Longboarders have the unique privilege of seeking out their challenges through travel. Be it in their own town, country or making their way slowly uncovering the globe to embrace each opportunity to hone their skills.
Over the past three years my Google Earth has become littered with skate location pins in Switzerland. This small country offers countless diverse challenges within a relatively short drive. During the filming of Greener Pastures we covered one thousand kilometres traveling to each of the ten locations (not including skating) over thirteen days before making our way to Kozakov the first European IGSA World Cup race in Czech Republic.
In many cases traveling becomes more the adventure than skating, when in search of our next campsite, meal or stunning view. “The van” becomes a place of refuge which all skaters can relate to. In Greener Pastures a magic wheel is used to create a metaphor for how each of us are connected. No matter who we ride for, what we ride, or how we ride it we are all brought together for a common passion.
Producer: Patrick Switzer
Director: Vit Hasek, 3heads production