Videogroove (aka VG) is a video magazine created to cover the latest and greatest of inline skating. Videogroove has been around since the birth of aggressive skating (1993) and has evolved along with the sport into a staple of the rollerblading community.
Videogroove was originally a subdivision of Groove Inc. created by Shon Tomlin and Morgan Stone after the release of their first video "Dare to Air", which also included a tour of all three sports (inline skating, bmx, and skateboarding). Tomlin and Stone went on to release Videogroove (VG1), which was released under Groove Productions on October 1, 1994.
David A. Paine, whose name is always associated with Videogroove, actually did not create Videogroove, but started working for Groove Inc. in January 1995. Paine began working on VG 2: 18 Days (VG2) which was released on April 1, 1995, and titled after Paine's 18 day journey from Philadelphia, PA to California.
On April 1, 1999, shortly after the release of VG11: California Dreaming, Paine left Groove Inc. and officially gained ownership of Videogroove Videomagazine. Paine felt the move was necessary to keep the videomagazine free and true to itself. Once free, Paine went on to introduce the element of crew battling to inline skating (VG12: Battle My Crew), inspired by the tradition of battling in hip hop among crews. Paine has continued to capture the true soul of rolling in his videos.
|1994||Videogroove: An Inline Video Skate Magazine|
|1995||VG 02: 18 Days|
|1995||VG 03: Not A Word|
|1996||VG 04: Puppets of Destiny|
|1996||VG 05: Supernatural|
|1997||VG 06: Toys Beneath Our Feet|
|1997||VG 07: Media-ocracy|
|1998||VG 08: Ocho|
|1998||VG 09: Back to Basics|
|1998||VG 10: Metro|
|1999||VG 11: California Dreaming|
|1999||VG 12: Battle My Crew|
|1999||VG 13: On Tour|
|2000||VG 14: Live|
|2000||VG 15: Battle My Crew II|
|2000||VG 16: East Coast VG Vol I|
|2001||VG 17: West Coast: Industry Issue|
|2001||VG 18: Battle My Crew III|
|2001||VG 19: East Cost VG Vol II|
|2002||VG 21: Battle My Crew IV|
|2003||VG 22: Coast to Coast|
|2005||VG 23: Delegation of Authority|
|2012||VG 24: Battle My Crew V (soon)|