If you watched the above trailer, your next step is to head over to https://sellfy.com/p/gNgl/ and get your hands a must have piece of inline skating media. The Wizard of Wall Street is a 10 minute feature that will have you re evaluating the relationship you have with your skates and how you use them to interact with the world around you. Filmed by Mike Torres during a month long trip to New York City, The Wizard of Wall Street allows Shop-Task owner Leon Basin to provide you with his own unique view from the street. Watch as he finds control amongst the chaos that is the city that never sleeps. Leon Basin is a wizard and you are about to be put under his spell.
Today I had the pleasure of meeting Laurie at our Toronto shop. Laurie was celebrating her 45th birthday by treating herself to some new inlines skates. Throughout her twenty years of skating, her favourite pair of skates had always been her Rollerblade Aeroblade's, which were her second pair of skates. Since those skates, she got away from the plastic boot with smaller wheels and into a softer boot with bigger 90mm wheels. She never quite got comfortable on her newer skates and admits to leaving them in the closet for extended periods of time because they were't fun to skate on. She missed the experience she had before and wanted to get a skate that would feel similar to her Aeroblades, if not better.
Judith reached out to us about a week ago, she was looking for a specific experience on inline skates. Judith has been figure skating all her life and she wanted to get the same feel, control, and almost edge quality, as her figure skates. She had already done a bit of research and knew she needed a rockered wheel setup, her concerns seemed more with getting the proper boot in the right size. With some women having pretty small feet, it can be difficult to find a skate that fits right. Luckily for Judith, and all the other women out there with smaller feet, we can accommodate those sizes too.
What happens when a love of rollerblading is so strong it leads someone use it as a means to raise funding and awareness for a cause they deeply care about? In our case it means scheduling a meeting with James Carson from Roll Across Ontario 2014 in order to set him up with a pair of inline skates that will accompany him on his 2215km skate across Ontario in support of the mission of The Canadian Cancer Society...