If you would've told me 15 years ago about how things would eventually turn out for Sanch and his career, I wouldn't have believed you. And in a way, I still can't believe how shit has gone down. Its just unbelievable to me.
The ad up top, combined with this part, represents the pinnacle moment for Henry's career. In a summer that saw videos from virtually every single Rocco-owned board company, Sanchez's "Pack of Lies" segment essentially proclaimed to all that the world was his. Its easy to shortchange the skating of this era as just huge pants, small wheels, pressure flips, and late-shoves, but its actually much more than that. At its root, it comes down to simply exploring this new realm of technical street skating... and Henry was at the forefront, barging at full speed. Beyond influential.
And then it just seemed to slowly unravel for him. The article is from the summer of 93, slightly before Girl was born... without Henry. Probably the last interview of Henry's where his words aren't expressing some form of regret, this is from a time when shady business dealings, industry politics, and his own youthful mistakes had yet to come to the foreground of his career.
It is common to wonder how far Sanchez would have progressed street skating and what avenues he would have taken it down had he switched to Girl (or at the very least, gotten a solid board sponsor). To be honest, I always thought he'd end up eventually getting on Girl, kinda like Sal and Plan B. Its still hard for me to accept the fact that Henry was fixing cars in the garage instead of wrecking shit in Fully Flared (although I'm still hoping for another comeback). I just don't think kids get how important he was/is to this whole shit. Legendary status.
Regardless, enjoy the interview and if anybody knows that secret recipe for a Lotti sandwich, let me know. Maybe someone should ask him.