Tags: baseball, beer, bernal heights collective, billy o'neill, blading, boobs, casey bagozzi, create originals, daniel fabiano, daniel kinney, nyc invite, nyc street invite, nyc street invite 2011, rollerblading, sam deangelis, skating
"There is a rollerblading festival going on under the highway bridge here in Brooklyn" I heard someone saying when we entered the venue. "People jumping over cars, grinding on a truck – you have to see this, it's crazy". Yeah the New York City Street Invite 2011 was an unique experience for everyone involved. Billy O'Neill and Daniel Kinney (founder and organizer of BCSD) don't talk much – they are doers and do things the right and professional way. I guess people recognize this and that's why the NYC Street Invite gathered bladers from all over the world to battle it out on some real street one-of-a-kind obstacles especially created and set-up for this contest. So Billy and Daniel did not only take care of the obstacles for the contest, they also made sure that they've had all permissions and insurances needed for the contest. We at Be-Mag also felt that this contest was going to be a big deal, so we decided to send a team to New York to cover the event properly. But good things take time.
Write-up by Oliver Nermerich
Edit by Sam DeAngelis with additional filming by Daniel Fabiano & Casey Bagozzi
Photos by Ryan Loewy
Videographer and Be-Mag New York City ambassador Sam DeAngelis has gathered several gigabytes of video footage from the New York City Invite 2011. In the past week he has worked himself through that massive data and chopped this edit for you guys. It gives you a well-rounded look on the whole event. That means it also features tricks by bladers that you haven't seen in the dozens of previous edits from the event. Curtains up for our second official edit of the NYC Street Invite 2011!
Side note: while you guys watch this edit Sam is currently helping to get the water out of his parents' basement due to hurricane Irene. After the house is dried up he'll soon have another edit of the NYC Street Invite ready for you. So stay tuned!
-Oliver Nermerich, Editor in Chief of Be-Mag online
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