The Blading Cup 2012: Photos, Report & Interviews

The Blading Cup 2012
up: Photos by Brandon Smith & RW.

Photos & Reports: Brandon Smith | RW | Live 2 Blade | Themgoods.

The Blading Cup 2012
up: Photos by Brandon Smith.

Pacific Rim Video Interviews: Jon Julio, Beau Cottington, Bladies, Arlo Eisenberg, Brian Bina & Thinh Le (Haitian Mag), Katie Ketchum, Andy Kruse, Alex Broskow, Robert Guerrero, Kevin Yee, Erik Bailey, Brian Aragon (+ beginner tips), CJ Wellsmore, Chris Haffey.

Jon Julio Interview

Arlo Eisenberg Interview

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32 Responses to “The Blading Cup 2012: Photos, Report & Interviews”

  1. damn Says:

    “This year team Australia dominated”

    it makes sense that Australian ams are so good. It must be hell always having to compete against CJ!!

    nice pics and write-ups

  2. Ronnie James Dickinson Says:

    Arlo is one of the few bladers that should be allowed to speak in public.

  3. Soto Says:

    Check out my pictures on my Blading Cup Album

  4. Rolling Says:

    @Ronnie, that’s because he’s actually intelligent… unlike a lot of Rollerbladers unfortunately. Most videos I see of bladers talking make me cringe.

  5. U SUCK Says:

    FUCK U JU LIO !!!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    ROMAN ABRATE GOT SCREWED!

  7. Terror Says:

    I agree, fucken biased bullshit judges. Roman shoulda been in the finals. I don’t give a shit who you are or how much you claim to know about rollerblading, anyone average rollerblader who has skated for at least 3 years would know that Roman Abrate shoulda been in the finals. I’m not taking anything away from CJ though, he killed it and deserved to win but this bullshit biased judging on this comp was almost as close a fucken boxing bullshit.

  8. sleeper Says:

    roman abrate fishbrain to 900 line on youtube check it out

  9. Maryjane Says:

    Roman should have been in the finals instead of Stockwell! A 9 year old could see that. I love Stockwells skating, but he’s not a competition skater. Yes he has a little style, but every trick he did I can do myself. And I’m not even sponsored.

    Judges where super biased!

    CJ deserved the win though.

  10. damn Says:

    I wonder how the comp will look on TV? Like, will they edit out some of Roman’s tricks to make it look like Stockwell beat him? Or will the announcers say some b.s. about his style being the difference in the judge’s vote?

    it’s kind of funny because I’ve wanted blading back on TV for a long time, but with all the biased judging going on (Bitter Cold!), I began to think that maybe blading wasn’t ready to be on TV yet. Also, don’t we still need to grow our numbers so there will be people who actually want to watch? If anything, the industry heads are trying to divide the industry further with all this bias, and i don’t think we need to be broadcasting that to the whole world at this point.

    thank god CJ was at that comp. Even though I might have liked American viewers to see more of the worlds best skaters, I am satisfied that THE BEST SKATER IN THE WORLD won.

  11. Fake World Rolling Says:

    Bias, screw, editing comp and make commentary over the edit, sell out organizer, lie,… well… this time WRS look a bit like WWE …

  12. Bottom line Says:

    HELL YEAH !

    FUCK U JU LIO !!!

  13. hahaha Says:

    “Bias, screw, editing comp and make commentary over the edit, sell out organizer, lie,… well… this time WRS look a bit like WWE …”

    Hell yeah but less entertaining than wwe

  14. Old Fogey Says:

    Hahaha 3 years in the game! I bet you know it all don’t you! Let us all bow down to you elite rolling prowess… Please homie. You’re making yourself sound stupid. These judges have been in the game probably longer than you’ve been alive. I was there. And yes Roman killed it, but it was sheer volume. If you keep going after the Judges tell you to stop you may get penalized. It is a jam session format with limited time.

    Hey if you guys think it’s such a cakewalk putting on one of these comps go ahead and do it! Put together a little street comp and see how easy it is to pick a winner.

    $0.02

  15. Aaron Says:

    FUUUUCK UUUUU JUUU LIOOOOO !!!!

  16. Anonymous Says:

    I saw the edit before Jon Julio made them take it down. Montre’s 540 ao soul was so steezy! He landed it like it was nothing.

  17. DJ WREKSHOP Says:

    Its amazing how ignorant and embarrassing some of these people are on this website. As soon as someone decides to step up and do something positive for rollerblading there is a plethora of hate towards them. Grow the fuck up people!!
    Rollerblading wouldn’t be anywhere close to where it is today without people like Arlo and Julio. Show some respect. Shit is getting ridiculous on here, it really is depressing to read some of these comments.

  18. OpenYourEyesBitches Says:

    Please Dj Whatever shut the hell up u don’t know nothing at rollerblading u don’t even understand what u’re saying so really SHUT THE FUCK UP ! the only thing about you’re right is the fact that without all thoses motherfuckers roller wouldn’t be close to where it is today… so.. close to be dead ! without them rollerblading would be an industry as strong and powerfull as skateboarding,bmx or freestyle skiing…
    so…

    FUCK U JU LIO !!!

  19. Terror Says:

    @ Old fogey: I don’t know if you are just a retard or you don’t know how to read. When did I say I had skated for 3 years, if that comment was aimed to me IDIOT. I said, anyone who has skated for at least 3 years would know Abrate deserved to pass to the finals, meaning any fucken idiot, like you who possess little knowledge of rollerblading would be able to see Abrate was at least top 3 in the whole comp.

    Also, don’t talk about like it’s hard to judge a fucken comp dumbass, you realize that judging a rollerblading comp isn’t as complex or hard as referring a boxing/basketball/football game/match, where there are plenty of rules and you can miss out by not seeing certain plays. Rollerblading comps are individually, so everyone see what the skater is doing, you can’t say you didn’t see certain things you retard, especially if this comp was a jam session format. It’s not difficult to judge something like this retard. As you can see, nearly everyone thinks Abrate shoulda been in the finals. There are exceptions, Dk riders like you who think otherwise and try to defend the biased judging BS.

    I don’t give a fuck how many years the judges have been in the sport, if you judge with biased/prejudice bullshit, you have no credibility at all. I bet if those judges tell you to suck their a-holes, you would do it right? because they know everyone and they always right, uh? you deserve no respect when you run shit like this and screwed it up with biased/corrupted shit, making it all about the friends/business partner/ making profit for his skaters/friends, instead of the one who truly deserve to win and rollerblading overall.

  20. You dudes are retarded Says:

    How is it Biased? An Australian that skates for a recreational skate company won… Your all just pissed cause you were jerking off while everyone was drinking and having a good time in California. Fucking idiots.

  21. Terror Says:

    Hey retard, how is it biased? that australian that skates for recreational skate company was eliminated for a guy whose close friend/business partner to Jon Julio/judges, and then he was given a wildcard later on, to go on to win the whole thing you retard. When he never shoulda been wildcarded because he won every round he skated on. Do i need to break it down anymore for you moron or any D rider who doesn’t think there was any biased BS? Roman Abrate and Lomax skated better than Jeff stockwell and Erick Bailey.

  22. Anonymous Says:

    Gav Drumm FUCKING RIPPED!
    new fav skater

  23. John Julio Says:

    I know you all want fair judging, but this is rollerblading. I put up the money, so I get to pick the winners. It’s all about the money, money. It’s bad enough I had to give that no-neck Aussie enough money for a trip back home, you think I’m gonna pay for some French dude’s trip also? Fuck the French and Fuck anyone who spins to win. At Valo, we don’t spin. We grind and dress like faggots. Now go hold your own comp and give the French dudes your money if you want. Valo for life.

  24. Anonymous Says:

    love to see arlo hes the man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    would also love to see him skate, im sure hes still steezy as fuck

  25. pom Says:

    stop the hate.

    our industry is not big or strong enough to divide into subdivisions of itself that oppose and destroy one another. unity is the key and let that be our strength.

    props to julio for the event. there is no question to that.

    and if this bias-judging issue is true, then this only weakens us. unity is key.

    ps: cj is incredible.

  26. stop the suck up Says:

    FUCK U JU LIO !!!!

  27. Anonymous Says:

    I wonder how they will fix the WRS Championship this year to make sure an American skater wins.

  28. Trill Bill Says:

    I know you all want fair judging, but this is rollerblading. I put up the money, so I get to pick the winners. It’s all about the money, money. It’s bad enough I had to give that no-neck Aussie enough money for a trip back home, you think I’m gonna pay for some French dude’s trip also? Fuck the French and Fuck anyone who spins to win. At Valo, we don’t spin. We grind and dress like faggots. Now go hold your own comp and give the French dudes your money if you want. Valo for life.

    Funniest joke comment ever. haha! I laughed my ass off at the funny but true statements. The PVC at the blading cup chafed me pretty bad.

  29. Truth Says:

    “I wonder how they will fix the WRS Championship this year to make sure an American skater wins.”

    Sooo easy: Blading cup + Uploaded comp (like last year)

    FUCK U JU LIO !!!

  30. Anonymous Says:

    that jj interview was pretty insulting. he straight up says he is more about getting exposure for his company than he is for making sure the sport itself gets a following. then he proceeds to give props only to them goods riders.

  31. VALO IS GAY Says:

    jj has always been a bitch… he don’t cares about the sport, he cares about himself and his money, by the way he’s a sell out… and that’s why everybody are chanting “fuck u julio !” here on rn… i bet this will be the officiel chant of the Blading Cup next year.

    FUCK U JU LIO !!!

  32. Anonymous Says:

    How is not clear this was fixed? in JJ’s interview, the interviewer asked him who did he predicted to win this? and he said haffey of course, stockwell, and bailey hahahaha. Obviously he was goiing to do everything to make those 3 move on at all cost.