Friday, March 18, 2011

In memory of my friend Bob Staton

I still remember that day in 2001 so clearly. I was working with the International Network for Flatland freestyle Skateboarding (INFFS). I am sure everyone remembers INFFS, Flatline and Flatline Online. I was amazed how it progressed. I started to fax and mail out info. Then came the internet and I learned how to make web pages. And one day I receive an email with a logotype saying WFSA (World Freestyle Skateboard Association). It was from someone called Bob. I was like "Why and who is this kid trying to start an association like that?" He can't have any experience... And I knew there were freestylers out there called Bob and I thought it might be one of them, but I knew too little about them. I thought: "this is no good", so I replied and asked questions and came with ideas, trying to be very kind and thoughtful. I think the plan was that the kid had to understand that you can't just start an association like that but better help me out with the INFFS. I also emailed Dan Gesmer who helped me a lot with the INFFS. He also came with ideas and suggestions. Bob didn't have much plans for WFSA, he was merely putting an idea or having a vision. But suddenly without even knowing it, through the exchange of ideas, Bob, me and Dan had founded the WFSA... It came natural. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Video from Cirkus Spektakulär

In Januari I was part of a show/circus at a motorbike show. I was part of an ensemble consisting of BMX, MC-stunt, freestyle motocross, parkour and a live band playing. One day rehearsal and 4 days of shows. One day we did 5 shows and it took a lot of planning from my side to make sure I would last all 5 shows.