The New York Skate Series and I Roll NY are hosting a street session this memorial day weekend for a great cause. This Saturday we’re asking you to join us in skating for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and a young blader by the name of Steven White who suffers from the syndrome. Steven participated in the last NYSS competition and showed us his love and dedication to blading and we wanted to show him love back. This will be an all day session with a chance to win a free pair of Rollerblade brand skates. Check out all the info on the flyer above.
Featuring Jeff Mateo, Anddy Feliciano, Zach Cramer, Zane, Pablo Munoz, Malik Ashby, Jesus Medina, and Adonis Taylor. Filmed by Airtothe, E$ and Andrew Broom.
Featuring Joey Scannella, Jon Jenkins, and Austin Paz at Faber skate park in Staten Island.
Before Thanksgiving and immediately after he just finished touring with Vibralux for his Trail of beers VOD, I reached out to Montre to see if he was open to fly up for a quick weekend here in NYC–Queens specifically–to blade, chill, and drink some beers. He took me up on that offer and showed up that same weekend.
Now, the closest I’ve ever got to him in person was watching him tear it up live at the NYC Invite so I had no idea what to expect but as soon as I picked him up from Laguardia Airport he was as cool as anyone can get. Add a 12-pack of Pabst in the mix and you can say we covered a lot on life that night.
This section takes place over a short winter weekend where sunlight does not last very long but all of us involved still enjoyed a good amount of blading, drinking, thai food, and good vibes.
NYSS Astoria Jam Winners
Sunday, April 24th the New York Skate Series kicked off their 2016 season with a jam session at the Astoria skatepark sponsored by Rollerblade. There was a great turnout and it was a great way to bring in the good weather and reunite with the friends we haven’t seen in a while.
As the competition portion of the jam session came to an end, the judges had a tough decision separating first and second place, but a decision was made and Augusto Castillo came out on top, taking first place. Augusto won a voucher for a free pair of Rollerblade brand skates along with prize money. Joey Lunger and Trevor Johnson followed Augusto taking 2nd and 3rd place with Rollerblade soft goods, frames, and prize money. Check out our photo coverage below and see all the photos on the NYSS Facebook page.
Joey Scannella skating Staten Island, NY spots.
Once again it’s on! To kick off the New York Skate Series official 2016 season, we’re bringing you a Rollerblade sponsored jam session, in collaboration with a Shop & Swap hosted by Daxslide Productions, where you can win a free pair of Rollerblade brand skates. Sign-up at www.nyskateseries.com
Date: Sunday April 24, 2016.
Time: Free Skate 12:00PM – 2:00PM / 2:00PM – 3:00PM Jam Session
Location: Astoria Skatepark.
Entrance Fee: $5.00 to enter the Jam Session.
Train Directions: N train to Astoria Ditmars Blvd.
Walking directions from the train station
Owner of I Roll NY, Craig B., was lucky enough to be interviewed by the New York State Of Mind crew. Read the full interview at the NYSOM site to read Craig’s point of view on the current state of New York City skating and the future of I Roll NY. “This guy right here accomplished a lot for the NY Scene. His name is Craig & he is the founder of IRollNY. NYSOM recognizes & respects Craig for his hard work & numerous accomplishments as a Photographer/Videographer for the NY Rollerblading Scene. Over the past 8 years He witnessed the best and the worst as he took the lead in generating content for the NY Rollerblading scene. NYSOM is proud to present IRollNY!” – NYSOM. Full interview here.
New York State of Mind is a new media based website from NYC bladers James Perez and Terrence Henry. Check out their interviews with Ivan Narez and Austin Paz at the links below. “New York State of Mind is a concept We have been working on for an extensive period of time. However, I couldn’t Have made this idea into a reality without the help of my dear friend Terrence Henry.
“We are both born and raised in New York City, we also attended college together at Borough of Manhattan Community College. “N.Y.S.O.M” is a project Terrence and i created, in hopes of producing unique content to share with our viewers. “N.Y.S.O.M” works closely with some of the best rollerbladers in the rollerblading industry.
The content includes photographs, videos, articles that may vary, including interviews. New York State of Mind gives the person an opportunity to share their thoughts of the city, and their experiences in the state of New York. Hope you join us for the ride!” – James Perez.
“Aside from occasionally seeing him at a local skate comp watching from the sidelines–catching up with Sam Grimm on a pair of blades is a hard task these days. He’s a family man, a supervisor for a general contractor, and a student for another degree in engineering.
Two years ago we talked about putting together a new edit and Sam even bought a new pair of USD’s. One night we showed up at Oil City Skate Park to get back into shape and shot these “rinky dink” tricks.
Unfortunately life got extremely busy for us all and we haven’t been able to film much so rather than delay any longer–Here’s what we got started.