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 professional pizza connoisseur and talented skater Philip Moore. Portrait by Erick Garcia for Be-Mag MY FIRST BLADING CUP WAS… 2016 I believe… MY FAVORITE BLADING CUP WAS ( YEAR ) AND ( IT WAS MY FAVORITE BECAUSE ) My fave Blading Cup was 2017. I skated well enough to advance once and then I got to watch Gav Drumm destroy the course in a style which I can scarcely describe aside from beautifully, beautiful destruction I’M GOING TO THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE…. I’m going to blade cup this year cause I love blading and there will be tons of homies I usually see like once a year. Plus a little birdie told me Chase Rushing might be in attendance and I have to meet him in real life. Lastly I have run into physically Randy Spizer on all of my trips to bladecup so I guess that’s a tradition now ha I LOOK FORWARD TO ( X ) AT THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE…. I look forward to Ivan’s premiere of the final Valo installment. As well as all the skating and homey times I THINK ( X ) IS GOING TO WIN THIS YEAR’S BLADING CUP BECAUSE…. I don’t know who to put as winner but , Broskow, Drumm, the homie Sam Croft’s a comp killer and he’s coming over with the London chaps so I would certainly keep him in mind. Zach Savage is also on a tear these days so don’t count him out either, his skating is getting sicker each time I skate with him. Philip Moore lives and works in Oakland, California. You can follow Philip 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.