What do you think of the quality of the handmade boards? Can you tell the difference?
Fresh loaded pop. Really jumpy and stiff. Fits like a fist. You can tell it's strong and it's not sluggish. It reacts quickly and is quickly under your feet. I like that very much. The Dwindle Boards I rode before also had to meet high demands and Own can be compared with it.
You had already thought about starting something of your own after you left Almost. Why didn't you do that now? And would there have been offers from big US companies again?
Yes, there were offers from European companies and also from a US company, but somehow I got tired of it and wanted to make the sack and not throw myself back into the shark tank. I'd rather do without the euro I could earn a month and do my things chilled. Then I started the Willow collection and the furniture, that's my own thing now. I don't know how much longer I can keep on skating. I won't be able to skate every day with my furniture thing. I'd rather keep the ball flat.