Just after The Blading Cup 2017, Derek Henderson Henderson sought out to create his first ever professionally produced full length section. During the filming process, he received a phone call asking if he’d like to skate pro for Razors.
He thought they’d never ask! Hailing from Fresno, California, Derek has been blading since he was 8 years old, and riding for Razors since 2009.
Now a proud husband and father, and founder/owner of S9 Bearings, Derek is cementing his legacy as the most menacing, passionate, and powerful blader in Central Cali. Don’t mistake his kindness for weakness though, because the rattlesnake of rollerblading has bite - and a venemous trick vocabulary!
Song: Slayer - Epidemic. Filmed by: Gary Magill and Joji Ihara. Edited by: Gary Magi. Artwork by: Erik Beltran.
A badass inline skater from Fresno, CA, Derek Henderson skates fast and goes heavy on the metal. Derek has a take no prisoner attitude and makes no apologies for dropping huge hammers on your toes, skating wise that is. Derek is the owner of S9 Bearings and skates for Intuition Skate Shop and Razor Skates. Always be on the look out for Derek Henderson.
Truspin Podcast by Steve Johns: A deep dive into the lives and careers of past and future Bladers. Check the podcast on your favourite platform: Soundcloud, Stitcher, Libsyn, Itunes.
Pro Team Nomadeshop Antony Pottier and Warren Digne escaped the European cold for 2 weeks and came back from California with this video. Enjoy!
Filmed and directed by Adrien Anne. Locations: San Diego & Los Angeles. Featuring our friends: Christian Ridings, Stephane Mosselmans, Grazyna Wratny and Russel Day. Special thanks to Christian for all his hospitality and accommodation. Also a Big Thanks to Jon Fromm, Justin “One Magazine”, Sean Macgowan ‘Photographer’, Steve Steinmetz ‘Photographer’, Garrett Mitchelsen.
7th annual Blading Cup. East End Downtown, Santa Ana, California. Visit Bladingcup.com.
The Blading Cup 2017 - Results
- Gavin Drumm ($2k)
- Derek Henderson
- Brian Freeman.
- Mike Dempsey
- Andrew Broom
- Dustin Jamison
- Jon Julio
- Randy Spizer
- Anthony Luna
- Grazyna Wratny
- Chihiro Azuma
- Coco Sanchez
- Daniel Garcia
- Kraig Cuico
- Cristofer Quintinlla
Photo: Intuition Skateshop.
The Blading Cup – Time Machine
Antony Pottier skating at Woodward in California, one of the biggest skatepark in the world. - Nomadeshop.
Previously: Antony Pottier - Flat Frame Promo (2017).
To most, turning pro in blading doesn’t mean much. To most, pursuing this sport wasn’t feasible. To me, this means the world. It’s an honor to ride at this level for a brand that I’ve admired and respected for the last 10 years of my life. All I can say is thank you to all the people who’ve supported me and believed in me. Also, a special thanks to my parents who let me follow what I always loved. Special Thanks: Family, My GF, SoFlo, ATL blade fam, and new SD fam. - Jon Fromm.
Main Camera: Patrick Andersen. Additional Footage: Ryan “Buck” Strauss, Justin Eisinger, John Lyke, Derek Hall, Cavin Le Macon. Titles: Pablo Porta. Edit: Brandon Andersen.