Archive for March, 2012

The Uptown Hustle PRail Jam

March 27, 2012

Date: Sunday, April 1st 2012
Time: Register at 1:00PM. Starts at 2:00PM
Fee: $5.00 to enter
Location: Allerton Skatepark Bronx, NY

An Hour With Jesus Medina at Pier 25 Skate Plaza

March 22, 2012

Filmed and Edited by Craig Benabu. Youtube link after the jump.

Jash Ruiz Mini Edit

March 21, 2012

Filmed by Malik Ashby. Edited by Jeff Mateo.

Shop & Swap Saturday March 24th

March 19, 2012

Date: March 24th, 2012
Time: 1:00PM until 6:00PM.
Location: Maloof Skate Plaza
Train Directions: 7 train to Mets-Willets Point

NYC Weekly Deals: Game of I Suck!

March 14, 2012

Two of Brooklyn’s best bladers play a friendly game of BLADE with a twist. Sebastian Michalski and James Perez are two equally talented bladers who are too modest and respectful of one another to ever play a game of BLADE on their own. So I did what no one else would do and forced them! Check out the 13 minute battle where both bladers go letter for letter and push one another to learn new tricks during the battle. Find out who comes out victorious and who’s forced to say “I Suck!” Youtube link after the jump.

Ryan Loewy is Better Than You / A Real Supporter

March 12, 2012

“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.


Joaquin Fletcher Summer 2011

March 10, 2012

“Edit Summer 2011 | My first edit with Final Cut Pro X.” – Navin Hardyal.

Dillon Cooper – Shadows / Cozmik Dedication

March 10, 2012

Notorious Summer 2011

March 9, 2012

“So I have been sitting on some footage from this past summer due to a lot of positive progressions in my life that have required immediate attention. Needless to say, it has been an amazing journey filming for a video of this nature and would never trade the adventures or people it has brought into my life. This video is a small testament of the dedication that one must possess to come out on top. A big shout out to all my homies that continue to roll and push themselves to their full potential, especially Giancarlo Coppolla, Jesus Medina and Sean Agoliati. I hope you enjoy the video and let the good times roll!” -Andrew Chiu.

Staten Impossibe: Finding A Good Ledge on the Island

March 6, 2012

Sasha Sergieiev laces a top acid while Sebastian Michalski laces a scorpion handstand

“Staten Island is a borough of New York City, New York, United States, located in the southwest part of the city.”
Now that I’ve filled the first sentence with a copy and paste job from Wikipedia I can now start the story about our journey to Staten Island and how we did not find one good ledge the whole day. Sebastian Michalski aka White Murda, Sasha Sergieiev aka Papa Sasha, and myself aka me, drove out to the island to film new spots and forgotten spots.