2014 has been a good one. New products got released, people traveled from all over the world to visit some of the great events out there, awesome videos and edits came out and the vibe has been great in general. But of course, everyone’s got their personal favorites and we wanted to know how 2014 looked like for some of our favorite pro riders.

Australia’s CJ Wellsmore had an outstanding 2014, and even describes it himself as the most memorable year of his life. Looking at the list of places he went to and thinking about him winning Winterclash and Blading Cup in the same year while skating his own signature model, well, it’s an easy one to understand. Take a look yourself!

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Photo: Anthony Finocchiaro

Interview: Johannes Jacobi
Photos: Dominik Wagner, featured shot by Anthony Finocchiaro

My events in 2014:

Laced
Winterclash
KIA World Extreme Games
Bordeaux West Coast Classic
FISE Montpellier
Marseille Pro Bowl Contest
NL Contest
Summerclash
FISE Andorra
Roskilde Festival
NASS Festival
FISE China
Blading Cup
FISE Malaysia

My tour life in 2014:
Aussie Summer trip to Adelaide, Seba winter tour, Tour de China, drive across Europe.

My edits/parts in 2014:
Seba Street
Trip to China
Park rat
…Vine st 2

Cities in 2014:
Paris
Liverpool
Eindhoven
Shanghai
Beijing
Bordeaux
Montpellier
Marseille
Nice
Lyon
Monaco
Barcelona
Pamplona
San Sebastian
Amsterdam
Berlin
Copenhagen
Brighton
Bristle
Manchester
London
Los Angeles
Las Vegas
San Diego
Langkawi

CJ

Countries in 2014:
France
Germany
Holland
England
China
Spain
Andorra
Belgium
Italy
Denmark
America
Hawaii
Malaysia

Injuries in 2014:
Collar bone, ankles, hematomas, back, tail bone, knees.


Any specific moment or experience that stood out in 2014?
After Marseille pro bowl I decided to make my way back across France by hitchhiking a ride with 3 Quebec gypsy girls in a big old weathered motorhome! I’m not sure if it was the dumpster diving or the 40kph shit caravan putting down the highway that made this an experience that I’ll never forget. Either way it was an eye opener.

What was your worst moment in 2014?
I’d have to say having my passport stollen in Guangzhou, China just after missing my flight and having no money would have to be the most fucked thing that happened to me in 2014. It’s not my first rodeo however and I’ve become quite accustomed at dealing with these situations!

Is there such thing as the best day in 2014?
2014 was by far the most memorable year of my life! The amount of “best days” that I was lucky enough to experience have become incredible stories that I will tell when I’m an old man.

Best in 2014…
Travel buddy: Jeremy Suarez
Event: Winterclash
Country: Spain
City:
Barcelona
Online edit: Seba winter tour
Meal: Tapas in Pamplona
Song: Connan Mockasin – Forever Dolphin Love, Erol Alkan’s remix
Girl: Mimzy
Blader: Worapoj Boonnim
Website: Instagram
Company: Seba, Arcena
Movie: Lucy
Beer: 1664, Kronenbourg
Party: Can’t remember.
Trick you’ve filmed: You will just have to wait for Vine Street 2.

What’s planned for 2015 so far?
To continue living every day as if it’s my last and to get as many people keen on this beautiful culture that is (Inline skating).

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About The Author

Johannes Jacobi
Editor in chief

Organiser of Winterclash / Summerclash, Co-Founder of Blading.info and Editor-in-Chief of Be-Mag (print&online).