What’s nice about Pirkka is his communal awareness, his willingness to do voluntary work for the good of the skate community. He and his friends have recently started building concrete skatepark obstacles. One of the guys works for a construction company and he delivers the leftover concrete for their skatepark experiments. Last year they built a few curbs in the skatepark near Pirkka’s home and now they have started to build all sorts of banks there.
They could have picked some secret spot in the middle of nowhere but instead they are building the obstacles in a public park where everyone can enjoy them. That’s very kind of them.
“I met those guys in Barcelona. We were good friends immediately. They hadn’t been to Barcelona before so I showed them around and of course chose spots where I could film a trick or two. Then the team manager came to town, gave me some t-shirts and said that I'm on the team", Pirkka says. Pirkka’s background might be the explanation for his social skills. Due to his father’s work the family had to travel all over the world when Pirkka was young. “I was put in an international school. I learned English there. Back then it felt like I was taken away from my friends but nowadays I see it as a huge opportunity that I had". So that is the Pirkka experience: scene builder, dietary renaissance man, small- time video producer, international socialite and radness to burn. Get some if you can.