Our Madrid trip happened pretty close before corona started. Right now, it looks like there will be no tours for a while. What’s your plan B for the foreseeable future? More local projects?
Well, Work-wise I’m not hit super hard by corona, actually Skate- deluxe got a lot busier than usual! I don’t have any specific plans but I’ve gotten a lot more motivated to do a camping skate trip or something in nature, because traveling seems to be pretty hard unfortunately.
To get our lazy winter legs back into shape, we spent quite a lot of time at the famous congresso ledges. There we ran into Adrian Del Campo a few times, who basically popped every trick 2m high. At one point he told us that he is rocking 42 pants and we outsized him with Bastiaans 44s, which I think he did not take easy. You think Adrian went to buy pants in size 46 the following day?
Most definitely he did, he really seemed bummed, when he found out Bastiaan had bigger pants than him. I do wonder though how Bastia- an can only Ollie about 3 decks and Adrian can switch heelflip 12…
Haha true. To be honest I was pretty impressd by Adrians Skating. And for me he is a good example on how european skateboarding is getting more and more in the international spotlight. What are your thoughts on „euro brands/skaters take over“?
You must really like this Adrian guy Jan, haha! I honestly didn’t know who he was, until Pascal showed me some of his instagram videos. I think Europe always had a crazy skate scene and been in the spotlight for us, right? It’s just that we get noticed by the US more nowadays, although I think the dudes at the nine club barely know Jaako or Jarne still, which is weird to me. I personally don’t really care about that as much, because skateboarding is a very niche market and should not be too commercial. American skateboarding for the most part is about the big tricks and the NBD’s, European skateboarding is more about creativity and the whole culture as an art form so to say, at least that’s how I see it.