Willow talks about the lifestyle of a professional skateboarder that went overseas to make it in the United States. Not many Europeans have succeeded it the way Willow has. Listen to what he has to say about that time and his mental health situation towards the end of his professional career.
A lot has been said about Patrick Bös over the years & even decades – save thing to say is that not a lot of people have skated as much as Patrick has. He won’t give up or retire because he purely loves skateboarding. He also doesn’t stop progressing while still looking enormously fit, so we better get ready for at least another decade. That’s not a threat, but more of a very inspirational way of living and keeping yourself from aging. Can’t wait to see the next one!
Wednesday we premiered part one of Leon Moss’ “BENDER” video, today we close the show by giving you part 2.
Press play, there is really not much more to say, the skating does the talking and part 2 starts with a loud shout!
Leon would like to thank all involved and we would like to thank him in return for the collaborative efforts.
About 2 months ago we got a DM it was from a guy we know called @kuyt3000. We had met him in Düsseldorf during skate week but had previous knowledge of him through our doings with the Europe Co. his message read as follows:
Hey, my friend Leon just told me in the train that he would really like it if you would host his video after the premiere. And since he is asking I thought I would ask you guys because the connect is there YO!
Needless to say, I asked if he could put me in touch with Leon and we would take it from there. The rest was easy, the video was sent, watched by us and we uploaded the video files. We then asked Leon what he wanted people to know about the video and he sent us in response:
I moved to Düsseldorf in December of 2017, this footage was filmed in the 12 months after my move. I filmed in the gist of the video in Düsseldorf & Aachen but we also went to Cologne and the rest of the Ruhr valley :-).
we guess he is right the rest is just a formality. Press play and enjoy the video!
Starting something completely on your own, at one point in your life, is a natural step for someone motivated and creative. Fatos Veseli is not a new guy to the German skateboarding scene and definitely one of the most shining characters from the city of Cologne. The city with the Dom is quite sexy, we have to admit; definitely not because of the architecture (the city got bombed to a high percentage during WW2) but more of its people. If you have ever been to Cologne you know what we are talking about, it is almost like you can touch the harmony that is in the air.
Fatos is using Sleep-Over as his very own creative outlet and all of his friends are down with that and support his vision, that’s something you can clearly see in this first ever brand video featuring guys like Kalle Wiehn, Kevin Vietzke, Norman Wirtz, Daniel Giesecke and quite a lot of more new faces. The girls you see on the video are all good friends of the guys above, big Thank you to Anke, Charly, Mareike, Maureen,Meagan and Sophie.
A film by Gabriel Dimmig.
The Sleep-Over X Robotron Skateboards collaboration is now available HERE.
If you’ve been following Vladik Scholz recently, you know that the Titus and Red Bull team rider travels quite a lot. China, Estonia, Los Angeles… it’s all a blur of new places and progressive skateboarding for the resident of Cologne, Germany. Catching up with some of this global player’s latest moves.
Where have you been…
…one second ago?
I’m at the Düsseldorf airport right now and waiting for my flight to Zurich. My parents are living not far from there and I want to visit them.
…one minute ago?
I was still waiting.
…one hour ago?
I was on the train from Cologne to Düsseldorf airport.
…one day ago?
I was chilling in my bed watching the Hannibal series on Netflix. It was rainy and grey outside, so I thought it was the best thing I could do at the moment.
…one week ago?
At this time of day, I had an appointment with my dentist. I had to pick up a small kind of plastic guard for the bottom row of my teeth. I’m apparently crunching with my teeth at night and they get used a bit too fast. So it is a preventative measure.
…one month ago?
I was on the way from my parents’ to Cologne on a train. I stayed home for a day and went to Berlin for almost two weeks to visit the Bright trade show. I stayed at my girlfriend‘s house and filmed for my Titus part.
…one year ago?
Last year was really varied for me. I never travelled so much before. During this time I was in Cologne with a cast on my left arm. I broke it during the filming for the RedBull “Coastal Business“ project in New York and had to fly back for surgery. That was a bummer.
…five years ago?
In 2010 I was already living in Cologne. I moved there from Bielefeld and since then it has been my favorite city in Germany and my home town. 2010 was a crazy year for me and my friend Louis Taubert. We moved to Cologne at the same time. We were young and abused our bodies partying most of the week. It was a crazy, but necessary and fun time in my life.
…ten years ago?
I lived in Bielefeld with my mom. Two years had already passed after we moved from Belarus to Germany. I had summer holidays during school time and couldn’t imagine to do something else than skateboarding and learning new words so I would be able to talk to the Germans.
…15 years ago?
I lived with my mother and grandmother in Novopolotsk, Belarus and had summer holidays till the 1st of September. For the majority of the day I was outside playing around and having some adventures. We went to some lakes and forests in the area and were just having a good summer time with my friends.
…20 years ago?
I was 6 years old and was waiting to be able to go to school, but I had to wait one more year. So I went to preschool and had an everyday life of the regular young boy in Belarus with a lovely mom and grandma.
…25 years ago?
At this time I was almost two years old. I had a good childhood. So probably I was doing well at that moment and playing with my toys.
From August 21st, Vans presents a special exhibtion in the Sneakermuseum Cologne in cooperation with the local sneaker shop The Good Will Out and the Skateboardmuseum Berlin. The installation will be themed and titled “This is the Sk8-Hi – Style #38” according to the Vans iconic model. Go there and dive into history, the exhibition is free entry!
Cologne’s best miniramp turns 15 this year – time to celebrate! Get your calenders, mark August, 15th and make sure to join the annual Lohse Party – skateboarding, music, drinks and BBQ in the front! Her’s the schedule:
Starting in June 2015 the CONS Skate Team will be visiting cities around the world to skate, hang and promote the new Converse CONS One Star Pro. If you’re lucky and live around Cologne or Berlin – go see the whole squad, namely Kenny Anderson, Louie Lopez, Jake Johnson, Zered Bassett, Mike Anderson, Jason Jessee, Ben Raemers, Sage Elsesser, Aaron Herrington, Eli Reed, Tom Remillard, Sammy Baca, Don Nguyen, Sean Pablo, Harry Lintell, Jonas Hess, Danny Sommerfeld and Daniel Pannemann…