This week I talked to one of the german OGs. Tobias Phieler. He was one of the founding members of the Kassel Ost crew. They were one of the first big fingerboard crews in the German scene.
I continue my trend of speaking with people who’ve been around for ages. This week I talked to Thom McInally. We spoke about his journey into fingerboarding, his connections to Blackriver and Oak, and a little bit about the fingerboard scene in the UK.
This time I interviewed some who’s been a staple of the fingerboarding community for almost 20 years. We talked about Gripskin, prototyping, the forum days and baking bread.
This week I spoke to three people who have been involved in the Australian fingerboarding scene for years and in some cases even from the beginning. We talk about important people and companies in the scene.
This one was a long time in the making. I finally managed to sit down with Burt from Five Luck. Deck maker extraordinaire and my Sponsor. We talked about living in the bush in the middle of nowhere in Canada, Making Decks in a verry low tech way, quality and also the occasional Lynx that walks by his Cabin.
This week I talked to Angga Panda, the man behind Papanjari, one of the Godfathers of the Indonesian FIngerboard community. We talked about getting TechDecks into Indonesia, the local scene and some of the companies from Indonesia
This time I visited my good friend, the legend himself, Timo Kranz also known as TKY at his shop in Berlin, the ASI Berlin shop. We talked about him, his journey in fingerboarding, how the shop got started, the pandemic, organizing events etc.
This time I talked to a very good friend of mine, and fellow ASI Shop local, Chris Hennemann. Chris has been in the scene for ages and decided to make wheels two years ago and has been on a journey of trial and error ever since.
Check the ASI Shop website to see if they have his wheels in stock.
We talked about a few Videos, so I’ve linked them below:
Benny is in charge of the fingerboard section at Goodvibes in Texas. Goodvibes combines RC Drifting and Fingerboarding in it’s walls and is one of the few Brick & Mortar Fingerboard Stores in the world.
Check out our conversation.
Since there recently has been an incident with racism in the fingerboard community I asked James aka SlimBenzene if he’d be willing to talk about that with me.
This week I’ve met up virtually with Mallory Curtis the person behind Unique Decks.
This one has been long overdue. We did an impromptu interview since I had a microphone with me at the shop. Sadly the room at the ASI Berlin Shop we recorded in had a bit of an echo. Please excuse the audio on this and the next episode. But it should be allright to listen to.
This week I actually did an in person interview. This time I interviewed Wannes of Stoned Obstacles who came by the ASI Shop where we recorded. Sadly the room at the ASI Berlin Shop we recorded in had a bit of an echo. Please excuse the audio on this and the next episode. But it should be allright to listen to.
I talked with Loz, the guy behind Flint Ltd, out of Porto. We talked about the philosophy of Flint, the artists that he works with, etc.
I talked to who is maybe the most influential person in the history of fingerboarding, the founder of Blackriver. Martin and I talked about the beginnings, contests, ramps and a tiny bit about things to come.
This week I interviewed Andrew Hill of Otcho Magazine, a small paper Magazine that is primarly available at the FlatFace Rendevouz.