Blader Union is creating Inline Skating Media & Curation
36

patrons

$174
per month
Blader Union was founded on the idea of centralizing and consolidating the vast sources of content from across the web into one single home. Our small global community has numerous outlets and sources for content to surface, and we don't have a central way to help promote that content. Our idea was to become a neutral party to all of this and help grow everyone by giving a central location to explore everything inline skating has to offer. The landscape has shifted from physical media of the past, to virtual media of the future. Message boards have shrunk in both size and popularity. As information becomes more quickly and widely available, finding all of that information becomes a larger challenge. Some content overcomes these hurdles and gets wide spread to the masses, but many great pieces are left only to the locals to discover and share. Blader Union is home to the best content from the biggest professionals and best cinematographers.

Our largest goal with Blader Union is to reinvest everything we have back into inline skating. Through our Patreon campaign and donations, we reinvest nearly 100% of the money we take in through the site, back to the industry as a whole. The funds we collect will be transparently displayed, accounted for, and redistributed back through the form of payments for our Crowd Funded series, interviews, contest sponsorships, purchases for VODs, and other avenues we can find to help grow every reach of skating. Our overhead costs are near zero, and the time spent on the site is 100% volunteer based. We will never take a paycheck, payment, or cash out for our time on Blader Union.

By backing our Patreon you are helping us grow inline skating internally to in turn increase our value to the outside world. Investing in our Patreon give us the ability to pay riders and creators for projects they want to do. Our goal is to back 4 major projects per year, launching 1 per quarter. We also have the ability to back great content from podcasters to content creators. And lastly these funds help us sponsor contests across the globe to help increase the overall purse and value for athletes to compete for the top spot.

Since creating this Patreon in May of 2017 we have collected over $1,000 that has been returned back into the industry. We have paid out Eugen Enin for his Crowd Funded project, backed the Truspin Podcast for the last 5 months, and paid out a winner of the No Pain, No Gain contest back in September. This coming year we are looking to even further that footprint with the Crowd Funded Series, sponsoring even more contests, sponsoring more podcasters, and finding ways to return back to our backers in the form of free contest entries, product give aways, VOD download codes, and more.

An absolutely massive thank you to the people who believed in us since day 1, and those who are still supporting us today. This has been a tough road filled with unforeseen hurdles, challenges to overcome, tense late nights, and long conversations trying to bring you the best of inline skating. Our further promise to our backers over this next year is more communication, more clarity, and more of your investment having a larger and more visible impact. Expect to see more posts directed to our backers, more returns on your investments, and more exposure in the coming weeks. These are exclusive incentives for our backers and we intend to keep being a service worth investing into.

Blader Union is run entirely by Travis Stewart and Daniel Nodzak. Our emails addresses are [email protected] and [email protected]. If you ever have questions, complaints, compliments, or would like to work together on any project large or small, do not hesitate to reach out. We are always evolving, always growing, and always bettering the site and ourselves daily. Your feedback is always welcome. Join in and support inline skating because together, we can shape this and make it brighter for everyone still here and everyone who’s yet to arrive. At the end of the day, this is a labor of love for us here. Nothing matters more than the skates on our feet. - Blader Union

Tiers
BU Supporter
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
- Your name added to the Supporters page on our site

- Exclusive updates and insider information

- Helping us grow the industry

Juiced
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
- Exclusive invites to AMA's, Interviews, and Instagram Chats

- Promote your content when created (email us!)

- Downloads for all in-house content and some content creators


+ All Above Rewards!

The OG
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
- Priority invites to AMA's, Interviews, and Instagram Chats

- Profile of you though "The Backlog"

- Exclusive promos from Blader Union and other content creators

- Early access to new edits and features

- Exclusive discounts from Shops and Companies 


+ All Above Rewards

The Believer
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
- Quarterly rewards from Blader Union and our partners

- Direct influence on our projects and sponsorships

- An exclusive profile of you through "The Backlog" 

- First looks at upcoming releases and videos

- Free entry to Blader Union sponsored contests


+ All Above Rewards


If you feel like contributing even more to the campaign, you can adjust the amount you'd like to contribute on this tier. We feel like no one person should have to contribute more, but you are welcome to at whatever level you feel you can.

Site Sponsor
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
- Ad space available on the site for your project or company

- Limited number of spaces available

- Limited timeframes (1-2 months only max)

- Contact us for more details and availability 

[email protected]

Goals
$174 of $250 per month
We can pay more out to our professionals for Crowd Funded videos every quarter. We can now sponsor a major contest every quarter and continue funding podcasts regularly. This only takes a small number of people donating what they feel best supports skating to help make some impact on other skaters lives. 
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Blader Union was founded on the idea of centralizing and consolidating the vast sources of content from across the web into one single home. Our small global community has numerous outlets and sources for content to surface, and we don't have a central way to help promote that content. Our idea was to become a neutral party to all of this and help grow everyone by giving a central location to explore everything inline skating has to offer. The landscape has shifted from physical media of the past, to virtual media of the future. Message boards have shrunk in both size and popularity. As information becomes more quickly and widely available, finding all of that information becomes a larger challenge. Some content overcomes these hurdles and gets wide spread to the masses, but many great pieces are left only to the locals to discover and share. Blader Union is home to the best content from the biggest professionals and best cinematographers.

Our largest goal with Blader Union is to reinvest everything we have back into inline skating. Through our Patreon campaign and donations, we reinvest nearly 100% of the money we take in through the site, back to the industry as a whole. The funds we collect will be transparently displayed, accounted for, and redistributed back through the form of payments for our Crowd Funded series, interviews, contest sponsorships, purchases for VODs, and other avenues we can find to help grow every reach of skating. Our overhead costs are near zero, and the time spent on the site is 100% volunteer based. We will never take a paycheck, payment, or cash out for our time on Blader Union.

By backing our Patreon you are helping us grow inline skating internally to in turn increase our value to the outside world. Investing in our Patreon give us the ability to pay riders and creators for projects they want to do. Our goal is to back 4 major projects per year, launching 1 per quarter. We also have the ability to back great content from podcasters to content creators. And lastly these funds help us sponsor contests across the globe to help increase the overall purse and value for athletes to compete for the top spot.

Since creating this Patreon in May of 2017 we have collected over $1,000 that has been returned back into the industry. We have paid out Eugen Enin for his Crowd Funded project, backed the Truspin Podcast for the last 5 months, and paid out a winner of the No Pain, No Gain contest back in September. This coming year we are looking to even further that footprint with the Crowd Funded Series, sponsoring even more contests, sponsoring more podcasters, and finding ways to return back to our backers in the form of free contest entries, product give aways, VOD download codes, and more.

An absolutely massive thank you to the people who believed in us since day 1, and those who are still supporting us today. This has been a tough road filled with unforeseen hurdles, challenges to overcome, tense late nights, and long conversations trying to bring you the best of inline skating. Our further promise to our backers over this next year is more communication, more clarity, and more of your investment having a larger and more visible impact. Expect to see more posts directed to our backers, more returns on your investments, and more exposure in the coming weeks. These are exclusive incentives for our backers and we intend to keep being a service worth investing into.

Blader Union is run entirely by Travis Stewart and Daniel Nodzak. Our emails addresses are [email protected] and [email protected]. If you ever have questions, complaints, compliments, or would like to work together on any project large or small, do not hesitate to reach out. We are always evolving, always growing, and always bettering the site and ourselves daily. Your feedback is always welcome. Join in and support inline skating because together, we can shape this and make it brighter for everyone still here and everyone who’s yet to arrive. At the end of the day, this is a labor of love for us here. Nothing matters more than the skates on our feet. - Blader Union

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Tiers
BU Supporter
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
- Your name added to the Supporters page on our site

- Exclusive updates and insider information

- Helping us grow the industry

Juiced
$3 or more per month 4 patrons
- Exclusive invites to AMA's, Interviews, and Instagram Chats

- Promote your content when created (email us!)

- Downloads for all in-house content and some content creators


+ All Above Rewards!

The OG
$5 or more per month 19 patrons
- Priority invites to AMA's, Interviews, and Instagram Chats

- Profile of you though "The Backlog"

- Exclusive promos from Blader Union and other content creators

- Early access to new edits and features

- Exclusive discounts from Shops and Companies 


+ All Above Rewards

The Believer
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
- Quarterly rewards from Blader Union and our partners

- Direct influence on our projects and sponsorships

- An exclusive profile of you through "The Backlog" 

- First looks at upcoming releases and videos

- Free entry to Blader Union sponsored contests


+ All Above Rewards


If you feel like contributing even more to the campaign, you can adjust the amount you'd like to contribute on this tier. We feel like no one person should have to contribute more, but you are welcome to at whatever level you feel you can.

Site Sponsor
$100 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
- Ad space available on the site for your project or company

- Limited number of spaces available

- Limited timeframes (1-2 months only max)

- Contact us for more details and availability 

[email protected]