Nicolas Servy launched a new serie on his Youtube Channel called Vous Etes Servy (you’re served, french wordplay with his family name) and it’s probably the best interview format rollerblading has ever seen. Stephane Alfano is the first guest. If you don’t speak french, you might want to turn on the auto generated subs (spoiler alert: it’s bad, shame on you Google) or tune at the end of the video to enjoy the custom homemade game of B.L.A.D.E.
Join me as I sit down with an incredible individual who I have a tremendous amount of respect for (PLAY). Billy O’Neill is not only a legendary pro skater and industry leader, but he’s also the owner of Mesmer Skate Company and co-host of the Jump Street Podcast. In this interview, we cover a wide range of topics that we both felt passionate about. From our shared love of skating and the impact it’s had on our lives, to discussing our personal experiences with marriage, religion, psychology, and motivation. It was a genuine pleasure to have such an authentic and thought-provoking conversation with someone who I admire so much. I’m excited for you to hear it too. - Brazilionaire.
00:00:00 Intro -
00:01:16 Art vs Sport -
00:20:08 Idolizing / False Perfection -
00:23:24 Will Smith / Chris Rock -
00:27:14 Lessons from Failure -
00:29:07 God / Religion -
00:37:25 Comfort Zone -
00:46:32 Meaning of Life -
00:54:32 Mesmer and Owning a Company -
00:59:44 Business of Pro Skaters -
01:13:27 Love and Marriage -
01:34:26 Privilege -
02:01:33 Diversity in Skating -
02:05:06 Gratitude -
02:12:42 Giving Flowers -
02:20:09 B Unique -
02:31:12 Closing Thoughts.
We Love Rollerblading. What do you love about it? With Franky Morales - PLAY. See Part One of the interview here.
Franky Morales is one of the most iconic skaters of all time. I remember playing him in a video game when I was a teenager. It’s crazy to think that now we’re friends and have been able to film / skate together several times throughout the years. This is the first part of a longer interview I recently did with him. New clips coming soon! - Brazilionaire.
Previously: FRANKY’S WORLD - The Lost City (PS5) TRAILER - Franky Morales x Ulysse Prom.
Notes: By Blueprint coding, Franky Morales is probably speaking about the Blueprint Visual Scripting system in Unreal Engine ; which is “a complete gameplay scripting system based on the concept of using a node-based interface to create gameplay elements from within Unreal Editor. As with many common scripting languages, it is used to define object-oriented (OO) classes or objects in the engine”.
Franky Morales is working with Ulysse Prom on the game. Ulysse did a lof of kitbashing on Unreal Engine. Kitbashing is about using bought 3d models, to quickly create / prototype more complex environnement. Like using various buildings, roads, assets to quickly create a city ; it’s quite common in the gaming industry or even in movies to create storyboards, demos more effienciently.
Brazilionaire released another video featuring a fellow Rollerblader: Matt Ardine: Everything Everywhere All At Once, Childish Gambino and Rollerblading (Youtube Link).
Get ready for a thrilling episode: “The Mark Korte Interview” where I sit down with one of the faces that shaped the early days of USD Skates, the leading company in the aggressive skating industry.
Mark’s innovative ideas and passion for skating have resulted in a team filled with athletes that have revolutionized the way people view our sport. In this interview, I’ll learn about Mark’s journey to joining Powerslide and his vision of the past, present, and future state of aggressive skating.
Don’t miss this chance to hear from a leader in the aggressive skating industry and learn about Mark Korte’s impact on the sport. - Ricardo Lino.
Stephane Alfano is a former Inline Skating World Champion who also got known in the skating world for having a couple of incidents. During this interview we have discussed his reasons for some of his actions. We have also discussed his skating roots, what he is doing right now, skating and non skating wise and his plans for the future. - Ricardo Lino.
For this episode 22 the Then and Now Blading Podcast I interview legendary Los Angeles Skater Gonzalo Gonzo Jaquez. Gonzo was one of my favorite skaters in the early to mid-2000s and I was lucky enough to be able to film with him for my video United Front 2 - Trash. Known for his style, he was easily one of the greatest tech skaters of his era. - Jan Welch.
This interview is also available as a podcast on all major streaming services. Just search for “Then And Now Blading”.
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.
Who the Fudge Is Adrian Deck (2022) by Ricardo Lino (Interview + Skating Clips).
Thumbnail Photo by Bee Amour.
With this week’s edition Ivo Vegter presents a new format, Behind The Brand, a interview format with the owners of leading brands within our industry. In this Video Ivo met up with Andy Wegener from the skate brand Razors - PLAY.