The Blank Team is a group of creative humans who enjoy rolling on boots. In this edit, Tom Hyser, the founder of Blank and marketing manager at Rollerblade, explains what the brand is all about. The world is a blank canvas for skating. Blank pro riders, Cameron Talbott, Sean Keane, and Tony Woodland skate the streets of San Francisco together with cameos by Nolan Jun, Vairo Czar, and Stephen Babcock. Also featured, photographer Erick Garcia. Each of these skaters bring their own unique flavor to the Blank by Rollerblade brand. Riders not featured: Sven Boekhorst, Javi Garrido, Ariel Surun, Maxime Genoud, and Andy Kruse. Shot and edited by Taylor Kobryn.
Welcome to episode 1 of Face to Face with Robert Guerrero, where we sit down together and 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. We sat down to reminisce on our past, discuss what he’s been up to, and find out his future. We cover how we 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.
We talk about how his first crew kicked him out and how this made him focus on becoming the best skater in San Jose. Then we go over some highlights from the two sections we filmed together in Urban Decay and DBV5 No One’s Children. We 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, we watch and react to footage I filmed of him in the mid-90s and his sections in Urban Decay and DBV5 No One’s Children.
Robert Guerrero - DBV5, No One’s Children Section (2002)
This is the Robert Guerrero section from Daily Bread Magazine Video #5 “No Ones Children” from 2002.
Robert Guerrero (18) - Urban Decay Section (1998)
This is the Robert Guerrero section from the Video Urban Decay released in 1998. It was filmed entirely in Nor Cal when Lonnie Gallegos and Jan Welch made a road trip to there from Texas. Filmed by Jan Welch & Lonnie Gallegos, edited by Jan Welch. Urban Decay, Full Video: PLAY.
Derbs Ranch - Highjump 2021 Competition, raw clips by Miguel Ramos. Derbs Ranch, a private backyard park in NorCal.
All the craziness that went down at the legendary Leap Of Faith gap.
Featuring Justin Buchanan, Jeff Stockwell, Chris Haffey, Carlos Pianowski, Ian Brown, Nick Wood, Jason Marshall, Matt Mantz, Brian Shima, Erick Garcia, Ryan Northway, Myan Tamang, Kell Mckenzie, Anthony Puerta, Jay Mulligan, Albert Hooi, Eric Perkett & more.
Sean Keane pops a clean stale grab in a snake run. Sean skates the new soul plates and cuff by Blank.
Photo by Erick Garcia for Rollerblade.
Featuring Gene Steagall, Casey Bagozzi, David Hirt, Dustin Dixon, Ernesto Gutierrez, Matty Schrock, Colin Martin, Buddy Newby, Kevin Branch, Charles Solano, David Lineback, Andy Johnson, Sean Keane, Michael Braud, Jeff Jackson, Matt Murphy, Dan Malm & John Vossoughi.
“Coming up on two years since this ting”. - Sean Keane.
What can I say about Michael Braud that most of you don’t already know. He has been in the game for well over a decade and Michael has proven without a doubt that he is one of the most insane skaters of our time.
When I made the decision to do a Filth-File on him, I already expected my heart-rate to skyrocket every time we went out to get a photo.
He definitely did not let me down. I have witnessed a lot of skating over the years but Michael has been one of the few that makes me want to turn my head away when he’s trying a stunt but it’s almost impossible to do when you want to see the progression of rollerblading in front of your eyes. - Erick Garcia.
Check the article + photo gallery on Filthjuice.com.
I’ve been working on this with ESG for a long time. These are some of the best photos that have ever been taken of me, and they all have a great story attached to them. As I turn the page in my life, I will always look back on this time as one of the best in my life. BARS. - Michael Braud.
Michael Braud released BARS recently, you can get the video on Sellfy and check the trailers here.
Wallride in Flower Shop SF. Larger Picture on Imgur (via).
Skating in San Francisco, Bay Area, North California.
Larger Picture on Imgur (via).