freeskate 2020

Hey fam what’s good! Started 2020 with great momentum, with 30 days straight longboard/freeskate/streetdance challenge. So every day either longboard/freeskate/streetdance for 30 days. In this cold weather and security guards harassing in parking lots, trying to be healthy and not injured, let’s see if gonna fail 😀

Got freeskates from JMKride, can’t wait to learn them
Sent our Saddancer deck to Cuba to local long boarder through his dad who was in Finland, buen viaje hombre, bit warmer for you in Havana I guess!
Hardwire hi-fi is the endless road. Changed pivot cups to Riptide and bushings to Orangatang Knuckles. Ride is 100% smoothier now, no joke. With Flavor trucks, this is best set up for me right now.
New Years resolution. Not worrying too much.
New Drake & Future, the song is not that special but video is mad fun

Saddancer how was this 2019?

It was huge year for us. Started everything again from the beginning. Moved back from Okinawa to itä-Vantaa. Organized 6 events in Japan and Finland. Skated every day. Went to Barcelona. Thankful for all the people met and vibed.
Next year is going to be cool I guess. Cant wait the Okinawa trip again and all the Saddancer projects coming up.

Okinawa became place to call another home. Skimboarding, Onsen (Hot springs), great food, cheap living, southern Island paradise with all best part of Japanese culture.
Had there Terrace House themed Airbnb with friends, best time of my life
guests liked it too
Organized 6 events in Japan and in Helsinki
7 dancers from Finland went to Japan, and one dancer came to perform in Helsinki
Okinawa is beautiful but home is where your heart is. Going to Okinawa every year, but full move to island is still in the future.
Built AirBnb/apartment with Japanese minimalism to close to Airport, no need for sofa
Summer in Helsinki is not bad either
Skated 3-4 times a week at least. longboard dancing = meditation
Itä-Vantaa appreciation. 20 minutes to Kallio, 30 minutes to central by car or bus. Perfect living. Have lived in Punavuori and Kallio, but not moving back to city ever.
Went to Barcelona! Was one of best weekends. The beach, the skate, the food, the people the vibes. Definately going next year as well.
Made more than 20 skate videos this year.

how to save money for trip (longboard, dancing etc)

When you want to go to longboard contest in Eindhoven, or any trip in general, but don’t have money for it. How to save money?
Of course we are privileged even to be able to travel, and able to save, but this is just for food of thoughts. This is not new post in this site, but something we have been doing in this blog.

1. Quit streaming. Quit all streaming services for 4 months. Netflix, Spotify and other streamings. All good music is in Soundcloud and also Youtube gives you 1 month free, so that’s enough. Start watching more how to videos or Elon Musk videos etc.

2. Lessen eating out in restaurants. This is super expensive in Finland. And lessen beers in Bars. This is just waste of money anyways

3. Do not buy any clothes in 4 months. You have enough clothes. 

4. Try to go grocery store once a week, buy all the things once, not enter supermarket besides once a week. If I go every day to grocery store, I will buy all the un necessary shits every day, so if I spend 1 euro a day for stuff I don’t need, in 4 months it is crazy amount.

5. Lessen the time in social media. Lessen watching Instagram Stories, try to do productive stuff instead. This is hard one, but basically going through IG stories is biggest waste of time, all good stuff will be in posts so.. The saved time from watching Netflix and IG stories we have put into editing videos and longboard dancing. 
And we have been releasing new videos every week now.

Its working 🙂

So in this way one will be able to save more than enough for costs to So You Can Longboard dance (biggest longboard event in the world) travels, hostel and food.

What you guys say? Is it too much? Or are we just spoiled? Are we wasting our money and time in general?


update on sneakers.fi

Our blog is now 10 years old! I think it’s one of oldest ongoing urban culture blogs in Europe right now. To be honest we haven’t had time to update that much, maybe twice a month and been focused more on Instagram and editing videos lately.

So far Sneakers.fi have had 250000 visitors and best article had 45000 hits.

Will try to shift to writing in English and little bit more concentrate on longboard dancing and street dancing, and of course our events & travelling in Europe and Japan/Okinawa, that are our main focus right now!

RN most exited about #saddancer longboard and streetdance project
To find finally a project that we can put all our creativity and skills for one thing, is most exiting right now.

From now, front page will be #saddancer project shop and pics, the link to blog will be in upper tab!

Joker-elokuva arvostelu

Jokerikin skeittaa

Pitkästä aikaa tuli käytyä elokuvateatterissa, tyyliin tässä viiden vuoden aikana on käynyt vain muutaman kerran.

Ysärillä kasvaneena River Phoenix ja hänen pikkubroidinsa oli aina sankareita. Kummassakin näyttelijässä on tietty aitouden tuntu, joka resonoi.

Jokeri-elokuva oli raskas, raaka ja väkevä. Hyvin aidon tuntuinen. Ei missään nimessä kaikille. Jos raa’an kauhuelokuvan kuvasto pelottaa tai ei tunnu hyvältä, ei kannata käydä katsomassa (kauhuelokuva se ei varsinaisesti ole, mutta anyways, tässä ei ole oikeastaan yhtään helppoa kohtaa). Tanssiblogina on sanottava, että Joaquin Phoenix on loistava tanssija. Näkee että baletti-opinnoista on otettu se tietty syvin estetiikka ja viety se Jokeriksi. Bravo. Parasta tanssia valkokankaalla since ikinä.
Harva elokuva mietityttää näin paljon katsomisen jälkeen. Se on taidolla tehty ja näytelty todella intohimoisesti.
Teemat ovat yksinjääminen, anarkia, rikkaat ja yhteiskunta vs köyhät ja päähänpotkitut, hulluus. Kaikki kohtaukset ovat hollywood-mittapuulla jotain aivan muuta. Onko tämä leffa hyvä vai ei, siihen ei voi ottaa kantaa, mutta ehkä tämä elokuvan tarkoitus on muuttaa sitä, miten elokuvia tehdään Hollywoodissa. Onko se pelkkää viihdettä ja laskelmoitua huttua, vai voiko se olla taidetta joka kouraisee syvältä.

River Phoenix r.i.p
Uusi Itiksen finnkino on hieno
Heti tulee mietittyä kuinka täällä voisi kuvata skeittiä
Joaquin Phoenix skateboard
Snadi spoileri jos et ole katsonut. Elokuvan tekijä kertoo yhdestä tanssikohtauksesta kuinka se syntyi
Joaquin Phoenix haastattelu

Heldance international longboard dancing event

Oodin edessä järjestettiin koko pohjoismaiden ensimmäinen longboard dancing tapahtuma. Tämä täysin talkootyönä tehty tapahtuma keräsi lähemmäs 40-50 longboardaajaa Helsinkiin. Uskomatonta oli se, että 20 osallistujaa tuli ulkomailta, osa sponsoroituja skeittaajia, täysin omin kustannuksin. Kysyin järjestäjältä kuinka tämä on mahdollista, isoissa katutanssitapahtumissakaan ei tule näin paljon ihmisiä ulkomailta, ikinä.

Heldancen Teemu sanoikin, ”se onnistuu koska he tulevat ihmisten takia, ei kilpailun”.

Todella upea päivä jota oli ilo olla todistamassa, voi varmuudella sanoa että ensi vuonna tapahtumasta tulee varmasti vieläkin isompi ja tulevaisuudessa varmasti euroopassa yksi arvostetuimmista kisoista. Oli mahtavaa olla vain osallistujana ja nauttia, suuri arvostus Heldance yhdistyksen aktiiveille.

ヘルシンキでロンスケ のイベントが行われました。40人以上のライダー、そのうち20人が海外から自費で参戦、素晴らしかったです。これからさらに大きくなっていきそうです。


Myös #Saddancer voitti ilmeisesti jonkin erikoispalkinnon 😀 特別賞もらいました

Barcelona bound

Reissublogi

Barcelonassa on aiemmin käynyt vain helmikuussa, joten kuva paikasta ei ollut mitenkään älytön. Mutta näin syyskuun puolivälissä, kaupunki oli aivan upea. Biitsikelit ja joka paikkaan pääsi skeitaten. Aamusta aamuun skeitillä ympäri kaupunkia ja Barcelonetan biitsillä pystyi hengaamaan vaikka koko päivän. Iltaisin hyvää safkaa ja paikallisiin blockopartyihin. Syyrialaista falafelia ja ihania tapaspaikkoja. Kävin myös tsiigaamassa Streetlevelin Funkin Styles tapahtuman, sekä Barcelonan Docsession Longboard tapahtuman. Anyways täysi suositus kyllä Barcelonalle ja varmasti tulee vierailtua joka vuosi.

Best for longboard dancing and freestyle boards

Here we are introducing you the most common longboard dancing decks that there are. There is not such thing as best longboard dancing board, since every long boarder is different and everybody have to find their own what suits the best. Follow us in Instagram!

Loaded Bhangra

Loaded is one of oldest longboard freestyle brands and Bhangra is one that very many long boarders use. Also Loaded Tarab is very popular deck. Deck price is 268e dollars (only deck)

Timber boards

Timber boards in longboard company from Netherlands and is very known board maker supporting lots of professional longboard dancers.
Many shapes like Flamingo, Kiwi and Tortini are very popular and here in the picture is Tortuga. Tortuga deck price is 204e.


Timber boards Tortuga

Simple longboards

Simple is big brand in Longboard freestyle and has great riders in their team. Simple is Austrian brand and their platy series is well know deck in longboard dancing and freestyle culture. Platypus deck here is 219e (only deck)

simple platypus

Majutsu longboards

Majutsu is French brand and is sponsoring famous riders such as Giulia Alfeo. Here in picture is Buto Odori, price is 250e (only deck)


Majutsu Buto

Travelol longboards

Travelol is longboard company from Hongkong and is very popular in Korea, China and Japan. Many riders in asia love to use Travelol. Travelol completes are around 280e

Travelol longboard

Cosmo longboards

Cosmo is longboard brand in Korea, mainly used by Korean longboard riders. Cosmic Dancer pro is around 199e (only deck)

Cosmo cosmic dancer pro

Crown Boards

Crown boards is Belgian longboard company and famous riders such as Hans Wouters is sponsored by them. Very strong deck among freestyle long boarders. Royal Tribe models are around 239e.

Crownboards longboard Royal Tribe

Pepper longboards

Pepper is longboard company from Russia Moscow. Inari is new dancer in their lineup and it is 239e for a board.

Bastl Boards

Bastl is longboard maker from Germany. Their longboards such as Bolero, Discofox and Forro are very popular deck in Europe. Here in picture is Waltzer, price is 240e.