At best, a skateboard company should be similar to a family and Robotron managed to embody the family construct for many years, which makes a definition of the term suitable for an introduction to their Milan gallery. Props!
Fabi Lang rediscovered his motivation. This sounds a bit weird because you can’t really imagine that Fabi lost it. It happened though. If you had asked him a year ago for how long he’ll be standing on his board, he probably would’ve answered: “around five years”. But now he’s back in love with his skateboard, thanks to two friends who celebrate the release of the indie film Let’s Get it, involving the SHRN crew straight out of Munich.
The untamed pre-Giuliani New York City streets were their room, where they could do whatever they wanted because no one really cared about them for a long time – yet the crew, which has become world-famous through Larry Clark’s Kids, somehow had a rather innocent childhood. In a world, which wasn’t as aloof as it is nowadays and in which you could come as you are because no filter existed that would make you look prettier.
On a visit to Barcelona, Maxi Schaible met some friends from Mexico who, at the end of his stay, invited him to visit them back home. Spontaneously, he booked a flight, told the guys two days before he arrived that he’s coming, and off he was.
The last interview I did with Lukas Rosen and Leon Moss, the makers of Brainhxstle, was only a couple of months ago (revolving around their then newly released video Fancy Footwork). But in the meantime, their lives have been as actionpacked as a kid’s birthday party on Ritalin shots. A new video came to life as well as a clothing line, a board, an exhibition, a pop-up store, and last but not least they now have an official team. Brainhxstle turned from a small crew to a legit company. One of these new, small brands that have been on everyone’s lips lately because they use the creative broom to sweep away the dust. Their minds are producing so excessively that the brainfuck needed to be let out and is now stabbing the world in form of a bent knife.
After skateboarding was plagued by slowly executed, over-technical tricks in the early ‘90s, all of a sudden some mosh dudes showed up and skated gaps and rails with a naturalness that was never seen before. With Jamie Thomas himself leading the way.