Ronnie Sandoval on Robbie Russo:
How’s it looking? Looking good. We have six more days. Hoping to get a couple more things before it’s done.
How has it been working with Robbie? I know you have mentioned that he influenced you heavily when you started skating.
It’s been rad. We might just need a little more motivation here (laughs), but when we go get him out it’s the best. Hopefully everybody is stoked on our part.
If the part isn’t good you can just blame Robbie? (Laughs) No. I’ll blame myself and then I’ll blame JoeFace.
I suppose we could also blame Channel Street for being closed. That park would probably have had some heavy coverage with you and Robbie.
Oh man, we would have had some gnarly clips there for sure. We already had some crazy ideas. This part would be done already no problem. But maybe this is better. We’re forced to skate other stuff. This is TWS video #30. What video and what part first comes to mind when you think of TWS videos?
As a person that watches almost nothing but transition videos, I’d say [Tony] Trujillo In Bloom, [John] Cardiel Sight Unseen, and [Dan] Drehobl in Free Your Mind (’03). John, for his part, was dedicated to the max and just made it happen.
Skating alone or skating with friends?
Depends. If I’m at the park, I’m skating with friends. At Channel I can skate alone but I’m basically with friends either way because no matter what, a friend is going to pop up out of nowhere. Skating street is a little different. I don’t like skating rails alone. But I’ll go skate around town by myself.
Best real life duet?
June Carter & Johnny Cash, “It Ain’t Me Babe” (’68).
Best shared skate part?
It’s got three but I’ll go with [Mike] Carroll/Alex Olson/BA in Pretty Sweet (’12).
Favorite TWS video? Sight Unseen (01).
Robbie Russo, stalefish. Anaheim, CA. Photo: Anthony Acosta DUETS