Pow-Wow Pro/AM 10 – The One That Almost Got Away
from butterTV on 28 Mar 2020
This piece was done in collaboration with some amazing people that were all together for this event. For the full article with stories and photos please visit www.bladerunion.com
Jacksonville, Florida — March 12th-15th 2020. A unique time for a skate contest to take place right before social distancing was implemented throughout the country. At the time, gatherings of 250 people or less were allowed so the powers at Kona skatepark held a meeting, asked a lot of questions, did a head count, and made a strict policy that if there were anymore than 250, the competition would be shut down instantly. A social media blackout policy was also instilled to deter people from showing up so no one knew, asides from us that were there, that the event was even happening—which made it special in its own way. In one aspect, Pow Wow 10 felt like one last hurrah before this pandemic takes us all into harder times. Skating and cheering in the Florida sunshine while people are cooking burgers and dogs on their grills and throwing back a few beers, add to that, some amazing live music performances and you have yourself a Pow Wow. Always a good time seeing everyone and after we make it through this pandemic we’ll get together and do it all again. We have to right? Because Pow Wow 11 is coming March, 2021! Cheers!
Justin Brasco – Part 3: The Crash
from butterTV on 9 Feb 2020
“Money’s only something you need in case you don’t die tomorrow…” —Carl Fox
Continuing our yearly string of market shares and annual gains, mergers and acquisitions (or as Patrick Batemen likes to refer to it as murders and executions) we bring you our third installment of the Wall Street series: The Crash.
Filmed over the summer in our hometown of New York City.
Blading Cup 2019: We Are Generations
from butterTV on 7 Jan 2020
“Take this vibe we’re feeling right now and text a homie that hasn’t bladed in a while, start a monthly or weekly session. If two people show up and you post a picture, next week, four people show up. And if they need wheels, give them some used wheels. And pretty soon we’re gonna have regular sessions in cities all across the world—and the Blading Cup next year, which will be the tenth annual, could be even bigger!” — Matt Mickey
Santa Ana, California – November 1st-2nd, 2019. As a native from the northeast, Blading Cup truly is a destination weekend. Another year with two full days of skating in Downtown Santa Ana’s East End with 160 competitors from all around the world—21 countries to be exact however, what really made Blading Cup special this year wasn’t just about the global presence but the multiple generations that skated alongside one another. Those who started the culture, to the ones who took it to the next level, to the pros of today, and lastly, the next generation of enthusiastic skaters. It was an event filled with nostalgia and a good glimpse into the future. As always, big thanks to Jon Julio and co. for putting together another amazing event and huge shout out to everyone who was there.