Did you know that Studio Longboard was more or less started at a party? Or which skating discipline the owner of Studio Longboard – Sergej Schwarzkopf – likes most? How come that Linda and Paul are on the podcast and what are their skate-stories?

This episode, we reveal the story behind Studio Longboard and of the people being connected to it. Sergej tells us about his life and how skating helped him after moving from Kazakhstan to Germany when he was a teenager. And also about his journey from having a well-paid job at a big company to making his dream come true and own a skateshop and recording studio.

Paul and Linda are both skaters, but their journeys, experiences and interests in skating differ quite a bit. Even more interesting to hear about their stories. Enjoy listening to this great interview in a very familiar atmosphere and make sure you’ll get to the surprise Q&A at the end! 

Hey there, my name is Linda and my start on a board was relaxed cruising on a penny board at the seafront on the south coast of England. After 6-7 years of rolling from A to B, I found out about longboard dancing in May 2020. I watched a few videos and, at the wonderful age of 29, directly had the thought: I want to do that too!

Since autumn 2020 I’ve been a team rider for Studio Longboard and I’m not only still busy practising dancing and freestyle (it looked easier in the videos!), but I also like to try everything else: Park and freestyle skateboarding, downhill, surf skating…. 

Also I have a lot of fun hosting the Studio Longboard Podcast with my fellow team rider Paul. Actually, I got into it because my English is quite reasonable, but hey – it seems like a fit as I am still on it. 

After first trying out second-hand boards, my current dancing board is the Sydney by BTFL with 180mm Paris Trucks and 65mm wheels by Orangatang wheels.

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Calleigh Little is the first transgender woman who skated across the USA on a longboard. As you can figure she knows a lot about long distance skating and has earned her place on the board of the Skate International Distance and Supercross Association (SkateIDSA) – a non-profit association, that actively promotes skateboard and longboard distance racing. In the second part of episode number 8 of the Studio Longboard podcast she has a lot to tell about her personal skating experience. Together with our local expert Yannick Freundel she shares facts about the long distance scene all over the world with us.

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In this podcast episode we’re excited to have Shiran Habekost as an interview partner. Shiran is not only a skater, who knows the skateboard scene since the 1980s and has founded some skate stores and skateboard brands in Hamburg. As he is part of quite a few national and international skateboarding clubs and associations for many years, he became an expert in structures of skateboarding.

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