Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Blading Cup




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!

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Jon Julio doing boss work

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Eric Bailey has his own painting style

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Eric working hard

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Nick Wood commanding the troops

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Setting up the spine

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Nick & Richie Velasquez

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Jeff Stockwell stenciling the ramps

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Stockwell screwing on the coping

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The finished product at around 1pm

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Brian Aragon with a flatspin over the spine

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Joellen & the baby

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Cutest dog ever


A video of the mayhem that went down


The making of the AWESOME trophy!

1 comment:

  1. Damn hipsters!

    http://joellenlove.blogspot.com

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