Franky Morales Invitational 4, this women skate better than you: Gaby Velasquez, Tais Colares, Emilia Parejo (3rd place), Martina Svobodova (2nd place), Mery Munoz (first place) & more | Full Results. A video by Weekend Pirate Too (Youtube).
The Gang took flight down south for the fourth annual of the Franky Morales Invite. We took some time to get some warm ups in at Lot11 and Skate Bird Skate Park. Also raw footage of the FM4 invite. Featuring: Jokap, Anddy Crxck, Zack Savage, Frank Dangelo, Lil Joey, Chino Sin, Damon Franklin, Montre Livingston, Julien Cudot, Andrew Broom, Korey Waikiki, Tim Franken & more!
I don’t want to pick favorites but…. I think the Franky Morales Invitational is my favorite competition in the states. It’s close… It could be tied with The Blading Cup, but I also love Miami as a city. I come to Miami just to kick it.. The fact that one of the largest blade competitions in the nation is here as well is a huge plus. Heads up… I didn’t intend to make an edit of the competition. I’ll leave that to the real filmers, I just wanted to film the homies and make a fun one.
I stayed out til 5am the night before the event (bars are open that late here, it’s incredible) so I missed basically the entire beginning of the event. The park, the venue, is so incredible. Fantastic food trucks, a skateshop, they even brew their own beer for the skatepark. I want to do a long write up for this one… Honestly, for such a great event, it deserves a long write up. But I’ve once again stayed up way too late editing this and I don’t have the energy. Thank you to EVERYONE that supports Jumbo. I love you all. Always feel free to say “what up.” It was super cool meeting everyone. If you missed this years FMI, I’ll see you at the next one. - Cody Sanders.
“The semi finals were skipped and the competition went straight to the finals due to time constraints. The top pros battle it out. Julien Cudot, Montre Livingston, Jimmy Cisz, Eric the Shred, Air Damon, Andrew Broom and more. - Weekend Pirate Too.
Check another angle for Julien Cudot’s last trick on Instagram.
Photos: Julien Cudot
FM4 Fundraiser Miami - Edit by Gregory Pesochin
“Decided to head to North Miami Skatepark last minute to check out the Franky Morales Invitational Fundraising event, and so glad I did! Such a unique pleasure to see some of the best skaters around getting really creative at this little skatepark. It was insanely hot, but totally worth it!”. - Gregory Spaceeman (Youtube).
Franky Morales Invitational 4 Fundraiser (Rollerblading Competition)
“Here are some highlights of the finals”. - Weekend Pirate Too (Youtube). Note: the full video mentionned in the video is the one featured above, in this post.
Get excited! Franky Morales Invitational 4 is back on October 7th returning to Skatebird Miami (IG). We’re gonna make this one our biggest event yet. This time we’ll be presenting a Juniors comp along with the Mens, Bladies, & the Quad competition! Make sure you register and book your tickets and hotels now while prices are low! Can’t wait to see everyone out here, let’s go! Big shout out to Jake Lee for the artwork, came out crazy!
Official Website: Visit FMinvitational.com.