A room in Paris, ﬁlled with the smell of kush as well as Jason Dill, Ben Kadow und Sage Elsesser. Also in the room, David Turakiewicz – our foreign correspondent – to get the favorites from the Fucking Awesome man himself.
What an experience! We have been ﬂirting with the idea of going to the rough island in the North Atlantic for some time, but eventually never dared to go due to fear of rain, lack of spots and “bad vibes”. This time we pulled through and were punished for roaming around – all other destinations in reach already had been scoured.
In his only proper part so far Marcel was skating to the song ”Schritt für Schritt ins Paradies” [Step by step to paradise; Ed.] by the iconic German band from the 70s “Ton, Steine, Scherben”, whose sentimental lyrics seem like a prediction of Marcel’s youngest development in retrospect .
Kevin and Paul are long time friends. It has been years now that we all grew up together, so this “interview“ should be like a regular chit chat, but the problem is that the more close you are to someone, the less focus there is on answering…
As the Iriedaily-family packs up in Berlin to follow their friends invitation to Athens for a little skateboard-riding, hundreds of people in Turkey are getting onto boats, having the same destination in mind. A tragic gap between two realities. In contrast to the Irie-guys they don’t know how long they’ll stay or if they see their home ever again. If everything turns out as planned, there is no turning back.
Rob Wootton doesn’t care whether Kevin Long wears the dresses of his wife or how old Jerry Hsu was when he got on the tourbus with the Enjoy veterans for the ﬁrst time. Everything one needs to know about a skateboarder comes from his footage.
Spared by the abuse of time, preserved of devastating follies of man, the Namib Desert stretches on the Namibian West side until diving his sand dunes into the Atlantic Ocean. Punctuated by a dizzying silence, the immensity mesmerizes lost travelers that we are. Gradually the arid world of dreams seems to open its doors...
When I contacted Pontus via Facetime he ﬁrst showed me around the Polar headquarter. It’s gotten bigger than what it was, they now got two bunks, a shower and a kitchen to offer the teamriders a small place to sleep for their visits.