Posts Tagged ‘Kunga Ngo’ X I Roll NY: Freestyle Rolling Article

September 1, 2011

I Roll NY was lucky enough to get in contact with the writer of’s inline skating section, Carlesa Williams, to update the general public on the current state of rollerblading / freestyle rolling. The article features photos of NYC bladers Jordan Baez, James Perez, Kunga Ngo, and Jesus Medina. Read the full article on

Read the full article on “Freestyle rolling, or quite simply, rollerblading, are two terms that are commonly used today to describe the current state of aggressive inline skating. As the sport of aggressive inline skating grew, matured, and advanced the title “aggressive inline skating” did not seem to match what participants were doing any longer. Tricks, grinds, airs and an overall approach to the sport have stopped looking as “aggressive” as they were when first introduced and were now refined, developed, and distinguished. Aggressive inline skating is now commonly looked at by current participants of freestyle rolling / rollerblading as a term to describe the early stages of the sport” – Craig Benabu.


Freeze Fame: Andy Brinker

August 2, 2011

“Sunday night June 12th a small group of bladers met in the downtown area of Manhattan, NY. Not wanting to skate the typical ledge and rail spots we decided to investigate the newly built structures in the popular South Street Seaport area. We came across a set of benches that looked ideal for our need to skate something new and different. As we took a closer look, we noticed the rivets and holes at the top of the bench and questioned if the bench was indeed skateable. Deciding that it was, we took on the task of waxing, making sure to get chunks stuck into the holes of the bench so our frames and soul plates could slide with ease.

As each blader laced their tricks, hyping up one another, I decided to “setup” to take photos. A lot of tech tricks were laced on the bench but Kunga Ngo’s fast plant on the bottom of the bench to backslide on the top of the bench stuck out to me the most. Kunga has improved dramatically in his skating abilities the last year and I feel this trick showcases his progress.

The photo was taken with a basic Sony point and shoot camera with minimal manual settings which if I remember correctly were at f5, 125sec, and ISO 400. An automated digital slave flash was held to my left as well to light the scene. I hope this photo is used as an example that even though you many not have the most expensive equipment, or even in this case a DSLR, you can still capture a great trick” – Andy Brinker.