SNOWBOARDING THE PARIS STREETS

OKP

Paris, France brings the ambience, the sport, and the diversity. For OKP, a big fan of the ‘90s label okayplayer, it also brings creativity and exploration to his rides – especially at La Défense, an esplanade not quite in the center of Paris.

This dope playground, part of the Parisian business district, has a marble surface that allows for great views like the Grande Arche and even greater aerials.

And OKP, along with his Paris group ride, takes advantage of this incroyable terrain every week.

For OKP, riding his board is like snowboarding in the streets. It improves his muscle memory while providing the sensation of endless sliding.

While he’s changed the deck to an 85', he’s found the electronics on his board to be at another level. Even with the upgrades, OKP, as an OG skateboarder, prefers to take his Summerboard and just explore.

Because riding is always a legit experience.

This dope playground, part of the Parisian business district, has a marble surface that allows for great views like the Grande Arche and even greater aerials.

And OKP, along with his Paris group ride, takes advantage of this incroyable terrain every week.

For OKP, riding his board is like snowboarding in the streets. It improves his muscle memory while providing the sensation of endless sliding.

While he’s changed the deck to an 85', he’s found the electronics on his board to be at another level. Even with the upgrades, OKP, as an OG skateboarder, prefers to take his Summerboard and just explore.

Because riding is always a legit experience.

OKP

 

Where are you from and where do you live now?

Paris, France

 

What would you call yourself?

okp (a big fan of okayplayer label back in the 90s)

 

What do you love about Paris?

spot and urban diversity

 

What sparked your interest in Summerboard?

this is snowboarding in the streets!!

 

What does Summerboard help you do?

getting better at skateboarding, improve my muscular memory

 

Was there one thing that really pushed you to pull the trigger and buy the Summerboard?

riding experience

 

What were your biggest hesitations and doubts before buying the Summerboard?

no hesitations!

 

How often do you ride?

Every week

 

How would you describe your typical ride? Where do you like to go? Any things you practice? Music?

As an OG skateboarder, I like creativity and exploration. With my summer, I have the same spirit. I just take it with me and explore.

 

What kind of sensations / feelings do you have when you ride?

endless sliding

 

Where is your favorite place to ride?

La Défense in Paris. It's such a dope playground. Ground is marble.

 

Anything special about your board?

Yes, I've totally revisited the Leiftech but found the electronics on the Summer to be another level. I've just changed the deck to a 85' but I've to say that out of the box, it's already top notch

 

What would you tell a snowboarder that has only seen Summerboard online, and is wondering if this board is legit or not?

To come to our Paris group ride so I can demo him the board. Riding is always a legit experience.