ONE Staff / December 5th, 2022 / Events
Blading Cup 2022: The Main Event
As has become blade tradition, on the first weekend of November some 300+ competitors from all across the world descended on Santa Ana, California for Blading Cup. This fall event following the first-ever spring event in April made 2022 the first time there had ever been two Blading Cup events in the same calendar year. And like each event before it in this long-running series, the fall 2022 event was even bigger, better than ever.
Sam Cooper / November 19th, 2022 / Photo Journal
PHOTO JOURNAL: Sam Cooper #64
Now living in the first restriction free summer after The Covid 19 pandemic, the smell of opportunity was in the air once again. For the most part the vast majority of people were taking advantage, myself and Radek Kojtych included. We had already spent years forever talking of “working together” on a project. But it was this post-Covid atmosphere that finally made us grasp the nettle with both hands.
ONE Staff / October 17th, 2022 / Shop Check
SHOP CHECK: Kulture Ride Supply
Out in Arizona there's a new shop that's making its mark at events and across social media, and that outfit is Kulture Ride Supply. Owner/Partner Bobby Dixon has come out of blading retirement like so many fellow skaters that were part of the boom generation, but thanks to his expanding family, he and the kids have found their way back to the skatepark, where Bobby's passion has been reignited.
ONE Staff / October 9th, 2022 / Events
23rd Annual Mile High Battle
The Mile High Battle is one of the longest-running street comps in blading -- if not the longest -- and this year saw its 23rd showing in the streets of Denver. Skaters like Adam Bazydlo, Danny Malm, Andrew Kramer, and Zach Savage fought across a variety of challenging spots for a generous prize purse and the bragging rights that go with winning this prestigious event. ONE editor-at-large Jeff Stanger worked with Jeff Gonring and photographer Drew Kennedy to document the action and brought back this report. Take a look and put the 2023 MHB on your blade schedule.
Sam Cooper / August 25th, 2022 / Photo Journal
PHOTO JOURNAL: Sam Cooper #63
A little mid-week jaunt down into Devon and beyond was in the cards, all in aid of cracking on a new project featuring Billy Murton. It was the late addition of Matt Smith that turned the business blading mission into more of a road trip with the boys. July was treating us all the finest summer weather the UK could muster, and with one spot to the good and many more to go we headed into Redruth for two of Cornwall’s more infamous spots.
ONE Staff / August 17th, 2022 / Gear
GEAR REVIEW: UFR Antony Pottier
After a long period of dormancy, recent years have seen an abundance of innovative blade products enter the market. From skates to frames to liners, our maturing community has begun to experiment with the form of our equipment, expanding the limits of what is possible on skates. We think that is pretty cool. Enter the FR Skates UFR Antony Pottier Street, a new iteration of the beloved FR/Seba shell style...
ONE Staff / August 14th, 2022 / Shop Check
Los Angeles has a new blade retailer and event coordinating hot spot in the form of Astral Blades. This small, family-operated and blader-owned business supports similar companies within the skate community with a dedicated approach to grassroots development. Coming in fast on the scene with inventive skate events that bring together wide, diverse groups of people on wheels, Chris Rosi has a vision for what the scene needs and is taking steps to make it happen.
ONE Staff / July 9th, 2022 / Spotlight
OPERATION OHIO: You’ve Been Invited
What lengths do you go to in support of blading? How many miles would you skate if you knew it could make you feel a whole lot better? Find out with Operation Ohio on July 15–18 as a group blades 100+ miles from Columbus to Cincinnati, Ohio. Spearheaded by, we spoke to the group's organizers Metha Balasquides and Selena about this chance to stretch out along the Ohio to Erie Trail for a real soul skate through the heart of a state that calls itself "the heart of it all."
ONE Staff / June 12th, 2022 / Events
Ramp+Camp Spring 2022
Rising from the side of a lake in West Lafayette, Indiana like an optical illusion or maybe a mirage, Tim Schmidt’s ramp setup is best seen to be believed. Now on its seventh year, Schmidty’s Ramp & Camp has grown into a 120+ skater event that brings folks from all over the country, and as far away as Mexico, to skate this private ramp paradise...
ONE Staff / June 2nd, 2022 / Blade Life
A Dan By Any Other Name…
What’s in a name? Well, to Dan Robinson, the blader formerly known as Dan Collins, it’s a symbol that can show respect to family relations as decided by the bearer. Which is a cool idea, kinda like taking a few years to travel and live your best life—which I exactly what Dan’s been up to, including spending time in Barcelona...
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