2014 has been a good one. New products got released, people traveled from all over the world to visit some of the great events out there, awesome videos and edits came out and the vibe has been great in general. But of course, everyone’s got their personal favorites and we wanted to know how 2014 looked like for some of our favorite pro riders.
Australia’s CJ Wellsmore had an outstanding 2014, and even describes it himself as the most memorable year of his life. Looking at the list of places he went to and thinking about him winning Winterclash and Blading Cup in the same year while skating his own signature model, well, it’s an easy one to understand. Take a look yourself!
Interview: Johannes Jacobi
Photos: Dominik Wagner, featured shot by Anthony Finocchiaro
My events in 2014:
KIA World Extreme Games
Bordeaux West Coast Classic
Marseille Pro Bowl Contest
My tour life in 2014:
Aussie Summer trip to Adelaide, Seba winter tour, Tour de China, drive across Europe.
My edits/parts in 2014:
Trip to China
…Vine st 2
Cities in 2014:
Countries in 2014:
Injuries in 2014:
Collar bone, ankles, hematomas, back, tail bone, knees.
Any specific moment or experience that stood out in 2014?
After Marseille pro bowl I decided to make my way back across France by hitchhiking a ride with 3 Quebec gypsy girls in a big old weathered motorhome! I’m not sure if it was the dumpster diving or the 40kph shit caravan putting down the highway that made this an experience that I’ll never forget. Either way it was an eye opener.
What was your worst moment in 2014?
I’d have to say having my passport stollen in Guangzhou, China just after missing my flight and having no money would have to be the most fucked thing that happened to me in 2014. It’s not my first rodeo however and I’ve become quite accustomed at dealing with these situations!
Is there such thing as the best day in 2014?
2014 was by far the most memorable year of my life! The amount of “best days” that I was lucky enough to experience have become incredible stories that I will tell when I’m an old man.
Best in 2014…
Travel buddy: Jeremy Suarez
Online edit: Seba winter tour
Meal: Tapas in Pamplona
Song: Connan Mockasin – Forever Dolphin Love, Erol Alkan’s remix
Blader: Worapoj Boonnim
Company: Seba, Arcena
Beer: 1664, Kronenbourg
Party: Can’t remember.
Trick you’ve filmed: You will just have to wait for Vine Street 2.
What’s planned for 2015 so far?
To continue living every day as if it’s my last and to get as many people keen on this beautiful culture that is (Inline skating).
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