Archive for September, 2011

SPOTTED: Ramelle Knight & Jose Henriquez Flatline Shop Edit

September 30, 2011

“Quick few clips for Flatlines Skate Shop Located in the Morris Park Section of the Bronx, NYC. Check out the shop for the latest skate products as well as clothing and Fitted Caps. Snap Backs Also in Stock. Get Yours while they Last!” – Ramelle Knight.

I Roll NY Graffiti Artwork + Desktop Wallpaper

September 29, 2011

Original artwork created by New York City rollerbladers. From bottom left to right: Steven Rojas, Angel Ramirez, and Thomas McFielld.

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.

Noel Morban Summer 2011 Edit

September 28, 2011

“My name is Noel Morban ,16 and im from the heights , this is a video of just some fun summer skating filmed from between june till july featuring myself and my brother Xavier Morban who was also responsible for recording along with some friends” – Noel Morban.

Justin Brasco WheelScene Interview

September 27, 2011

“If you are reading this and wondering why you have never heard of Justin Brasco, fear not. The New York blader rarely appears in online edits and if you blinked while watching either of The Truth videos by Austin Paz and the Kelso brothers, you probably missed him. Brasco is the muscular guy that appears in the montage sections and lands some bloody hard tricks. This is not particularly surprising, as there are talented new skaters popping up all the time that show a lot of promise. It’s the fact that he skates the same obstacles as the profiled skaters and manages to land much better tricks, which indicates that we may have witnessed another east coast legend in the making without realising it” – Wheel Scene. Read the full interview here.

Tell us a little bit about yourself?
Justin Brasco: I’m 27, which is the new 21, and I feel better than I did at 16. I’ve been skating for about 13-14 years – almost half of my life. I skate for USD, Undercover and Casualty. I’m living in Massapequa with some friends. It’s an hour outside of Manhattan, in the suburbs, with a tight skate scene and it’s close to the beach. I can’t complain.

How did you get into rollerblading?
Back when I first started, around ‘97, I was living in Brooklyn and, unlike Long Island, it was real big and very diverse. There were tonnes of kids doing all different things. My neighbours were a lot older and skateboarded all day, smoked pot and listened to Rage against the Machine. They had girls that would just sit back and stare while they attempted kickflips for hours. At the time, I was a 4ft loner and idolised them. Skateboarding wasn’t my thing, so my parents bought me some cheesy recreational blades from the store. I rolled around a bunch, jumping chairs and garbage cans in my backyard, until I felt comfortable to hit the street with my boys. I had friends from all over Brooklyn that skated. They were killing it and made me want to start so bad. I tossed my skates and went out and got some Rollerblade Chocolates, and from there I couldn’t stop.

I have seen a few clips of you in //The Truth// videos but other than that there hasn’t been much footage of you floating around. Where have you been hiding?
For awhile, I fell off. I was stressing about my future, girlfriends, school and life in general. I put skating aside, and when I skated it didn’t feel the same. It wasn’t fun anymore. Luckily, life started to fall into place a little better and I realised I can’t take life too seriously. I got back out there and started skating a lot more. I began skating a lot to film for The Truth DVDs. While doing this, I saw Fish (Billy O’Neill), (Austin) Paz, the Kelsos and everyone just going all out and killing it. They were so determined and loved skating. It made me realise I needed to focus more and give skating my all because I love it so much.


2011 Last Man Standing ODNY Edit

September 26, 2011

“2011 Last Man Standing comp put together by Victor Callender and Wheels In Motion went down without any problems. Despite the lack of support from a lot of people in recent days prior to the comp, New York City still made it a great event. Thanks to all of the skaters who showed up to support and all the major crews who made appearances. Our scene only keeps on growing and the prominent figures continue building–feels great to have everyone come together to make something out of nothing” – ODNY.

Rainy Friday Night Skate Session

September 25, 2011

“Me, Pat, and Bobby wanted to blade. Was downpouring Friday night and we decided to go to this little ledge spot in Westbury by Micro Center. Luckily the ledge was skateable although the floor was like an ice rink. Filmed / Shot by me. Thanks to Bobby for letting me use his t2i with the fisheye and for filming my clip” – Sean Grossman.

Jesus Grandez Edit

September 24, 2011

“Jesus “Cha” Grandez is a Sk8r from Peru who had been in NY for sometime now so he’s considered a NY Roller now .Cha is a great guy that I had the opportunity of skating with all summer. I wish him a safe and fun trip to Colombia. See you when you get back son!” – David Herrera.

Christopher Goss Pier 25 Ledge Edit

September 24, 2011

Filmed and edited by Antonyo Brown.

Trevor Johnson, Kyle Johnson & Artie Scott Ledge Edit

September 23, 2011

Daniel Irizarry & Troy Hanner Pier 25 Edit

September 22, 2011

Featuring Daniel Irizarry and Troy Hanner. Edited by Daniel Irizarry.