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 years event. For this installment, we chat with the great Alex Broskow, who just released his newest VOD, Seconds, in collaboration with Mike Torres. Portrait by Ryan Loewy for Be-Mag MY FIRST BLADING CUP WAS… The first Blading Cup, which was in 2011. MY FAVORITE BLADING CUP WAS ( YEAR ) AND ( IT WAS MY FAVORITE BECAUSE ) The first one was probably my favorite because it was so simple; wasn’t really a contest at all, just a fun session with everyone. I’M GOING TO THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE…. You gotta go to the Cup, man. It’s the premiere event in the US. Plus Negrete Blade-In Cinema & Valo 6… BladeIn Cinema will host a night commemorating the work of the late Brandon Negrete. I LOOK FORWARD TO ( X ) AT THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE…. Definitely looking forward to Mike Budnik I THINK ( X ) IS GOING TO WIN THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE…. I think Soichiro might take it. I think you know why… Alex Broskow lives and works in Seattle, Washington. You can follow Alex on Instagram here. The 2018 Blading Cup will take place November 2nd and 3rd in Downtown Santa Ana, CA. You can learn more about the event here. You can read more of the My Blading Cup features here.