PRO SKATEBOARDER INTERVIEW
Name: Timotej Lampe Ignji?
Favorite Car: KIA
Favorite Sports: Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Running, Basketball
Favorite Skateboarders: I like how Nyjah Huston skates.
Favourite city: Los Angeles!
Favourite Beach: Hermosa Beach
How and when did you start ?
I was 12 years old when I meet my best buddy “skateboard”. My friend had one skateboard, I tried it and just felt in love with.
What is the secret to being a good skater? and an excllent one?
I think there is no special secret, it’s just passion and hard work.
What’s your favorite trick?
I think my fav is Tre Flip (360 kickflip)
What new tricks do you want to learn?
Hmm thats a hard question… I love 360’s, so I would like to learn all those into lipslides (270 lip’s).
What is the key to throwing combination tricks?
I think just a lot of skateboarding, practicing and hard work. Once you learn a trick, you need to try upgrade it.
When did you realize skating was becoming less of a hobby and more of a profession?
I think I was around 14 when I realized that, when I started winning junior contest I pretty much knew that I wanna do this in my life.
What is your favorite competition?
I think Pannonian Challenge is one of my fav.
When you were younger did you do any other sports?
Yes I did, plenty of them! I really tried a lot of sports, but I was always more an action sport type of kid hehe.
Could you give some skateboard tips?
Would be easier to show you guys, but since I can’t show you over interview… The best would be to go YouTube and just write “How to” + a trick you wanna learn.
Who’s been the most influential person in your skateboarder career?
That’s definitely my dad.
What do you like to do when you’re not skateboarding?
I like to go running, snowboarding, hanging out with my family.
Who are the sportsmen or sportswoman’s you admire the most?
Goran Dragic (Basketball player)
What do you want your viewers to take away from your work?
Hard work and don’t give up!
What is your aim this year in Skateboarding?
Hopefully a good result on any of the World Cup events, and I would like to do some video projects I have in my mind.
DEFINE KLASSIK MAGAZINE for the audience?
This magazine has a soul, was made with passion from people who love to promote that kind of culture and that’s amazing!
PHOTO CREDITS: ALEX CVETKOV, MARK PIRC, MARK KUCLER