We take for granted that, at every moment in time, an update on our favourite skaters is only a couple of swipes away. With his conscious decision to leave social media behind, getting an update on Kai Hillebrand's whereabouts, day-to-day life and quick fix of recently performed kickflip is not as easy as one would like it to be. In similarly analogue fashion to the way Kai decides to live, we followed him throughout a couple of days spent on tour in Stuttgart with his adidas Skateboarding teammates on i-type Polaroid film (and admittedly digital additional imagery). Like a true team player, Kaio could just as often be spotted with rub-brick, bondo and lacquer in hand fixing up spots for his team mates as he was skating himself. His approach to skateboarding these days is heavily influenced by the ease and fun that can be found in skaters like Mark Gonzales, as seen and discussed in Kaio's "Kuddelmuddel" Zine included in SOLO #44 "by Maité". To make full use of the rare online sighting, the artist formerly known @kaiobananacake gave us a quick rundown of his TOP 3's!
2. Visit a museum
3. Head to the forrest
3. Bs 5-0 Stall (balanced please)
3. Venice (this one is for you Denny Pham ;) )
1. Nuts (Pistachios, but €€€ unfortunately)
2. Chocolate (/anything sugary)
3. Small, cold beers
2. Henry Sanchez
3. Tiago Lemos
1. Stan Smith
2. Nizza RF
3. Handball Top
3. New York
2. New York
Only giving away one!
1. Heart - Crazy on You
Remember to check out Kaio & Gonz' Zine "Kuddelmuddel" included in SOLO Issue #44 "by Maité"!