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New York City: September Sessions via ONE

November 29, 2016

One Magazine published a new article featuring coverage of the New York City blade scene with photos and words by former local photographer Drew Humphrey. “It has been about two years since I last visited back home, so I thought it was time I went back to New York City, which I did September 20-27. I was excited for all the skating and seeing all my friends. Though I moved to Portland about two and half years ago and can never imagine moving back to NYC, it is always nice to visit” – Drew Humphrey. See all the photos and read the full article here.

Source: One Blade Mag

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NYSS Astoria Jam Session Results

April 27, 2016


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.


First place winner Augusto Castillo – X Grind

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.

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I Roll NY NYSOM Interview

April 11, 2016

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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

April 4, 2016

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.


Read the Ivan Narez NYSOM Interview here.

“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.

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Read the Austin Paz NYSOM Interview here.

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.

Downtown & Staten Island Session Photos

December 20, 2015


Angelo Morales – Royale

Last weekend, while the weather was still abnormally warm, a couple of the south Brooklyn kids met up in downtown Manhattan to get a session in before the winter chill hit us. We met up in Battery park with plans to take the to ferry Staten Island. After sessioning the high ledge at battery, we checked the OG spot “Rail City” to see what was still skateable. After catching a couple of flicks, we took the trip to Staten Island and skated the classic boardwalk ledges and ferry rails. See all the photos below. Featuring Angelo Morales, Ricky Perez, Nolan Baii, Ricky Marrero, Terrence Henry, and James Perez.
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I Roll NY 8 Year Anniversary

December 15, 2015

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Today marks the 8 year anniversary of I Roll NY. Thank you to everyone who’s showed us love and support throughout the years as well as wished us a happy birthday on our Facebook page. It’s truly appreciated.

A Hater’s Point Of View: Slomo

June 25, 2014

I, like many of you, was introduced to Slomo about two months ago. Which in the social media world equates to about five years. Remember #saveourgirls? Yeah, exactly! Actually, I can pin point the date I finally gave in and watched this video, because I tweeted my hatred for it immediately. The date was April 2, 2014. One day after April Fool’s day, which was highly convenient as I felt like I got duped for giving into the rollerblading hype about this documentary. You might be asking yourself, “Why are you writing an article about a video that everyone has forgotten about already?” Well, because I finally got a chance to finish writing this shit and I’m such a self centered asshole that I feel like people just have to read my work.
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The New York City Blader Diet

April 28, 2014

As a New York City rollerblader, there are certain stigmas that we’re supposed to live up to. Baggy Evisu jeans, durags, and floppy TRS’s are still a part of our reputation according to the popularized West Coast scene who are only now exploring the depths of Brooklyn because their fellow white kin folk have gentrified the once dangerous areas as of late. As much bullshit as the above mentioned stigma is, there’s one piece of our reputation that we can still live up to…proudly. We know the best places to get our grub on. The I Roll NY staff put together a list of the most common food and beverage choices of a New York City rollerblader. So the next time you hear the dreaded, “Where can I get some awesome New York pizza bro?” question from some out of state blader, you can just link them to this article. We understand that the struggle is real and we’re here to help you survive your day of blading for under $5.00.
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The Big Apple Interview

February 13, 2014

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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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Austin Paz Revolution Top 5

December 23, 2013

Revolution skate shop posted up an interview with Staten Island’s own Austin Paz. Check out the interview here. Check out Austin’s trip to Arizona below.