) Skater: Kiana Maxwell / @kianayouwanna Date: February 2018 Location: Venice Skatepark, CA Skater: @kianayouwanna
What has been your favourite session to date?
I’ve been fortunate to be part of a lot of great sessions, but if there’s one that stands out, it’s one last May at Houghton.  It was just after the Moxi skate camp and some people had come back to LA to hang.  I invited a few skaters just thinking we’d have a chill session, but as people arrived they texted their friends to come out and before long the place was jamming with rad skaters.  I got to meet so many people for the first time, shot like crazy and the vibe was awesome.  Definitely goes down as one of my favorite days!
Date: May 2018 Location: Houghton Skatepark, CA Skaters: Indy Jamma Jones, Nick TheMedic and Roller Travis Reynolds
If you could only shoot one skatepark for the rest of your career, which one and why?
If I could only pick one skatepark to shoot for the rest of my career I think it’d have to be Venice.  I’m such a fan of clean backgrounds, and with no fence around it and the beach on one side, it makes for such beautiful open space.  I also love recreating the image I had of California when I was growing up in Louisiana.  In my mind it was a sun soaked, palm tree lined, endless stretch of beaches full of creative and amazing people.
Date: December 2017 Location: Venice Skatepark, CA Skater/Skaters: @kid_ace
Date: November 2018 Location: Venice Skatepark, CA Skater/Skaters: Michelle Steilen (@estrojen)
Date: July 2017 Location: Venice Skatepark, CA Skater/Skaters: Caitlin Krause (@caitfish)
Thank you Marshall for all you do to capture the beauty and intensity of our community.
We can’t wait to see what 2019 holds for you.
Be sure to find and follow Marshall:
Name: Marshall Garlington
Location: California, USA
IG: @fxmixer
Website: fxmixer.com
Cover Image:
Date: August 2018 Location: Venice Skatepark, CA Skater/Skaters: Vanna Jayde Curtis (@jadedvanna93)
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Meet Caro! You might have seen her flying across our feed doing various Slides, Airs and Spins! She hails from Colombia and has been a contagious energy that has captivated us across the globe. Our team have been following her from all corners of the globe and it wasn’t hard to choose the skater that pumped us up the most for February! We’re excited to share her story and help you get to know Caro a little better!

Name: Caro (short for Carolina)
Instagram: @9__8__6
Age: 23
Pronouns: She/Her
Location: Bogotá/Colombia
Sponsors: S1, Leben Company

 

skatepark la francia. Picture by Lucas / @anticliquezine

How did you get into rollerskating?
¿Cómo te metiste en el roller skate?
Back in 2011 I had a friend who told me about roller derby, she joined a team and invited me. I was 16 and had some money from my 15’s party (its a thing here), so I decided to get a pair of skates and give it a try against my parents will. A month later I switched to Bogotá Bone Breakers, my actual derby team, which made me love skating.
En el 2011 una amiga me comentó sobre el roller derby y me invitó a ser parte de un equipo que nació por esa época. Tenía 16 años y tenía algo de dinero de mis 15, así que decidí comprar un par de patines e intentarlo (contra la voluntad de mis papás). Un mes después, me cambié a Bogotá Bone Breakers, mi equipo actual y el cual me hizo amar patinar.

When and why did you start skating parks?
¿Cuándo y por qué empezaste a patinar en parques?
I got to know roller skate because of my friend Moonsun, who started going to skateparks and invited me to give it a try back in 2014. At first, I just took it as an extra hobby to go out of my place and be occupied besides derby, and I got stuck on it! Later, we traveled to the RDWC that very year, where I met EstroJen and Lady Trample. It was such an experience, which made us realize all of the opportunities that skating brings.
Conocí el roller skate gracias a mi amiga Moonsun, ella empezó a montar en parques y me invitó a intentarlo en el 2014. Inicialmente lo tomé como un hobbie extra para salir de casa y ocuparme en cosas diferentes al derby, ¡Y me quedé!. Después, viajamos al mundial de Roller Derby en Dallas ese mismo año, ahí conocí a Estrojen y a Lady Trample, fue una experiencia que nos abrió los ojos ante las posibilidades que nos brindan los patines.

Skatepark la francia. Picture by Lucas / @anticliquezine

What does spread the stoke mean to you?
¿Qué significa “spread the stoke” para ti?
Roller skating has been a tool of self-recognition and fulfilment. I believe that doing what you love is something that transforms, not only the person who does it, but their environment as well. Thanks to this, I’ve met so many people, been able to learn and share, learnt to love myself and those who surround me, also learnt to be empathetic and walk into the others’ shoes, seen how the people that falls in love with this change their lives! I’ve tried with all of these experiences, to give others the things I wanted to be given back when I started skating, to give a push to those who want to learn and are willing to fall in love with roller skating, because I know how powerful motivation is, as well as having a safe space to be yourself and being able to express yourself.
Patinar ha sido una herramienta de auto-reconocimiento y realización personal. Considero que hacer lo que amas es algo que transforma, no solo a la persona que lo hace, sino a su entorno. Gracias a esto, he conocido muchas personas, he podido aprender y compartir, he aprendido a amarme más a mí misma y a quienes me rodean, también me ha enseñado a ser empática y ponerme en la situación de los otros, he visto también como las personas que se enamoran de esto cambian sus vidas. Con todas estas experiencias he intentado dar ese primer impulso a las personas que quieren aprender y enamorarse de esto, porque sé lo poderoso que es tener una motivación y encontrar un espacio seguro para ser tú mismo y expresarte.

Fontanar Skatepark. featuring @moonsun_witch (left) and @ziggyochoruedas_ (right) picture by: @altruista_ruidosa

Tell us about your local skate scene!
¡Cuéntanos sobre tu escena local!
Colombia is a huge scene and still’s growing strong! It makes me really happy to see what roller skating has become to those who practice it in my country. It has been such growth that we got to invite and share with EstroJen and Dita in the biggest event ever seen in our country. Their visit pushed and motivated us so much and now the different crews spared on the country are making huge things to keep the community growing and sharing together!
Colombia es una escena enorme y en crecimiento! me alegra mucho en lo que se ha convertido el “roller skate” para quienes lo practican en mi país. Tal ha sido el crecimiento de nuestra comunidad que logramos invitar y compartir con Estrojen y Dita en el evento más grande visto en nuestro país. Su visita impulsó y motivó a muchas patinadoras, ahora los diferentes grupos del país están haciendo grandes cosas para mantener la comunidad creciendo y compartiendo junta.

Tell us about Hell on Quads!
Back in 2014 Moonsun and I created our brand/crew “Hell On Quads“, under that name we started Chicks in Bowls Colombia and kept it that way for a while. Then, we decided to separate them because of brand purposes and the final aim of the brands. As “HOQ” we started giving roller skating classes at the Rana (an indoor bowl that’s currently dismantled) which we could borrow back in 2017 from my boyfriend. When the Rana was dismantled, we focused on creating events, clothing and meet up’s. Thus, we had the chance to give spaces to roller skate as: Facatatibowl, tours in cities like Medellin and Pereira, big events like Moxi X Anticliquezine visit in 2018 and joining forces with collectives such as: Sobre ruedas girls meet ups, giving a space to roller skate in a local magazine as Fiebre skate magazine and sharing with the new crews in our country! Thanks to CIB we got to know all the girls who are creating their own collectives, brands, crews, skating schools, and so on. I’ve seen a lot of talent, a lot of motivation and love in each group (follow @cib_colombia to get to know them all), and it’s also amazing to see how people abroad are looking here and discovering talented people.
Para el 2014 Moonsun y yo creamos nuestra marca/grupo “Hell on quads”, nombre bajo el cual iniciamos con Chicks in Bowls Colombia un tiempo y después los separamos por propósitos de marca y porque tienen diferentes enfoques. Como HOQ empezamos a dar clases de roller skate en la rana (un bowl de madera techado que actualmente está desmantelado) el cual nos era prestado por mi novio para el año 2016. Una vez la rana fue desarmada, nos enfocamos en crear eventos, ropa y realizar encuentros. Con esto, tuvimos la oportunidad de dar espacios al roller skate como: Facatatibowl, tours en ciudades como Medellín y Pereira, eventos grandes como la visita de Moxi X Anticliquezine el año pasado y unir fuerzas con colectivos como: Sobre ruedas girls para meet ups, lanzar una sección de roller skate en una revista local como Fiebre skate magazine y hemos compartido con chicas de todo el país. Gracias a CIB llegamos a conocer a todas esas chicas que están creando sus propios colectivos, marcas, “parches”, escuelas, entre otros. En estos años he visto mucho talento, muchas ganas y mucho cariño en cada grupo (sigan a @cib_colombia para conocerlos todos), y me alegra mucho que cada vez las personas fuera del país miren más hacia el talento que hay acá.

What is your favourite trick and why?
¿Cuál es tu truco favorito y por qué?
That’s a hard one… I think frontside slides! It took me a long time to learn those and I always want to go further with them. I also love to go fast and do carving grinds. The faster, the better!
Esa pregunta es difícil… creo que frontside slide! Me tomó mucho tiempo aprenderlo y siempre quiero llegar más y más lejos. También amo ir rápido y hacer carving grind, mientras más rápido, mejor.

Fontanar skatepark. Picture by @altruista_ruidosa

If you could only skate one park for the rest of your life where would it be?
Si pudieses patinar solo un parque por el resto de tu vida, ¿cuál sería?
Fontanar! It is a huge park who has it all! The best coping to slide, a big bowl with pool coping that’s kind of scary but also amazing and it also has all the heights and obstacles to create lines all the time. It’d be impossible for me to get bored there.
Fontanar! Es un parque enorme que lo tiene todo, los mejores coping para deslizar, un pool coping que atemoriza pero es brutal y todas las alturas para crear nuevas lineas todo el tiempo. Sería imposible aburrirme de ese parque.

If you had one piece of advice to give to new skaters what would it be?
Si pudieses dar un consejo a los nuevos patinadores, ¿cuál sería?
Take your time! Social media gives a very wrong perception on the process of the people, and it’s an element that’s often used to compare yourself and devaluate what you do. Use it as a tool too. We all have our style, some tricks are easier than others and there’s a process to make things happen. Always remember why you skate and keep it up on your mind, you are doing this for yourself! Don’t ever be afraid to reach out to people, ask, learn and share everything you can, this is what keeps the community growing!
¡Tómate tu tiempo! Las redes te dan una percepción muy errada de los procesos de las personas y son un elemento que se presta para compararse y quizá no valorar lo que uno mismo hace. Todos tenemos un estilo, se nos facilitan cierto tipo de trucos y nos toma un proceso lograr las cosas. Siempre recuerda por qué patinas y mantén esa motivación ¡Esto lo haces por ti! Nunca tengas miedo de acercarte, preguntar, aprender y comparte cada cosa que puedas, eso es lo que alimenta nuestra comunidad.

Fun facts!
I’m currently an acoustic designer, this was my dream job once I started my career as a sound engineer.
I am really afraid of doing gymnastic related tricks but it’s something I will improve this year.
I’ve met my best friends through roller skating and also skated places I’ve never thought I would even get to know.
Trabajo como diseñadora acústica, este era mi trabajo soñado cuando empecé mi carrera como ingeniera de sonido.
Me aterran los trucos que tienen que ver con gimnasia, pero es algo que quiero superar este año.
He conocido a mis mejores amigas a través del patinaje y también he patinado lugares que nunca pensé si quiera que fuese a conocer.

Be sure to follow Caro’s adventures on social via @9__8__6 and also check out @Hellonquads
Cover photo Skatepark la francia. Picture by Lucas / @anticliquezine

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Meet Adrian from Buenos Aires. Argentina. You might have seen us share him as @iowa_ph on instagram. We first came across his images when CIB Team Roller Marina (@marinagiorno) snapped some shots with him back in 2014. Since then, he’s been on the scene capturing the energy and brilliant vibe of the Argentinian roller skating scene! From international tours to local sessions, Iowa is always on the spot, camera in hand, capturing the raw beauty of a life on wheels!

domingo, 4 de marzo 2018, bikepark ensenada, bs.as Skaters: tropi ( @tropicalmecanica26 ), mam (@mam_hammer ), mari ( @marinagiorno ), dani ( danielaswing_ )

What inspired you to take up skatepark photography?
“Que te inspiró a empezar a sacar fotos en skateparks? 
One day a friend invited me to the skatepark.. when I saw the things that the girls did I was shocked, and I fell in love with the ramps, and the camaraderie among roller skaters.
Un día una amiga me invito al skatepark y al ver las cosas q hacian las chicas mi mente flasho y quede enamorado de las rampas y la fraternidad q hay entre las rollerskaters.

jueves, ‎09‎ de ‎febrero‎ de ‎2017, pacha park, bs.as Skater: lui sa ( @derby135 )

What do you enjoy the most about shooting roller skaters?
Que es lo que más disfrutas de fotografiar patinadoras?
What I enjoy the most is to see the progress of the skaters,  many things can happen in their lives but when they are on the ramps it does not matter anymore. Day by day they overcome each other and achieve incredible things (and I also enjoy the beer after every session haha)
Lo q mas disfruto de las patinadoras como se superan cada día, puede pasar muchas cosas en su vida pero cuando están en las rampas nada importa, día a día se superan, se esfuerzan y logran cosas hermosas ( y también la cerveza después de cada sesión jaja )

lunes, 26 de marzo 2018, eh?park , bernal, bs.as Skaters: mari ( @marinagiorno ), dani ( danielaswing_ ) Ak (ak47_rollerskt )

Tell us about your local skate scene!
Contanos sobre tu skatepark local. 
The local scene is so great, like a big family that meets every Wednesday just to enjoy the skatepark or take some pictures. And if someone new appears, we help them as much as possible. Luckily the roller skate is growing a lot on this side of the planet. I’m so happy and proud to share all this stuff with my friends, the “localsrollerskate”
La escena local es genial, como una gran familia q se reúne todos los miércoles así sea para hacer unas fotos o simplemente disfrutar de las rampas y si aparece alguien nuevo ayudarlo en todo lo q se pueda, por suerte el rollerskate esta creciendo mucho en este lado del planeta.
Estoy muy feliz y orgulloso de poder compartir todo esto con mis amigas las “localsrollerskate”

miércoles, ‎05‎ de ‎diciembre‎ de ‎2018, Ensenada bikepark, bs.as Skater/Skaters: lulu ( @lulu.de.carttoon ) , Jaz (@jazardohain ) , nai ( @nairfaiad )

What has been your favourite session to date?
Cual fue la fecha de tu session favorita?
I couldn’t choose a favorite session haha, but maybe it’s the day that EstroJen (@estrojen) and Dita (@mrs_muertosCIB Skater of the Month Jan) visited my city, It was sooo nice to meet them and share the day with them
no podría elegir una sesión favorita ja ja , pero quizás sea el día q estrojen y dita visitaron mi ciudad que fue algo hermoso conocerlas y compartir el día con ellas  

‎19‎ de ‎octubre‎ de ‎2017, eh?park, bernal, bs.as Skater: dita ( @mrs_muertos )

If you could only shoot one skatepark for the rest of your career, which one and why?
Si solo pudieses fotografiar un skatepark por el resto de tu carrera, cual sería y por qué?
Wow, ufff I think the park where I could never leave is the Ensenada bikepark, at any time, we always look for a time to go, even if we do not have the skates or the camera, on Wednesdays we are always there, it’s definitely our place in the world ❤
ufff creo que el park de donde no podría salir jamas es el bikepark de ensenada, a la hora q sea siempre buscamos un tiempo para poder estar en ensenada, aunque no tengamos ni los patines o la cámara siempre estamos los miércoles, es nuestro lugar en el mundo creo… jajaja

sabado, 23 de junio 2018, bikepark ensenada, bs.as Skater: agus (@agustinadimola )

viernes, ‎25‎ de ‎enero‎ de ‎2019, bikepark ensenada, bs.as Skater: Jaz (@jazardohain )

Thank you Adrian for all you do to capture the beauty and intensity of our community.
We can’t wait to see what 2019 holds for you.
Be sure to find and follow Adrian:
Location:  ensenada. Buenos Aires. Argentina
IG: @iowa_ph
Cover Image:

jueves, 22 de febrero 2018, cordoba capital Skaters: mam (@mam_hammer ), mari ( @marinagiorno ), dani ( danielaswing_ )

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For the last year we’ve been highlighting skaters who steal our attention not only for their epic moves, but the movement they inspire in their local community! This year we’re going to be kicking it up a notch and helping you get to know the skaters out the community who are spreading the stoke!
You might know Dita from Anticlique, an edgy quarterly zine that shares images of skaters and stories from around the globe. You’ve also probably seen her tearing it up with the Moxi Skate Team. And if you haven’t yet crossed paths in person or online, then we strongly suggest that you fix that right away. You’re gonna wanna get to know this ripper after you read our interview.

@Mrs_Muertos captured by Lucas Dai Pra for Anticlique Zine

 

@Mrs_Muertos captured by Lucas Dai Pra for Anticlique Zine

Preferred Name: Dita
Instagram: @Mrs_Muertos
Pronouns: she/her/devil
Location: Long Beach, California

Sponsors:
Moxi Roller Skates
Skater Socks
Rollerbones
S1
Wicked Skatewear

How did you come into rollerskating?
Got dropped off at the rink so gramma could get her bingo on!

What brought you to the skateparks?
Back in 2014 I was dead set against any skating that didn’t involve hitting people. Cristina was working for Bones/Rollerbones and wanted to try out skating ramps. I reluctantly went with her to the Orchid ramps and came home with a black eye. Needless to say I still had some doubts. I can’t remember the exact moment it happened but it caught me. I went from “nope” to total crush without even noticing. Cristina and I established the Santa Barbara CIB chapter and proceeded to skate everything everywhere!

 

@Mrs_Muertos captured by Lucas Dai Pra for Anticlique Zine

What is your favourite thing about a life on wheels?
The way skating snuck up on me and made me fall in love all over again is kinda poetic. I mentioned not noticing that it had taken hold and in that lies it’s blessing. Skating clears my mind and sets me free. It is the only time of my day that I couldn’t tell you what I was thinking. I feel centered, calm and fierce

What does ‘Spread the Stoke’ mean to you?
Skating is a light and the glow from that light can have an immensely positive effect on people, from skaters all the way to spectators. This is what I call stoke. I want as many folks to be able to tap into its warmth as possible.
AntiClique Zine is my vehicle to help spread the stoke. Traveling the world discovering new places and meeting new people. Bringing recognition to skaters building up their local communities. Supporting these emerging communities who inturn foster the growth of other individuals lucky enough to get involved. I believe in spotlighting talent of all levels because everyone deserves a piece of this fantastic pie!

What has been your favourite skate session to date?
The legendary Furst Castle, hands down. Los Angeles’s largest pool at 250,000 gallons, perched upon a palm tree encrusted hill… this place was to die for! In June ALL my favorite skaters gathered in one place to be the first group of quad skaters to ever session there.. I’ll never forget that day or the stoke on all the sunburnt faces as the sun set!

Describe your skating in three words?
WTF.
Seriously tho, I just can’t… I wouldn’t even know how to start. *nervous laugh

 

@Mrs_Muertos captured by Lucas Dai Pra for Anticlique Zine

Fun fact!
I have skated in 17 countries around the world.
I learned how to drop in fakie before forwards.
I fractured my back while skating the day before my birthday 2015… that one’s not fun but definitely fact.

@Mrs_Muertos captured by Lucas Dai Pra for Anticlique Zine

Thank you for sharing your story with us Dita, we’re excited to see what 2019 holds you for. No doubt it involves eight wheels and plenty of travel. Keep on spreading that stoke!

Be sure to follow Dita’s adventures on social via @Mrs_Muertos and also check out @AnticliqueZine

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A big part of this community is creativity. Whether that’s dreaming up a new trick, line or combo, we often want someone to capture the beauty of our skating, that’s where the photographers come in. Often waking at insane hours, travelling mega distances, all to help us show the world what we can do on our wheelie boots.

Each month we’re going to be highlighting the work and words of some of our favourite photographers!

First up, we have a California local Marshall Garlington aka @fxmixer. He’s been shooting roller derby for over 5 years but a recent interest in the park scene has sparked and you’ll often find him with camera in hand at sunrise in Venice Beach shooting LA’s finest on 8 wheels.
What inspired you to take up skatepark photography?
I got interested in skate park photography when the roller derby league I had been shooting with for the past 5 years went through a slow time and I wanted to keep shooting.
My first ever session really opened my eyes to what was possible on roller skates and the unique style of different skaters.  The energy and creativity I witnessed really resonated with me, and I was hooked after that first time.

Date: February 2017 Location: Pedlow Skatepark, CA Skater: Hayley Havick (@havoc719) 

What do you enjoy the most about shooting roller skaters?
I really love the dynamic nature of shooting in skateparks.  Backgrounds are such a big part of an image and I really enjoy pushing for the angles that best work for a trick or skater.  Also collaborating with skaters and trying to find the best way to show their style is always energizing and fulfilling.

Date: March 2018 Location: Pedlow Skatepark, CA Skater/Skaters: Alyssa Brooks (@iguessimalyssa)

Date: September 2018 Location: Belvedere Skatepark, CA Skaters: Lady Trample (@ladytrample) Nick the Medic (@nickthemedic)

Tell us about your Skaters In The Wild Series!
My Skaters in the Wild project came about from following several dance photographers and seeing them take dancers out of the studio and photographing them in unexpected places.  I thought how cool it would be to mix things up and capture skaters in unexpected places and wearing clothes that they wouldn’t normally skate in.  I wasn’t sure how these images would be received, but the response has been amazing and that made me think that it could serve a larger purpose.  So I decided that I would shoot 50 of these portraits and create a book.  All the profits from the sale of the books will go to a non profit that supports and provides resources for women who’ve been victims of sex trafficking.  The idea of strong women helping other women just seemed like the right fit.

Skaters in the Wild (2018) Skater: Kiana Maxwell / @kianayouwanna

Date: February 2018 Location: Venice Skatepark, CA Skater: @kianayouwanna

What has been your favourite session to date?
I’ve been fortunate to be part of a lot of great sessions, but if there’s one that stands out, it’s one last May at Houghton.  It was just after the Moxi skate camp and some people had come back to LA to hang.  I invited a few skaters just thinking we’d have a chill session, but as people arrived they texted their friends to come out and before long the place was jamming with rad skaters.  I got to meet so many people for the first time, shot like crazy and the vibe was awesome.  Definitely goes down as one of my favorite days!

Date: May 2018 Location: Houghton Skatepark, CA Skaters: Indy Jamma Jones, Nick TheMedic and Roller Travis Reynolds

If you could only shoot one skatepark for the rest of your career, which one and why?
If I could only pick one skatepark to shoot for the rest of my career I think it’d have to be Venice.  I’m such a fan of clean backgrounds, and with no fence around it and the beach on one side, it makes for such beautiful open space.  I also love recreating the image I had of California when I was growing up in Louisiana.  In my mind it was a sun soaked, palm tree lined, endless stretch of beaches full of creative and amazing people.

Date: December 2017 Location: Venice Skatepark, CA Skater/Skaters: @kid_ace

Date: November 2018 Location: Venice Skatepark, CA Skater/Skaters: Michelle Steilen (@estrojen)

Date: July 2017 Location: Venice Skatepark, CA Skater/Skaters: Caitlin Krause (@caitfish)

Thank you Marshall for all you do to capture the beauty and intensity of our community.
We can’t wait to see what 2019 holds for you.
Be sure to find and follow Marshall:
Name: Marshall Garlington
Location: California, USA
IG: @fxmixer
Website: fxmixer.com
Cover Image:

Date: August 2018 Location: Venice Skatepark, CA Skater/Skaters: Vanna Jayde Curtis (@jadedvanna93)

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Chicks in Bowls St Louis Each Chapter has a slightly different flavor. We’ve caught up with the crew from St Louis to find out what they’re doing to spread the stoke in their community!

Interview with Nox Talks from the CIB St Louis Chapter

Nox, Earth Surf Skatepark, 2018

Tell us about how the St Louis Chapter got started
Over Winter 2017 Lor and Nox, derby league mates, started hitting up the local indoor skatepark Ramp Riders together. One day Lor asked, “Wanna start a CIB Chapter? I’ll do all the paperwork if you be the face of it” and Nox said, “Cool, that works”.

We started by going to the park and asking derby friends along. Soon we made a group and made it official with Trample/Chicks in Bowls. We had a lot of success early on and brought on two more admin to help plan events, moderate membership, keep up with social media, and more. Now our admin team is the core of our Chapter!

What’s the local Skate Community like?
St. Louis has had a significant history of roller skating since the 1960’s. Jam skating is big here and there is a known ‘St. Louis Style’ of rolling. The first roller derby league was formed in 2005 and in 2018 there are now three in the area. There’s also a collective of speed skaters in the area. We are blessed to have a huge wheeled community here.

Do you have a big derby community crossover in your crew
Yes, most of our skaters are current or former derby people but we’re always working on reaching more of the larger community!

What kind of events does the Chapter host
The St. Louis area is lucky to have 13 parks within about an hour drive and we try to hit all of them to engage people in their communities. Each skatepark offers unique opportunities to explore and improve skills! We aim for 4 skatepark meetups a month but try to work in other skate time together like trail skating or public skates!

You’ve adapted gender-neutral terminology in your posts *wicked*, tell us about that!
When we started our chapter we decided to use gender-neutral language for all our promotional materials, meetup info, policies, etc. We know some see ‘Chicks in Bowls’ and think it designed for cis-women only. We wanted to make it a point to use gender-inclusive language to create a welcoming and safe space for people of all genders, identities, and orientations at our events and at the skatepark. Our goal is to encourage anyone with an interest in park skating to share and grow that passion with us!

What’s this Skatepass business?
We were inspired by a post from CIB Birmingham UK in the CIB Admins group, and since St. Louis has so many skateparks, we adapted it for our area to encourage skaters to get out and explore during summer break!

You’ve also developed a skater curriculum! What does that entail!
Our Admin team developed a curriculum for new skaters starting out small with the basics of pumping, carving, toe stop stalls, and jump-turns. This makes it easier for the admin team to integrate new skaters safely and we’ve found having this in place makes new skaters feel more comfortable and confident starting out.

Thanks to Nox and the CIB St Louis Chapter for sharing your unique take on CIB Chaptering.
It’s important to us that our Chapters represent the community that they’re in as the needs of each crew vary from city to city. We hope there’s some inspiration in this post and you can use it to spark new ideas for your region!
Got a great idea for a Chapter event? Post it below!

Victoria M Willis, Peter Mathews Memorial Skate Garden, 2018

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