Inline Magazine 1997, part 3

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"The Empire Strikes Back" was a pretty hackneyed title even back in 1997. I love that they name-check Judge (Judge Marvin Holland, a long-time figure in the New York skating scene). He died a little over a year ago.

“The Empire Strikes Back” was a pretty hackneyed title even back in 1997.

Thus starts Inline Magazine’s 1997 investigation of skating in New York City. I love that they name-check The Judge (Judge Marvin Holland, a long-time figure in the city’s street skating scene). He died a little over a year ago.

The speed skate shown in the first photo is an old-school Bont; I bought a pair used around the time this article appeared. They scraped all the skin off the backs of my ankles, as they did with everybody who wore those models. I remember people trading tips on what sorts of makeup pads to buy and put in your socks to minimize the damage.

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