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Issue 7

Markus Blessing, Sam Partaix, Berlin Lines, Glen Fox, the Belle at the Bay, Florentin Marfaing

Taking small spoons from the honey pot – Markus Blessing

Let’s be honest . Imagine we would all be 22 and sacked a bomb A-level; let’s assume the sponsors are lining up with endless amounts of stuff . Money, trips and a full-length video are waiting.

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Taking small spoons from the honey pot – Markus Blessing. Let’s be honest . Imagine we would all be 22 and sacked a bomb A-level; let’s assume the sponsors are lining up with endless amounts of stuff . Money, trips and a full-length video are waiting.

Lust for life – Sam Partaix Portfolio

During this interview Sam Partaix was having breakfast in a kitchen in Bordeaux. He was on his way to Paris, which is quite common for him. Actually, the Frenchman who was formerly residing in Berlin and now lives in Biarritz (cause besides skating, surfing is another one of his passions) is more of a traveler. 

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Fast forward – Glen Fox

When the footage of Glen Fox initially appeared it was totally different from anything that you knew before. Alright, there were some Japanese dudes who had similar quick feet as the 22-year-old, but he took it to new extremes.

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Fast forward – Glen Fox. When the footage of Glen Fox initially appeared it was totally different from anything that you knew before. Alright, there were some Japanese dudes who had similar quick feet as the 22-year-old, but he took it to new extremes.

The belle at the bay – Nike SB Europe in San Francisco

“If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair,” that’s what Scott McKenzie sang about the “Beauty at the Bay” in 1967, which still resembles the American peace movement of those times. What remains of that today? Hard to tell. The European Nike-Team surrounded by travel-veteran Michael Mackrodt and associated photographer Marcel Veldman found out about that and, in the meantime, discovered unexpected new paths to make their skating look good.

A great European – Flo Marfaing interview

Even though Florentin Marfaing is actually French, he had naturally become a mental part of the German skateboard community as “our” Flo, when he went off around the millennium. From the Ruhr-area, where he and his legendary crew “the Force” had torn every contest and spot to shreds, it went on via the Parisian Le Dôme Hubbas straight to the Lovepark in Philly and thereby to a pro board on the Workshop off spring Seek. His skating back then was simply top-notch. From challenging manny tricks up to fierce rail assaults, Flo had everything in his repertoire.