Jon Julio’s Fleer Sport Card printed in 2000. Julio’s favorite inline trick is the soul grind and for Y2K, he’s working on one called the 40 ounce. JJ has taken first place in the 1996 NISS, 1996 ISS, Zurich ‘96 and Bercy 1999. Jon is also part owner of a clothing company - England Clothing - and a backpack company - Runners Project. A California boy, Jon is a big fan of the Los Angeles Lakers.
“We used to struggle. Three thousand dollars, two thousand dollars to do this event. We raised twenty-three thousand plus for prize money. Anyway just wanted to say thank you, it’s been a grind, things have changed, rollerblading’s alive.” - Jon Julio.
Santa Ana, California - November 6th-7th, 2021. After a year off due to circumstances of the pandemic, The Blading Cup returns and what a year it was. With the support of all the vendors and sponsors this event reached a new level. All the skaters in attendance put on one hell of a show and the energy from the crowd was incredible. As always, big thanks to Jon Julio and co. for putting together another amazing event this year which marks number ten for Blading Cup. See you all in April for the Spring Cup. - butterTV.
- Montre Livingston
- John Bolino
- David Sizemore.
- Catherine Reyes
- Daniela Saldago
- Randy Juarez
- Ariel Surun
- Randy Spizer
- Lauric Picard
- Jett Rennert
- Ben Zerfoss
- Mario Pacia Ramos
- Alex Del Campo
- Seoa Jang
Blading Cup 2021 - More Media.
Featuring Sergio Garcia, Becci Sotelo, Joe Atkinson, Michelle Steilen, Jeremy Soderburg, Chad Tannehill, John Lyke, Jon Julio, Alex Miranda, Tim Franken, Andy, Mike Welland, Randy Spizer, Brian Anderson, Kenny Sotelo & Friends.
This session was jam packed with a lot of awesome people featuring Josh Mills, Alex Miranda, Andy Benudiz, Randy Spizer, Ted Harder, Matthew Hunter, Jose Lizarraga, Julian Sunglao, Kyle, Jon Julio, and Demetrios George.
Music: Jump by Kris Kross ; Drop the Bomb by Kris Kross.
Location: Los Angeles, CA. Shot/Cut by: Erick Rodriguez.
In this episode of Planet Roller Skate (Youtube), we travel to Delano, California to meet 76 year old great-grandpa and aggressive park skater, Frank Hernandez, the Godfather. He didn’t start skating until after he retired at 60, and now his skills are stronger than ever before.
If you plan to give wheels a try, first be sure you can stand up from sitting on the ground, squat low, take small steps, and wear your gear to stay safe. We hope his story inspires you to get moving and challenges common thoughts about athleticism as we age. If you’re asking the question “am I too old,” well, here’s your answer :)
Previously: Frank Hernandez - 71 and Counting (2012-2013) - Edit by Ivan Narez.