DETROIT BLADES: Delta City Open 2017

DETROIT BLADES: Delta City Open 2017

Detroit goes hard — it’s no secret. And a few weeks ago that gritty spirit was on display again for the seventh Delta City Open street comp rightfully christened “All Groms Go to Heaven.” Photo team Chris and Michelle Gerard were on hand to capture a ton of pics of the day’s events, and co-host Sean Patrick Quinn provides the words that bring you up to speed. Now cruise through a gallery of skating from Brian Weis, Grant Hazleton, Luke Naylor, Don Bambrick and more.

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Each and every Memorial Day weekend marks an unofficial holiday for Detroit bladers — the Delta City Open. We are very honored to have hosted our seventh real-street competition, DCO VII: All Groms Go to Heaven. It’s a tradition that taps the talents of our great scene to throw the rowdiest and most raucous street-blading event. This year’s champion was none other than Detroit’s own Brian Weis. He was followed by Luke Naylor and Don Bambrick, with Theo Partin winning Haunted Wheel Co’s “Spookiest Trick.” So take a look at all these pics:

SPOT ONE

A FEW RULES AND SHIT

SPOT ONE

B WEIS DOES ACID

B WEIS SKITCHIN’

B WEIS SOUL TO TOP SOUL

DON TORQUE TO GAP THE BANK

LUKE 360 UP AND OVER

YUNG SKYWALKER DOES FISHBRAIN

PJ AO FISH

THE HOLY TRINITY

SPOT TWO

ANTHONY AIR TO DA STREETZ

WEIS THINGS TO DARKSIDE AO FISH

DON AO FISH

DON GRIND TO FISH BAP

GRANT SOUL TO PILLAR BASH

LOBSTER FEST

PJ SVEATY

RORY TOE ROLL

SPOT THREE

THE FENCE IS LAVA

DON FARV

PJ HOME RUN FENCE LINE

TEEZY MISTRIAL

SPOT FOUR

WEIS MAK 2 BACKSLIDE

WEIS TRU BACK UNITY

WEIS TRU PORN

COUPLE PALS

DON AO FISH

DON AO MAK

DON AO TOPSOUL

EVERYONE LOVES BLADES

GRANT OVERPUSS

GRANT TOP TORQUE

LUKE 360 TOP SOUL

LUKE RAPPA BK BS TO TOP ACID

LUKE RESPONDS TO WEIS

MOVE DA CROWD

MY PEOPLE

RUGBURN TOP PORN

SAVAGE TOP ACID TO FS

AFTER PARTY

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE DETROIT

CALL ROBOCOP

DCOVII

THEO SPOOKIEST TRICK

THUG LYFE

We love to have fun, get wild, and create a memorable day for everyone. The most cherished quality of our infamous weekend is the photo work of Chris and Michelle Gerard. It is a pleasure to present you with a few selections of this year’s photo set. We’d like to thank ONE for the opportunity to share our good times with you. Thanks to Grant Hazleton for all the help prepping spots, and for making the trip to shred with us. Thank you, Al Dolega, for making our aspirations reality. Lastly, thank you to Detroit bladers and our out-of-town family for always showing up and showing out! See you next year! — Sean Patrick Quinn

Photos by Chris and Michelle Gerard

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