barce-two-na.

shortly after the first spot, it started to rain. so we went and got some wonderful Estrella and wandered the streets of Badalona, looking for spots. and food. we did find spots, but goddamn it, spanish people dont like to work on rainy days. after what felt like walking all the way to great britain on foot, we decided to just buy noodles at a supermarket and cook them at the hostel.

where we decided to order pizza.

have you tried ordering pizza without speaking Catalan? its fun. you yell some english words at your phone, some old guy yells something in catalan, and after 30 minutes of wondering if our order actually came through the pizza arrived. yay.

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Greenanger behind the scenes.

well, you saw the “regular” photos of GreenANGER 2014. if not, go to my facebook page, then return. otherwise you wont get all those clever, maybe even intellectual dick-jokes that i am gonna make.

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finding new friends on the street.

recently, the rural city of Graz had royal visitors. one royal visitor, to be precise. Jan Federer, from Vienna. yes, the famous city, filled with fiaker, schnitzel and buttloads of culture. we gave our best and showed him around, trying to refresh his memories of years he lost here. because he lives in Vienna now. a better life. a more urban life.
first spot was this great curb in a driveway. Sam was the first to 5050 it.

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36 hours in the far north.

so, as predicted by me, this entry is about a wedding. in Oulu. the far north. of finland. *insertthenorthshallrisepunhere*

naturally, we expected snow, igloos, reindeers, eskimos, northern lights, santa clause and lonely drunk eremites, or in short: finnish summer.

only .. like.. 4 of those cliches were actually proven wrong.

first off, the wedding was a blast, the bride (and the groom) were beautiful, happy and looked like 100 bucks. here, see for yourself.

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helsinki.

we recently had the amazing opportunity to attend a wedding in Oulu, Finland. in order to get there, we stopped by Helsinki first. here area  few impressions, which are mindblowing, to say the least.

at first, look at this. i mean, this picture has it all, right? right.

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jam the mini.

there was this skatecontest this weekend, right? i shot a few pictures. not too many since i was judging there too. and let me tell you, its hard to be back in a world where the ranking, maybe even the life, of people isn´t influenced by me. now i know how George W. Bush must feel.

Joel, pre-contest-judges-session. you can pretty much feel the weight of the world on his shoulders.

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stuck in-drei-d.

to wrap up my 3 part series, heres the “better” (as in “those suck the least, you sucking sucker.”) pictures. prepare to see no updates for 3 weeks again, then 3 updates in a row, then repeat. i suck at blogging.

Philipp Gosch, fancy tre-flip. including Grizzly-Griptape advertisement (yes, Torey, you can send me money if you want!)

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stuck inside.

from my series “its snowy outside and i wanna take pictures but goddamn its boring in a skatehall”, heres a few amazingly creative and superduper stylish pics. cant wait to see trees, leaves, traffic signs, people and cars again. and then complain why they are there and messing up my pictures. yay.

first in line: mr Philipp Gosch with a slightly boned ollie.

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all rail timmy.

skateboarding can be stressful sometimes. there is a lot of “hit and run” involved, and sometimes the “run”-part comes before the actual “hit”-part is involved. (forget about the “and” part in this scenario…) but at least i can squeeze some kind of story out of it.

same thing happend last time we went to skate this rail. i was trying to try new flash stuff, foolishly thinking “yeah, i have time to experiment with moving the flashes, no need to hurry.”

here i try to get my angle worked out, timmy respectfully didn´t jump onto the rail this time. i wasn´t even close to ready.

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in another installment of “hey let´s have a closer look at something in the picture”, how goddamn cool does Wally look like? Continue reading “all rail timmy.”

3415

so, i have been playing around with exposure stuff lately. and to do that, i called a few companies and begged them “please, send me someone that can skate, i am sick of all those shop-sponsored kiddies. i need thrasher covers.”

and my tears and cries of despair worked. Philipp Josephu showed up!

but first, heres some kid that tries grabbing a board and ollieing and stuff. some call it creative, i call it “nyjah would have done it down a 20 stair.”.

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