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 Razors Pro Jon Fromm. Portrait by Ryan Loewy for Be-Mag MY FIRST BLADING CUP WAS… The first year…can’t remember… it was like 7 or 8 (years) ago… MY FAVORITE BLADING CUP WAS ( YEAR ) AND ( IT WAS MY FAVORITE BECAUSE ) Favorite Blading Cup was 2016 because it was my first time making the finals at a blade cup and finishing top 5. Also it was a month after Razors told me they were going to turn me pro, so it was huge motivation for me to do well! I’M GOING TO THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE…. I’m going to this years cup because it is right in my backyard, only a 2 hr drive. It’s awesome to always see my homies from all around the world. I LOOK FORWARD TO ( X ) AT THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE…. I look forward to this year’s Blading Cup because Jon always puts his heart and soul into the event, and I look forward to sharing that passion this year. I THINK ( X ) IS GOING TO WIN THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE…. My money is on Soichiro Kanashima to take this years. He’s gotten top 3 in the last 2 and is overdue for a win! Plus I love watching him skate in contests. Jon Fromm lives and works in San Diego, California. You can follow Jon 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.