We just released another installment in our ongoing Riders Profile Series and this video features Friedrich Flüh.
Friedrich is a skimboarder from Scharbeutz, Germany who can open a bottle with pretty much any object. A skimboard, a shoe, an umbrealla he literally can open a bottle with anything. But that is not why he is on the team. Friedrich is a great ambassador for skimboarding and has popped a skimboarder higher than anyone else in the history of the Blatic Sea.
Years Riding: 7 years
What skimboard do you ride: DB Standard Proto L
Local hood: Scharbeutz/Germany
Who do you go skimboarding with: Daniel Prieß, Lennart Hilker and Toni Korthals, The BeachBreakers Skim Crew. Check out the website to get more information www.beachbreakersskimcrew.com
Where is your local skim spot: Scharbeutz is next to the Baltic Sea in the north of Germany
What's your favorite trick: Frontside big spin pop
Favorite skim event: European Skimboarding Cup
What you do when you aren’t skimboarding: Surf and travel. In everyday life I work in a tourism office right next to the beach.
How, when and where did you discover skimboarding: I discovered skimboarding in the year 2000 when I was 8 years old. I was with my family on a vacation island in Germany called „Sylt“. I saw these surfer dudes with their self-made skimboards sliding along the coast. After this I went to a surfshop and bought my first wooden skimboard with a cool retro look.
Quote to live by: Living for the moment
The one thing you buy at a gas station: Coffee