Archive for the Company Spotlight Category
I may not know Greg Kieffer that well but I do know that he is very supportive of rollerblading, especially in the Tri-State Area. I bumped into him at practically every comp and big session in NYC over the past year. And when I do see him, he is always loaded with products from Tri-State Skate to give out. In this “Company Spotlight” Greg opens up about the beginnings of the shop, misconceptions, and more as well as 2 big announcements to usher in 2012.
Today is the 2nd year anniversary of my rollerblading blog ShutupandSKATE!
I would like to thank everybody for their positive encouragement, feedback, honest opinions & support. It means more to me than you’ll ever know. Thank you for putting up with 2 years worth of my blading ramblings. It’s only going to get worse ;) …stay tuned!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHUTUPANDSKATE!
I really like Psyko Clothing…and I really like the fact that it is a New York City homegrown company. Josue Diaz is a man that I have known for many years and to see his baby all grown up is amazing. I still have his first shirt which depicted the bone anatomy of a human with pink blotches incorporated in the design at a time when PINK was the new “IT” thing in blading.
There are many clothing lines created by Rollerbladers for Rollerbladers, but unfortunately only a few survive past their first line. The main ingredient to many of those companies demise is the uninspired artwork and/or lackluster quality. Enter INRI Cloth…I am rarely impressed with emerging clothing companies these days but INRI definitely stands out with its imagery and thought provoking designs.
Choosing to do a “Company Profile” on Jin Joint Clothing Co. http://www.jinjoint.com/ was an easy choice since I was curious about the inner workings of this company that seemingly popped up all of a sudden and is quickly making waves. Company Owner Sean Tabone is a dedicated Rollerblader and works even harder to give back to those that support this venture. And with the addition of Iain Mcleod to the talented roster, Jin Joint is about to become a household name pretty soon. Continue reading
I Roll NY is a major part of the foundation in the resurgence of the NYC scene that has come about in recent years. It is a place that unites every skater in the 5 Boroughs, across the river to the island of Staten as well as the distant rollas in Buffalo & beyond. It is the central news hub that keeps everybody up to date with everything going on in the Empire State. I love I Roll NY since I can keep up with all of my NYC Rolling Family with a click of a mouse. Continue reading