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Message 4680 (5. Jan. 2008 21:56) (All next)

Robert (videos by Robert) (pictures by Robert)
The past
I am sure that most of you have been to this site, but I thought this was such a cool bio that was written.
You can also click on the rollerskate photo link and see the most amazing skating.

Reading that article really made me look back with a lot of regret or knowledge of missed opportunities. I was probably at my prime around 1984 and then all of the parks closed down and I had no place to skate. I did skate a couple of times off and on through out the years. Reading that article made me realize how many legends I skated with and how many opportunties I missed. I got into inline in 1992 and that is when I went to Europe and skated with rollerskaters like Martin Broich and Toto Ghali. When I got home, instead of pursuing skating, I got a job. I did skate a little, but really had nowhere to skate. I met some guys at an inline contest and ended up skating in Aarons backyard. Because I worked so much, I rarely skated. I skated with Arlo, Angie, Alan, Brook and many of the big skaters. At one point, I thought about quiting my job and trying to go pro, but instead I thought I would be responsible. I even had an opportunity to move into the house Arlo lived and skate the ramp next door everyday. Talk about regret! The career that I chose lasted 7 years. I was very successful and made very good money, but it ended up meaning nothing. At least now I am skating again and I am doing it because I love it.

By the way, Bernhard are you the photog on those pics on his site?
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