The 5th annual CPH PRO is in the making and we can promise you that this year will be the biggest yet. CPH PRO is the only purely professional skateboard contest in Europe, and each year the question has been asked,
“Where does the line go for being pro or not?” The way skateboarding is going right now, ams and even non sponsored skaters are sometimes skating better than the pros, so how much it is just image? Another thing we keep asking ourselves is,
“Do skateboard contests add anything positive to skateboarding?” These days, there are more and more skateboard contests and the prize purses are getting higher and higher. Where is all this going? And is it a good thing?
We decided to ask 5 professional skateboarders these questions. What does it mean being pro, when are you professional and what their thoughts are on skateboard contests.
The best thing about skateboarding is that there is no final answer. There are opinions, but no right and wrong and that´s what I love about skateboarding. You do what feels right for you…
First interview is with Braydon Szafranski He is originally from Las Vegas, but has lived in Hollywood for the last 10 years. Braydon is a happy-go-lucky, hard skating motherfucker.
In the following weeks we will talk to Alex Olson, Rune Glifberg, Pontus Alv and Arto Saari…
Filmed with: Canon 5D mark ll, Canon 7D, Canon 550D, Canon L glass 16-35 2.8 - 24-70 2.8 - 70-200 2.8, zoom h4n sound recorder and Kessler’s Philip Bloom pocket dolly. Check out this link to find out more about the Kessler dolly system. Hands down the best dolly system on the marked. kesslercrane.com/
Interview by: Camilla Jane Lea
Pato - blackcheese.org/
Tue Track - myspace.com/tuetrack1972
Ghost Society - myspace.com/ghostsocietyofficialsite
Filmed and edited by: Simon Weyhe