A perennial Newschoolers favorite, Dima Makrushin passed away this morning, August 11th, aged 29. One of the leading proponents of Newschool skiing in Russia, Dima, blessed us with many a mind-blowingly stylish ski and aggressive inline edit and movie part in his short life. I didn't know him well personally but have exchanged many messages with him here and there through NS, and he always radiated stoke on producing ski content. Our condolences go to his friends and family, his unique style will always be remembered and missed. @twoowtskis posted the following epitaph on their Instagram account, which we have run through google translate for the NS audience.
"On the morning of August 11, 2021, at the age of 29, our friend and colleague Dima “Makro” Makrushin passed away. He represented Russia on the world stage of aggressive roller skating and new school skiing, was the greatest master of his craft. For almost 20 years in the culture of action sports, Dima has released countless video games and edits, his work was highly appreciated by colleagues around the world for his incredible style and attention to the smallest details both in the skating itself and in its presentation.
Dima was a famous person, but he never aspired to fame or publicity, this was not his goal. He was a man of fine mental organization and did not open his soul to strangers. Those who knew Dima personally and had the good fortune to have an intimate conversation with him noted his goodwill, ability to listen and the ability to sincerely empathize with the interlocutor - rare qualities that few people can boast of in our time.
Dima treated life philosophically, never rushed anywhere, always carefully weighed all the pros and cons. If he did something, he gave all the best. Working with him on the set has always been incredibly interesting and effective, but at the same time easy and natural. I would also like to note his sense of humor: even in the most difficult troubles, he never lost his optimism and believed in the best outcome, endowing this energy with everyone who was around. His sincere, real smile disarmed even the most serious characters, and it was almost impossible to see Dima in anger, unless, of course, this was a tirade against the next rail that he was about to slip.
You can write endlessly, there will still not be enough words. The death of Dima is an irreparable loss for his family, for close friends from his beloved and always praised Medvedkovo district, for the entire action sports community and for the world as a whole. Sincere condolences to everyone who is fortunate enough to be familiar with this brightest man. Eternal memory to you, Macro. Ride steezy in peace!"