Sean Grossman has been a pivotal force in documenting the New York blade scene. With his releases such as Big Apple Blade and Caprice, along with the JalHeads series, Grossman has solidified himself as among the best in documenting blading. But he isn’t just a phenomenal videographer. Grossman retains an incredible skillset on the blades as well, so we decided to hit him up for a Top 5.

NEGATIVE ACID - LONG ISLAND CITY, NY - PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG

NEGATIVE ACID – LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG

Introduction : Ryan Loewy
Photographs by Ryan Loewy for Be-Mag


Top 5 most played on your iTunes/Spotify

The Sound- Total Recall
Snoop Dogg- Murder Was The Case
Boy Harsher- Pain
Cortex- Mind of Darkness
New Order- Your Silent Face


Top 5 Ways to Annoy You

When you’re eating with someone at a restaurant and they put food you don’t want on your plate
When people don’t move out of the way when you’re trying to exit a subway
When someone uses 98% of the toilet paper roll and they’re too lazy to pop a fresh one in the holder for the next culprit
Being cut off/ stuck behind a granny on the road
Clip poachers

LEDGEROLL TO 180 - LONG ISLAND CITY, NY - PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG

LEDGE ROLL TO 180 – LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG

Top 5 Best Things About Traveling

Meeting new people
Adjusting to different lifestyles/ cultures
New food (even though I’m a picky SOB)
Getting away from routine
Weather


Top 5 items To Bring When Blading

My testicles
A beverage
Flowers
Camera
A tampon (for the bitches and complainers)

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Top 5 People You Look Up To Outside of Blading

Kevin Smith
Robert Smith
Mandy Patinkin
Ben Kadow
Stone Cold Steve Austin

Top 5 Worst Injuries
Breaking ankle
Bleeding testicles
Broken finger
Tearing cartilage/ ligaments in my knee
Bashing my skull jumping a 20 stair and waking up in an ambulance

SAVANNAH - THE BRONX, NY - PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG

BANK TO BACK SAVANNAH – THE BRONX, NY – PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG

Top 5 Videographers

Gavin Fitch

Carl Sturgess
Brandon Negrete
David Sizemore
Chris Saccente

Sean Grossman: Big Apple Blade 2014 from Sean G. on Vimeo.

Top 5 Bladers

Chris Murphy
Mike Lilly
Alex Broskow
Chris Farmer
Micah Yeager

BACKSIDE FASTSLIDE - THE BRONX, NY - PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG

BACKSIDE FASTSLIDE – THE BRONX, NY – PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG

Top 5 things You Would Like To Do With Blading

Inspire kids to get into skating
produce more content/ videos
meet more skaters around the globe
revive the Jalheads
bring NYC back on the map

Top 5 Best Things About Blading

friends
feeling like you’re brothers with complete strangers (all you have is blading in common)
the feeling you get after landing something cool
clears your mind
allows you to be creative and believe in yourself

180 THE HYDRANT - SUNNYSIDE QUEENS, NY - PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG

180 THE HYDRANT – SUNNYSIDE QUEENS, NY – PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG

Top 5 Life Experiences

Africa
Big Apple Blade Premiere
1 week solo trip in SoCal
Montreal
Getting my bachelor’s

Top 5 Careers You Would Like To Pursue After Blading

Producing videos for other organizations (Currently working for an NGO)
Veterinarian
Playing keys
Personal Trainer
IT

Top 5 Places To Visit Before You Die

Cairo Pyramids
Thailand
Barcelona
Tokyo
Alaska

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BACK TORQUE - LONG ISLAND CITY, NY - PHOTOGRAPHS BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG

BACK TORQUE – LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – PHOTOGRAPHS BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG


Top 5 Moments Of Your Blading Career Thus Far

Big Apple Blade Premiere
Winning 2 Oil City Comps
3 BCSD events
Pow Wow
Tri-State Skate parties

SWITCH FRONT  ROYALE - SUNNYSIDE QUEENS, NY - PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG

SWITCH FRONT ROYALE – SUNNYSIDE QUEENS, NY – PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG


Top 5 Ways To Spend $5

Egg & cheese wrap from DelMonicos
record guy on 14th st
chicken over rice platter
miss vicki’s jalapeno chips
brown rice pizza at Jandi’s

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Top 5 Foods

Anything from Essen
Falafel & Hummus
Blossom Vegan
Naya
Pizza


Top 5 blading rituals

Gulf Wax
Shin guards
Jal
Instagram stories
Just Did It

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PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG


Top 5 things to do before you die

skydive
Travel to every continent
have a kid, maybe 2
live in California
hurricane topsoul John Bowne rail

Top 5 Best Reasons to Live in NYC

Best transportation
PIZZA
the city never sleeps
unlimited possibilities/ opportunities
it’s “real”

SWITCH AO UNITY - LONG ISLAND CITY, NY - PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG

SWITCH TRUE BACK SAVANNAH – LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – PHOTOGRAPH BY RYAN LOEWY FOR BE-MAG

Top 5 Reasons Not to Live in NYC

Expensive
Dirty
Smelly
Little time to chill
People are assholes

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