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Ryan Dawes hittin a Frontside on a big ol kinked rail.
Ryan Dawes hittin a Frontside on a big ol kinked rail.

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Jul 15, 2003 Mart

I'd have thought it'd be far safer to royale that bitch than f/s it

Jul 15, 2003 rscvideos


Jul 15, 2003 XxgradexX

personally, i dont even like this picture because you cant even see the start or end of the rail. I dont know why, but that always bothers me, and I try to have atleast one of those in all the pictures I take. and sam, shut the hell up. you just ramble off with non sensical comments all the time, and you speak english.

Jul 15, 2003 peach

the fact that you dont see beginning or end of rails make them appear longer therefor the grind appears even better... its quite a good frontside imo because he is bending his legs and not many people do that all that time... the trick itself yeah it does look a bit sketchy the way his arms are it looks like he is losing balance and falling forward, but i think this makes it better for a soap advert as it kinda gives another element of risk to the sport. it does the job as a good advert i think but not the "best" grind ever. but having said that i should state that i couldnt do that or get anywhere close

Jul 15, 2003 fordy

i think it's pretty sick

Jul 15, 2003 Smokey

I don't know what youre all talkin about cuz this is a sweet pic. Awesome style too, for just a frontside. Only thing I have a problem with are his arms. They're like pulled way back. It's just strange looking..

Jul 15, 2003 aaron

personally i'm not a fan of the angle/shot... the grind however does look pretty good (although he does appear to be leaning too far forward and losing balance).. i think this would be better suit for maybe a gallery or something, i don't think it deserves to be used as SOAP's main advertising picture considering such better grinds/angles etc. could have been captured for that purpose

Jul 15, 2003 Mart

The style's there, and the rail's pretty hot... but I've gotta concur with everyone about the overbalance and the angle stuff

Jul 15, 2003 Smokey

Woah, does that sign in the back say "Rail Transportation" ? (The arrow pointing to the right)

Jul 15, 2003 hard_rocker_365

kudos to you ryan...kudos.....but ya the balence looks wierd

Jul 15, 2003 AleX

K, you guys must be fuckin fetal alchohal retards if u think thats a crappy grind/photo-angle/etc. His arms just add more style to it

Jul 15, 2003 Wesker

Wasn't this in a skate magazine somewhere? I remember seeing it.

Jul 15, 2003 rscvideos


Jul 15, 2003 broox

there is a tiny version of it on soapshoes.com.

Jul 15, 2003 XxgradexX

I dont know why this picture is so great. I did somthing just as good over 6months ago.

Jul 15, 2003 broox

the grind may not be insanely awesome, but the angle, shot, and everything else make it a good advertising print. the ad looks really good with it...

Jul 16, 2003 mike

Firts off that is a sick rail, though it would be sicker if it was a royale, im not complaining. Second off, I like the pic, and if this is in a magazine it will probably be either taller or not as wide so that it will fit on a page and probably look better.

Jul 16, 2003 aaron

its all good that SOAP wants to show that Ryan Dawes is also a pro rollerblader, but using the exact terms 'Pro Skater' sound kinda lame... too overused just like 'Tony Hawk Pro Skater'... it fits right up there with using the term 'extreme' for everything under the sun. Perhaps they should use some clever terms like 'Ryan Dawes, brushes his teeth in the morning, professional inline skater day and night, and soap shoe activist 24/7' See that shit, I should be on SOAP's marketing board

Jul 16, 2003 aaron

actually, what i just wrote was worded badly, but i just woke up 10 minutes ago, i'm sure i could do better...

Jul 16, 2003 peach

i sure hope so!

Jul 16, 2003 Mart

Alex, do you actually know anything about photography and balance? Didn't think so

Aug 31, 2003 Collin

Yeah the pic is in The summer/fall issue of rollerware house

Jan 26, 2004 soapface

dude daws ur awsome ho do u do it?

Jan 26, 2004 soapface

opps i spelt it wrong dawes**

May 21, 2004 Curtinator

He should do a rail to rail.

Jul 10, 2004 Fat_people_suck

this guy is crazy, and rscvideos is hilarious, i hope he meets one of u guys and kicks yer ass, ha ha ha

Jul 17, 2004 Fat_people_suck

holy shit, thats ryan dawes the pro in-liner

May 18, 2006 Louis

hahaha, check out that sign in the back;

"Rail Transportation"

Damn straight!

May 18, 2006 Surfaced

Haha, w0rd up.

Dec 29, 2006 AnthoFlex

Rail transportation is my main transportation....Just like Ryan here lol

Dec 29, 2006 Slidey

"High speed rails service"

Dec 30, 2006 SonicSoaper

Area D, for Dawes.

Mar 31, 2007 matrix8967

it's an alright pic, but he better tweak or something and fast because I don't see him making it bas that kink...ofcourse, i've never made it past a kink, i always loose balance and fly off...maybe i'm just bitter.

Mar 31, 2007 mgm

He's a pro inline skater. I think he can make it.

Jun 11, 2007 josue

u suck

Jun 11, 2007 SonicSoaper

You suck.

Jun 11, 2007 mets603412


Jun 11, 2007 RamenRadio

You suck you hating fag

Jun 12, 2007 Surfaced

Dawes is the shit, you suck holmes.

Jun 12, 2007 RamenRadio

I wasn't saying he sucked, Josue was.

Jun 13, 2007 Surfaced

I know man, its all good.

Jun 13, 2007 RamenRadio

yeah, I don't mean to do that, but he's hating too much. I know I know, I do it too, but sometimes I just have enough. btw, what's up Dave? Not sure if you got my message, but I was sorry you didn't make it :( Think you could make it to the next one man?

Jun 28, 2007 AnthoFlex

Its weird. I have googled, and youtubed Ryan Dawes, and i cant find anything of him

Jul 24, 2007 RamenRadio

Ryan Dawes? I keep forgetting who the hell he was damn it!

Jul 24, 2007 RamenRadio

Oh, now I remember looking at the peoples section, no clue how I could have forgotten that. I dunno, whatever happened to this guy? :(

Jul 24, 2007 SpiderSoaper

if u google him now, there is a fan site of him, but seriously never heard of him and not much info

Jul 24, 2007 RamenRadio

Go to the peoples section for more info on him.

Sep 12, 2007 AnthoFlex

HSL only put him in because he was in texas, and he was a pro blader. It was their way of getting respect.

Reminds me much of the Heelys Grail video. The only guy who could actually grind the handrails didnt even have the wheels in, and everyone says that hes a pro blader or sumthing

Jun 6, 2009 Kooksoaper13

This is just a kick ass picture

Aug 31, 2012 Relate2Videos


Sep 4, 2012 wyattpeterson

bad style big rail and I bet he had way to much speed cause he isnt tweeking at all with fast plates and looks like a painted rail with a kink coming up ..... ooooh shit to much speeed LOL

Nov 10, 2012 babyblue

whoa nice frontslide dude that is like a mile long dude that is awesome it looks like he's in a airport haha