Edit: End of Season

Edit by Spencer Smith

Spencer Smith and Christopher Watts are again cultivating a rollerblading scene in Iowa City. For a city that saw a brief lull in activity, the college town is experiencing a blading renaissance of sorts with new spots and new faces. The edit above chronicles the freeze leading to the thaw. Through Spencer’s lens we watch the grey skies turn into the lights of indoor parks and back again. End of Season is the cold collection of winter’s clips.
-Bruce J. Bales

Iowat: Volume 2.5

Words by Bruce J. Bales
Photographs by Logan Clark

It has been no secret that our productivity dropped in 2016. Despite this, we were able to collect enough footage for a short new video and Iowat: Volume 2.5 was created. With inspiration from Iowa artists Jack Lion and kiqyou, I was able to put together something I am very proud of. Enjoy.
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2017 Iowa Connection Events.
2017 Iowa Connection Events. Photo : Bruce J. Bales

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Edit : Seconds with Spencer Smith

Edit by Bruce J. Bales

Spencer Smith has been on a tear for all of 2016. From SSOC to the River Rumble, Spencer has been enjoying blading more than ever. Within the 12 months of 2016, Spencer and I were able to travel to the Bay Area twice, and it was there were I saw a large jump in Spencer’s confidence and abilities. The second time around we didn’t get in as much as the first, but regardless, we returned home feeling rejuvenated and positive about our experiences. During our most recent trip, it was Spencer leading the way with the clips and memorable tricks at every skatepark or spot we visited.