Some time ago the producer of VBS TV Chris Gross came visit us, as he was collecting material to make a documentary on the history of skateboarding in Europe, and for the Italian chapter has asked us, among others, for some help.
Thanks to the support of Stefano Pomogranato and Vans Italy finally we can see all 5 episodes that narrate a part of our history, a part because clearly when the whole movement started, there were not only Milan and Rome, there was Turin with the Nelzi brothers, Zampa and Pantaleoni, Genoa with the Contati brothers, there was Verona with Ugolini and Tabacchi …
In these five episodes, very well done, we’re taken on a journey through the history and evolution of skateboarding in Italy from the origins to present times; from the first ollies to the golden years of Giorgio Zattoni, all the way to the bastard bowl, going through Milano Centrale.
In the first two episodes Papik Rossi, Ale Martoriati, Alessandro Gargiulo and Mirai Pulvirenti talk about Roma… Unmissable Mirai on the psycological bump.
The third episode is about the beginnings of the professional career of Giorgio Zattoni. Story told by Giorgio himself with a little bit of melancholy.
The last two episodes deal with Milano with tales from the Giordano bros, Jep, Max Bonassi and Gros.