Words and video edit by Steffen Vollert
Almost 2 years ago I went to Bangkok to shoot a online part with Victor Salmon, but only a day before I arrived to Thai Wake Park Victor injured his ankle and the whole project was put on hold.
Earlier this year, on my way back home from Australia, I thought it would be a good idea to stop in Bangkok for a week to meet up with him again and finally make it happen.
Luckily Blake Bishop was around at that time too so I was confident to bang out an incredible, next level edit with Slingshot’s Young guns.
With high expectations we started our 5 days of shooting and I was blown away by both of their riding. The first “warmup“ session with Victor on the pipes ( around 2:40 ) was just incredible; almost every shot was a first try. You can tell that he knows his home cable like no one else and his skill on this very technical setup has progressed a lot since I saw him the last time. With his style, Blake brought in the perfect mix. He is one of the most stylish riders I know of and re-viewing his shots after the long days was a great pleasure. His tricks on the double kink rail and the following Indy roll to blind starting around 1:00 were by far my favorite.
For the intro and general theme there was no better way to mix in the madness and the speed of Bangkok to match the level of riding. The song is just a ideal match too and rounded up the whole edit perfectly.
My whole stay at Thai Wake Park, and having the chance to shoot with such talented guys was such a inspiration… Lets do this again soon! Thanks again boys for the good times.Blake Bishop > Slingshot > Thai Wake Park > Victor Salmon