A new tradition continues with the 2014 ONE Blade Awards.
Once again we invited all of the content creators that contributed to ONE during the year to participate in a completely open nomination process to select the top three contenders for each category.
After those nominations were cast and tallied, the results were formatted into a new poll that allowed all participants to VOTE on the final outcome of each award.
With so many outstanding people and events contributing to the global bouillabaisse that is rollerblading circa 2014, these awards are a small token of respect from the community to those who keep our industry rolling into the future.
Please help us in congratulating all of this year’s nominees and winners. Cheers to you all.
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BLADER OF THE YEAR
BREAKOUT BLADER OF THE YEAR
HONORARY CHRIS EDWARDS AWARD
FOR MOST POSITIVE BLADE INFLUENCER
BEST EVENT OF THE YEAR — TIE
BEST CONTEST PERFORMANCE (BLADER)
OUTSTANDING BLADE EVENT SERIES
MOST HOSPITABLE VENUE
City of Santa Ana (Blading Cup)
Kona Skatepark (Pow-Wow)
Modern Skatepark (MTC)
BRAND OF THE YEAR
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Ground Control BIG Frame
Adapt Julian Bah (Skate)
Valo Bailey LE (Skate)
BLADE SHOP OF THE YEAR
ANGRY YOUTH AWARD FOR BEST MARKETING
BEST EDIT OF THE YEAR (BLADER)
David Sizemore (Welcome to Valo)
Brian Shima (666)
John Bolino (VX)
BLADE VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
BLADE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
BLADE AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
2014 was another expectation-defying year for rollerblading, and these people, events and companies helped make that possible. Let’s all take the time to give them the respect, appreciation and admiration they are due.
See you in 2015.
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Photos by Tiffany Wells, Richie Eisler, Jonathan Labez, Justin Eisinger, Carson Starnes, Sam DeAngelis, Adam Johnson, Loco Skates, and Havana Mahoney
Special Thanks to all our friends and contributors around the globe that participated, and thanks again to Stefan Brandow for the logo design.