Originally we planned to run this article in the print issue 5 of THAT NOISE which was all about GENERATIONS. But as this gets delayed, we didn‘t wanted to hold back these photos of the Shreddermoes Gang.
We decided to feature your gang for the GENERATIONS issue as the generation of the around 20 year old skaters. Tell us a bit how your gang formed and who you are?
We met in 2013 as every one of us started to skate. As the Brunau skatepark was built, we’ve seen each other more and more at the park and started to skate together. Our first trip was to Barcelona, and it really bonded us! Basically, we’re nothing more like a skate crew which consists of girls solely.
To learn more about you, tell us who your idols were when you started to skate?
Salome: When I was 11, my dad bought me my first skateboard. And also the movie „Lords of Dogtown“. When I started my apprenticeship at the Snowboard-Garage with 17, I definitely started to skate on a regular base.
Nathalie: As a kid, I always watched „The Life of Ryan“ and then borrowed my brothers skateboard. When I was 15 years old, I really started to skate, and the good feeling didn‘t stop yet. My biggest inspiration is definitely Kevin Bradley.
Denice: I was always fascinated of skateboarding and when I was 10 years old, I got a Slalomboard and started to get some boardcontrol. And in 2013, I started through a friend really to skate.
Julia: When I was 6, I got my first skate and also watched always „The Life of Ryan“. I didn‘t really start, because I was thinking that it was a Boys-Only thing. But then, 15 years old at the Brunau Skatepark, I really started to skate.
Joani: Because old school mates were skateboarding, I found some interest in skateboarding. Pushing since 2K14!
How is your connection with younger skaters and/or older skaters? Do you feel like there are different generations, or is it all the same?
Definitely all the same! Same passion, same vibes, same love and same struggles!
Do you even think it is possible to define a „generation“? Where could you see difference for someone who started skating 5 years ago or 20 years ago?
There are differences between the skills and the experience. But there are skaters who learn in one year as much as others in three. But it only matters, that you love skateboarding!
From which media do you get your skate news and videos?
Instagram, Facebook, Thrasher, Youtube and don‘t forget THAT NOISE!
In your past skatelife, do you think the style of skatevideos has changed?
Everything got much more professional, the editing etc. But the feeling and the vibe is still the same.
What about the rise of the small brands. Did you ever thought about starting your own thing, something like Shreddermoes Skateboards?
We really want to produce some Crew-Shirts soon. And a little dream of us is to open our own Skateshop!
Music is always a big inspiration for skateboarding. What bands are pushing you the most to go skate?
All kinds of hiphop!
What about travelling and connecting with other crews from other cities? Tell us a bit about that.
That‘s one of the most beautiful things in Skateboarding, meeting new people at new spots. It‘s basically friendship on the first sight.
What should change in skateboarding? What sucks?
Some skaters become really quick biased. But it doesn’t matter how skilled you are, as long as you are doing it with your whole heart. And skateboarding shouldn’t be represented as trend or fashion, because it’s so much more then hanging around and doing a mallgrab. Stop Mallgrab!
Last words, greetings, thanks, say whatever you wanted to say?
Thanks to all the people who are pushing and supporting us!
We are one big family and it’s amazing to be a skater and a part of this community
And to all the Skategirls, who are hiding somewhere in a hole and are afraid to come off badly: FUCK IT, JUST DO IT!
LOVE FROM THE SHREDDERMOES
And don’t forget to check their latest vid LATEOPENBAKERY 2K16!