On August 6th the first annual Blading Cup went down in downtown Santa Ana & it was simply amazing. The event was organized by Valo owner Jon Julio & was completely organized in less then 3 weeks. It seemed like everybody who had ever strapped on skates was there for this competition. With the worlds best rollerbladers all coming out & competing the stage was set for a great day of competition. The best part though was the interaction with normal day people who normally wouldn't see anything like this. It was great to see lil kids scream & clap when someone would land a trick & to see their parents just as excited really made it a special event. These are a few photos I took during the competition & I even posted two videos. One is a edit of the competition & the other is a video documenting the making of the trophy. Enjoy!
Jon Julio doing boss work
Eric Bailey has his own painting style
Eric working hard
Nick Wood commanding the troops
Setting up the spine
Nick & Richie Velasquez
Jeff Stockwell stenciling the ramps
Stockwell screwing on the coping
The finished product at around 1pm
Brian Aragon with a flatspin over the spine
Joellen & the baby
Cutest dog ever
A video of the mayhem that went down
The making of the AWESOME trophy!