Blader Union is creating Inline Skating Media & News Curation
38
patrons
$182
per month
Blader Union was founded with the idea of centralizing and consolidating content from various sources across the web into one single home. Over the last decade the landscape has shifted from physical media of the past to digital media of the future. As ever increasing amounts of information becomes available online finding an audience presents a difficult challenge for creators. Some content overcomes these hurdles and is shared widely but many great inline skating pieces are left behind in various corners of the internet. Blader Union seeks to correct this problem by providing an industry leading news aggregation service that also gives back to the community by creating in-house content and funding projects around the globe.

Why should you back us?
 

Blader Union's overhead costs are near zero and as a result this allows us to invest nearly 100% of the funds raised through this patreon page back into the industry. As owners of Blader Union we do not receive any compensation for our work from any funds raised through this patreon.

Where does the money go?

By backing our Patreon you are helping to give us the ability to pay bladers and creators for projects they want to do. Our goal is to back 4 major projects per year, launching 1 per quarter. Beyond that your contributions allow us to help fund great content from podcasters, photographers, and other creative multimedia talent within the inline skating community. We also use these funds to contribute to contests around the world which helps increase the overall prizes going toward athletes competing for that top spot. All of which is accounted for in quarterly transparency reports.

We owe a massive thank you to the people who have believed in us since day one and those who are still supporting us today. This has been a tough road filled with unforeseen challenges, tense late nights, and long conversations trying to bring you the best of inline skating. Our promise to our backers over this next year is more communication, more clarity, and your investment in us having a greater and more visible impact. Expect to see more posts directed to our backers in the coming weeks, months, and years. We cannot express how much we appreciate your support and belief in what we're trying to do.

Blader Union is run by Travis Stewart and Daniel Nodzak. Our email 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 improving the site and ourselves daily. Your feedback is always welcome. Join in and support inline skating because together we can shape our future to 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 only 1 left
- 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
$182 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 with the idea of centralizing and consolidating content from various sources across the web into one single home. Over the last decade the landscape has shifted from physical media of the past to digital media of the future. As ever increasing amounts of information becomes available online finding an audience presents a difficult challenge for creators. Some content overcomes these hurdles and is shared widely but many great inline skating pieces are left behind in various corners of the internet. Blader Union seeks to correct this problem by providing an industry leading news aggregation service that also gives back to the community by creating in-house content and funding projects around the globe.

Why should you back us?
 

Blader Union's overhead costs are near zero and as a result this allows us to invest nearly 100% of the funds raised through this patreon page back into the industry. As owners of Blader Union we do not receive any compensation for our work from any funds raised through this patreon.

Where does the money go?

By backing our Patreon you are helping to give us the ability to pay bladers and creators for projects they want to do. Our goal is to back 4 major projects per year, launching 1 per quarter. Beyond that your contributions allow us to help fund great content from podcasters, photographers, and other creative multimedia talent within the inline skating community. We also use these funds to contribute to contests around the world which helps increase the overall prizes going toward athletes competing for that top spot. All of which is accounted for in quarterly transparency reports.

We owe a massive thank you to the people who have believed in us since day one and those who are still supporting us today. This has been a tough road filled with unforeseen challenges, tense late nights, and long conversations trying to bring you the best of inline skating. Our promise to our backers over this next year is more communication, more clarity, and your investment in us having a greater and more visible impact. Expect to see more posts directed to our backers in the coming weeks, months, and years. We cannot express how much we appreciate your support and belief in what we're trying to do.

Blader Union is run by Travis Stewart and Daniel Nodzak. Our email 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 improving the site and ourselves daily. Your feedback is always welcome. Join in and support inline skating because together we can shape our future to 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 only 1 left
- 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]