We strive to present the life struggles of talented New Yorkers and show how the sport they love changed their lives forever.
Growing up in Brooklyn NYC I started stunt rollerblading as a kid at 9 yrs old. Living in a rough neighborhood it kept me out of trouble and gave me a sense of purpose. To this day at age 25 I now try my best to cover the young and old rollerblading talent that is seen on the streets of the NYC skate scene.
All over the world people want to know what goes on in the NYC skating culture; but to date NYC has 100s of talented skaters who have no mediums to present their talent to a global audience. New York City is known for many things and is the center of the world at times; however, there is an extremely interesting urban culture that thrives here which nobody has paid attention to for years.
With extreme sports hitting the map for the past couple of years, it has been a major source for entertainment, products and especially positive influences on the youth. The Art of Rolling Magazine's purpose is to provide an outlet where these skaters can showcase their talent to others across the globe who share their same passion and interests in extreme sports.
We are the only magazine on the east coast of USA to take on the challenge of documenting such a rich and positive subculture. We strive to present the amazing life stories of these talented New Yorkers from their perspective about their sport to their life struggles and how rollerblading is integrated in their lifestyles. We also provide positive recreational exposure for the youth and educate them about a sport that is both healthy yet challenging.
Unfortunately, like many New Yorkers we have not the funds to print our magazine and distribute it to a global audience. We are looking for the support of our audience, fans and patrons so that we can reach our goal to globally distribute our magazine. The world needs to read about these amazing people who have faced the common (and uncommon) struggles that urban New Yorkers face on a daily basis, but continue to stay true to a passion for rollerblading that has helped them overcome adversity. So please, help us get the thriving NYC skating community to the masses!
We are currently producing issue 2 volume 2 with which we plan to break the boundaries by printing the first 3D aggressive rollerblading magazine in the world. This feature would add an extra dimension (both literally and figuratively) to the way that the public views the amazing stunts that some members of our community can perform.
Up until now we have released online versions of our magazine. Which has had over a hundred thousand of viewers since its debut in late 2008. Each issue has been filled with over 120+ pages full of content. We are serious about the documentation of our sport and urge you to enjoy our online issues for FREE so you can see for yourself the amazing talent, true athleticism, and history we have engraved in our sport. You can find them in the issue section on our website WWW.ARTOFROLLING.NET
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Oct 28, 2010 - Dec 27, 2010 (60 days)
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With your kind donation, we will send you an email thanking you for your patronage.
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We'll send you a thank-you card with an Art of Rolling assorted sticker package.
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We will send you a hard case Art of Rolling CD sealed with plastic wrap with past issues (1-5) on PDF. ( Please add $3 for outside of U.S.A for shipping purposes).
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This comes with a pre-order of our 3D issue including 3D glasses. (Please add $3 if outside of U.S.A for shipping purposes)
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With this you'll get a signed copy of our 3D issue with 3D glasses plus a signed copy of our hard case Art of Rolling CD sealed with plastic wrap with past issues (1-5) on PDF. ( Please add $3 for outside of U.S.A for shipping purposes).
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You'll get 2 signed copies of our 3D issue with 3D glasses plus a complementary skype conversation with the editors. Your name/company/organization/etc will be listed on the acknowledgments page in the next 3D issue.
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We offer you a half page add for your store/company/website/skill etc. in our 3D issue, plus your very own copy to with 3D glasses included.
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You will get a full page advertisement for your/company/website/organization/ etc in the 3D issue, a special thanks on our acknowledgments page, and we will convert your advertisement into 3D!
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If you live in New York City or are able to make it here, we will have a professional aggressive inline skater give you a one on one 2 hour personal skate lesson in order for you to get a indepth look at our culture. A 3D issue will be given to you in person when you meet the editors of Art of Rolling during your lesson.
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You will get 3 signed copies of our 3D issue with 3 3D glasses and a full page 3D advertisement. If you are within the NYC area, a professional rollerblader will bring you on a tour of NYC's many legendary skate spots. (If you are not in the NYC area this reward is negotiable).
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You get a signed copy our 3D issue with glasses, a full page advertisement in 3D, a skate session thrown in your name that will be filmed and posted on our website. ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN!!!
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Since you support us this much, we will support you too! With this donation you get a 3D issue, 3D glasses, an assorted sticker package, a full page advertisement and a FREE PAIR OF BRAND NEW TRICK SKATES!!! (Shipped directly to you from the shop)