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Yes, but what about the badass men?

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Absinthe at Caesars Palace.
Photo: Tom Donoghue/DonoghuePhotography.com

I just interviewed Jenny Arata for our ‘Badass Women’ story. She’s one of Absinthe’s roller-skating acrobats. But what about her husband Victor Arata—the guy who taught Jenny to skate? Isn’t he a badass, too?

Indeed he is. We chatted as well:

Cleverboy: How old were you when you started skating?

Victor: I started at 5. Been doing it for over 18 years.

Cleverboy: What do your parents do for a living?

Victor: My parents are both 6th-generation circus performers.

Cleverboy: What’s your worst injury so far?

Victor: 5 years ago, I fell down and broke my elbow.

Cleverboy: Are you worried about falling or dropping your wife?

Victor: It's always in the back of my mind. Every performance. But that's good. It reminds me that in a second, we can fly away with a crash. So I focus my energy on the safety aspects of every trick.

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