photo: max hild


Slide Clinic

Slide Clinic warm up session with sexy 30-degree heat waves before practicing those predifts, & speedchecks with the Freiburger Longboard Verein. For updates on free downhill skate classes visit us here.


Sharing the fun - is more fun

sommer heat and skteboard joy with the ledgend tobias albertross and lovely kids at wacker skatepark munich.


Special needs kids - destroying sterotypes!

photo: deingorilla.de

have you skated a wheelchair before? i had a go today with lisa schmidt from sit n skate,  proof picture here! lisa is awesome! she teaches and spreads an attitude of freedom in kids that appear trapped in their chairs by showing them fresh moves.  today i was part of gorilla's biggest inclusion workshop in a school for kids with physical disability and/or emotional and behavioral difficulties. while you are at it, you should also check out the web home of matias berger, his bright spirit is a grand pleasure and inspiration to have around.


Movement for prisoners!

photo: deingorilla.de
"out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. i'll meet you there." - rumi

jails are not the places i usually hang out, however, i had the honor to give a longboard workshop to the inmates from a german young offender institution near leipzig. thank you for letting us in! sharing a day with the young men inside made me appreciate my freedom even more and reminded me once more how thin the line between justice and injustice is. at the end i was even asked for my signature ;) hell yeah! to: peace, skateboarding and freedom!


Fresh fruits & Freestyle moves

photo: deingorilla.de

pike preview behind the scene of a regular gorilla.de workshop: 7:00 am and the team is shredding fruit and veg at a primary school, somewhere in berlin. #healtyfood #freestylesportsinschools #crewlove


Uga-Uga Team Spirit.

photo: deingorilla.de
magic gorilla team power cycle before heading into prison for a special workshop with the detainees from the juvenile prison this morning. #healtyfoodforprisoners #peaceforprisoners #alternativejustic


Freestyle Sport for Refugees!

i am back on tour with the awesome gorilla.de gang! and will be sharing their blog entries here for the next couple of days. we teach skateboarding, longboarding, break-dance, freestyle frisbee & freestyle football in schools across germany, all combined with a healthy attitude for food and a balance between action and movement. yesterday we where at the vocational school in landshut with a special focus on: #sportforrefugees!


Many Peaces Magazine Web Launch

the infamous #PeaceStudiesMagazine finally has its own web home 👏👏👏 well done ladies and gentleman's for publishing the latest peace studies happenings since, since now 5 beautiful volumes.
here, in the second volume you can read an interview on the #TheArtOfLivingSideways


My book at the Peace Studies OC in Innsbruck

last friday we celebrated the inauguration of the new #PeaceAndConflictStudiesUnit at the university of innsbruck, the home of my academic self. CONGRATULATIONS and well done to everybody involved in making this possible,  you are awesome! this is a big step for the future of #PeaceStudies YEAH.
#TheArtofLivingSideways not only made an appearance on the book table, it also looked pretty dope in the hand of those beautiful souls 😀 thank you ladies 🙏💞


gorilla show time

time to learn something new? for example long boarding a skate bowl? check out this promovideo of my rad deingorilla freestyle gang. shot in berlin this summer.  #ugauga #eat bananas #havefun


proud to say:

...that i am a deingorilla ambassador. sharing the magic of freestyle sports and healthy eating in austrian, german and swiss schools. the cherry on top is that both of my sisters are involved too. i would be happy if you give us a like on FB. its all to promote a good cause ;).


its all downhill from now

glad to have relocated to the hilly parts of germany. jihaaa freiburg bring it on!


Fantastic News: Teen Do!

Teen Do from The Do Lectures on Vimeo.

i have been a fan of the DO LECTURES  since i had the magical experience of being lucky enough to attend the happening in 2008. this august marks the arrival of the first TEEN DO. yihaaa what a great idea! despite the pretty video, what i like most about the initiative are the deep questions the teen organizers set off to find answers too


Gorilla.de is about to hit the road again

photo: TomCat

Not long now until the Gorilla Deutschland Tour will set sails again! This sunday is the kick off meeting with workshops starting in Munich on Monday the 6th of June. Cant wait for the smiles, giggles and many magical moments with all the crazy www.deingorilla.de monkeys. For more UGA UGA in Live. YEAH! 


leaving austria

vienna i will miss you! especially this beauty of a park called hütteldorf!


el.Makrell. = the latest ski edid must watch.

el.makrell | the forest from rosina on Vimeo.

my sister rosina had a serious injury at the beginning of the season when crashing hard in norwegian mountain ice. i am super amazed by her strong willpower and love for skiing that aided her on her journey back to health. now she fully recovered and produced this little gem. the video is inspired by her trip to norway and the love of fishing mackerels that she discovered during her time there.


ElicitiveMotion now online

my great friend rosalie is an excellent dj and has the talent to open up a space on the dance floor that leads you to your own inner truth. she finally has her website up and running and i am sure will be happy if you visit her www.elicitivemotion.com site.


the best ad ever

a campaign to break the taboo of talking about psychiatric illness in public. the association ganznormal.at draws attention to the urgent need to expand psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care in austria. well done i say.


Women Longboard Camps 2016

Three events, in three countries with registration and more information happening here.

If you want to learn how to longboard those longboard camps are going to be your best bet.

1) March in Portugal
2) June in the middle of Germany
3) August in South of France


The Art of Living Sideways on Facebook

My book #theartoflivingsideways has now also got a facebook profile. jihaaa come and have a look and give us a like if you dig the page. we will appreciate it, merci


Jahrmarkt on Skis with Rosina Friedel

my talented sister rosina friedel just published her new skiing edid. sharing stylish handplants and all sort of other things.  i love it schatzi!


Roll-Laden Zürich just stocked my book

jiiiiihaaaaa the art of living sideways is now also available at switzerland's most epic skate shop: the roll-laden! and i am not saying this because they just stocked my book, although this is for sure another reason for their epicness. for those of you who do not know yet; the shop in the konradstrasse 72 not only supports the skateboard family since ever, roll-laden also donates 1% of their early turnover to a philanthropic project. also not to forget the excellent service as well as the grand collection of decks, wheels, trucks and all the schnick schnack you can dream off. 

drop in. get the book. support your local skate shop and ride out.


GoldenRide interview now online

previously the goldenride magazine interview was only available in the original print version. now it is online as well.  anita fuchs asks me about my latest book: the art of living sideways and we talk about peace work in the 21st century. in particular that peace work should be concerned with unfolding the potential inherent to all of us and how skateboarding plays a part in this.  the interview is in german but google translate might be able to help.

Rastplatz - A mobile kitchen for refugees

rastplatz means literally "a place to rest" in german.  a friend of mine and his crew will be traveling to the balcans in the orange vw bus that is home to a mobile kitchen. their mission is to support the thousands of people who flee conflict areas. they already collected money for 1000 meals. however they still need 2,500EUR to complete their funding goal. please donate on betterplace

here is more from rastplatz: 
There is an increase of people fleeing conflict areas over the Balkans towards EU countries. Some places are having to accommodate hundreds or up to thousands of people because they cannot continue the journey or because they need to take a rest. They have left many challenges behind but new ones are ahead of them. Despite strong efforts of humanitarian and development aid organizations, they are not able to be present everywhere. The situation is both depressing and shameful. We want to contribute to supporting these people in their struggle.