Hamburg St-Pauli was the place to be on late Saturday night. Cleptomanicx, Germany's witty clothing company with a faible for all things nautic, celebrated the premier of its third video installement, "Rollen Aaller 3". The festivities took place at well-known St-Pauli night life location, the "Übel & Gefährlich", built into an old WWII bunker. Everyone and their mom came out, to see the action and shake to tunes.
The video itself carries on the legacy of slightly wierd, yet strikingly sick videos put out by clepto since the brand was founded in 1992. All the team – Tjark Thielker, Dennis Laass, David Conrads, Lennie Burmeister and Niklas Speer v. Cappeln – comes out strong, doing some qulity ripping with a lot of unforseen moves and creative skating. Even a few gems of all-time German legend, Jan Waage got captured and thrown into the mix.
Leading through the film is Captain Clepto, Cleptomanicx living mascot and good soul, sailing the Clepto ship through Hamburg's harbour with the skaters stepping in for cameos – sounds cheese, but comes off legit, especially if you're German speaking.
Editing in this one is slightly off-standard and it takes a while to get used to. However, who would want the standard stuff…
Good shit, aal(!) the way through!
Check it out if you get the chance to and pay attention to bonus stuff to be dropping somewhere - as I know for a fact, there must be tons of hillarious bits that didn't make the cut.
Haslam made it!
The captian at his opening speech.
Captain in the front, his "smutje", Tjark, in the back.