Posts Tagged ‘Adonis Taylor’

Seventeen

September 14, 2017

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Ghetto Community wraps up the first half of 2017 with this montage featuring footage from the streets of NYC, Oil City skatepark, and the second annual Boschi Pope Skate Off. “This is a video compilation of Instagram videos I filmed, just recycling these clips to let other people who don’t have Instagram of what went down in NYC in 2017!! Featuring Jordan Baez, Billy O’Niell, Boschi Pope, Ryan Many, Pablo Munoz, Christian Brito, Andy “Crack” Feliciano, Chris Dejesus, Jesus Medina, Malik Ashby, Adonis Taylor, Kris Craig, Jon Cooley, Montre Livingston, Jeph Mateo, Augusto Castillio, Sean Grossman, Tadd Labozzetta, Brian Tokin, Ariel Surun, Evan Grimball, and Brian Freeman” – Ghetto Community.

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New York Skate Series Summer 16 Documentary

August 16, 2017

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Check out the feature length documentary of the New York Skate Series Summer 16 competitions created by Butter TV featuring the creators of the NYSS and the top three winners from all of 2016’s events. “The New York Skate Series, now in its third year, held three events in the summer of 2016: First in Brooklyn, second in Staten Island, and lastly in the Bronx. Get comfy because this is a long one. Watch as Adonis Taylor, Jesus Medina, Craig Benabu, and all the skaters/spectators involved take you through each event and relive some of the good times we all had in the process” – Butter TV.

2016 Boschi Pope Skate Off 2.0

April 10, 2017

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ButterTV drops an extended look into last year’s Boschi Pope skate off, “With the amount of footage from the 2016 event–it was hard to squeeze it all into one video. So, as promised, here is the BPSO 2.0 edit. And if you haven’t already watched the first video make sure to check it out” – ButterTV. See ButterTV’s first edit of the BPSO 2016 here.

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

New York Skate Series: EDS Street Session

May 31, 2016

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This memorial day weekend the New York Skate Series teamed up with I Roll NY in skating for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and a young blader, Steven White, who has EDS. We hosted an all day session sponsored by Rollerblade who was kind enough to provide a free skate voucher which local blader Malik Ashby won and in his support for EDS, gave to Steven to encourage him to stay strong and keep blading. Featuring skating from Zach Cramer, Pablo Munoz, Adonis Taylor, Joey Lunger, Andy Bodnar, and Tadd Labozzetta. Get more information on EDS and Steven’s story below.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a collection of heritable connective tissue disorders. We had the pleasure of meeting an 8 year-old named Steven White who has EDS and his dedicated mother, Yoly Ym, at our first event of the 2016 season. It’s awe inspiring to watch Steven skate, knowing that when the skates come off, he wears leg braces and sometimes uses a wheel chair. Steven is able to rollerblade, because his skates provide him with support, stability, and freedom that does not exist with other alternative sports or with most sports for that matter.

Why Zebra Stripes?
Doctors are taught the phrase “When you hear the sound of hooves, think horses, not zebras”. In medicine, “zebra” is used for a rare disease or condition. Doctors often assume that the simplest explanation is correct to avoid misdiagnosis with rare illnesses. But many medical professionals forget that “zebras” DO exist and so getting a diagnosis and treatment is more difficult for rare conditions. EDS is a rare condition and those with it are known as medical zebras.

RIP Pimp C

May 25, 2016

Featuring Jeff Mateo, Anddy Feliciano, Zach Cramer, Zane, Pablo Munoz, Malik Ashby, Jesus Medina, and Adonis Taylor. Filmed by Airtothe, E$ and Andrew Broom.

Harlem Blading

April 2, 2016

Featuring Sasha Sergieiev, Zach Cramer, Tommy Hearn, and Adonis Taylor. Filmed and edited by Malik Ashby.

#SKATEFORALEX Edit

November 23, 2015

Terrence Henry put together this small edit during Saturday’s session where we skated in honor of Alex Nunez. Check out the clips of Adonis Taylor, Arismendy Canela, James Perez, Brian Keohane, Terrence Henry, and Leomarsh Pascasio as the session was coming to an end.

“A short edit to celebrate the life of Alex Nunez! R.I.P. Thank you I Roll NY for letting me borrow your camera lens, much appreciated! Thank you NYSS founder Adonis Taylor for holding down NYC & supporting the awareness of the #SkateForAlex movement! Thank you to everyone who came out to skate this weekend for Alex’s Birthday and supported #SkateForAlex World Wide” – Terrence Henry.

Jalheads 2015 WNS At Oil City

April 20, 2015

“We had a rough winter in NY this year. Luckily Oil City added a few new “blader friendly” obstacles that made the park 100x better than it was. Needless to say, because of the shitty weather, rollerbladers from all over the tri-state area came out every Wednesday night to blade the park. This is the end result. Thanks to everyone who helped film this piece!” – Sean Grossman. Featuring in order of appearance Chris Dejesus, Zach Anthony, Anthony Marasa, Tokin, Steve Nichols, Zen Grossman, Jal Zaso, Antonio Lassalle, Jordan Baez, Ian Copp, Ozzy Velez, Kris Craig, Mikey Roman, Jesse McEneaney, Phil Weaver, Taylor Kobryn, Tyler Knight, Anthony Marchione, James Kobryn, Frankie Spears, John Doez (Chubbz), Austin Croteau, Camo_Flee, Joey Scannella, Jay Steez, Andy Crack, Ado, Austin Sullivan, Shane Mcgrane, Hector Gonzalez, Mike Torres, Kevin Lebron, Shawn Gradilone, Christie Toledo, Trevor Johnson, Bobby Reichel, Jay Philly, Austin Paz, Chauncey Jenkins, & Sebastian Michalski.

Catching Up With Ramelle Knight

February 1, 2013

Adonis Taylor: Yo what’s up man? How you been?

Ramelle Knight: Been good, just working on healing this knee.

Yeah I see. I’m hearing all about this knee but I’ve got no idea what happened

. Fill us in…
Yea man…

Here’s what happened…

Mid August a 95 year-old (Yes 95 years-old, lol) lady T-Boned into my girlfriends car hitting the passenger side in which my knee became sore. I went to a knee specialist and had some MRIs done of my knee finding out that I tore my meniscus. Right after finding that out my doctor did surgery to repair my meniscus as well as some other cartilage tearing.

Yikes. I forget that we have misfortunes outside of blading but I’m kind of happy to hear it wasn’t through blading. 
Didn’t you have a previous knee injury from blading circa the Know Difference / |B| Unique days?
Well I’ve had a couple bangs and bruises at that time but nothing that needed any surgery.

Okay, How soon can we expect to see you back on a pair of blades? And what have you been doing in the downtime?
Right now I’m working with a great physical therapist to get me back to 100%. In another 4 weeks I should have full range of motion so I’ll say in about 8 weeks or so I should be fully back up and running again. 8 more weeks on Therapy and 4 after that of me just working out and building muscle back.

Oh that sounds like a quick recovery process. I guess I’m not too familiar with the meniscus. For those of us that don’t know, what exactly does the meniscus do

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The meniscus is basically a cartilage disk that acts as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet in a joint.

Okay I can visualize that better now which actually sounds like it won’t be the same after tearing it. Once your range of motion is back do you anticipate losing any tricks or being partially limited on a certain side?

I hope that I’m not partially limited. My doctor says once fully healed and strengthened properly I should be able to do whatever I was able to before the surgery. I know with my own mental fears I will be limited at the beginning but as time goes on I think I’ll be back to normal.

I’m relieved to hear that this injury is not as severe as assumed and I hope you can make a full re-introduction.
I hope so too bruh.

Before I go any further… I’d like to personally thank you for this opportunity and for giving us all a chance to get to know what’s going on in your life.
You’re quite welcome Adonis and thank you as well for taking the time out to chop it up with me.

Interview: Adonis Taylor. Photo: Ryan Loewy.
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