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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.