Check out – Filippo “Baro” BaronelloJuly 12th, 2012 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
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Hi Baro! Welcome on Candiesmag! How old are you, where are you from and how long have you been skating?
Hi!! First of all thank you for this itw! I come from Albinia and I’m 22. I’ve been skating for 8-9 years..more or less..
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You always give your 200% while skating but it also seems you enjoy your riding a lot, even on the scariest structures. Is it true that skateboarding makes you happy?
Sure, skateboarding has a positive influence on me in many ways… and skateboarding means also having fun for me.. I think it couldn’t be otherwise. Scariest structures and crashes are part of the fun.
How’s skateboarding in your area? Are there any public structures? Does municipality help you is some way or there’s the rule “D.i.Y. or Die” ?
Skateboarding doesn’t exist in my area.. the classic scene of the old woman who chase you from the spot is very common here.. we have a public skatepark, which has been recently enlarged. But it’s worst than before and I try to never skate there.
You’ve been in Barcelona. I think it’s an amazing place, and not only for skateboarding. What do you think of the city?
Barcelona rules, there’s no doubt. You can find both the European and the International scene there… But the economic situation impressed me a lot. Old people that rummage through the trash, it’s terrible.
You’ve been skating for many years now and surely you have a clear idea in mind of the Italian scene. Do you think it’s going in the right direction?
I think it’s going nowhere… There are always a lot of projects…which turns into fails. Badly designed skateparks and poorly organized contests…that’s what I see.
I often admire your powerful airwalks, but what’s the trick that hypes you the most? And the one that’s giving you more problems?
At the moment I’m devoting to bowl riding.. One of the few ‘sectors’ where it seems there’s always the right attitude… so I’m trying to learn airs and long grinds… the tricks that give me problems are those on the walls ahahha I learn a trick and I forget the other
Which is the Italian contest you prefer the most ?
I think the Spring Classic in Varazze is not bad at all…sun, sea, skateboarding… ice creams.. Yes I like it. Maybe the one I love the most.
What’s now in : a) your mp3 b) your dvd player c) your bookcase!!
My mp3 is full of strange things… from Spice Girls to Black Sabbath and from stoner to drum & bass ….strange stuff…really… I don’t have a dvd player… I watch the movies I find around and I like to follow other people’s advice…and..bookcase? …mmmm…jodorowsky…palahniuk…eeee..I like to receive advices and books from the people I meet.
A provoking question: behind a good skater there’s a good filmer/photographer. Do you think all this media visibility helps the skaters or it focuses too much on the appearance instead of on the real skills?
It’s a hard job which requires skills and patience..but I think that filmers and photographers live skateboarding just like skaters. One is one the board and the other behind the lenses, but they both work to catch the best moment and the best trick and to represent the skater as it is. Usually they get along well together and they’re happy with the results
What do you do in your life when not skateboarding? Do you think it is possible to build a career in this sport?
Besides skateboarding…mmm…. it’s difficult to say… I think everything I do deals with skateboarding in some ways… I can say I like reading and playing…. It’s hard to build a career in skateboarding.. I don’t recommend this ahahah ….I hope I’ll succeed into building a bowl in a wood and living on farming or something like that..XD
Thank you Baro for this nice talk! Just end as you prefer:
I thank Giulio..he makes me really proud to be part of the Murder team..I thank Gabriele of Planet Riders.. he always amazes me with his endless willingness… I also thank the Fallen team…and everybody behind it… and I thank … Er Secco, Leo, KSC, Wurstel Aerodinamici, Karma, Skeeeet, Massi, Cate and her lasagne, Ile who ‘s with me now that I’m writing and reminds me a lot of things, my work colleagues in London, Vale, Juliano, Mario, Romanello, Jagermaister, Mr Biondani, Jersey Shore, everyone who hosts me in his house and most of all I thank you for this space! And I don’t thank: the vegetarian restaurant in Padua, all the children with a kick scooter around the world, Trenitalia, my cat, the zingheri, mosquitoes, the warmth, the sketchy clips of mtv, rotten bananas, the fat rollerskater girls in Marsiglia bowl, soccer and handball.. rest in peace…
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