Pasi has been one of our Finnish connections for many years now. He is an awesome photographer with and even awesomer van. He’s always refreshing to work with in the fact that he is so dialed with whatever tool you could ever need to get shot. From a screwdriver to a winch and everything you can think of in between, its at your disposal when you are working with Pasi. I love the fact that he has to ride solo to all the spots because there so much gear in his ride. I think I am going to give his van its own post actually. Look out for that soon.
How has the rails scene in Helsinki changed in the last 10 years?
Hard to say from 10 years since on that time I was shooting purely skateboarding, but from 8 years ago to this day I have to say first years local riders were young and hungry - every year they need to do bigger and better tricks. Same continues till 3 years back when I did build winch. I could say that was some kind of turning point in rail scene. It let us to hit same stuff upwards what guys have done before. Also new kind of weird obstacles could be potential spots. Also last 2 seasons have been good for Helsinki since we have had so much snow that we have been able to do stuff that we haven’t even dream..
Every time we come over are you dreading the constant Hesburger and gas station dining we always end up eating?
I guess that I have been eating that hessen stuff past 20 years so now that I am trying to keep my stomach even in some shape. Now I don’t mean that I am afraid to be fatty, but just cant forever eat that trash food. But still I am loving it, panini’s at late night after sessions.
What inspired you to kit out your van the way you have?
I guess I looked too much inspector gadget when I was young. Just cant fit those to my hat so its kind a easier to use van… I just love to have everything with me!
Are the spots in Helsinki starting to become tapped out or is there more new stuff out there still?
For sure there is more new stuff and not that many rails been tapped. Peetu Piiroinen just won TTR so snowboarding is more and more “allowed” here in streets of Helsinki.♦