The Big Wheel Blading Awards are the first awards of their kind, blending multiple inline skating disciplines, their skaters, and the companies and stores behind them. We wanted to give everyone that blades a voice to choose their favorite brands, skaters, videographers, photographers, podcasts, and personalities in the categories of aggressive skating, freeskating, slalom skating, distance skating, and speed skating. To achieve this, we started with a nomination period that lasted three weeks, where nearly 1,000 skaters submitted nominations.

We tallied up the top 5 nominees in each category and created a poll to vote for finalists from December 15th to December 31st. During this period, 4,010 people from around the world cast their votes. Congratulations to all the nominees and finalists in this year’s Best of Blading Awards.


Skate Brand of The Year

Them Skates (27.68%)

Powerslide (27.56%) – FR Skates (17.99%)
Rollerblade (16.60%) – Adapt (10.17%)


Boot Maker of the Year

Pieter Wijnant -Adapt (38.65%)

Sergio McCargo – Powerslide (31.23%) – Davide Mariani – Mariani / Rollerblade (15.68%)
Dave Simmons – Simmons Racing (8.03%) – Jimmy Blaire – Pinnacle (6.40%)


Frame Company of The Year

Powerslide (29.51%)

Endless Blading Co. (21.59%) – 50/50 (19.60%)
Solá Equipment (17.78%) – Junk (11.51%)


Wheel Brand of The Year

Undercover (45.19%)

Rollerblade Hydrogen (22.66%) – Powerslide Matter (11.61%)
Junk (10.7%) – MPC (9.84%)


Bearings of The Year

Wicked (29.08%)

Bones (25.77%) – Twincam (22.47%)
S9 (14.25%) – Sonic (8.44%)


Accessory Company of The Year

Intuition Liners (34.59%)

Powerslide (23.35%) – Ennui (18.58%)
Rollerblade (14.34%) – Triple 8 (9.14%)


Accessory of The Year

Insta360 Camera (32.74%)

GoPro Camera (25.9%) – Intuition V2 Liner (24.08%)
Ennui Elite Helmet (9.33%) – Danny Pack (7.95%)


Most Innovative Product of The Year

Endless 80 Frame (33.93%)

Danny Beer Pro Them Skates (27.21%) – Solá Equipment Hi Low Frames (15.18%)
NN V Rockered Frame (12.42%) – Ergota Frames (11.26%)


Best New Company Formed in 2020

Endless Blading Co. (38.46%)

Chroma Wheels (22.3%) – Kairos Skates (15.14%)
NN Skate Frames (12.83%) – Faction Skates (11.27%)


Safety Pads of The Year

Ennui (28.27%)

G-Form (22.38%) – Powerslide (20.16%)
Triple-8 (15.29%) – Pro-Tec (13.9 %)


Online Retailer of The Year

Loco Skateshop (30.87%)

Inline Warehouse (21.05) – Oak City (20.52%)
Bladeville (15.19%) – Roex (12.37%)


Brick & Mortar Skate Shop of The Year

Shop Task (29.65%)

Intuition Skateshop (27.96%) – Oak City (22.74%)
Lucky Skates (12.74%) – Thuro (6.92%)


Best Retail Store to Open in 2020

Wheel Addict (40.18%)

The BladeFarm (16.80%) – Kinetic Expression (15.33%)
Alchemyst Skate Shop (15.23%) – Knight Skate Supply (12.45%)


Virtual Event of The Year

E-Fise Montpelier (38.28%)

Berlin Marathon 24.68%) – 24hr Roller Le Mans (15.04%)
Athens to Atlanta (11.03%) – Northshore Inline Marathon (10.97%)


In-Person Event of The Year

Winterclash (49.41%)

Pow Wow 10 (16.78%) – Mazurski Marathon Rolkowy (16.34%)
Blue Ridge Challenge (10.40%) – WYII (7.08%)


Doing the Most to Promote Skating

Ricardo Lino (49.37%)

Jan Eric Welch (15.74%) – Lawrence Ingraham (12.98%)
Megan Peterson (11.80) – John Rodgers (10.39%)


Lifetime Achievement Award

Ricardo Lino (27.67%)

Jan Eric Welch (23.18%) – Joey McGarry and Todd McInerney (20.45%)
Sébastien Laffargue (16.8%) – Matthew Mickey (11.98%)


Favorite Skater to Follow on Social Media

Andressa Fontinele (29.33%)

Nick Lomax (27.75%) – Si Coburn (17.22%)
Montre Livingston (16.19%) – Vasilisa Maslowa (9.51%)


YouTuber of The Year

Ricardo Lino (36.54%)

Lawrence Ingraham (Back to Blading) (19.20%) – SkateFreshAsha (17.3%)
Bill Stoppard (14.28%) – Pascal Briand (12.68%)


Writer of the Year

Jan Eric Welch (38.17%)

Freddy White (19.48%) – Kevin Little (15.82%)
Brian Krans (14.33%) – Alexandre Chartier (12.21%)


Photographer of The Year

Erick Garcia (28.46%)

Dominik Wagner (26.31%) – Sam Cooper (23%)
Kuba Urbanczyk (14.4%) – Jonathan Labez (7.83%)


Podcast of The Year

Jumpstreet (48.46%)

Back to Blading (26.26%) – How to be Unpopular (17.67%) – Mad Beef (7.62%)


Most Influential Skater of The Year

Eugen Enin (33.5%)

Danny Aldridge (19.58%) – Danny Beer (17.29%)
Nicola Torelli (15.75%) – Francisco Ramirez (13.88%)


Urban Freeskater of the Year

Danny Aldridge (32.14%)

Si Coburn (22.56%) – Nicola Torelli (21.41%)
Shaun Unwin (19.55%) – Brock Jacobs (4.34%)


Distance Skater of the Year

Dominika Drzemicka (33.49%)

Sam Fistel (19.27%) – Frank Lorenz (18.18%)
Piotr Mostowiec (16.92%) – Szymon Wlodarski-Stepień (12,16%)


Male Aggressive Skater of The Year

Eugen Enin (29.6%)

Alex Broskow (29%) – Carlos Bernal (16.24%)
Andrew Broom (9.38%) – Soichiro Kanashima (8.81%) – Chad Hornish (7.02%)


Female Aggressive Skater of The Year

Mery Muñoz (38.91%)

Martina Svobodoba (18.31%) – Chihiro Azuma (15.45%)
Chynna Weierstall (15.353%) – Sara Vilella (11.98%)


Full Aggressive Skating Video of the Year

Streets of Lagos (27.55%)

We Are Valo 6 (20.15%) – Candy Blade Video (15.35%)
Plastic Pushers (13.53%) – The Crow Video (12.48%) – Cuadro (10.93%)


Aggressive Edit of the Year

Eugen Enin – Shadow Chronicles (37.96%)

John Bolino 2020 (19.79%) – Carlos Bernal – City Fade (17.94%)
Stefan Brandow – 50/50 Pro Frame (15.82%) – Gabriel Hyden – Glue (8.48%)


Aggressive Videographer of the Year

Dom West (31.88%)

Ivan Narez (23.18%) – Gregory Preston (17.7%)
Karsten Boysen & Benjamin Büttner (13.77%) – Cavin Brinkman (13.47%)


Aggressive Skate of The Year

Them 909 (39.91%)

Seba CJ2 Prime (19.15%) – USD Carlos Bernal (16.99%)
Adapt Rivale (12.75%) – Rollerblade New Jack (11.2%)


Aggressive Frame of The Year

50/50 Classic Balance Frames (25.87%)

Oysi Medium Chassis (23.73) – Solá Equipment Street Frame (20.74%)
Ground Control Mega (18.04%) – Ground Control HD 72mm (11.61%)


Aggressive Wheel of the Year

Undercover Sam Croft 60mm (26.09%)

Famus Joe Atkinson 64mm (24.49%) – Rollerblade Hydrogen 60mm (21.67%)
Red Eye Jarrod Banning 64mm (16.03%) – Undercover Team Blank 72mm (11.72%)


Aggressive Clothing Brand of the Year

Blade Life Clothing (43.20%)

Vibralux (23.97%) – Transit Collective (16.7%)
Kaspa (16.13%)


Male Slalom Skater of The Year

Lorenzo Guslandi (29.54%)

Alex Shulgan (22.30%) – Paupe Bosch (20.23%)
Lorenzo Demuru (14.87%) – Valerio Degli Agostini (13.06%)


Female Slalom Skater of The Year

Andressa Fontinele (33.52%)

Vasilisa Maslova (23.21%) – Sofia Bogdanova (17.79%)
Linda Zhu (16.09%) – Daria Kuznetsova (9.39%)


Slalom Skate of The Year

Powerslide Hardcore Evo (26.49%)

FR Igor (23.01%) – FR SL Carbon (21.52%)
Adapt GTO (18.6%) – Powerslide Tau (10.36%)


Male Marathon Skater of The Year

Bart Swings (41.69%)

Ken Kuwada (16.62%) – Paweł Ciężki (15.31%)
Chevi Guzman (14.29%) – Doucelin Peidcone (12.09%)


Female Marathon Skater of The Year

María Fernanda Timms (23.99%)

Katharina Rumpus (23.75) – Gabriela Rueda (21.24)
Aniela Szymkiewicz (16.28%) – Yesenia Escobar (14.75%)


Marathon Skate of The Year

Rollerblade Powerblade Pro (25.6%)

Powerslide XXX 125 (20.9%) – Takino (19.5%)
Pinnacle (14.39%) – Bont Semi-Race Boots (12.59%)


Marathon / Speed Skating Frame of The Year

Powerslide Trinity 12.5 (35.5%)

Junk Voodoo Frames (24.5%) – EO Carbon Frames (17.29%)
Rollerblade Fly Pro Frames (14.55%) – CadoMotus DualBox Frames (8.08%)


Wheels for Marathons  / Speed of The Year

Rollerblade Hydrogen Pro (29.87%)

MPC Black Magic (22.25%) – Matter One20Five F1 (21.58%) –
Junk Road Reaper (16.63%) – TLTF Honey Badger (9.67%)


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