This week I sat down with deckmaker exordinair, Chris, the man behind Beastpants. We talked about his process of making decks, creating graphics, coming up with his beautiful split ply’s, his colaboration with Welcome Skateboards etc.
I decided to put on a bonus episode this week. I spoke with Afrobi and Berta, both part of the lgbtqi+ community and well known names in the fingerboard community. We spoke about how it is for people like us in the fingerboardboard community.
It’s been somewhat of a mission for me to talk to everyone who has a physical fingerboard shop. They are such pillars of the community and I love seeing them getting more and more. So this time I talked to Bijan who opened the pLAyhouse in LA with the help of another member of the community. We talked about why he wanted to open a store, how he got into fingerboarding etc.
This week I talked to Paolo who just opened a physical shop in london called Axe Ramps, together with his friend Simone. We talked about everything that lead up to that and about opening a physical shop.
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.
Today Fingercan is mostly known for their setupsoftheweek on Instagram. But it used to be much more than that.
I talked to Jospe, the man behind Fingercan about the origins of the website and it’s ultimate demise.
My Entry for the Halloween Fbing contest that we mentioned a few times:
This time I teamed up with Olli and Tom from the other Podcast called “The Fingerboard Popcast”.
We talked about what it’s like doing a podcast, how they got their start in fingerboarding etc.
I sat down with Benh Dulac aka Fingered Benh and talked about how he got into fingerboarding, how he finds outdoor spots, his approach to his youtube channel etc.
From now on most episodes are going to be mainly Interviews, and I, Jana are going to be doing most of them alone.
The first of those Interviews was with Evan Davidson aka Ouas on Youtube and Instagram.
We talked about his fingerboard history, his park, building fb stuff in general, his youtube channel and getting to know him.
Following the release of the first Female only Fingerboard Full Length Video, we talked to the Creator and Mastermind of the whole Video, Annie Yan.
We talked with Ryan about his fingerboard career, living with Mike Schneider and how he started his company Loft.
We talk about the “new” Blackriver Wheels and what’s up with that, and trends in Fingerboarding. Everything from board sizes, tricks, filming styles etc.
This time we interviewed Katha from the fingerboard store, today better known as FBS. It was the first fingerboard webstore where you could buy stuff from different companies. We talked about the beginnings of FBS, and what it is like to run a succesfull business in the fingerboard world. Special thanks to our guest Katha.
Weeeell, we are baaack, back with the switchcraft. After we’ve been absent for a while we are back again. This time we discuss different part of setups and what to buy at what level, or better what to look for.
Hartz IV Wheels
Handjob Fingerboard Supply Wheels
Gripskin 3D printed boards and Wood boards
We talk about the new hotness, the new trucks that appeared on the scene, out of china, coming up with unique ideas and concepts and the fingerboard worldchampionship, FastFingers20 in Blackriver Town.
This Time we talk about the new “Sorry x Berrics” Video, Fingerboard-Parks, Contests and Wheels.
We had minor sound issues this week but we know what they were and gonna prevent them the next episode.
We had the amazing opportunity to interview the one and only, the founder of FlatFace, Mike Schneider.
The Video Mike mentioned:
The first FlatFace rendevouz:
Blackriver Flickr account
This time we discuss trucks, board-widhts and realism in fingerboarding.
the videopart with the mentioned tricks by @fingeredBenh
Julian recaps his trip to the US and we talk about Rendevouz 29, compare it to Events like Fast Fingers etc.
The “Loft” Bench
July 6th, Fast Fingers, Schwarzenbach an der Saale
November 23rd, Off the rails, Devon, England
In this episode we introduce a new co-host, talk about the OGs in the szene and go over a matter of preference.
Videos for all the riders mentioned:
Martin Winkler youtu.be/lImNtC6_A3Q?t=978
Martin “Ernie” Ehrenberger www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRRqCmBBZbo
Timo Lieben www.youtube.com/watch?v=TajmARqu2CA
Boris Dietschi youtu.be/lImNtC6_A3Q?t=1647
Kassel Ost (tobias phieler) www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d276VMlc…L982AD64537E7922F
Fabian Schreiter www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ9DJsuTmoA
Thomas Hansen www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwhBt_i8mrw
Timo “TKY” Kranz www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf7yWBFbDhg
Dimitri Schlotthauer www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdsAHzbYBzo
Elias Asmuth www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6NRwpvNFf0
Manuel Oberle www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VRqp0DCcss
Martin Beckmann www.youtube.com/user/fingerboardtv
Katharina “Katha” Schütz www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2K3k8-_cbo
Gene Senges www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPLe_zQViHk
Ramon Angelow www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P0M3CzRXZo
Harald “Harry/DirtyHarry” Schön
Grindking Kreper trucks:
We changed our name from fingersized podcast to SwitchCraft. Contrary to what we talked about in the episode we decided on a name on our own, so switChcraft it is.
Blackriver concrete Ramps (paperweight and quarter)
In this episode we reminisce about old ramps and how it influenced the riding style.
You can see an old park in action here
We later changed the name after episode 3. There have also been a few changes later regarding the hosts and the focus of the podcast.
Welcome to our first episode. We later changed the name after episode 3.
There have also been a few changes later regarding the hosts and the focus of the podcast.