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Lorenzo Palumbo, ollie. Photo: Carlo Palumbo
Interview

Q&A: ClipEyz rider Lorenzo Palumbo

We discovered Lorenzo through our own KrakApp a while back and were amazed by his talents and style despite his really young age. So last year when we asked ClipEyz about chatting to one of their riders, it was a no-brainer for us: let’s talk to Lorenzo. This great kid isn’t only a good skater, he’s a nice dude and definitely forms a cool team with his father Carlo. You’ll see more of him in the near future for sure. -k

Hey Lorenzo, how old are you? where are you from?
I’m 13 years old and I’m from Hyeres-les-Palmiers in France.

When did you start skating?
I started when I was 8 years old so I’ve been skating for almost four and a half years now.

How did you start?
Thanks to my brother and one of his friends. I haven’t stopped since.

Your favorite trick?
Pressure flip, treflip and b/s flip.

Lorenzo Palumbo, f/s boardslide. Photo: Carlo Palumbo

Lorenzo Palumbo, f/s boardslide. Photo: Carlo Palumbo

Your favorite skater?
Cody McEntire. I love his style and his switch treflip.

Your favorite skate spot?
Probably like a lot among us I love skating Venice Beach and Macba.

What do you enjoy the most in skateboarding?
I’m in love with the gaps. It’s about the feeling I have when I’m in the air and the moment you land your trick is such a great sensation.

What do you think about the KrakBox?
I think it’s a great idea. It allows us to discover new brands.

Which item did you like the most so far?
The bearings.

Lorenzo Palumbo, ollie. Photo: Carlo Palumbo

Lorenzo Palumbo, ollie. Photo: Carlo Palumbo

What’s your username inside the krak app?
lorenzopalumbo

And on Snapchat or Instagram?
IG: _lorenzopalumbo_
snap: lorenzo_sk8ter

Who are your sponsors?
Jart Skateboards, Picture Organic Clothing, Gaspard Skateshop (in Hyeres), Adidas Skateboarding, ClipEyz, Polster Trucks.

I’ve noticed you’re doing quite a lot of contests lately, do you remember the first one you won?
Yep that happened in Hyeres, I was skating for 6 months and I won in the ‘under 13’ category.

What do you like about the contests?
I enjoy meeting with my homies there. I travel quite often with my father thanks to these contests and for the filming too and we often bring some friends along.

What are your plans for the end of this year? and 2017?
I’m cooking up a street part with some footage from Barcelona, Lyon and probably other places all around Europe.

Lorenzo Palumbo, b/s feeble. Photo: Carlo Palumbo

Lorenzo Palumbo, b/s feeble. Photo: Carlo Palumbo

What could we wish you?
Travelling as much as possible. Ride and peace.

Any shoutouts?
I wanna thank my parents, the homies who film, Yann, Gaspard Skateshop, Jart, Picture, thanks to them I’m living the dream. Thanks to Kev as well for the interview.

Thank you Lorenzo!

This interview was originally featured in the printed KrakMag issue 10 that shipped with the SF-Tokyo KrakBox. Want to get your hands on a copy of the next printed KrakMag? Want to receive epic skateboarding product every two months? Check out the KrakBox now!

App

ANDROID

Well. To be honest: no more words, we’re just proud to be live on Android. So just follow this link; and go out in the streets this weekend. Keep on pushin

App

Into the App – vol 3

We keep pushing the skateboarding experience. We received tons of feedback to make the app cleaner, to have less features, so that you can enjoy content faster. We heard you and today we’re proud to introduce our new interface!

Everything’s only one click away. We look forward to enjoying all your content. Keep on pushin’ folks.

Noel

 

Oh… and if you’re wondering what sandwich and burrito mean, update your app and give it a try. We’re always happy to engage the Krak family, so please feel free to send us any feedback. Cheers guys.

Kraked

#12 – KRAKED!

What happened last week on KRAK?

Every week we highlight the most inspiring content (both videos and pics) in the app. Sifax is still in the place this week w/ those 2 shots:

sifax sifax2

We welcome back Ines and Marius also.

ines marius

Hot news: a record has been broken last week! Welcome Simon and his (no 1; no 2; no 3 but….) 6 shots! Plus: the guy is also in the video w/ some very cool footage, congrats bro! And keep on pushin’

KRAKED

In the video this week, we have in order of appearance:PacubaRobinArthurRomainSimonSimon; SimonAmelienDavidJeremiahManuelMariusMaxime; Maxime.

Featured image: Ines David

Wanna see more? Find them on KRAK! (in the app: click Menu > Find Skaters)
Kraked

#11 – KRAKED!

What happened last week on KRAK?

Every week we highlight the most inspiring content (both videos and pics) in the app. Remember Manuel from Vienna? He’s back w/ this hardflip:

Manuel

Welcome Sifax and his 3 amazing shots; all in the kraked of the week, congrats man!

SifaxSifax2Sifax3

You probably guessed it through our Instagram but some of our staff members are currently in Barcelona; according to that shot, the air is a kinda LA one no!

Julia

For the videos; you noticed that the Youtube channel is getting bigger and bigger. This week, we have in order of appearance: Pacuba; Harry; Jeremiah; Jeremiah; Louis; Amelien; Elliot; Arthur; Arthur; Joseph; Kev.

Featured image © old_skool_paul

Wanna see more? Find them on KRAK! (in the app: click Menu > Find Skaters)
App

Exploring new cities

Every week we’re gonna highlight new features of the Krak app that may interest you for your skate sesh. This week, we focus on exploring new cities.

skate peeps

The thing about skateboarding is that it totally redefines the way you see a city, the way you travel. We all remember being new in town, looking for spots to ride and peeps to be with.

So how do you do to find amazing spots in a new city? Do you prefer to go to a skatepark to meet new people or to enjoy the street on your own?

With the Explore button, KRAK is offering you the possibility to see where the good spots are, with photos and videos uploaded directly by the Krak community.

explore

We went to Paris the other day and this is impressive how the Krak community added so many great spots! And the sweet thing is that they are still so many ones coming! Barcelona would be no different, we’re mapping it right now!

PARIS spots

So now tell us, how do you explore cities? Even more important, how can we help you with the app?  You’re also more than welcome to email us, whatsapp us, snapchat. We’re serious man, say hi and come for a high five!

Share pictures of you discovering new cities & we will add them to this article!
Kraked

#10 – KRAKED!

What happened last week on KRAK?

Every week we highlight the most inspiring content (both videos and pics) in the app. The Pintodd Crew starts pretty good this year 2015 w/ 3 guys in ‘the top of the top‘: Harry, Felix and Tibo w/ the following flip over the stairs in Lyon:

Tibo

In case you missed it we created few days ago a Youtube channel; it’s time to sit down and enjoy watching folks (and sharing of course).

In order of appearance: Hugo; Harry; Pacuba; Louis; Hugo; Hugo; Hugo; Billy; Amiel; Elliot; Felix; Felix; Kev; Kev.

Featured image © Davidlohr Bueso

Wanna see more? Find them on KRAK!
Interview, Kraken

Inspiration: Manuel Rampl

Today you will discover this bro!! Manu joined the KRAK Gang early December and he’s ripping it so far!! KRAKED #3, KRAKED #4, KRAKED #6 and KRAKED #9 he is everywhere, gifted you can say.

What’s up Manu? Can you introduce yourself please.
My Name Is Manuel, 20 years old. Skateboarder and Photographer from Austria.

When did you start skateboarding?
I started in 2009.

Who is the person who influence you the most?
My parents and my girlfriend haha (;

How did you originally found KRAK?
One day in class i took a look on product Hunt and there was the App! 😀

Are you part of a crew? Who are your homies?
Not really! Just me and my Friends! We Are going to drop a full lenght video callled “brettljausn” (some footage here). Pics: Alex & Philipp.

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Any favorite spot?
Secret Spot – Hargaland (DIY Park made by me and my Friends, top Secret Haha).

favorite skater? Chris Joslin

video part? Chris Joslin – Plan B True (itunes full edit or free extract here)

Anecdote about a worst session ever?
5 craked boards for One Trick! Hahaha

DAMN! Anything you wanna add?
Thanks To the KRAK guys for the Support! I am fucking proud!Manuel Rampl KRAK

App

Into the app – vol 2

Yo folks, you should have received a notification today. Something like this:

notification

Yep it’s kinda party time, BIG update has been released. There are some cool perks inside but let’s focus here on a major change: the uploading process!

1st step hasn’t changed: you got a sick content you wanna show it so you click on that little (magic!) sign ‘+’ at the bottom of the screen and then on the camera icon, you choose your filter and => you’re at that page:

app screen upload

 

Here is the news: now you’re able to upload right away a content without a spot attached to it.

Which means that if you click on the ‘upload’ button BANG your video / pic is instantaneously right up in the air with no spot. Why’s that?

While some people love the fact to map their city and create some spots we’ve to admit that skateboarding is way way wilder than that. For ex. look at those next 2 pics. First one by Aldeanda; second one by Felix.

nowax  hand

Our question has been: does it make sense to attach a specific spot to them? It’s skateboarding related for sure which means it makes sense to have them in the app. But because it’s more artistic and/or general, you don’t necessarily want to attach a spot to them.

Our solution has been simple: let’s people choose. Now each time you wanna upload some content in the app, you have the choice: map it or not.

If you don’t care about the spot

It’s damn simple: you click on the ‘upload’ button and it’s up.

If you care about the spot

Click on the ‘map’ button and here you are:

2 ways now:
– if the spot is on the list (ie it already has been created by someone), you just need to click on it
– if not you have this little sentence at the end of the list (like in the following screenshot), click on it

Then you’ll get a pop up like the following one, it will send us a direct message and we’ll be able to create ourselves the spot. Give us as many details as possible to make the process easier. Then we promise to do it in the next few hours max (yep we don’t sleep a lot, we’ve a hell of a passion for this!).

If you care about the spot and YOU wanna create it yourself (yep we love surprises, so it’s possible)

In this case: krak in first! Which means that before uploading your content, when you click on the button ‘+’ at the bottom of the screen, click on the ‘pin’ icon (versus the camera one). You’ll get that page:

KRAK IN

And from there, if you click on the sentence at the end of the list, you’ll get that:

new spot

Here you’re able to create your spot as usual. And then you can upload your content and attach the spot you just created to it.

Well we’re dying to discuss w/ you if you have any feedback / questions so please, feel free to reach us. Instagram, twitter, mail whatever you want (mine is: k@skatekrak.com).

Cheers folks, and keep on pushin’

Kraked

#9 – KRAKED!

What happened last week on KRAK?

Every week we highlight the most inspiring content (both videos and pics) in the app. And we can tell you something: everyone’s on fire for this beginning of 2015! We’re stoked. Keep on pushin’ folks!

I don’t know if it’ll become a habit or not but this week again, Virgile had the best sense of humor. Check his comment to understand why 😉

primitive

Let’s start w/ the videos:

– we got some cool manuals last week; w/ a tre nose flip out by Joseph Garbaccio and a heelflip manual by Romain and shot by your servant
– Romain was on fire at Republique (sure the reason was: I was filiming!) w/ a little line on the ledges
Felix Baillet spent some time w/ his Pintode Crew at Gerland; they like Blandan too apparently!

The treflip seems to be THE trick these days:

– like a tre lipslide and a tre grind by Amelien Foures; or a tre noseslide by Kevin Ozcan

and this treflip at Marseille by Elliot Pre and shot by (his brother?) Hugo Pre

Elliot

Manuel’s always in da place at Skatearea23 and never misses anything. He got a cool nosegrind and a sick kickflip this time.

kickflipmanuel

Check them out into the app > Menu > Find Skaters

Picture © Alex Kehr