Photo (right) by Cameron Card.
How long have you been blading and how’d you get into it?
I have been blading since 95 and for an old man like me, that’s 16 years. I got into rollerblading through an old friend of mine Chad Potter, he had a cousin from Cali who was a pro vert skater, so every time Chad went out to Cali, he would skate with his cousin at Ventura Skatepark, he would come back home and show me the footage of them skating and that would just put me in awe on how badass rollerblading looked, so Chad ended up taking me with him to watch a NISS competition in Salt lake, I remember seeing Jaren Grob and Chris Edwards killin it and from that point on, i had to get me a pair of jams, which were the chocolates size 12, lol big old chocolate blades with some army pants to go along with it.
Every morning, were talkin 7 a.m. we set the camera turn up the boom box blastin to some Tupac, and practice flips onto a mattress with his 2 foot little homemade ramp, eventually we moved on from the mattress and took it to the sidewalk and decided to make a sponsor tape, to ride for Jnco jeans, lol when I look back at it now I think when Jnco watched the video they felt bad and sent us some pants and stickers for our efforts, but then we definitely thought we were team Jnco… Some good old days. [...]
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Filmed mostly by Cameron Card.