I don’t paint trains anymore since decades, but there was a time in the mid 90’s when this was a real novelty in Italy and my quest for innovation and growth also came from this fire. For family reasons, those years were also the darkest and hard years of my life and this activity, in addition to being a relief valve for my stress, it allowed me to continue to paint (as during the day unfortunately I had to spend my time in a hospital).
In the end I came out with many adventures to tell, I do not regret anything, but those years have flown away without to succede in building anything more long lasting than those memories. But memories are important and who knows, maybe spray cans have also kept me alive? I’m still pondering.
Under the Brunelleschi overbridge in Milano with my friend Yazo. First and last time in my life I have ever painted graffiti with gold or bronze (some unknown italian bad spraycan brand)! But I still love it, flow is still good with this one, even after all these years!
Back 2 The Roots Jam, proudly and well organized by my dear friend KayOne, lasted 3 days and ended up in the whole renovation of the old THP hall of fame in Giambellino, Milano. I was so happy and excited to paint again at my wall after 17 years from the last time, that since the very beginning I stayed really focused and didn’t almost speak to anyone around: in a few hours I finished my piece. First time painting with Day Colors spray cans and they have been good, thanx Astrofat.it for the support!
Many long distance skateboarders in the World use Endomondo App for their trainings: this is not the best fitness app around, but it can build sport communities like small social networks. In the last years, LDP has grown up using Endomondo so it’s a great way to get in touch with long distance skateboarders around the World, look what are they doin’ and get suggestions from them. Down here you’ll be able to track the first italian long distance skateboard challange on Endomondo: most km skated during the whole 2016. It’s open to every italian rider, all the levels, so sign to Endomondo to take part: you’ll be suprised to discover how many km in a year you’ll have skated just going to school or work! Believe me, this is addicting!
This year I organized the first ever italian long distance skateboarding marathon on the best recetrack in the World: the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. This is a quick video of that day, see you at the next race!
The oldest THP hall of fame in Milano is an overbridge in the Giambellino neighborhood with 3 big doors: through them you can access to the warehouse where the city of Milano still keeps the metal cartels that get used around the city during elections. I always have loved those doors and I have painted them many times. The piece here (Air with a reverse I) is an old one from 1994, but its style still looks good and that’s amazing after all this time. I remember that all the spray cans were small 150ml spray cans from Dupli Color and Ver-O-Spray.