Joey Mantia Technical Camp

11月24日から26日までの3日間 Jorge Botero Inline Racing Institute で告知されていた、Joey Mantia Skating Clinic in Colombia が実施されました。更新された Joey Mantia Training Journal で、その様子が少し判ってきました。NSLのTシャツを着ているので、そのNSLのプロモーション活動とか現地でのレース開催なども視野に入っていそうです。


by Miguel Rueda (Nov. 23, 2009)
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Coaches and skaters from 15 departments will be in Bucaramanga, Venezuela also is present in Tachira and Barquisimeto

Over 55 people signed up to the clinic with Joey Mantia

The world runner Estefania Cuervo de Antioquia and Julian Felipe Nuñez-Selection Colombia 2009, attended by top skaters from 24 November to the skating clinic in Bucaramanga.

Start date: Tuesday, 24 November
Start Time: 3:00 p.m. Universidad Manuela Beltran (Real de Minas - street of students)


Tuesday, 24 November:
    3:00 PM Guidance
    3:20 PM - 4:20 PM Technology and Skating Equipment
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Questions to Joey Mantia
Wednesday, 25 November:
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Technique of Departure and Arrival
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Skate off

    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Line Technique
Thursday, 26 November:
    9:00 AM - 10:00. AM Curve Technique
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Off Skate - Table - Board Slip

    3.00 PM - 5:00 PM Curve Technique
    5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Conclusions and Analysis of the Learned - Delivery of Certificates - Delivery of Shirt and Book of Exercises for Joey Mantia

    9:00 PM Closure

Each participant will be given a T-Shirt and Workbook on Skating Clinic by Joey Mantia
JORGE BOTERO Inline Racing Institute:

Little Update From Colombia

by Joey Mantia (Nov. 26, 2009)

Monday morning i headed to Miami airport to fly here to Colombia to teach a camp in bucaramanga; sounds like a ghetto, its actually a nice little city. Anyway, brunch was McDonald's- quarter pounder with cheese, nuggets, fries, and Dr pepper. That was really all i ate the whole day, which is probably why i felt like garbage when i woke up Tuesday morning; i was congested, neck hurt, i was really dehydrated- you know when your lips are cracked and stuff, yea that was me. Oh, before we went to the house from the airport, they asked if i wanted anything, i said juice, thinking they were going to buy some the next day... WRONG. We went to this drive up juice bar, honked, some chick comes over and takes the order, 2 minutes later she walks back with a glass (yes a glass glass) of the best juice I've had, maybe ever. We then just sat there while i drank my juice, which was slightly awkward haha, and then honked again, she grabbed the glass and we drove off.... ahhh Colombia.

The family that I'm staying with for the clinic is great, very hospitable. They made me eggs with bacon, cereal, fresh fruit all cut up and juice... and it was delicious. In the afternoon i went to a small track here with a team full of little kids and just skated around with them, took some pictures, kissed some babies, you know the day to day... For lunch, they took me to this awesome place that was apparently traditional Colombian food... it was just a bunch of different kinds of meat (no homo). Also, they make this little corn thing called an arepa, soo good with a little bit of pico on top. The night we had a conference where i sat in front of the coaches and skaters of the camp with a translator and just talked about equipment, training, and anything else they could come up with to ask me. For dinner we had some el corral, you white people reading this wont know anything about no el corral, its a burger place in Colombia that just clowns McDonald's or bk or wendys... its kinda like In-N-Out status; I had a doble con queso y tacineta, papas fritas, y nestea limon.

Wednesday was the first day of the clinic, which has been going great. It does kind of concern me however, that they have never seen over 1/2 the drills that I'm teaching here; If they are already as good as they are without really knowing HOW to skate, I'm a little scared to see what could happen when they do. Breakfast was just cereal and fresh fruit with juice. Lunch was fried chicken, i ate it with a plastic glove on (cause thats what they do here... apparently its 'safer' that way haha), coke and juice to drink. Dinner was pizza at a place that overlooked the whole city, it was a really cool experience. My nose was cashed from being in the sun all day long and i can tell I'm out of shape because between each one of the off skates exercises i was dizzy and wanted to fall over.

This morning i woke up early because i had to keep working on the burning the 76 disks for the people at this camp; everyone gets a tee shirt and a disk with the videos of all the drills on it. You don't realize how long it takes to burn 76 Cd's until you actually have to do it by the way. Breakfast was just eggs and bacon with juice. Lunch was fried chicken and arepa again, with coke and lulo juice- lulo is this tangy sour fruit in Colombia, I'm an addict.
Joey Mantia Training Journal: Little Update From Colombia


by Joey Mantia (Nov. 27, 2009)
Anybody who says our sport is dying is a) an idiot and b) apparently not colombian or has never been to colombia. I just went to watch the 8,9, and 10 year old nationals here in bucaramanga (yes just a 3 year window) which had over 400 participants.... maybe you didn't catch that the first time so here:

400 kids limited to the ages of 8,9, and 10

I got there and started signing a few autographs and that turned into zoo...

These kids were awesome, they were literally climbing over eachother trying to get an autograph and picture. After that, the organization wanted me to skate a few laps and say some words in front of the people, which was a great idea in theory... until the mob of kids got involved hahah

Theres a road around the outside of the track, i literally got pushed around the track while kids were running around me screaming, just losing their minds; it was one of the coolest things ive ever experienced. After the lap, i slowed down and after about 10 minutes managed to get all the kids off the track so they could play the national anthem and have me say a few words. After that i took a lap on the track shaking hands and giving high fives.

After that i had to crank off the track and back to the booth to finish up signing autographs. My shirt started off a medium and now its at least an XL from all the pulling and grabbing haha; i thought to myself, i couldn't imagine ACTUALLY being a legit famous person, it would be hard.

I wish there was as much passion in the states as there is in south america for this sport...

Here's a little clip, its hard to see, but u can sure hear em

Joey Mantia in Bucaramanga Colombia

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Joey Mantia changed into Ion Avenger Racing 4X110 Frame of Liberty Sports from SR110 at the clinic.
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Clinic with Joey Mantia in PA

by skate309 (Nov. 15, 2009)
There is a clinic with Joey Mantia in Whitehall, PA on December 12th and 13th.

Cost is $95.00 which includes a clinic T-shirt and a booklet with all the information taught at the clinic.

Spaces are limited so don't hesitate.

Just wanted to let everyone know that there are still some openings for this clinic. We have talked to many people and they all have said that Joey puts on a great clinic. This is a great opportunity for everyone to learn from the best skater in the United States and be motivated to do better. All parents that have kids in the clinic are welcome to stay and watch.

If you have any other questions please feel free to call me at 267-446-6296 or email me at

Stacy Ristine
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