The 2002 Razors Blitz Tour was one of the craziest tours I’ve ever been on. It was a 32 day tour, where we visited 23 skateparks in 16 states and went to the Airborne contest in Detroit, a Woodward East Competition and IMYTA in Atlanta.
We rotated in new skaters every 7-10 days. I was the only person who was on the entire tour to document it. We had a 30 foot RV that was completely destroyed by the end of the tour. Conditions were cramped and miserable inside and the heat was on another level.
We had some amazing times and some low moments. But it was a great bonding experience with many people I’m still friends with 16 years later.
The tour was: Iain Mcleod, Jeff Stockwell, Mac McMeans,Tory Treseder, Jason Howard, Mike Johnson, Dustin Jones, Dustin Halleran, Brian Shima, Micah Yeager, Omar Wysong, Robert Lievanos, Charles Dunkle, Jon Elliott, Wes Driver and Cory Casey. This edit originally appeared as a bonus section on the United Front 2: Trash DVD I made back in 2003. - Jan Welch.
*Music: “No Such Thing” by Agent Orange.
This features skating of Carlos Pianowski from his early days back in his hometown plus a not so pleasant experience his friend had with the Brazilian healthcare. This edit originally appeared as a bonus section on the United Front 2: Trash Dvd. - Jan Welch.
Previously: Carlos Pianowski - First Session on His New USD Aeon (2017) with Kalléo Hipolito, Ricardo Lino & Friends.
These are clips of my dear friend Edwin Wieringh that I filmed with him back in 2002/ 2003 for my video United Front 2. He was staying at my house for extend periods during these first years that I met him. I am going to miss this dude. R.I.P. Edwin Wieringh (1983-2015). - Jan Welch.
Sleaze features a huge roster of talent from around the world and has full profiles with Jon Jon Bolino, Joey Chase, Jeff Stockwell, Keith Brierley, Adam Brierley. With mini views with Marcus Benavides, Ben Schwab, Michael Collins, Montre Livingston and Joey Graziano.
Full Video - PLAY: Part 1 | Part 2 (Joey Chase) | Trailer.
Sleaze, the Vicious Team Video by Jan Welch, features a huge roster of talent from around the world and has full profiles with Jon Jon Bolino, Joey Chase, Jeff Stockwell, Keith Brierley, Adam Brierley. With mini views with Marcus Benavides, Ben Schwab, Michael Collins, Montre Livingston and Joey Graziano.
Jan Welch was one of the main faces of inline skating in the early 2000s, The Original creator of Scum Mag, ended up moving to California to work for the inline skating magazine Daily Bread and created his own companies, Brands Like 4X4 wheels, VICIOUS or NIMH under a distribuition group named RAT TAIL.
A lot of time has passed since then and a lot of things also changed since then. But Jan is still in love with the wheelie boots, probably now more then ever, after this 95 minutes talk with Jan you will know. - Ricardo Lino.
This is the Henry Hubbard bonus section from the first 4×4 Team Video Leading the Blind by Pat Lennen & Jan Welch.
This is the Alex Broskow section from the first 4×4 Team Video Leading the Blind by Pat Lennen & Jan Welch.
Music: The Rapture – Out of the Races and on to the track, Siouxsie & the Banshees – Spellbound.