In honor of the upcoming 2018 Blading Cup, we are asking a handful of individuals throughout the industry about their past experiences with the staple competition and what their expectations are of this year’s event. For this installment, we chat with Vibralux and Dead Wheels co-owner Adam Johnson, who has been a pivotal figure in the industry for almost 20 years now.

Portrait courtesy of Adam Johnson

MY FIRST BLADING CUP WAS…

2011

MY FAVORITE BLADING CUP WAS ( YEAR ) AND ( IT WAS MY FAVORITE BECAUSE )

Whichever year had the Regardless premiere…

I’M GOING TO THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE….

I still don’t know, Champagne ( the wagon ) is breaking down and I just got back from a 5 1/2 week odyssey across the Western States.

I LOOK FORWARD TO ( X ) AT THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE….

The younger homies skating because each year it seems more and more young folks turn out. Exciting times.

I THINK ( X ) IS GOING TO WIN THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE….

Soichiro will likely win because he gets to skate everyday…

Adam Johnson lives and works in Lawrence, KS. He is responsible for some of the most iconic films in rollerblading in addition to his business efforts with Vibralux and Dead.

You can follow Adam on Instagram here. 

The 2018 Blading Cup will take place November 2nd and 3rd in Downtown Santa Ana, CA.
You can read more of the My Blading Cup features here.

About The Author

Ryan Loewy
Chief Photo Editor | Staff Photographer | Staff Writer

Ryan Loewy is Be-Mag's chief photo editor, a staff photographer and a staff writer. He is currently based in New York City and has been photographing, writing and producing stories on rollerblading for almost a decade.