Simon Lechner - steepthroatrip4two. Photo by Felix Pirker.

Simon Lechner throwback to the Island trip #steepthroatrip4two

Do you ever think about past skate trips and remember all the good times and the steep roads you’ve skated? Well time sure flies and it’s been almost over three years since we dropped out Steep Throat trip video featuring Simon Lechner, Mariano Conti, Eugenio D’Alò and me, Mirko Paoloni.

We had so much fun on the island that we couldn’t resist going back a second time after a year.

Simon Lechner - steepthroatrip4two. Photo by Felix Pirker.

Endless roads with super smooth pavement and unique turns were surrounded by amazing landscapes that made every run we had unforgettable.

Simon Lechner - steepthroatrip4two. Photo by Felix Pirker.

Although skating and generally having fun was our main interest, we also found some time to stack some clips and create new awesome shots that never saw the light of day.

Now two years later, Simon Lechner decided to make a small recap of our trip out of those shots. The footage may be considered old now, but there are some shots that just needed to be shown.

For the trip Simon chose his top mount the Javelin by Sector 9 paired with Gullwing Reverse trucks. And although the Island’s pavement offers smooth slides with almost every wheel, he chose to go sideways even smoother with RAD Glide 82a and Advantage 80a wheels.

Simon Lechner - steepthroatrip4two. Photo by Felix Pirker.

What made the whole trip even better was the fact that we were travelling with a professional photographer Felix Pirker, who made us look good in every shot he took. Besides that, he also shuttled tons of runs!

Check out the video and enjoy the Island vibes with us!

*If you  couldn’t get enough also check out our first video here.

Mirko Paoloni - Tuna 2.0

Longboard Magazine presents: Mirko Paoloni – Tuna 2.0

Last year in April, Mirko Paoloni set off to the island for the eighth time or so…This time together with his friends Simon Lechner, Felix Pirker, Mariano Conti and Eugenio D’Aló.

The crew got together with the local riders, Mirko’s dear friends, the “putos”  Santi DomingorenaAngel Diaz Cano and Juan Campuzano. Everyone were hyped to skate, but the weather was not on their side.

Usually the month of April brings 3 days of rain in average on Tenerife and the bunch was unlucky enough to hit them during their 7-day trip.

And as if the bad weather was not enough, on the first day Simon crashed badly, earning himself a nasty road rash and later on Juan got smashed as well and has suffered an ankle fracture.

The rest of the crew managed to get in a solid portion of skating and even filmed some sick runs. One of them is the one we feature in this post with Mirko.

As Mirko described, on the third day, they went to check out a road the local crew nicknamed Tuna 2.0. He wanted to skate and film the spot, but the road was wet so he decided to skip it and wait for it to dry.

The gem he wanted to skate got dry by the last day and Mirko was stoked about the chance he got to drop and film a run…a single run.

Mirko Paoloni - Tuna 2.0

The whole run apparently takes around 6 minutes and it was filmed by Eugenio and edited by Andrea Pedrotti, a video wiz behind the “Italians do it better”video series.

Here’s how Mirko described the road…

The road almost looks and feels like a billiard table. Fresh pavement, no bumps or cracks. The asphalt is a perfect mix between smooth and rough, it makes the wheels thane a lot. Making the stand up and leaving the huge thane lines…it’s super cool and I enjoy it very much. ~ Mirko Paoloni

Mirko’s setup

If you wonder what are those wheels, Mirko is skating Cloud Ride Slusheez, a 62mm freeride wheels in 78a durometer. He’s also sponsored by Easygoinc trashing their Downhilla deck and also represents the G-form protection and Moreboards.com.

See more videos featured by Mirko on his profile or follow him on Facebook and Instagram.
For more photos from the trip explore #steepthroatrip4two hashtag.