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Friday, December 16, 2011

Best of L.A. All Day

From 2006 to 2010 L.A. All Day was in the business of promoting the sport of Rollerblading. Tracy White and myself (Carlos Kessell) started a contest series that was created for the youth of Rollerblading. Our goal was to give the kids an outlet to grow in the sport and give them an arena to display their skills. Here are some of the photos and edits we put out from 2006 to 2010. Lets take a walk down memory lane.

 Lets start with the first ever edit of L.A. All Day by Daniel Scarano on April 28th 2007. This was the old set up at the Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club.

L.A. All Day edit  by Daniel Scarano on June 9th 2007. This was the first comp with the new down ledge on the launch ramp. Check out the last trick by Nick Galvin... solid.

On July 14th 2007 the first L.A. All Day street comp went down in Santa Monica & Venice Ca. The elite winners were Russell Day, only 2 skaters to hit the last spot, maybe it was too crazy.

The 2007 finals went off the wall. You can see the progression of the park with the first piece of the massive corner bowl. The bowl was ready for the start of the 2008 season. 

Rat-Tail & L.A. All Day BBQ Day took place March 8, 2008. We had a newly renovated skatepark, free food & the Rat-Tail crew. Skaters like Brian Shima, Alex Broskow, Chris Haffey & Chris Farmer came out and skated the park. Also Jeff Stockwell was finding lines that I haven't seen before. Local heads from the L.A. area came out to represent. All in all it was a good day, and a good day for rollerblading. 

Saturday, May 17th 2008 we had our Real Street competition, which was a Roll Series sectional event. Our first stop was right on the beach in Santa Monica. It was a perfect day for skating, we had music, view of the ocean and we had a rail & kicker set up right in front of the L.A. All Day booth. We started the Advanced & Elite divisions at the tennis court rails and then took it to the Park Rails, guys started to warm-up when the police showed up and we had to move it to the Main Street Rail. Thats where Steve Bundy took over and grabbed the gold for the Elite Division.

Edit of the June 21st 2008 comp by Daniel Scarano & Tanner Madix. The 2008 season went to Steve Bundy who was able to compete in every L.A. All Day that year because of the support of his dad...Mr. Bundy.

LA All Day April 25th 2009 edit By Daniel Scarano & Tanner Madix.

One edit by Justin E. on June 20th 2009

LA All Day June 20th Edit from ONE magazine on Vimeo.

A few OG's showed up at the June 20th 2009 contest, skaters like Dem George, Kevin Gillian and Ben Schwab.

LA All Day June 20th, 2009 from Daniel Scarano on Vimeo.

SD All Day, part of the LA All Day circuit. Thanks to Aaron Churder for letting us use his park and Louie, Robert and Eric for judging.
Filmed & Edited By Daniel Scarano.

SD All Day July 25th, 2009 from Daniel Scarano on Vimeo.

Here's Daniel Scarano's edit of the September L.A. All Day contest of 2009. He captured the elite division skaters battling for the podium. There's a whole lot of action coming from Byron Snatchy & Sean Cowen, not to mention the rest of the elite guys shreddin! 

LA All Day September 5th, 2009 from Daniel Scarano on Vimeo.

Filmed by Tanner Madix & Daniel Scarano, Edited by Daniel Scarano. This was a great ending to our best year in L.A. All Day history. Appearances by international skaters CJ Wellsmore and Soichiro Kanashima. Overall Champ of 2009 was Rick Rodriguez.

This is why we do this, L.A. All day kids rippin it up! Thanks Tanner Madix for this amazing kids edit.

Another fresh edit by my man Daniel, capturing L.A. All Day's 2010 season opener. 

The 2010 LA All Day season kicked-off this past Saturday, so ONE made the trip from SD to show support and hang out with the all-ages crowd these awesome grassroots events bring together. Lots of little shredders rolling around the park — and plenty of full-bore shredders repping the advanced and elite divisions, earning WRS points. Here’s some of what we saw go down. — ONE

ONE @ LA All Day 2010 Event #1 from ONE magazine on Vimeo.

L.A. All Day June 5th was a hit, Congratulations to Sean Cowen for coming out and skating amazing, FIRST PLACE BOY!!!

L.A. All Day August 7th 2010 once again Sean Cowen & Byron Snatchywaters killed the edit. The 2010 overall champ was Sean Cowen who grew up skating at the SMBGC skatepark.

On September 7, 2010 we were informed that the skatepark will be demolished by Thursday September 9, 2010. Due to the short notice we were not able to line up another location as of yet. We will try to find another location and organize another event in the next two weeks. If we our unable to secure another location we will organize an awards ceremony/blade session for the skaters who came and supported L.A. All Day. The current points will be posted at -posted September 9, 2010

Since the demolition of the skatepark L.A. All Day has been without a home. It was a rough ending to an amazing journey. Tracy White since then has moved back to Illinois where he is from, Tracy continues to support the youth of rollerblading and organizes contest for the city of Rockford, Il.(One Interview) As for L.A. All Day, well, we still own the name, so who knows what the future will bring. I hope you enjoyed the walk down memory lane as much as we have. We thank everyone who was involved in making L.A. All Day a success. -Carlos Kessell

A big thanks to the guys who filmed and shot photos for us;
Scott Moffat
Daniel Scarano
Tanner Madix
Justin Eisinger
Jeremy Condimine
Jeff Linnet
Ozzie Sandavol
Sorry if I missed anyone.

Thanks Bladeheads!