With so many talents in and around the Bryggeriet’s Gymnasium, it only makes sense to get the people together and make a skate video. The future is bright! S/O to John Dahlquist and Steffen Austerheim for doing so much for the scene and still getting clips in the streets.
Check out Pocket’s “Followed” to get an exclusive look inside the school.
Normally these plaza edits are all about the tricks but this one is all about politically organizing yourself and standing up. Not only to save one of the best skate spots in the world but also a piece of history.
We met Deedz in Portugal this last February, Cais do Sodré to be exact. He was staying with his friend and teammate Thaynan Costa, his dad and a couple of other Brazilians.
When we got there we had just missed Pekka and Jan Henrik Kongstein who left the day before. Now, to be honest, we had heard of Didrik but we had not met him but it turned out that it would not take long to do so.
The next day he stole Thaynan’s car (Thaynan has a car but he doesn’t have a license) and took us out skating. He might get a bit angry by me saying this but don’t get in a car with Didrik if you have a weak heart or stomach! He drives like he skates, controlled, fast but reckless at times. We could hear Michal Juras call out “KURWA!” from the back seat at least multiple times. But from the moment we got in the car, Deedz took great care of us, showing us around the city, the spots and the restaurant (good ones at that) in fact it was him not Thaynan (still love you) that made us feel at home in Portugal.
You might think at this point, isn’t this supposed to be about Mr. Galasso going pro? Well yes, but his skating does the convincing and all we can add to that is telling you that he is a great guy with a heart of gold and an attitude (come on dude!) but that is what we need in skating today.
In recent years the US skateboard industry has been letting in copious amounts of European skateboarders. Dwindle has been on the forefront of this from getting Willow on Almost to getting Ben Reamers who seemingly came out of nowhere on Enjoi.
Anyway, 2017 seems to have been the year of the Norwegians from Magnus Bordewick, Heitor Da Silva, Hermann Stene and now Didrik Galasso the Scandinavian country has been churning out some major talent this year. That must be why Deedz gets this first episode of Panda Patrol dedicated to him. Enjoi!
“Ice, driftwood, foamy waves and … skateboards? In this poetic short film, four skaters head north to the cold Norwegian coast, applying their urban skills to a wild canvas of beach flotsam, frozen sand and pastel skies. The result is a beautiful mashup — biting winds and short days, ollies and one ephemeral miniramp.”
NORTHBOUND is a short film directed by Jørn Nyseth Ranum, featuring Karsten Kleppan, Herman Stene, Didrik Galasso and Henrik Lund.
Der Norweger Didrik Galasso ist ein absolutes Slappy Wunderkind, und weil in den USA die Bürgersteige so schön lackiert sind, war er für diesen Full Part überwiegend an der nordamerikanischen Westküste unterwegs. RVCA präsentiert ein Video voller Überraschungen und modernen Herangehensweisen, Danke Didrik!