The 4th annual Oakland Blade Jam took place over the weekend and FILTHJUICE was eager to cover the event. Even with weather fears looming the comp went off without a hitch, thank you to B-Free & Omeezy for putting together another great event. Thanks to Skookum for the tunes and make sure to support your local blade & music scenes!
Montana native Cameron Talbott has always had roots in the Bay Area and recently he moved back to San Francisco. We’ve been enjoying every opportunity to skate with Cameron and the other weekend we managed to capture this mute air at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento.
One of the best aspects of rollerblading is searching out new an interesting spots and skating things nobody else would think to. Now this spot isn’t all that new but it definitely is unique and very photogenic. Sean Keane made it look easy to grind up the nose of a blue whale with a bump to roll up to back royale at the UC Berkley Lawrence Hall of Science.
We’ve had the privilege of watching Korey Waikiki develop and grow since he was just a little t-dawg. It’s been a fantastic journey and we couldn’t be more proud of Korey for earning his place in the history books with his very own pro-model from Razors. Last weekend we managed to get some work in and captured this technical roll to fishbrain at Berkeley High School.
Ever since Justin Lomax put out NorCal classics like The 8th Wonder, Second Site and Northern Exposure Sacramento rollerblading has been on the map. Dustin Dixon is one of our best homies out of Sac and has been part of the scene for as long as we can remember. Dirt decided to get nasty and bust this sweatstance in Elk Grove and Filthy Shooter managed to grab this snap, hope you enjoy!
Victor Arias skating one of Norcals last remaining training grounds and lacing a picture perfect soyalle to alley-oop fishbrain in Vallejo.
Fortunately there have been a hand full of generations of skaters within Northern California since aggressive skating started in the early 90’s. I’d like to consider myself the second generation at least here in NorCal as other names like Jason Marshall, Jon Starr, Jon Julio, Jayson Reduta, Nick Riggle, Eugene Baldavino, Anthony Barroga and so many other names were definitely the first generation paving the way. I hit this realization before writing this because over the past 5 or so years I felt there may not be a next generation of skaters, but then we get a heavy hitter like Stephen Babcock hailing out of Brentwood and his homies that are down for the same cause to continue the strength and passion of NorCal skating.
One of the best aspects of rollerblading is the way it brings people together from all over the world and from all walks of life. Throughout the years we’ve been fortunate to be able to travel and make friends with folks from all over the world. Patrick Ridder has been a homie for years now and it’s always an absolute blast when we’re able to get together and blade, here’s Pat doing a steezed out torque soul in Berkeley.
For over a year we’ve been stacking footage and taking photos of all our friends around Northern California. This short video showcases all the good times and great skating that went down!
Whenever we can catch a session with Ivan Narez we know it’s going to be a rad time. Over the weekend we caught up with Ivan and captured this picturesque Fishbrain at a well known norcal skate spot inside Berkeley High School.