“Stop making excuses. Film your friends. Make something. Promote rollerblading in the light you see best”, wrote Sam DeAngelis in...
As if the two sets of photos from Vincent Morretino weren't enough, here's another photo set, this time by Be-Mag photographer Sam DeAngelis. Enjoy these photos of Eric Miller, Mike Torres, Russel Day, Steven Tat and Victor Arias!
It's been almost a week since the Bittercold Showdown went down for it's last time, and what you have been waiting for is here! The official Be-Mag edit of the Bittercold Showdown featuring all the best skating from the competition. Tricks from Wake Schepman, CJ Wellsmore, Roman Abrate, Montre Livingston and many, many more!
The Escape from New York Tour is an idea I came up with after spending a month and a half in California earlier this year. As I toured up and down the coastline I met some of the most amazing and memorable people I have ever encountered. -Sam DeAngelis
Throughout the long Winter on the East Coast, the Tri-State area spends Thurday nights at Shields Skate Park in Flemington, NJ. Skaters from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut drive out for the blade only session every week. Ever since Vinny Minton release the 2011 Pre Bittercold Showdown edit, I had been inspired to create a tribute to his creativity.
When Daniel Kinney threw the first ever Bittercold Show Down in 2001 the event was just a one-day event with 150 competitors, had no extra stage for spectators, no additional ramp set-ups - the event didn't even have an own website.
May we present to you the trailer for the se... Wait a minute...? A trailer... for an edit? A trailer for the second Be-Mag BCSD edit before the first one has even dropped? Does this even remotely make sense? And what's with the uber long headline for this post? Is all that really needed? See for yourself...
After a lot of effort, long shootings deep into the night, and impossible planning it is finally done. Sam DeAngelis and the TSS team have filmed the perfectly executed session at the Drop In Skatepark in New York. Check out the riders how they represent the skateshop and enjoy the way they throw out some sick tricks for you.
Welcome to the 6th Annual Last Man Standing Street Competition brought to you by Victor Callender and Wheels In Motion. Victor started the contest series to bring more awareness to New York City's Rollerblading scene. This year the contest was held Uptown in a place locals have deemed "The Pit." With its variety of obstacles and acceptance from the parks department, "The Pit" created a perfect setting for the competition for a second year in a row.
"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.
One of the biggest and sickest skate contests located under a Brooklyn bridge is over and out. Alex Broskow is the man of the weekend taking home 5.000$ and the highly coveted title of the first NYC Street invite champion. One of our core filmers Sam DeAngelis is already going through 5GB of footage he gathered over the past weekend. To ease the waiting he comes up with a short trailer for the upcoming be-mag edit. Keep your eyes peeled for more gold clips coming out of his hands.
Scribe Industries presents a profile of their photographer, videographer and media assistant.
Scribe Industries presents a profile of their photographer/videographer and media assistant.
As the weather gets nicer on the East Coast, bladers from all over are starting to flood New York City in hopes to catch the first clips of the season. Angelo Ferrer, owner of Art of Rolling Magazine, has taken it upon himself to organize tour events throughout NYC to kick off the Spring. Some of the most talented skaters in NYC and the Tri-State showed up for the first installment to shred for Art of Rollings camera. The tours intention is to conquer skate spots, new and old, and raise awareness of our sport throughout the city.
Tim Franken, some friends, and I took a trip up to Cape Cod, Massachusetts for the Memorial Day Weekend. We brought our skates, my Nikon D60, camera equipment, and checked the iPhone on the way for parks or potential skate spots. On a cloudy morning we came across the Chatham Skate Park, next to a small airport, located a mile and a half from our rental house on the tip of Cape Cod. The park was full of unique obstacles and hits for some creative lines
Sam DeAngelis's photography has been popping up a lot lately. If you read online rolling media than you've seen his work shooting the NY and NJ scene. Want to know more about him? So did we, so we checked in, and Sam delivered this nice little interview along with some exclusive shots!