This weekend a corner of the main parking lot at Grenada Beach in LBC was transformed into a DIY street course for the Blading Cup Qualifier. As the busy Love Long Beach festival raged just feet away, Mike Obedoza and the Lux Armor team put in serious work to bring blading to a prime spot in their city. And, situated immediately adjacent to the main entrance of the festival proper, this just may have been the best location of a blade event we’ve ever attended. As the public looked on in wonder and the blade buds shredded, these are some moments we captured.
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In the end the results ended up like this:
1) Garret Mitschelen
2) Kruise Sapstein
3) Damon Franklin
Congrats to everyone involved behind the scenes for their hard work to make the event happen, with some special attention due to Mike Obedoza; Tim Franken, Carlos Jaquez and Lux Armor; Long Beach Rollersports; Sure Grip/Powerslide; Chris Calkins; and more we’re surely overlooking. And big ups to all the bladers that shredded hard, put the course to the test, and brought blading to an unsuspecting public.
This. We all need more of this.
Pics by JE