Last weekend the Third Annual Oakland Blade Jam went down in the streets of Northern California. Host Brian Freeman‘s positive energy drew friends and bladers from as far south as Los Angeles for a winner-take-all street comp with a chance at $1,000 and bragging rights for the year. […]
Featuring skating by: Derek Henderson, Sean Keane, Michael Braud, Gene Steagal, Danny Malm, Casey Bagozzi, Stephen Babcock, Victor Arias, Andy Johnson, Korey Waikiki, Cameron Talbott, Levi Sebastian and more…
Music by Skookum: Skookum – Lonesome Dreams, Skookum – In The Cold, Skookum – Home Grown Blues.
July 26th 2014 marked the second annual Oakland Blade Jam, put on on by Brian “Bfree” Freeman and crew. This year’s blade jam took skaters deep through the hood of West Oakland. Starting off first at Madison Ledges traveling next to the infamous 28th and West St. flat rail and final ended at a huge down rail at John Swett Elementary.
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Music: Town Shit – Keak Da Sneak, Danny Brown – Monopoly, Juj – Space Gold, Killer Mike and El-P – Run The Jewels, Arts the Beatdoctor – Solitaire.
One Magazine @ Oakland Blade Jam
Song: Zion I and The Grouch – Hit Em (Instrumental).
Success in Oakland. Brian Freeman and his crew launched what is sure to become an annual tradition with this weekend’s inaugural Oakland Blade Jam. Bringing together a gritty city skateboard park, the local hardware store and countless volunteers and contributions, the OBJ went down without any visible hitches showing that with the right mix of perseverance and vision bladers can rally their communities to achieve blade-friendly goals.
With Shredweiser and the Bay Area locals repping hard, the We Are One crew rolled in from SLC, Erick Rodriguez and Mike Obedoza popped up from Long Beach, and pieces of the Valo posse came through from Santa Ana. Even Carson Starnes and Chris Smith from Georgia. We’re happy to report the travel was not in vain as BFree & Co’s hard work paid off.
The contest showed the crowd great blading and ended with David Sizemore displaying his eye for the seemingly impossible. Along the way many sweet maneuvers were put down, and we managed to catch a couple. Check out ONE @ Oakland Blade Jam.