It’s one thing to be a pro skater, but it’s something completely different to be a pro skater who is also active behind the scenes. GAWD’s team rider Tim Franken is one of those special people who can skate like a demon and is quietly active within the industry, doing things people may not always recognize but are incredibly important to the skating community.
Blading Cup is arguably the best-known event in aggressive skating, attracting countless skaters from all over the US and the world. The contest couldn’t happen without the street course and mini ramp and the man behind constructing all of this is none other than Tim Franken.
Tim has also opened a new skate shop in New Jersey, so be sure to support him - he’s a great addition to the rolling community.