Arturas Jendovickis Check OutOctober 25th, 2011 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
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Hi Arturas! Welcome (again!) on Candiesmagazine.com! let’s introduce yourself to our readers – where are you from, how old are you and how long have you been skating till now?
Hello everyone! My name is Arturas Jendovickis, I’m from Vilnius, Lithuania, just turned 23 and I’ve been skating since 2003.
Sponsors and hook ups?
I just got on Dude Skateboards and lost all my other sponsors, cause I’m moving to London…
History is the key for a bright future – so, do you still remember the first time you rode a skateboard? And what brought you into that?
Yes, I do remember… I grow up in really bad neighborhood and used to hang out with bad people. One day this dude stole a skateboard from some kid and asked me if I can hide it for a few days, I agreed… He forgot about it and some time later I tried to step on the board and I’ve been skating ever since.
And instead, the tricks you’re missing the most, the one driving you crazy at the moment?
Umm… I guess switch fs heel, one day you can do it, next day it’s gone or doesn’t feel right…
What does it mean skateboarding in Lithuania? How’s the scene?
Skate scene in Lithuania is not really good, there are like 5-10 people who skate for real… Everyone else doesn’t take it serious… That’s one of the reasons why I’m moving to London.
Have you ever skated around Europe? Maybe in Italy? In any case, what’s your best spot overall?
Yes, I try to save money and go on skate trips every summer! No, I haven’t been to Italy, but hope to visit it sometime for sure! I would have to say that the best spot I’ve been to is Stalin square in Prague, it’s more than amazing!!!
Do you have a crew? Who are the people you’re skating with the most? Is there any rising talent in your Country?
Yeah, I have a crew! We skate, film tricks, shoot photos and travel together all the time. There are a few guys who are going to be big for sure! My friend Gytis Bliuvas is more than good!!! You have no idea till you see him in person. You name a trick and he can do it! He should be sponsored by big companies and get paid like a boss, but nobody even knows him… But I believe this will change really soon!
I know you have a solid background as a filmer – your video (The Diffusion Vid) was sick. Do you have any other project on your own?
Yes, I make videos all the time, it’s one of my hobbies besides skateboarding. We are working on the Diffusion video 2, also a few short clips of my friends are coming out pretty soon!
Check out me youtube channel, I upload most of my works there – www.youtube.com/chiupasas
What do you think of skateboarding nowadays: I) Corporations: a lot of big brands are running into the business, bringing money but also homologation, good products but also poser attitudes… What do you think about it? Is the attention of the market a good or a bad thing in your opinion?
I can’t see anything wrong with that, athletes can make decent living of it. Also showing skateboarding on TV is changing people’s thoughts about us. You don’t get those strange looks in people’s eyes that often when you pass them by on the streets, they don’t say that skateboarding is for little kids anymore. I think it’s for the best.
What do you think of skateboarding nowadays: II) videos: what do you think about skate videos nowadays?
It’s great that a lot of videos are made every day, and you can actually make a name for yourself by uploading video part on the internet. But I don’t like the fact that people don’t appreciate it what much as before… When I started skating it was different, I was waiting for months or even more to see my favorite skaters new video part! Now the amount of new videos is so big that you don’t pay that much attention to them…
What do you think of skateboarding nowadays III) Attitude: the easiest – is skateboarding still punk in your opinion? Or it’s becoming just “a sport” (maybe we’ll see slopestyle at the Olympics ehe)?
I think skateboarding will always be an art! It’s so beautiful that every single skateboarder has its own style, its own tricks, the way of seeing spots and tricks that can be done. It’s so individual, same trick can be done in so many different ways. It’s definitely more than just a sport!
Back to Arturas: favorite tricks in your bag?
At the moment I do 360’s a lot, nollie heels, ss fs flips….
And what about your “off the board” life? What do you do when you’re not skating?
I film and edit videos, draw, I like traveling and go fishing.
What can we expect from Arturas in next 5 years? Any plans?
Skate skate skate!
Thank You so much Arturas, here we go! Feel free to trace the last track of this itw:
Thanks for reading this! Have fun skateboarding!
Keep following Arturas and his crew , go skateboarding!!
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