Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Keeping the tradition alive, I Roll NY gives thanks to all the family and friends that view the website daily, by creating a wallpaper for your computer and now your iPad and iPhone. Check out the previous wallpapers created by I Roll NY. iPad and iPhone wallpapers below.
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“If there is one person that I believe busts his ass the most in the New York blade scene and gets more shit for it than praise, it has to be Craig B. Craig has been running I ROLL NY for over 5 years now, and he provides something that, despite the criticism, is crucial to the development of the NY Scene. Craig gave me my first photo entry for I ROLL NY over 5 years ago and was essentially my start in blade photography. Furthermore, he hooked it up with my first press pass at Bittercold. What Craig provides that others don’t is a platform, a website that is, for kids of all levels to show their blade skills, and will continue to do so and not give a shit what others have to say, whether it be some random hero hiding behind an online moniker or some established pro; in simple, haters are gonna hate but Craig will keep doing what he does because he loves blading. He provides an environment where a NY blader can go and see what’s up, who’s got the newest edit, who’s repping NY, who’s doing this, who’s doing that, and so forth.
Craig also is up on the design tip and, throughout the existence of I ROLL NY, he has put out little nifty, one run products that always seem to catch hella hype. Over the summer, Craig told me he was working on a new deal for Billy O’Neill’s NYC invite, and I was kind of worried about what it was. Worried? Yeah, worried, because Craig’s I ROLL NY tee was such a success that I didn’t know if he could top it. On top of that, everyone tries to jump on the handout tip, and as we all know, this is especially common in blading. Well, hints came here and there, and then finally Craig dropped the bomb. Going on the snap back trend, Craig commissioned one of the dopest pieces to be had at the Invite, and like a champ, sold them all out that day. He even got offers from distro companies to make a second run, you know, after all that hype. But Craig declined, which is something I respect about Craig. He could of made a good deal money from it. But he didn’t. Because it isn’t about the money. To be cliché as all hell, it’s about the love, which is what I ROLL NY, I believe, embodies, and, through these small products that Craig makes, well, a piece of that mentality lives in each one. Cheers Craig.” – Ryan Loewy.
Thanks Ryan for the kind words, acknowledgements, and for being one of, if not the only person, who continues to contribute to the site after I helped get their names out in the rollerblading world. Cheers Ryan.
It’s about that time again. Happy Thanksgiving! As a way of saying thanks to all the I Roll NY supports I created a downloadable desktop wallpaper featuring Erik Bailey at the Pier 62 skate park. Taken during the Valo team NYC tour earlier this year. Check out the previous Bladesgiving wallpaper here.
Get a behind the scenes look at how the Erik Bailey wallpaper was created on http://irollny.tumblr.com
I Roll NY has received three great design submissions from three very talented New York City rollerbladers. Each designed played off a graffiti theme and to highlight each one’s style a desktop wallpaper was created for everyone to represent their favorite skate scene. Click on the image above to download the 1024×819 version for use as a desktop wallpaper. A big thank you goes to Steven Rojas, Angel Ramirez, and Thomas McField. You can see each bladers original artwork below.
ODNY is dropping 2 new high quality tees today at the NYC Street Invitational. Make sure to get yours before they’re sold out! “Here is the summer drop as promised. Featuring the ODNY1 logo and the classic bubble joint. Printed on Organic American Apparel garments. We also have these in XL! Definitely higher quality than our first drop of shirts. Support! Will be selling these joints at both upcoming comps for a discounted price of $25 USD straight!” – ODNY. See more photos at the ODNY site.
The Brooklyn, NY based clothing line Psyko recently released a sneak peak into their new Summer 2011 line. The new line features five brand new t-shirts along with 3 brand new tank tops to rock in this heat wave. The new line was said to be released yesterday. Check out the available gear at the Psyko Clothing online shop.
The Art of Rolling has released the cover for their newest issue featuring Ramelle Knight. This is Ramelle’s second cover for AOR magazine. Issue 3 volume 2 will be a photo issue featuring a ton of photos of skaters from all over New York City. As well, AOR I3V2 will be released for free at the NYC Street Invitational on August 20th!
Art of Rolling will also be releasing their previous 3D issue to the online world if they get 200 likes on their Art of Rolling Dice Facebook page. Get on that!