Rollerblade has opened the team archives and wondered... "What are they up to now?" The Flashback series of interviews allows us to catch up with former Rollerblade team rider and creative minds that helped grow the brand. We talk about the past, present, and future. In this interview we Flashback with Martina Svobodova from Slovakia.
Martina you started skating in the 90s. Can you tell us how you first started skating?
When I was little my parents bought me a pair of inline skates. I was 6 or 7 years old. At the age 12, I asked my parents to buy me a new skates, and that’s when I started skating street with other guys from my neighborhood. When I was 14 and 15 I won the Slovak Championships. Started at the age of 16 I began travelling to the US.
Full Interview & Photo Gallery on Rollerblade.com.
The entire edit is filmed in Northern California. Mostly in the Bay Area and my hometown Sacramento. We filmed for about 2-3 months. Usually only skating on the weekends since we all have jobs. - Sean Keane.
Sean Keane is an All-Terrain killer. Sean will clip up on every spot in sight, bringing a little something extra to the table. Watch him hold it down in Northern California and tear up his local scene. Interview & Photos on Rollerblade.com.
Music: Salem - King Night. Youtube Mirror.
At Rollerblade, we only work with the best people in the sport. Either they have an outstanding background knowledge of the industry or they are professionals with a history in the sport.
Some, like Tom Hyser, have both. Tom is an OG from the early 1990s, and, together with a handful of skaters, brought street skating where it is today. Tom visited Winterclash in Eindhoven in February and we had a chat about his role with Rollerblade.
Please enjoy: Inside the Brand with Tom Hyser: Product Marketing Manager – USA.
Interview on Rollerblade.com
Featuring prospect Octavio Montano alongside Team Riders Cameron Talbott and Chemi Simiyu during a weekend visit in Missoula, MT.