World Championship downhill in Italy in Teolo Padova. At noon, it was a hot lead under a grandiose and brilliant sun. We had a big straight line to gain momentum. Then a sequence of turns too flat and an acceleration output. the first turn, a closing right, concentrated all the attention and the attention of the spectators alone.
Teolo Padova protocol
As an official competition of the International Skating Federation, it follows a protocol with an opening ceremony : speeches, presentation of athletes and show. That for, Jean Yves Blondeau, a great specialist in opening ceremonies, was the only representative of the downhill pilots in show. He created a choreography on a 5-tempo music specially for this event.
He also made a video in multi-view. During the shooting, it was so hot that the neuron was also overheated. Jean Yves did not see that the camera placed at the back of the leg was going to touch the ground at the landing and also at the right turn. The fish eye lens of the camera hit the ground, unscrewed, and the lenses that compose it scattered in pieces on the road …
video no hands
Rollerman : hairpins with no hands (Teolo Keyneose)
What a joy to participate in the first race of concrete on fire in Altenberg 2009 in Germany, organized by Philippe auerswald. Altenberg is perhaps the most beautiful track in the world. It is a true initiation rite. We are born in the light by springing from the tower, we die in turn three, and all that happens next is beyond life. It is a varied and fast track well maintained, painted in white, which rolls its turns in the slope of a mountain fold peoples fir. In the far north we see Desden sending us his cold wind.
At that time, Jean Yves liked to dress in a long-haired sweater, which participated in the legend.
Altenberg 2009 was a beautiful race, where the Philipp network is in full swing with his family and friends. Andy who has a wrapping business has arrived with an Impalla 66 low rider, and the parents greeted us with love.
Among the events of 2009, the slalom competition took place in front of the Eiffel tower on the trocadero square. Jean Yves did some demonstrations and had a stand where he displayed armor. We can see Jim Carrey’s Yesman’s armor.
At that time Jean Yves believed that the product BUGGY ROLLIN was going to be launched commercially. But it will take time and tenacity.
Art exhibition events of 2009
During the winter events of 2009, Jean Yves also tried the new arms with the brakes under the elbows. It was an opportunity to make a video of contemporary art for the exhibition “Intrepid Mixer” at the villa Robertsau in Rumilly. This video was firstly made to test the new arms that had a braking system. It turned out that it could perfectly fit to the need of the contemporary Art Exhibition.
SWR3 events of 2009
Jean Yves had the happiness to be the guest of SWR3 in Germany, and made try the armor to the presenter of TV Nicole koster, show who was nice and fit. Nicole said that she understood early in her life that she could earn her life with her mouth. We do think that she has many other talents.
Here are ideas for action screen play designed by Jean Yves Blondeau of Commercial Film “MSS Mennen rev it up” .
Color themes proposed by Jean Yves Blondeau.
Then, the proposals of armor color, and the first pictures of the finished pieces.
The film had been shot in south Africa Cap town. It was a large production.
The day before shooting, the skateboarder ht the head of Jean Yves with his board as he was training. He had to go to hospital, and the all movie had to be rescheduled one week later. They used the original scheduled shooting time to make the scene without Jean yves. And even so, it was not enough time to finish the shooting. Maybe the director was asking too much…
Here are more picture fo the creasy cinema set in cape town .
Jean Yves Blondeau the Rollerman at Peyragudes 2009 for a legendary downhill spot on the traces of James Bond.
Rollerman at Peyragudes 2009 best organized race.
Legend has it that it was the best organized race in Europe. Race, lodging, meals all included.
A ski resort in the French Pyrenees welcomes the event. Every thing opens just for the athletes. Hotel restaurant, swimming pool are here to make the side of the the competition to the best level as possible.
Rollerman at Peyragudes 2009 Pictures
The road is long and there is a nice braking at the end of the long straight down. Jean Yves uses the orange armor that served for the film Yesman, and the silver downhill suit from South Korea. They are very similar. The orange sut had no wheel on the back. This was going to change soon. It was the first time for this suit to go on a road race. We could say that it is brother BUGGY ROLLIN suit. Later they will both become blue, and nobody will be able to say with one was what.
Here is the super short movie but so GOOD
Here is the long movie 6 min of ride to pass the whole road.
Near us, beside Annecy, is a small city named Argonay. In that place was the “Graveyard call” race. It is named so because the track ends at the entrance of the cemetery. Fortunately nobody among the the athletes ever ends there.
the event logo
It could be a halloween event, but it is held in the middle of the summer.
narrow and tight
Graveyard call was a narrow winding road in the forest. Sufficiently sinuous so that Jean Yves comes out of the way in a pin. It missed 50 cm of asphalt out of the curve. It was necessary to brake a little more ! Armor and pilot had no damage at all. They slide a little more far away in the gravel.
Rollerman at Graveyard call impressionist road artist
Strong sun was making light spots all along the road. Light was running on the back of the armor like leopard flakes. All together it made the feeling of running through an impressionist paint.
here is the video
Graveyard call was a international race with athletes coming from around the world of downhill. That is how we met James Kelly and prepare the test of the following year.
Rollerman casted to the show of Country Music Channel
Following Jim Carrey’s film Yes Man, we were contacted by Country Music Channel, CMT, to have Tom C Howell’s armor tested. Of course the video has been blocked on the whole of the planet by production via Youtube. Maybe you will be able to see the teaser . But we have some pictures here.
here is the teaser
and here are the pictures
Tom being a skateboarder he is alergic to rollerblades. He was put tape at the end of his feet so that he does not burn his toes too quickly. And it worked.
In the cold nights of the Bavarian winter has hold the six-day track cycling competition at the Munich Olympic Park. We were invited by Philippe Auerswald to do rollerblading races on the speed ring. In the evening a discotheque was organized in the basements. It was the opportunity for Jean Yves to take out the armor and enjoy the effects of light to make disco images. so that he could Dance in Munich with virtual Madonna.
Here is the video of Dance in Munich with Madonna
Later in the year, he mounted the images on a video of Madonna and resumed his movement as a dialogue or a choreographic concerto.