To be honest, when somebody asks you who your favorite skater is you always think about the pro’s. In my case, Brian Anderson would be the most likely answer you would get back.
But if we are really are being honest, your friends are your favorite skaters, the difference being that you don’t get the joy of waiting for their parts because you are out on those missions getting some awkward BGP’s, guest tricks and hugs in for the edit. Right?
Well, when we caught wind that my friends Nils & Daniel started working on this project together, I said:
“Don’t tell me any tricks you did, and don’t ask me to come along for the filming missions.”
Roland Hoogwater, early 2019.
I wanted to have the joy of watching my favorite skaters part exactly when it dropped. And so it happened*, they went out to Hannover, Budapest, Croatia, Lissabon, Potsdam & Israel and made this project a reality and I stayed at my post and did my own thing patiently waiting until today.
When all of a sudden I got a message…rushed over to Free’s website and did like you are about to…Press play! And after that simply wait 2 more years for part 2 to show up.
All photos by Biemer.
Text by Roland Hoogwater.
*I actually cheated the one rule and got some guest tricks.
We made this video as a piece to go together with our very own Daniel Pannemann’s interview in the current issue of Free Skate Mag. It was in fact Free’s own Arthur Derrien that proposed the idea of a sort of takeover/collab.
In the end, Sara Parson Texas did the interview itself and I (Roland Hoogwater) got the chance to create this video together with our staff and some of our close associates/freelancers.
We hope you enjoy the work we put in for you all to enjoy and stay safe out there in these troubling times.
A Free Mag unexclusive to keep their talents rather low-key. We see you Arthur& Will! Good one, Quentin Guthrie.
Feat.: Kyron Davis, Dan West, Mark Rowe, Shaun Witherup, Conor Charleson, Will Creswick, Pani Paul, Tristan Rudman, Froby, Mikey Patrick, Manny Lopez, Charlie Munro, James Ahern, Corey Young, Rowan White, Justin Biddle, Caradog Emanuel, Jason Caines, Will Harmon, Guy Jones, Jim Silver, Digby Luxton, Max Couling, Casey Foley, Tom Snape, Arthur Derrien, Erildo Boccacci, JP Villa and Dom Henry.
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