Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I think I’m doing a mix between longboard freestyle and street skating.
But in the end everything with a wood and four wheels is skateboarding for me. All the same.
Actually I started skateboarding when I was 14 years old and came into the longboard scene 6 years ago. It all started with the best people ever from the Awhou crew.
What’s your favorite trick or thing to do on a board and why?
There are so many fun tricks. I love kickflips and 360 shovits but I think my most signature trick is the no comply handflip where you don’t grab the board.
How did longboarding change you as a person?
Skating changed me a lot. You see the city in a totally different point of view. And you see people from a different way . I mean I met so many people from different countries and learned so much about their culture. Now I think more about one world and not about different countries.
Do you have an everyday board, the board that you always ride with? Why this particular board?
Must have been four years ago when I filmed a lot with my buddy Wolf and got a Bastl Boards Kizomba for that. This is now my everyday board and is the perfect mix between a skateboard and a longboard. The Bastl family became part of my life.
Also after a while my longboard guru Jeff Ellis asked me to join the fair and eco clothing brand called Manaliso. The clothes are dope and the guys behind it are totally lovely. Aaaand the longboard team is really sick. It’s Debbie, Jeff, me, DoYoung and Hans.
What’s your favorite nourishment after a session?
My nourishment after a session? To be honest when it was a nice Awhou session then we’re definitely going for a beer 😉
Do you have someone in longboarding or skateboarding you look up to?
I wouldn’t say that I look up to someone but there are definitely some people that inspire me a lot. Puhhh, don’t know where to start. In longboarding you got people like Jeff, Hans, DoYoung, Jin Cha, Abou, Jongbin and so many more.
In skateboarding I totally enjoy the Magenta videos and the Japanese skateboarding. Quick feet and creative filming.
Describe briefly what do you do outside longboarding
Filming is what I do for a living. I’m a full time cameraman and sometime photographer. It’s just awesome to turn your hobby into your job.
I couldn’t be happier right now. With skating, my job and my little family I got everything a man could ask for. Stoked.
Tobi from Berlin, Germany
- Tobi Seifert
- Freestyle · Street
- Berlin, Germany