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Greetings from Holland!

A few weeks ago, the guys from SKATE48 organized the CreatingLines2018 in Rotterdam, a pretty big event with picture/film exhibitions and talks about the Holland Skateboarding History. As we are trying to keep track of Skateboarding History ourselves here at Krak, we can only salute this kind of initiative!
SKATE48 was already such a good concept! The guys were making a 2 days event with skateboarding, filming, photography and music every year for the last couple of years and it was even including a street video contest!


This year, they managed to raise almost 2000 euros for Concrete Jungle Foundation and their current project in Luanda, Angola, the first skatepark in the country.

Despite the shitty winters, cobblestones and high THC levels, Holland has a really rich Skateboarding History, a great number of talented skaters and a lot of motivation! We love to see the work of Sami El Hassani and Mr ‘Memory ScreenJan Maarten Sneep with their Bombaklats soldiers! Most of the guys in this crew are pretty famous! Some are pro like Rob Maatman (Frank Skateboards), Daan Van Der Linden (Anti-Hero Skateboards) or more recently Nassim Guammaz (Element Skateboards).

Tim Zom is also part of the crew and is a major Rotterdam and Holland character and if you never heard of him, I highly recommand you to check out this movie about his life:

It all reminded me of that edit I made back 11 years ago (fuck I’m getting old!) of the Vans World Championship that took place in Rotterdam in 2007. It was a crazy weekend of skateboarding and such a pleasure for the eyes for me who was for the first time filming on the course of such a big contest. Arto was there, and he won the contest! David Gravette was there too, Adam Dyet, Mark Appleyard, young David Gonzalez, Curren Caples and Axel Cruysberghs, the flip guys on tour basically along with lots of Euro dudes coming from everywhere, Belgium, Holland, England, France, Spain, Portugal..

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Pintodd crew

You may have noticed them in the app: The Pintodd crew is one of the most famous crew and keeps exciting us with their vids and pics. Based in Lyon (France) often rippin’ HDV (understand here« Hotel de Ville » iconic spot) they are hungry enough to krak the world.

“Yo les chicken dips! Can you explain the name of your crew.

Felix : so we were just some friends hangin out together some times to hit the streets. During one of these sesh, we just tripped on the word “pintade” that means “guinea fowl” in french. The following evening, I proposed them to create a team, a crew, and we choose the name “Pintodd” cause it sounds like “pintade”, but is a bit different. The double ‘d’ at the end is much better, it sounds better. So in fact, we are the ‘GuineaFowl Crew‘ haha!

“Who are you, where did you met?

Enzo : first, we are French, we are ‘lyonnais’ (from Lyon). We’re skateboarders who just skate and laugh out loud. We all met in HdV (hotel de ville) and progressively we’ve been skating together.

“Do you have a motto? Something core to Pintodd crew?

‘Fuck da police!’ haha

Who’s the most funny in the crew?

Tibo: I guess the most funny is Harry, cause he’s always doing shit, talking shit. 

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(translation “My new GoPro”)

– The most talented?

David: ME
Harry: No it’s me!
Aurelien: Shut up guyz, you all know I am the best! Haha
Enzo: There is no real comparison between us, and that’s true: we all know the best is Aurelien. He progresses so fast that’s incredible.

– The most fucked-up?

Felix: Harry

-The chicks addict?

Haha make your own idea

tibo enzo

“Any favorite spot in Lyon (after HDV of course)?

David: We often skate in X-Rousse or in Confluence.

“Any annecdote about a skate sesh?

Aurelien: We have always funny bails but we remember this sesh in a lil park in Lyon (Blandan): skate friends and sun was the perfect combo, we don’t need anything else!

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(translation: “Max doesn’t like cheap lemonade”)

“Do you have sponsors?

Tibo: except Aurélien, none of us have sponsors, but some are doing the best to search one. Video coming soon 😉

“Where can we find ya?

KRAK OF COURSE and also in HdV ! Enjoy your day, go hit the streets and FUCK DA POLICE!

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THANKS PEEPS! 

>> Pintoodd crew >>
Aurelien Giraud, Enzo Di Litta, David Vernay, Harry Bertrand, Max Colombel, Tibo Rebie, Félix Baillet.
Kraker

This is 2015

We decided to give you some hints of what 2015 will be made of with us. One and only one keyword at the end of the day: SKATEBOARDING!
Well in 2015, we:

– keep on pushin’ (and skate harder)

– make our KRAK free app available to more and more skaters out there (and keep improving it all along the road)

Android-Skateboarding

– keep it low on coffee and cigarettes

well… or keep increasing our consumption

Nozbone Café Clope from NOZBONE on Vimeo.

– keep it real; LA wasn’t enough, we wanna meet you, ride w/ you; we’ll be in Barcelona and Berlin in the next few months, say hi

One Night in Berlin – Michael Mackrodt from Desillusion Magazine on Vimeo.

– play hard and work hard – as usual – trust us, we have some great surprises in our pockets, stay tuned fellas!

and… keep on pushin’

Keep On Pushin’ from Ricki Bedenbaugh on Vimeo.

Art © Haroshi