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.
This past Saturday, I made my way across the border to catch up with Robert Guerrero at the “Lapalme d’Or II” event in Sherbrooke, Quebec. “Lapalme d’Or II” is a three-day and two-night camping and skating event that Alex Lapalme and Boutique Inline Skateshop host. Robert Guerrero is currently staying north of Sherbrooke in Drummondville. We are both only about an hour from the event, so we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to re-connect again after not seeing each other for almost two decades. Rob and I had a wonderful time hanging out, and I plan to drive up to Drummondville soon to film some more content with Rob and discuss the time we spent hanging out and filming together from the mid-90s to the early 2000s. - Jan Welch.
This video features the skating of Robert Guerrero, Lauric Picard, Maxence L. Valade, Maxime Kind, Maxime Lanthier, David Carrizosa Pereira, Gregory Hernandez, Marc-Etienne Paradis, Mathieu Lapointe, Mehdi Buscaino, Simon Gemme, and Pier-luc Bernier.
Mindgame - Accidental Machines Promo, featuring: Carl Sturgess, Brandon Negrete, Chris Haffey, Lonnie Gallegos, Dominic Sagona, Rachard Johnson, Tory Treseder, JC Rowe & Robert Guerrero.
Accidental Machines was Mindgame’s farewell gift to the rollerblading industry. The 56 min. video dealt with themes ranging from the state of the industry, to the dual lives of pro-skaters, to the absurdity of popular trends. Written and Directed by Shane Coburn. Produced by Trendkiller, Inc. Starring: Chris Farmer, Brian Aragon, Billy O’Neill, Don Bambrick, Dustin Latimer, Aaron Feinberg & Ben Schwab.
Mindgame Accidental Machines - Full Video.
Ouwe Mannen (Full Video)
is Remy Cadier’s first full lenght skate flick, featuring only skaters of over 30. Ouwe Mannen means Old Men, we thought we were old back then, how cute! This is the Robert Guerrero part, who came to visit Amsterdam in 2009.
Ouwe Mannen, released in 2010. Created by Remy Cadier. Starring:
Remco vd Pol,
Pascal Tan &
Tyron Ballantine. Filmed by:
Remco vd. Pol,
Randy Abels &
Join the Blank team in celebration of Sean Keane’s pro skate and skating Montana’s insane skateparks. Blank pro rider Cameron Talbott grew up in Missoula and was the perfect tour guide. The Blank crew skated and experienced nature for a week of good times and stacking clips.
Blank Sean Keane Pro Skate: Official release and website launch October 15th on Blankrollingproducts.com. Skates in stores as a limited edition Beta test November 4th. Look for updates @blankrollingproducts.
Photos: Erick Garcia.
Iconic Skate Spot: The legendary handicap-rail and drop-rail at LR Green Elementary School in Escondido, California. Featuring: Ryan Northway, Iain Mcleod, Chris Haffey, Dre Powell, Brian Hamm, Lyle Shivak, Blake Dennis, Richie Eisler, Brent Hicks, Damien Wilson, Montre Livingston, Steven Tat, Mike Murda Johnson, Rachard Johnson, Alex Broskow, Edwin Wieringh, Korey Waikiki, Dan Barnes, Abdiel Colberg, Jimmy Ormsby, Eric Schrijn, Mike French, Beat Schillmeier, Gonzo Jaquez, Brian Aragon, Frazer Watson, Omar Wysong, Mike Radebaugh, Scott Bagnall, Joey Chase, Tom Martin, Robert Guerrero, Derek Henderson, Troy White, Eric Perkett, Jon Elliott, Oli Short, Bruno Loewe & more.
A compilation by Scoreback (Youtube Channel).
Music: Hemlock Ernst & Kenny Segal - Down.
Iconic Skate Spot: The legendary Dallas Kink rail in La Mesita Park. Featuring Chris Haffey, Louis Zamora, Frank Stoner, Eric Schrijn, Damien Wilson, Mike Murda Johnson, Rob Thompson, Jules le Penseur, Dustin Jones, Robert Guerrero, Jochen Smuda, Brian Shima, Brandon Mateer, Dustin Halleran, Jeff Dalnas, Brian Aragon, Montre Livingston & more.
A compilation by Scoreback (Youtube Channel).
Flashback (2012): A bad ass gym, a box and two 31 years young men on skates warming up before training.