Regarding his tricks, it’s going downhill for Daniel Ledermann, straight down – down the biggest gaps. Which, on the other hand, got his career skyrocketed. Generally speaking, he needs freedom like the air to breath and that’s why he’s constantly traveling around and is about to move to Berlin soon, too. Especially because his home state Bavaria remains conservative and too restrictive towards all the people who deviate from the status quo or, in other words, don’t look like cover models of a catalogue for traditional Bavarian costumes but much rather like to pass around herbal refreshments. Despite being only half Bavarian by birth, his desire for freedom and his rejection of assimilation puts him right in the line of traditional Bavarian rebels. He has never adapted to anything nor tried to please anyone. That’s just the way he is – a true original.
Oliver brings new relationships to things that I would have otherwise missed. I admire his work and I am delighted to be working with him on our next series for Isle.
Meet Heitor Da Silva, the Norwegian Brazilian living in Sweden. Heitor came to Malmö to attend Bryggeriets Gymnasium in 2015. The buzz in town started right when he got of the plane. People loved his style and persona straight away. The hype extended and soon enough his part from his latest video project, Tigerstaden, landed him boxes with three stripes and loads of love. Get the video and watch it. It’s well worth your time and will have your mind blown like it blew the mind of his team manager, as of late, Neil Chester: “Hands down, one of the most exciting aspects to skateboarding is discovering new kids, it’s part of the daily natural skate conversation, you get told about someone via a skate store, friend, filmer, photographer, whoever it is. I got told about Heitor through our sales rep in the Nordics, the mandatory Instagram check then confirmed his skill. But it was his style and the way he skated that clicked, it looked like he just had it, a natural flow that made it look so good.
For many, the link between beer and skating is as close as griptape is to a board. For others, alcohol sneaks its way into their life slowly till it finally dictates their daily routine completely – and that’s what happened to Marco Kada.