The Bl8 or Die Blog is Turning 3 Years Old: Video Contest

It brings me great pleasure to say that the blog has survived an astonishing 3 years come next February and it won’t be stopping anytime soon. Of course its harder to produce content when its so cold out but Billy,Kaycee,Andy and Myself are doing our best to keep coming out with that good stuff. Well I figured since its a momentous event in the blogs life I wanted to do something special. I want to do a video contest. This contest is only open to Utah residents and videos must be submitted before the end of February. I know its tough to get new fresh footage when its this cold out. But I want to let you know you are welcome to use older footage. Of course if it is newer then you definitely win points with me. There are really no rules to this but if there were guidelines as to how to impress me these are the ways.

  1.The newer footage the better

  2. Use Creative editing(Im a big video nerd and if you can put together something clean and fresh with some good editing its a big deal to me so make sure to use timelapses, dollys,tripods anything that can make the product better)

  3. Build Spots( All of us at bl8 or die blog love building spots as you can tell and if you can get creative building something of your own it can help you in a big way and its also way fun)

  4. Promoting the blog is showing you care about the local blade scene and also showcases our unique obstacles to skate.

  5. NO DUBSTEP!!!!!

The winner will receive Frames, wheels, bearing of their choice up to $100 value please keep edits under 2 min but there is no time limit of course.


-Manuel Rodriguez

Raw Clips: Warm up at Baseball ledges, Orem UT

Here we find ourselves here in Utah County once again. Dan Bird and myself were looking to meet up with TJ while we were out there to show us some spots seeing as to how the two of us have never skated street there before. Well I just so happened to mess around filming us warming up and it looks as though Dan wanted to show us up and bust out some smooth moves. Tj got some tricks and even I did too. I also managed to take a nasty fall but was pretty ok after a few minutes. It was a great day in Provo and Orem I sure hope I can go back soon to film at some new, less unseen spots over there.

-Manuel Rodriguez

raw clips orem park from bl8 or die on Vimeo.

Saturday sessions ep .1

This last weekend proved to me that even with a bigger group of roller bladers you can still get some work done. This is all the left over footage that we were able to make a quick edit out of. This Saturday was full of such good skating that even Jon Dickerson pooped his pants…true story.