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.
Continue reading “barce-two-na.”
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.
Continue reading “finding new friends on the street.”
more stuff from helsinki. first off, the very inviting olympic stadium.
Continue reading “helsinki, and more.”
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.
Continue reading “helsinki.”
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.
Continue reading “jam the mini.”
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.
Continue reading “stuck inside.”
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.
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.”
decided to put 2 super secret pictures online. thrasher already has its cover for november, apparently.
here is what the pros do when a rail doesnt slide: use mother nature and all its wonderful creations. behold the banana waxxx!
aaand thats it. luki is outta here. powerslide to freedom.
und trotzdem kriegt jeder der sich über sonnenschein aufregt ane links und rechts.
nachdem ich mein eis gegessen hab. falls es denn bald mal abgeworfen wird.
this is one of the reasons why Austria is known for tourism, hospitality and all around generosity towards strangers. (“Keine Bedienung” means “no service”.)
this way we will never be kings of Europe again.