Easy Riders - a Polish longboard movie by Elwira Iwanowska feat. the Szopa Team

Easy Riders – a Polish longboarding movie

Easy Riders is a medium length longboard movie, as the second of its kind, originating straight from the heart of the Polish longboarding scene.

It all started when Leszek Brzozowski, a polish longboarder, started working in the Szopaszopa skate shop and soon after wanted to form a group of individuals with the same passion and drive to promote downhill skateboarding in Poland.

The Szopa team now includes 10 skaters from different disciplines who see longboarding as a way of life rather than just a pass time activity.

And because of this attitude they support the core scene with dedicating their time to sharing their passion and experience with others who want to join in on the fun.

Easy Riders is a collection of hundreds of shots, dozens of tricks, slides and raw runs that Elwira Iwanowska hand picked and organised into an almost 30 minute long edit.

Behind all of the runs and higher speeds, behind tricks that were mastered in hundreds of attempts, stands something far more solid than any bone broken on this path.
It is the passion that liberates, the unlimited freedom that comes from accomplishing each and every goal regardless if it’s a faster, more technical hill or new, more demanding and painful to learn trick. Elwira Iwanowska

Easy Riders is primarily a story about passion, adventure and dedication. It is also a true inspiration for anyone who is just starting his or her longboard adventure. At the same time Elwira describes it as a reminder about what the board really is and what it’s all about.

Although it is not a high end production with 4K imagery and drone shots, Easy Riders presents the soul of longboarding and takes us back to the time when crews were more inviting to newcomers.

To complete the recording of the whole riding season, Szymon Stergiadis (Sterru) provided his original music, which creates a soundtrack that unleashes the unique style of every rider featured in the video.


Edit:
Elwira Iwanowska
Music:
Steru / Szymon Stergiadis

The #szopateam members are:
Wojtek Alfawicki,
Leszek Brzozowski,
Bartosz Hałasek,
Patryk Jakieła,
Marcin Piwnik,
Mateusz Wiącek,
Maciek Wojciechowski,
Mateusz Wojciechowski,
Wojciech Wojciechowski and
Bartosz Zawadka.

The riders featured in the movie represent the following brands:
Alternative Longboards
Luca Longboards
Brygada Kasztan
Longboard Mania
Tuck Brothers
Longboat
Volante Wheels Poland
golongboard.pl

PUSH 2 - Austrian Downhill Culture

PUSH 2 – Austrian Downhill Documentary

Michael Minks, a skateboarder and videographer, released his first longboard documentary titled PUSH “A Tirol Longboard Documentary” back in 2012.

Narrated by himself, the video featured Austrian longboarders traveling to longboard events, skate sessions and miscellaneous events that happened throughout the filming period.

Have a look at what longboarding was like in Austria 5 years ago for a feeling of how the scene evolved to what it is now.

The motion captured in PUSH showed a different angle of longboarding and a representation of the contrast of how it felt to go to a longboard event besides bombing an early bird run with your best friends.

Well, we all know how longboarding advanced in the last couple of years, bigger slides and faster speeds are all the rage now.

That is why Michael has been working on another documentary for the last two years called PUSH2 “Austrian Downhill Culture” that is set to be released this June.

Here is one of the trailers featuring the Easygoinc and Graveyard Longboards crew on their home territory.

PUSH2 is Michael’s second  independent film made with the help of his close friends. This time, the stars of the show are
Patrick Bartel (Graveyard Longboards),
Julian Marksteiner (Easygoinc Longboards),
Martin Schraeg (Lush Longboards),
Quirin Ilmer (Moonshine Longboards),
the Full Grip Team  and a few other featured riders.

If don’t want to miss the release of PUSH 2, follow the PUSH2 “Austrian Downhill Culture” Facebook page for all the latest information regarding the documentary.