Posts Tagged ‘a chosen few’

NYC A Chosen-Few Competition Edit by Skate Life and Flip The Script

June 11, 2011

Read the wrap up of the NYC Presents: The A Chosen-Few Competition from head organizer Ray Mendez below. “Saturday June 4th saw one of the first major street comps of 2011 go down in NYC. This year the New York City rolling community teamed up with the folks of A Chosen Few to organize and execute the NYC stop of this competition series. Grassroots skate events are nothing new to our city. However, the ACF is only the second skater run event series that has come from outside of NYC to hold an event here, IMYTA being the first. When Quinn Feldmann called me and asked if I would produce the event I knew that it would take the community at large to make it a success. And that’s exactly what happened. I Roll NY, Hector aka Jiggz & Carley Sanchez of Flip The Script, Dave Toro of ODNY, Adonis Taylor of Evotek, Angelo Ferrer of Art Of Rolling, Jon Ortiz, Christian Batista, Lord Brian of Shut Up and Skate, Kyle Sola, Ears, Shardy Nieves of Your Daily Juice & Kyle Radminski of Billy Hurricane’s Bar to name few.
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NYC A Chosen-Few Competition Edit by ODNY

June 9, 2011

“Our best wishes go out to Dave Hoteling. NYC decided to dedicate this comp to fellow rollerblader and close friend, Dave Hoteling who was very badly injured after being crushed by a truck while riding his bike home on memorial day weekend. We wish you could have been here brother, it’s truly a very tragic incident and I hope you recover soon my friend. Jon Ortiz had the pleasure of meeting with Dave’s parents and were shocked to find out that his skate friends had come to visit him at the hospital while he was still in the ICU. This is what brought the idea forth to show Dave’s parent how tight our community is. We all then agreed to get two huge poster boards and let everyone write on them, leaving Dave with all sorts of good things. We know this is a very dim and hard time for Dave’s family but we have only the best hopes that Dave will recover and be back along side his friends and family. OD is rooting for you Dave!” – ODNY.

“I was fortunate to attend and capture a bunch of fun times at the ACF comp that went down this past week. It was definitely a better turn out than most expected. Despite being kicked out from two spots (one being the second round stadium down rails in Staten), we were still able to have fun and make it work. This edit covers a third of the first round, all the way to the last round which was all captured on Staten Island. As you may have already seen in other edits covering this competition, most of the first round went down in Manhattan at Battery Park before getting kicked out. Unlucky for me because I had gotten there literally three tricks before getting the boot from the parks department. None the less, we still got some good moments on camera. Big thanks to Ray Mendez, Kyle Sola, Craig Benabu, Jon Ortiz, Flip The Script, AOR, Hyper Mike, I Roll NY, and all the skaters that came out to support! Last but not least, thanks to ACF for reaching out to NYC to organize such an event” – ODNY.

NYC A Chosen-Few Competition Photo Article

June 9, 2011

Saturday June 4th the first competition of 2011 in NYC went down. A Chosen-Few held their first competition here in New York and despite the rain, kick outs, and run ins with the laws, NYC pulled off an amazing competition. Click the picture above to view the full article and photos from Saturday’s competition featuring NYC’s top skaters. Thanks to Shardy Nieves, Victor Vizcaino, and Christian Delfino for providing photos of the competition. Read the NYC Presents: The A Chosen-Few Competition here.

NYC A Chosen-Few Last Spot Edit by AOR

June 6, 2011

Art of Rolling brings you footage from the last spot of the NYC A Chosen-Few competition that went down Saturday. Check out all the hits, misses, and big tricks that went down. Featuring James Perez, John Stephens, Sean Aligoti, Chris Murphy, Evan Grimball, Danny Figgz, Jose Henriquez, Jordan Baez, and Chauncey Jenkins. Filmed and edited by Angelo Ferrer.

NYC A Chosen-Few Competition Edit by Living Color Productions

June 6, 2011

Check the edit out from Living Color Productions covering the NYC A Chosen-Few competition. The edit features every spot except for the final one. Featuring skating from John Stephens, James Perez, Sam Williams, Thomas Burch, Danny Figgz, Dylan Hopp, Sean Agoliati, Jesus Medina, Jordan Baez, Chauncey Jenkins, Sean Grossman, Chris Murphy, and more.

NYC A Chosen-Few Competition Results

June 5, 2011


Photo: David Toro

Yesterday’s A Chosen-Few competition was a success despite the kick outs, rain, and spot re-locations. New York City banned together and created a truly genuine street competition that was reminiscent of the IMYTA glory days. Skaters from all over NYC gathered together and took over Battery Park and Staten Island. Just picture 100+ rollerbladers on the Staten Island Ferry while people just look in wonder. Not only did we make our presence known but we also showed the caliber of talent that NYC has to offer. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the competition. Photos and edits from the competition will be up soon. The top ten winners from the NYC Presents A Chosen-Few Competition are all listed below. Congratulations to Chris Murphy and Jose Henriquez for winning and both are now automatically entered to compete in the A Chosen-Few Competition finals in LA. Congratulations to all top 10 winners who will receive both WRS and ACF points.

First: Chris Murphy
Second: Jose Henriquez
Third: Danny Figgz
Fourth: John Stephens
Fifth: James Perez
Sixth: Evan Grimball
Seventh: Jordan Baez
Eight: Chauncey Jenkins
Ninth: Dylan Hopp
Tenth: Malik Ashby

A Chosen-Few NYC Competition June 4th

May 15, 2011

Follow I Roll NY and ODNY on Twitter for live results. New York City will be host to one of the ten A Chosen-Few competitions going down this Summer taking place on June 4th. The theme of this comp is to pay homage to NYC’s competitions of the past. Meet at Battery Park at 1:00PM to register to enter. The competition starts at 2:00PM. The first spot will be the classic benches. The second spot, the infamous high ledge. The third and final spot will be the Staten Island stadium ledges and rails where some of the biggest and best tricks in NYC went down. First place is guaranteed $150.00 in prize money. Top five contestants will split prizes from Razors, Inline Warehouse, Be-Mag, and Aggressive Mall. Top ten contestants will get an official ranking on the World Rolling Series and A Chosen-Few system. First and second place automatically qualify for the ACF finals in Los Angeles on August 19th and 20th.


Date: June 4th, 2011
Time: Registration at 1:00PM. First round at 2:00PM
Fee: $10.00 to enter
Location: Battery Park
Directions: Take the 1 or R train to Whitehall Street. You may also take the 4 or 5 train to Bowling Green.
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A Day in Our Lives Episode 13

February 9, 2011

NYC footage starts about nine minutes into the edit. “With Full Days From: Jamie Stenner & Sim Warren, Tim Franken, and Daniel Franco. Also featuring skating from: John Stephens, Crazy Pat Bernat, Matt Defranse. We really like this episode. One of our favorite parts about this episode is how each day was shot. We liked how each cinematographer really captured the atmosphere and life that surrounds each skater. From a skater’s point of view even if they had not said where they were from I still would have known because of how the day was captured” – Quinn Feldman.

Grant Hazelton A Chosen Few Challenge Entry

May 28, 2010

A Chosen Few held their first online contest where a skater had to do ten different tricks in one line on a mini ramp, bowl or something similar and Grant Hazelton from Rochester, NY entered and won fourth place in the contest. Congrats to Grant and check out his entry up top. “Grant’s entry had the best start and finish. He launched into his first grind and finished great….awesome entry and very nice full savy with a nice ninja whip to it” – Quinn Feldman.

Eric Hallimen A Chosen Few Edit

March 7, 2010

Eric Hallimen from Rochester, NY has been featured in the latest episode of A Chosen Few. Check out his section from the west coast east coast collaboration.