It’s interesting to witness how strong the Skateboarding scene has become in central & east Europe and it’s even more interesting to see their progress and those beautiful spots. Watch Vans Europe’s “Neighbours” by Mateusz Kowalski & Aram Socha & dream about your next summer’s skate vacation plans.
Featuring Michał Zarzycki, Vojtěch Freitag, Štěpán Bareš, Anna Růtová, Marek Kocak, Adam Križovenský, Anna Kulig, Filip Dziewięcki, Mateusz Kowalski, Nelly Zarzycka, Marcin Myszka, Konrad Krużyński, Jean Semaan, Patryk Sadzki, Patryk Głąbień, Bartosz Młodystach, Thomas Courteille, Rafał Modranka, Andrzej Kwiatek, Przemek Hippler, Mateusz Kowalski & Bartek Piguła.
In these difficult times, a title like “Push Button to Destroy the World” is not really something we like to hear but maybe we have to hear it. Our friend and Grey Area creator, Kuba Kaczmarczyk, told us that the title got inspired by an old Ed Tempelton graphic he owned back in ´95 and it´s a reminder that we daily push this button by using too much plastic, polluting the oceans, driving our cars or voting for right wing parties. It´s a hard pill to swallow but we are all part of it. So better make a change!
Well, enough of this and let´s enjoy the amazing skating in this video. The whole crew obviously came trough but we want to give out a big shout out to Agata Halikowska! She killed it! We are very excited what the future will bring.
Being in Berlin, we are close to the Polish border, 30 minutes by train, and your average “Scheisse” will have turned into a “Kurwa”. The capital, Warsaw is only 5 hours away, and with it being such a good skate city we didn’t need an excuse to go there.
Even closer – to our hearts – is the Polish skate scene, with many lovely characters almost all named Kuba for some reason. So when we got the chance to participate in this project we jumped on it. And now with the final edit & the article out on both the online and analog Free Mag channels, it is time to say thank you! We hope people will watch this video and enjoy it as much as we enjoyed seeing it in production.
If you are reading this and are Polish or of Polish heritage don’t forget about the #LegendaryPolishPower it took to make this all a reality.