Archive for February, 2014

Street Sessions Brooklyn

February 25, 2014

“A summer street session with Franco Cammayo, James Perez, and Justin Brasco. After a brief warm-up, we headed to this up-ledge / bank / bank-to-ledge spot under the Brooklyn Bridge. The guys were able to lace some sick tricks before we got rained out” – Anthony Chen.


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Big Apple Blade Premiere Photos

February 24, 2014


The greatest photo ever. Photo: Drew Humphrey

Thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support for Sean Grossman, all the bladers featured in Big Apple Blade, and the New York City blade scene. We had a great turn out where we packed the theater and even had people standing / sitting in the aisles. Thank you to Sk8r 4 Life and Beyond The Ledge Skate Wax for contributing prizes with each DVD that was purchased. Check out all the photos from the Premiere taken by Drew Humphrey on his flickr page here.

Go 4th Film Premiere

February 18, 2014

“Feb 1st we premiered my Latest Film “Go 4th” A Film Dedicated to Alex Nunez…Special thanks to Ray Mendez For helping me put this together..Haifa Jimenez Alex’s Mother was very happy to see everyone come out and show love for him..Thanks everyone! and enjoy!” – Thomas Lipani.


Big Apple Blade Premiere This Saturday

February 16, 2014

This Saturday I Roll NY and Sean Grossman are hosting a FREE premiere for Big Apple Blade. Sponsored by Flip The Script and Beyond The Ledge skate wax. This is the perfect event to bring family and friends to. We’re giving away free wax, stickers, and more with purchase of the Big Apple Blade DVD. After the premiere, we’ll be heading to the Double Down Saloon where it’s 2 for 1 drinks until 8PM and only $5 for a beer and shot combo all night long. Get all the info below.

Date: Saturday February 22, 2014
Time: Doors Open: 3:30 PM. Film Starts: 4:00 PM
Ticket Price: Free admisison. Donations encouraged. $10.00 with DVD, wax, stickers, and more (while supplies last.)
Location: Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003)
Train Directions: F train to 2nd avenue / 6 train to Bleecker street / B, D, or M trains to Broadway – Laffayette.
After Party: Double Down Saloon (14 Avenue A between East 2nd Street & Houston)

The Big Apple Interview

February 13, 2014

seangrossmanAll photos provided by Andoni DeSoto.

OK, so let’s get the most important question out the way. Why should people buy this video?

Sean Grossman: Well we aren’t professionals or big names, but we all have a passion for blading and this video definitely portrays it. It’s the first video to come directly out of New York in years and I feel it really defines our scene today. BAB has a very old school skate video feel. I chose to focus less on filming b-roll and lifestyles, and more on the skating. The thing I like the most about the video is that each section is completely different than the next. Each skater has a completely different style and trick vocabulary to offer. This brings so much variation into the video, making it something that every rollerblader can enjoy.

What made you want to make a video in the first place?

I’ve been filming skating since I was around 16 years-old. I always went out to skate / film but never released anything until I taught myself how to edit. I originally wanted to make a skate video entitled Peep Game, which featured Trevor Johnson, me, Chris Murphy, and some others. For some reason the video became a few online edits that went on rollernews for a day and then people probably forgot about it. After Peep Game I bought a new camera for a steal and began going out and filming again. I wanted to make another online deal but realized after all these years I’d rather make a DVD so I can have something physical to look back on when I get older. Online edits are cool, but I didn’t want to see my work get lost in cyberspace again. Big Apple Blade is pretty much what Peep Game was supposed to be, but something far beyond my original intent.

Who are your favorite rollerblading filmers and editors?

Definitely Amir Amadi, Brandon Negrete (RIP), Carl Sturgess, Sean Kelso, and Ivan Narez. I’d have to admit these dudes influence my work a lot.

With people straying away from DVD’s, including some of the guys you mentioned, releasing free online videos and pay per view / download videos what made you want to release a DVD?

Owning a physical DVD is much more exciting than a digital file. I love to have a case with cover artwork, and a disc that I can play anytime. I have a huge collection of skate videos and I always watch them. They allow you to reminisce on the excitement you had when you first put them in your DVD player and hit play. Clicking a file and watching it on my computer doesn’t do justice. That’s why I decided on doing a DVD.
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Joey Scannella 2013 Roundup

February 5, 2014

Some clips i threw together mostly out of boredom, some are re-used some are new, enjoy.