The Art of Rolling have premiered their new blog yesterday and they already have two great updates. First, featured above, is a photo of an NYPD officer testing out the AOR finger skates at the Brooklyn Banks. Their second update is of a sneak peak photo from issue 6 of Trevor Johnson which you can see at the Art of Rolling blog. Stay tuned for more updates from the blog. “We are overwhelmed with projects and content constantly, we currently have a magazine and carry a full line of finger skates on top of all those adventures we come across photos of our talented SKATERS…” – AOR.
Archive for November, 2009
Billy O’Neil Photos By: Derek Gee.
Xtreme Wheels Skatepark has been featured in The Buffalo News website where they feature photos of Billy O’Neil and Eric Hallimen skating the park with a brief description of the competition. Check out all the photos at The Buffalo News website. Thanks to Virgina Clark of Xtreme Wheels for the heads up.
ONE Magazine posted up a Blade Life interview with NJ skater Erik Stokely. The interview is a good read but what stood out to me was the photo at the Chinatown up ledge in Manhattan, NY. Photographer John O’Donnell captures Erik Stokely doing a truspin mistrial 360 out at the perfect moment. See more photos and the interview at ONE’s Blade Life page.
Casualty clothing releases their Holiday 2009 line featuring a ton of new designs and products. Besides having new t-shirts this season, Casualty is premiering a new crew neck sweater, zip up hoody, fingerless gloves, beanies, and snap back hats that I Roll NY premiered earlier this month. See all the new products and designs at the Casualty Holiday ’09 look book.
Tri-State Skate will be hosting a premiere for one of the best videos of this year “Too Much Love 2: The Breakdown” which features skating from John Bolino, Brett Dasovic, Chris Farmer, Michael Garlinghouse and Jeph Howard. Just based on the line up the video sound sicks and the trailer looks amazing. Besides the premiere tomorrow, there will also be a $10 session at Drop-In skatepark along with a bunch of great sales at Tri-State. “We will be having a premiere at the shop this upcoming Monday, November 30th at 7pm. Copies of the video will be for sale for $20. Following the premiere will be a session downstairs at the skate park($10 Monday Nite Skate). Will also be having a lot of sales going on starting Black Friday(11/27), and ending the night of the premiere(11/30).” – Tri-State Skate.
Rober Monegro has been in the game for 13 years on and off and at 28 years-old is still rolling while most others his age would’ve quit and died out. At an older age than most, Robert isn’t playing it safe either. He pulls off switch ups, misty flips and back flips like any new comer and has a classic NYC style when skating. Skate parks include Hackenstown, Hoboken and Mullaly skate park in the Bronx NY.
Xtreme Wheels Skatepark in Buffalo, NY will be throwing their 5th annual rollerblading contest today. Make sure you attend the contest as it’s sure to be a great one and changes/updates are being done to the park just in time for the competition. I hope to see some NYC kids there because there will be cash prizes, trophies, and merch to winners in each division along with a best trick prize. Also participants this year will get a free brunch so even if you don’t place you’ll get some free food! All the info is on the flyer above and at Xtreme Wheels site.
Kevin Yee of SHOCK interviewed one of our city’s newest additions Jeremy “Jero” Stephenson on our skating scene. The interview mainly covers our summer Lets Roll NY sessions and discusses how NYC has gained back it’s rightful title of being the best skate scene in the US. The interview also features a handful of the group photos from our LRNY sessions held in the Summer. Read the interview at the SHOCK site.
Just in time for the holiday season, Create Originals releases their online edit for Billy O’Neil’s second pro USD skate. Fish also provided some information on his skate “I chose a white skate because white skates look good and clean and the UFS Thrones skates are the best for me. The new heel plate gives the skates a bit less weight but the main thing for me is the much slimmer look. The frames are Create Originals and its the first time our frame is being featured on a pro skate. The “I fish NY” logo is a tribute to the city I grew up in. We tried to get Street Artist wheels on them, but due to problems with the wheel manufacturer, we were unable to do so this time around because they couldn’t arrive in time. All in all, its a top notch skate that slides perfect on everything and skates tough. Buy em!” – Billy O’Neill
Long Island, NY based company Casualty clothing is having a black Friday sale at their online shop. Today, and today only, you can get 50% off of the Spring/Fall line including tees, tank tops, wallets and beer cozies when you enter “BLACKFRIDAY” on checkout. The sale ends today. Check the Casualty Online Shop to get the deal. Casualty has also released a new look book which will be featured on I Roll NY soon.