Hats off to Bill O'Neil, Hakeem Jimoh, Brian Lewis, and the entire NYC blade community. It was such an honor to be part of the invitational weekend with all of you. You sure know how to show some country boys a good time.
We hit the road with way to much stuff on Thursday and returned to Tennessee on Sunday. Not a second went by that wasn't enjoyable. From the public transit system from NJ to New York, to the experience of time square. From Manhattan to Brooklyn over the bridge on rollerblades, embracing the night time view of the two cities. It was all breath taking and nothing but an experience.
We somehow managed to catch up with damn near the entire wolfpack and mobbed through the contest. There was a SS head in the runnings from the first round first heat, to Jbah, Tre, and Kevin for getting in there DEEP through the finals! Very thankful for some of the new faces jumping in on this train.
We would like to respectfully hope for nothing but the best of healing to our new friend Fabio, and lift up the blading community of New York to rise and honor there fallen brothers. It truly is amazing that for one day in history, so many strangers and friends came together for a day of fellowship and pushing the envelope as to what is possible on these skates.
Thank you to everyone who bought merchandise and talked to us about all the samples. Both your input and support will be put into play properly. Keep your eyes peeled for the next step.
We are southernscum.
We Are Rising.