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 Too Easy founder and BS Backslide master Greg Preston. Portrait by Ryan Loewy for Be-Mag MY FIRST BLADING CUP WAS… 2011! I just got back from the Roskilde festival and was super jet-lagged. This was also the first time I drank coffee… MY FAVORITE BLADING CUP WAS ( YEAR ) AND ( IT WAS MY FAVORITE BECAUSE ) My fav was 2012 I believe? YE YEE YEE, Kevin had us going fucking insane, he was aligned that day, all on TV and shit. Gav Drumm also, after that 540 Bonk/Wallride thing! Demetrious George was all in the crowd, top souling from the top rope on some steel cage match shit. I also brought my N64 Controller, legit pretended to be playing Jon Julio’s Blading the Game, selected CJ Wellsmore and the dude won. You’re welcome CJ… Image courtesy of Greg Preston I’M GOING TO THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE…. I’ll be there! I THINK ( X ) IS GOING TO WIN THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE…. J. Park gonna kill it this year. Cashin’ in on cuz… Greg Preston lives and works in Long Beach, California. You can follow Greg 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.