“Our best wishes go out to Dave Hoteling. NYC decided to dedicate this comp to fellow rollerblader and close friend, Dave Hoteling who was very badly injured after being crushed by a truck while riding his bike home on memorial day weekend. We wish you could have been here brother, it’s truly a very tragic incident and I hope you recover soon my friend. Jon Ortiz had the pleasure of meeting with Dave’s parents and were shocked to find out that his skate friends had come to visit him at the hospital while he was still in the ICU. This is what brought the idea forth to show Dave’s parent how tight our community is. We all then agreed to get two huge poster boards and let everyone write on them, leaving Dave with all sorts of good things. We know this is a very dim and hard time for Dave’s family but we have only the best hopes that Dave will recover and be back along side his friends and family. OD is rooting for you Dave!” – ODNY.
“I was fortunate to attend and capture a bunch of fun times at the ACF comp that went down this past week. It was definitely a better turn out than most expected. Despite being kicked out from two spots (one being the second round stadium down rails in Staten), we were still able to have fun and make it work. This edit covers a third of the first round, all the way to the last round which was all captured on Staten Island. As you may have already seen in other edits covering this competition, most of the first round went down in Manhattan at Battery Park before getting kicked out. Unlucky for me because I had gotten there literally three tricks before getting the boot from the parks department. None the less, we still got some good moments on camera. Big thanks to Ray Mendez, Kyle Sola, Craig Benabu, Jon Ortiz, Flip The Script, AOR, Hyper Mike, I Roll NY, and all the skaters that came out to support! Last but not least, thanks to ACF for reaching out to NYC to organize such an event” – ODNY.