When you think of New York skating, lots of names roll off the tongue. There has been a great scene in the five boroughs since the beginning, and for the last two decades Jose Disla has been a part of it. I’ve known Jose a long time and have never had a bad experience around him. We’ve traveled, competed, even shared a few beers together, and definitely have had a lot of laughs. He’s got a great attitude and is generally an all-around good guy who cherishes family and always seems to have a smile on his face. ONE decided that we needed to represent the East Coast with this 15 MINUTES, so we got a member of the D-Clan and rollerblading history to do just that. — Opalek
Jose Luis Disla
I’ve been rolling for about 20 years now.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Queens, N.Y. I spent three years living in the Dominican Republic, from 1988-1990, but I’ve always lived in Queens, going back and forth because I still have a lot of family living there.