ED GABA

How long have you been skateboarding?
Since I was 12 or 13 I think! Never stopped since then! I am 40 now.

How long have you been filming skateboarding?
We were making videos all the time. Back then we would film each other and edit together. I was 15 when we made our first video. One day I realised  that I had a camera at home and I could film videos, it was in 2009.This is the first video I ever filmed and edited on my own:

I think got more into filming because of my best friend Pavel Spank Berezjuk. The fucker would always wine about filming! He would ask me to bring my camera with me every time we went skating. Most of my early vids were made because of him! Love you my man!

Which one do you like more – skateboarding yourself or filming someone?
What do you think? I love skating more, but making videos is kind of a part of skating to me, so I like it as well.

What inspires you to make movies and montages?
Good videos, dope skaters! I want to show how cool some people are. And it is just fun to make videos.

Who are your favorite skateboarders right now?
I like people who push around, cruise and have fun when they skate. I have been following Leo Valls forever, he is dope!

Shinpei Ueno  is a dude I want to be when I grow up! (http://www.freeskatemag.com/2017/12/25/shinpei-ueno-in-the-evisen-video/)! I have been watching a lot of Mark Gonzales lately, his Video Days part and Real to Reel:

Jason Lee’s A Visual Sound part is my favourite part ever. Ethan Fowler’s part in the same video is mental; intro is the best.

Andrew Allen hypes me up as well:

I’ve been watching Dane Brady’s Polar part all winter before going skating. Pontus Alv is an asshole with good wallrides. There are more…

What is the best thing about skateboarding?
Roberts Krūms! Also I met my lovely wife while drinking after a skate session with Marcis Ruķis, they both are best thing about skateboarding. I mean my wife and Ruiķis, not drinking. On the second though…

What is the video project you are the most proud of?
Baggy PANTS crew video that is never coming out! I am proud of Love Letters to Skateboarding.

What are some of your favorite tricks?
I can film your shitty slow line, so it would look dope and fast. But if you are asking about skateboard tricks it is definitely  – Heelflip, nollie heelflip, fakie heelflip, ss heelflip. All heelflip variations.

Clockwise Skateshop is:
Fricis Štrauss!