Yama Skateboards went to the Balkans and came back with 16 minutes of rough but great skateboarding on the streets of Ljubljana, Thessaloniki, and more. You might know Yama from their last video which was also a Place Presents but now they are looking for a signature Place Presents style Sales Bump for Yama Skateboards with this new project.
Film & Edit by Simon Steinbrecher.
Photos by Jan Federer.
I want to start off, by possibly apologizing to our friends in Greece, we’ve heard through multiple sources that people in Greece do not consider themselves as part of the Balkans. Then again, these same sources did confirm that during their own separate travel through the Balkan region, they could not deny that there is a strong connection. Yama gathered a squad consisting of several skaters from the Balkans, Greece, and their own Austria-based crew, to create the magic you will see in this video.
“We’ve heard through multiple sources that people in Greece do not consider themselves as part of the Balkans…”
The trip itself feels like a lot of bonding happened, beer was drunk, and spots were handled. So much so that at one point the can was empty. But with a diverse crew consisting of bicycle repairmen, doctors, musicians, and more we are sure all bases were covered in the end.
Lastly, we want to thank all involved in making this happen, Lori & Simon for editing, Yama for trusting us, and Notis for allowing Yama to use his ….. that will also be in the Vans video. By now Dr. Fuxl will have returned to his praxis, Lori will be fixing bikes and Simon is… well we don’t know if he wants you to know what he is doing out in Vienna… So all in all, we don’t know how you feel but we are excited to see more from the Yama crew and family. We hope you enjoy “Place Presents: Sales Bump by Yama Skateboards”!