Jason Dill and Gino Iannucci recently met up for the first time in-person since the news broke that Gino would be leaving Chocolate for Dill’s FA team (they set up the deal via text messages). It was at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY on a cold December afternoon, and we were there to see it all go down. It was pretty cool — in an extremely skate nerd way — to be a witness to the two critiquing the FA shape Gino was riding. After about an hour of skating, Gino and Jason took some time to talk with us about the early days, their new alliance and skateboarding in general. In Part 1 of our three-part exclusive interview, they discuss meeting for the first time, being pro in the 90’s and skate media these days. Watch it embedded below.

Part 2 | Part 3