Meet the Crew
From: Bavaria, Germany
Lives in: London, UK
Occupation: Full-time office body, part-time MA student, freelance translator
Likes: freeriding, cooking (and eating!) vegan food, yoga, swimming, the great outdoors, music, body modification
Christine's been living in the concrete jungle that is London since 2005 and is currently juggling a full-time job and a part-time Master's degree. She looks after the website and speaks English and French, so please feel free to contact her with any technical or international enquiries.
Fee is the mastermind behind Hügelherzblut, pioneering longboards shaped specifically to meet female riders' needs.
This brand is now defunct but this also means more time and energy for other things so watch this space for exciting new projects coming up.
Fee is currently living a nomad's lifestyle being everywhere and nowhere, but never without her four-legged, inseparable companion Falka.
Click on the right thumbnail below to find out more about Fee and what makes her tick (in German).
Sophie is a bundle of restless energy on a mission to discover the world around her and to take life as an adventure. A near-death experience due to meningitis at the age of 15 made her realise that life is far too precious to not make the most out of it. She discovered her love for boardsports at the age of 9 in her native surroundings, the Bavarian Alps.
During her quest to find an alternative to snowboarding after relocating to Cornwall (UK), she stumbled upon mountainboarding and developed a passion for the sport around 2005, subsequently taking part in competitions across the UK and Germany. Through a friend she was adopted by what back then was a new wave of pioneers of slide-skateboarding, called the Faltown Castle Hill Mob in Cornwall. The boys where the first who developed a specifically carved skate deck for downhill sliding taking the tricks of legends such as Cliff Coleman and Sergio Yuppie to a new technical level.
They were pushing the freeride possibilities of downhill skateboarding at the time, producing the first downhill freestyle skateboarding DVD “The Art of Going Sideways” in 2007. The boys taught her how to slide and introduced her to the Cornish freestyle-lifestyle that she carries in herself up to today.
Anni lives in Switzerland and is therefore spoiled for spots to skate. She always has a smile on her face and who wouldn't in such gorgeous surroundings! Anni is an optician by trade and a skateboarding bag of fun by nature.
Recap of a typical week in Anni’s life - Sunday:
Bzzz! Bzzz! An annoying fly is rudely awakening me. Ugh, headache, too hot, need water! Yep, last night’s party was definitely a good one! Finally I struggle out of my tent. The sun is shining, how lovely! I rummage around in my VW Passat dubbed the funmobile for the last slice of dry bread and the jar of Ovomaltine Crunchy spread (thank God I live in Switzerland!). Breakfast alfresco amidst stunning mountains on a glade next to an idyllic pond – a perfect start to the day! The shuttle’s ready, quick, put on those leathers and off I go up to the track. The first breathtaking run quickly remedies last night's hangover and then it’s up and down all day long – a perfectly organised freeride, yeah! We spend the evening chilling out sat around a campfire.
Must brush teeth, take down tent (whew, my body won’t be able to take that much longer either), make goodbyes and bundle all passengers into the car.