Name: Martin Winkler
Date of birth: 1973
Job: Manager of the civil-cervants in a Munich hospital
Boardsize: 8- 8,5
Skateboarding since: 1986
Sponsors: blackriver-ramps (haha#2), unitedskateboardartists
Favourite trick: No-Comply´s, Manual-combos, Oldschool-shizzle
Favourite skater: Mark Gonzales, Jason Lee
Skateboarding because: a gentleman won´t answer this one
Favourite spot: no spot around here ... couldn´t afford the tickets you get for
skating Barcelona, but I had some nice vacations there, end of the nineties, when it all was a secret spot.
Favourite Sk8-Magazine: boardstein -what else??
Music: everything that sounds good. Listen to Jintanino -the best german rapper around.
Books: ... you may laugh, the bible! (Bertold Brecht), Hermann Hesse, Helge
Schneider, 1000 Recordcovers everything about skateboard-history and
newest possessions I found in a lost place in the alps:
"Fear in Capitalism" and "`Beneath vultures´ - how to start a
Movie: Emir Kusturica (Super8-Stories, Schwarze Katze, weisser Kater),
Jim Jarmusch (down by law, night on earth, ghost dog ...), Punch
Drunk Love (Adam Sandler) just to name a few.
"More light" (Goethe)
Interview with D-Rex
What does blackriver mean to me?
The mothership without which I, being a pirate, could not exist
Three non-board related things to survive everyday life
Faith, hope, love
Three statements I´d write on my griptape
Arrogance is not a crime, Skateboarding is for girls, I´d rather ride real Fingerboard!
Things I try to create/ establish
Myself, you and winklerwheelz!
Things I try to destroy
Myself, you and...no, wait: Stupidity, Arrogance, Prejustice, Lies of all kind and injustice.
Three lies I believed in for too long
That EWO would give me my money back.
That the owner of a former fingerskating webshop would give me my money back
That Loco would give me my money back
This is how I create my future
Think fast, skate faster and don´t look back! (Steve Rocco)
Skateboarding needs more new positive influences. I´ll skate as long
as I can and I swear I´ll be the first one with a part of prothetic
knee, that´ll do ollies at age 60!
This is how I deal with my past
Pain-Lonelyness-Grief-Argue-Acception. Never give up.
Thanks to the fingerboard scene (you know who you are) and everyone who made it what it is today (except the spamkiddies, fakers and gangsters).
And stop playing S-k-a-t-e, play S-t-y-l-e!!!