Eetu is some kind of a wunderkid. That’s what I thought about him on
the first trip we went on together. When I first saw him skating,
everyone else and I were crazy impressed. Coming out of the cold of
Scandinavia with the most insane pocket of tricks and one of the best
styles to roll a skateboard with, Eetu will always blow people’s minds.
If not minds, he’ll blow up every spot, just for fun. On and off the
board, he is the G. Sometimes a bit quiet but always down for a party!
When I asked Eetu to bleach his eyebrows for the poster, a few hours
later, his eyebrows were blond. He was the very first one to do it. I
feel very lucky to have met him and to be able to call him my friend. I
think the world isn’t fully ready for what Eetu will do to it, maybe it
will never really be. (by Maité)
Yeah, it’s pretty cold, like plus one degree.
You can, but it gets dark at four.
I snowboard but not that much and I’m not good, I can’t do any tricks. I do some poser grabs.
Yeah, there are a few good indoor parks, but they’re all packed.
No skatepark was open, so we only skated parking garages, but then the garages were as packed as the skateparks. At the end of the winter, the people from the garages put sand on every floor.
No, I graduated from a business college in spring.
But that was just for half a year.
It was nice and pretty chill. Nobody asked for a grip job.
Basically, yeah. The dream.
Me and the homies are going to Las Palmas.
That’s the Carhartt WIP part that I only filmed in Finland all summer. We’ll go to Las Palmas once the part is out. In Finland, we went on a two-week camping trip with the van.
Yeah, we went to the islands around Finland, it’s good there in summertime. Justus makes a book project about skating the islands. He looks for the spots in wintertime – goes through Instagram hashtags and tries to find rock trannies and stuff.
In the city, we use bikes and if we go further, we go by car.
I ride my bike.
A little bit but not that much anymore. In the wintertime.
Spring is the best when all the spots open and you think about what you gonna do there.
It would be Helsinki, but also Paris.
Oh yeah! The smoothest ledges in the world.
Ten minutes with the train.
Yeah, it has a lot of skaters and there’s the HELride. Samu organizes it.
Not really, we just go by bike and Justus knows all the spots.
In Helsinki, you’ll get a few new spots every year but not too many.
All good. I’m getting shoes.
Maybe in the crowd.
I just tried them for the first time a few days ago. It’s a pretty good shoe, but you get too much Nyjah vibes when you skate them. A pretty technical running shoe.
That’s one day before my birthday. [We had to postpone the party to the 17th. Sorry Eetu…, editor’s note]
It was a few weeks ago, so they’re almost back. When I did it, it looked like I didn’t have any eyebrows. It was crazy.
She was looking at me, saying, “You don’t look the same.” When Maité texted me about that, I was on the train, and ten minutes later, I was in the shop buying the dye.
I like it, it looks good.
No, but I did it for a few months. You have to know how to do it, otherwise you’ll be tired or hungry all the time.