What? You thought this was a joke? 5 years strong boyeeeee! Thank you! Coming up next is an interview with an up and coming blader from Tehachapi…Damon Franklin! Much love and respect to everyone who ever clicked on my blog to see what this old man is up to!
Archive for the Dedications Category
Alex Nunez’s legacy lives on in this film…Go 4th is a film Dedicated to Alex Nunez RIP 11/20/84 – 7/16/13
Just Live Productions Presents The Fourth Installment to the Rollerblading Film Collection…Go 4th is a Film Based out of New York City & South Florida Starring Full Length Profiles on Alex Nunez, Chris Burns, Max Rensen & Thomas LiPani…Also including a montage & NYC Section Featuring Mini Views on…Blake Taylor, Franco Cammayo, Joe Lee, Raven Guerra, Austin Paz, Yasmany Castro Martin, Jon Fromm, Jesus Medina, Sal Zaso, Sean Grossman, Cassandra Condon, Chauncey Jenkins, Anthony Soto, Bobby Reichel, Frank D’Angelo, Chris Murphy, Viktor Correlli, Jeremy Arkin, Steve Cortez, James Perez, Danny Figgz, Trevor Johnson & Many More.
I will never forget the feeling of shock that was in my heart upon hearing of the passing of my brother Alex Nunez several days ago. I am still in denial over this and I’m replaying over and over in my mind the last time that I had seen him which was a short while ago. Recently, me and my brother Sam Williams had lunch with my little boy and Alex’s name came up since I had asked how he was doing. During our conversation I became aware of some personal things that Alex was dealing with but never would I have imagined that he would be gone before I got the chance to see him again and offer him my shoulder to lean on if he didn’t already know that he already had it. Life is way too short and this tragic occurrence is proof of it. Hug the ones you love and try to take a few minutes out of each day to contact a friend that you may not have spoken to in awhile. It will go a long way believe me. Call, text, instant message, FB message, FB chat, email…with all of this technology at hand we can check up on each other. You never what someone may be going through in the confines of their privacy. Send a smile or a simple hello. Make their day.
I got caught off guard with this one but it shows the beauty of passing down the torch to the new generation of bladers which in this case is my son Brian. In the new Mal Ashby edit entitled “Air To The Montage” Gregory Preston put a little something together for Malik since he is now enrolled in the Army and won’t have that much time to blade for awhile. I would like to thank Malik for stepping up and defending our country. Much love and respect for life my brother…CHXXRS!
This morning I found out that NYC Legend Kanuf Nagi went on to be with the Lord. It is one of those instances where you wish you had more time with that person. I bumped into him here and there and it was always great catching up while reminiscing on good times past. Kanuf was a huge influence on me when I first started blading. I used to only skate street but seeing him kill the ramps at Mullaly’s was inspiring. He definitely helped bring big air with style to NYC blading. And off of skates he was a caring and funny person. One of my favorite memories of Kanuf was when I worked at Chelsea Piers Skatepark and Kanuf rolled through with fresh skates with a big smile on his face since he started blading again after a hiatus. Included above is his clips in the classic “No Limits”. Kanuf’s clips start at 1:47.
Legends Never Die!
If you have been blading for more than a decade and you resided in New York than you definitely remember my great friend Gustavo Carcamo. Gusto came back to NYC about a week ago to visit family and of course to strap on the dusty blades for an OG session at Coleman Skatepark with some of the original P62 crew (which includes myself, Ruben Perez, Joseph Fernandez and many more).