In episode 1 of Face to Face, Jan Welch sits down with Robert Guerrero to discuss his past, present, and future in rollerblading. Robert is currently in Drummondville, Quebec, a two-hour drive from me here in Vermont, where I recently visited him to skate and create content for this channel. They reminisce on their past, discuss what he’s been up to, and find out his future. They cover how they first met and dig into his early years of skating in Austin, Texas, and San Jose, California, with people like Jason Howard, Jon Julio, Jayson Reduta, and Erick Garcia.
They then talk about how his first crew kicked him out and how this made him focus on becoming the best skater in San Jose. They go over some highlights from the two sections that Jan and Robert filmed together in Urban Decay and DBV5 No One’s Children. They get into the misguided practice of forcing your feet in skates too small for you. Robert then reveals why he is in Quebec, where he was before, and his plans to go to Europe and stay with Ricardo Lino, Mirek from Hedonskate, and then instruct at Blading Camp in Spain. To finish the episode, they watch and react to footage Jan filmed of him in the mid-90s and his sections in Urban Decay and DBV5 No One’s Children.
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