2019 Big Wheel Blading Awards Winners

The Big Wheel Blading Awards are the first awards of their kind, blending all aspects of inline skating together. We wanted to give a voice to everyone that blades by allowing them to choose their favorite brands, vlogs, podcasts and skaters in the categories of aggressive skating, freeskating, slalom skating, marathon skating, distance skating and speed skating. To achieve this we started with a nomination period that lasted the month of November, where nearly 1,000 skaters submitted their nominees.

The top nominees in each category were tallied up and we created a poll to allow you to vote for all the finalists between December 15th to December 31st. We had 2,794 people from around the world cast their votes for their favorite nominees during this period. The people have spoken and we are proud to announce this years winners. To everyone who submitted nominations and voted for the finalists, we thank you very much!


Skate Brand of The Year

Powerslide (30.6%)

Seba (17.9%) – Rollerblade (16.8%)
Them (13.8%) – USD (7%) – Bont (5.4%) – Pinnacle (4.4%) – Adapt (4.1%)


Frame Company of The Year

Powerslide (49%)

Wizard (14.2%) – Oysi (12.5%)
Solá Equipment (10.9%) – EO (8.5%) – LSR (4.9%)


Wheel Brand of The Year

Undercover (28.2%)

Hydrogen (17.3%) – Matter (15.5%)
Hyper (14.3%) – MPC (12.3%) – Konjure (7.9%) – TLTF (4.5%)


Bearings of The Year

Bones (28.6%)

Wicked (24.6%) – Twincam (23.4%)
Go Project (11.9%)- 50/50 (6.9%) – Sonic (4.6%)


Accessory Company of The Year

Intuition Liners (32%)

Powerslide (20.6%) – Ennui (18.7%
Rollerblade (14.7%) – Cádo Motus (8.8%) – King Souls (5.2%)


Most Innovative Product of The Year

FR Carbon Frames (33.1%)

Solá Equipment Street Frames (19.1%) – Wizard PR Frames (17.3%)
Kizer Flux Frames (13.7%) – MB Big Block Frames (10.3%) – The Quattro Mount by Adapt (6.4%)


Clothing Brand of The Year

Rollerbalding (24.8%)

Hedonskate (18.5%) – Them Goods (15.3%)
Borklyn Zoo (14%) – Bacemint (13.9%) – CCN (13.5%)


Helmet of The Year

Triple-8 (24.5%)

Ennui (19.1%) – Pro-Tec (18.4%)
Giro (15.3%) – Rudy Project (11.4%) – TSG (11.3%)


Safety Pads of The Year

Ennui (24.4%)

Powerslide (22.3%) – G-Form (18.7%)
Triple-8 (14.5%) – Rollerblade (12.7%) – TSG (7.4%)


Online Retailer of The Year

Inline Warehouse (21.8%)

Bladeville (20.8%) – Loco Skateshop (20.1%)
Skatepro (16.3%) – Intuition (13.1%) – Pro Skaters Place (7.9%)


Brick & Mortar Skate Shop of The Year

Bladeville (28.6%)

Shop Task (20.9%) – Roex (17%)
Oak City (13.5%) – Carriers (7.1%) – Thuro (6.8%) – Roll ATL (6.1%)


Lifetime Achievement Award

Pascal Briand (21.3%)

Matthew Mickey (20%) – Francisco Ramirez (16.5%)
Matthias Knoll (16.1%) – Trish Alexander (14.1%) – Eddy Matzger (12%)


Most Influential Skater of The Year

Danny Aldridge (25.9%)

Eugin Enin (23.4%) – Felix Rijhnen (16.6%)
Vasilisa Maslowa (12.6%) – Danny Beer (11.8%) – Eddy Matzger (9.7%)


Event of The Year

Berlin Marathon (31.8%)

Winterclash (29.1%) – Blading Cup (14.1%)
What Year is it? (10.2%) – Northshore Inline Marathon (8.4%) – Athens to Atlanta (6.4%)


Doing the Most to Promote Skating

Ricardo Lino (37.5%)

Brian Freeman (Bfree) (16%) – Jon Julio (15%) –
Jan Welch (11.7%) – John Rodgers (10.8%) – Trish Alexander (8.7%)


Favorite Skater to Follow on Social Media

Ricardo Lino (24.7%)

Danny Aldridge (21.9%) – Eugen Enin (15.7%)
Brian Freeman (BFree) (13.7%) – Elton de Souza (13%) – Vasilisa Maslowa (11%)


Best Vlog / YouTube Channel of The Year

Ricardo Lino (32.9%)

Back to Blading (17.8%) – Pascal Briand (16.9)
Skate Fresh Asha (14.5%) – Shaun Unwin (10.2%) – Bill Stoppard (7.7%)


Podcast of The Year

Jumpstreet (42.1%)

Back to Blading (22.6%) – How to be Unpopular (12.8%)
Skate Talk (10.3%) – Mad Beef (6.3%) – Due Power (5.9%)


Social Skate Weekend of The Year

What Year Is It? WYII (40.6%)

Warsaw to Hel Trip (16.6%) – Big Apple Roll (14.4%)
Athens Blade House (12.1%) – Skater Migration (10.9%) – Big Avocado Roll (5.4%)


Weekly Urban Night Skate of The Year

Nightskating Warszawa (36.6%)

Barcelona Friday Night Skate (19.5%) – NYC Wednesday Night Skate (16.6%)
Madrid Friday Night Skate (12.2%) – Paris Friday Night Skate (10.7%) – Rollnacht Düsseldorf (4.1%)


Favorite Social Skate Group to Follow on Social Media

Rolki Warszara (34.4%)

London Skate Life (19.7%) – Madrid Friday Night Skate (18%)
Denver Urban Skate Troop (12%) – Adelaide Group Skate (10.2%) – Perth Outdoor Rollerblading (5.7%)


Male Aggressive Skater of The Year

Joe Atkinson (25.5%)

Alex Broskow (22.3%) – Eugen Enin (19.1%)
CJ Wellsmore (16.4%) – Bobi Spassov (8.8%) – Chad Hornish (7.9%)


Female Aggressive Skater of The Year

Mery Muñoz (39.5%)

Coco Sanchez (19.8%) – Chynna Weierstall (15.2%)
Chihiro Azuma (12.6%) – Kay Luz (8%) – Becci Sotelo (4.9%)


Aggressive Camping & Skating Roadtrip of The Year

Colorado Road Trip (CORT) (37.5%)

Northwest Shred Tour (25%) – New England Blade & Camp (NEBC) (21.2%)
Uinta Camp and Blade (16.3%)


Aggressive Competition of The Year

Winterclash (43.9%)

Blading Cup (23.2%) – FISE (14.9%)
Mile High Battle (7.8%) – Boschi Pope Skate Off (6.3%) – A-Town Stomp (3.9%)


Aggressive Social Skate Weekend of The Year

What Year is It? WYII (38.2%)

Athens Blade House (28%) – Blade Havasu (17.7%)
Schmidty’s Ramp & Camp (16.1%)


Aggressive Frame of The Year

Oysi (26.6%)

Solá Equipment Street Frame (20.3%) – Ground Control HD 80mm (16.8%)
FLAT (12.9%) – Ground Control Mega (12.2%) – Ground Control Big (11.2%)


Aggressive Skate of The Year

USD Aeon (28%)

Rollerblade NJ Pro (20.7%) – Roces M12 (15.2% tie) – Them 909 (15.2% tie)
Razors SL (12.3%) – Adapt Russel Day Stealth (8.6%)


Male Freeskater of The Year

Danny Aldridge (30.8%)

Leon Basin (20.9%) – Aleksey Martsenyuk (16.1%)
Nicola Torelli (13.1%) – Bill Stoppard (10.8%) – Brock Jacobs (8.3%)


Female Freeskater of The Year

Mery Muñoz (34.7%)

Aleksandra Jarosińska (24.4%) – Asha Kirkby (15.9%)
Sofi Carreras (14%) – Roller Trotter (5.6%) – Tulia Hunt (5.4%)


Freeskate of The Year

Powerslide NEXT (34.3%)

FR Deluxe Intuition (17.5%) – Rollerblade Danny Aldridge RB80 (16.3%)
Powerslide Tau (14.5%) – Adapt GTO (11.4%) – Micro Delta F (6%)


Male Slalom Skater of The Year

Lorenzo Guslandi (32.7%)

Ambroise Nicolao (23.3%) – Lorenzo Demuru (17.4%)
Gleb Vinogradov (14.4%) – Valerio Degli Agostini (12.2%)


Female Slalom Skater of The Year

Justyna Czapla (35.1%)

Klaudia Hartmanis (15.8%) – Vasilisa Maslova (14.6%)
Sveta Stepanova (13.5%) – Daria Kuznetsova (12.6%) – Camilla Morbidoni (8.4%)


Slalom Skate of The Year

Powerslide Hardcore Evo (31.7%)

FR Igor (22.2%) – Seba Trix (15% tie) – Powerslide Tau (15% tie)
Adapt GTO (8.7%) – Micro Delta F (7.4%)


Distance Skater of the Year

Eric Cruz (22.3%)

Piotr Mostowiec (21.3%) – Dominika Drzemicka (19.1%)
Caleb Smith (14.8%) – Faust Núñez (14.2%) – Frank Lorenz (8.2%)


Male Downhill Skater of The Year

Ricardo Escalante (29.8%)

Andre Greses (17.9%) – Noel Jarillo (14.9%)
Renato Pennuti (13.2%) – Sandro Bovo (12.6%) – Yohan Fort (11.6%)


Female Downhill Skater of The Year

Claudia Massara (26.4%)

Elizabeth Salazar (21.8%) – Emilie Boutillot (16.1%)
Martina Paciolla (14.7%) – Anna Rebout (12.7%) – Arianna Onorati (8.3%)


Downhill Frame of The Year

Powerslide DH 350 (41.9%)

Seba DH90 (35%) – Flying Eagle Slope Killer (13.8%)
Cádo Motus Dualbox 5 (9.3%)


Male Marathon Skater of The Year

Bart Swings (33.8%)

Felix Rijhnen (21.1%) – Ewen Fernandez (14.8%)
Ken Kuwada (11.9%) – Caleb Wakefield (10.3%) – Nolan Beddiaf (8.1%)


Female Marathon Skater of The Year

Katharina Rumpus (24.5%)

Sandra Spirovska (23.9%) – Chloé Geoffroy (14.4% tie) – Julie Brandt-Glass (14.4% tie)
Sandrine Tas (14.2%) – Maite Ancin Gambarte (8.6%)


Marathon of The Year

Berlin Marathon (44.6%)

Northshore Inline Marathon (18.4%) – Sierpniowy Marathon (12.7%)
P2P Marathon (10.2%) – Paris Roller Marathon (7.1%) – Canada Roller Marathon (7%)


Ultra Marathon of The Year

The NYC Skate Marathon & New York 100K (33.7%)

Athens to Atlanta (28.4%) – Roll’Athlon 100 (26.8%)
Défi 128km (11%)


Marathon Skate of The Year

Powerslide Grand Prix (25.6%)

Rollerblade Endurace (20.9%) – Powerslide Icon Wind (19.5%)
Bont Semi Race Boots (12.8%) – Rollerblade Tempest (11.3%) – Simmons (9.9%)


Marathon / Speed Skating Frame of The Year

Powerslide Trinity 12.5 (35.5%)

EO Carbon Frames (19.9%) – Powerslide Triple X (17.9%)
LSR Vanquish (1) – Bont CXXV (1) – Liberty 125 (1)


Wheels for Marathons  / Speed of The Year

Rollerblade Hydrogen Pro (29.4%)

Matter G13 125 (28.9%) – MPC Black Magic (19.1%)
Matter Code White (8.9%) – Junk RoadReaper (8.1%) – TLTF Strain XPS (5.6%)


Male Speed Skater of The Year

Bart Swings (37.9%)

Jonathan Blair (14.7%) – Ewen Fernandez (13.8%)
Ken Kuwada (13%) – Pedro Causil (10.6%) – Elton de Souza (10%)


Female Speed Skater of The Year

Sandrine Tas (23.9%)

Jessica Brooks (19.4%) – Corinne Stoddard (17.1%)
Franchesca Pasquarella (14.4%) – Marine Lefeuvre (13.8%) – Kelsey Helman (11.1%)


Speed Skating Event of The Year

World Roller Games (41%)

Geisingen International Speed Skating Tournament (17%) – Spring Fling (16.7%)
Three Pistes (11.1%) – Blue Ridge Challenge (8.1%) – Eastern Seaboard Series (6.1%)


Custom Speed Skate Boot Maker of The Year

Dave Simmons – Simmons Racing (21.5%)

Jimmy Blair – Pinnacle Racing (20.3%) – Sergio McCargo – Powerslide (20.1%)
Pieter Wijnant – Adapt (13.8%) – Davide Mariani – Mariani (13%) – Al Kaiser – Kaiser Customs (11.3%)


Skinsuit of The Year

Powerslide (45.1%)

CCN (28.7%) – Marsco USA (10.7%)
KitLab (8.2%) – Bio Racer (7.3%)


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  1. Great Blog Jan & sooo many great links… Thanks so much

  2. Thank you for your efforts!

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