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 Carson, California based Jalord Santos

Pictured in a polaroid, from left to right, Jordan Williams and Jalord Santos. Photograph courtesy of Jalord Santos.

MY FIRST BLADING CUP WAS…

2013.

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

My favorite Blading Cup was 2014 because we hit rain the whole day and w/ a ‘lil faith the sun came out. Made the air nice and crisp.

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

I’m going to Blading Cup this year because you just can’t not go. It’s the event of the year haha.

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

Definitely looking forward because every year more people are really understanding the meaning of Blading Cup and that really creates and pushes the beautiful reality and essence of our culture… Also every year more kids and bladies show up and rip even harder!

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

I think Jalord is going to bring the gold back to the hood haha.  In all seriousness, Broskow always seems to get up there, but maybe Drumm can hit a 2piece and take it again. Who knows 😉

Jalord Santos lives and works in Carson, California.

You can follow Jalord 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.