Rebel Jam: Bruno Hoffmann and Sebastian Keep

Ryszard Syryczyński in conversation with Bruno Hoffmann and Sebastian Keep at the end of Rebel Jam

Bruno Hoffman in action at Rebel Jam 2012
Bruno Hoffman at Rebel Jam 2012© Bartek Wolinski

Bruno Hoffmann

Bruno, congratulations on your second place here at Rebel Jam. Did you enjoy some of the moves from the other riders’? What were your highlights?

Thanks! Everyone dropped really crazy stuff at the finals but I think that Diogo from Portugal with his fakie crooked down the rail was really sick. And obviously Lacey with his tooth to over tooth down rail was awesome. It was a great contest.

What do you think about street course at Rebel Jam?

I wasn't really too much into it but it wasn't that bad in the end. I can't say that it's great when it wasn't but everyone made the best out of it and it was OK.

How do you like whole Eurocamp place?

Yeah, it's awesome! It's perfect to do a summer trip here or probably an autumn trip, since it's too hot in summer.

Are you a contest guy at all? What made you to come here to Spain?

I wouldn't say that I'm not a contest guy, I still go to contests. For Rebel Jam, there were a lot of my friends here, so it's obviously fun event and that’s why I came here.

What are your plans for the rest of the year, any trips or contests?

I go back to Berlin to film a Red Bull video later on this week. I'll then be going on to San Francisco for Dew Tour so that should be good. There is lots of stuff coming up!

Sebastian Keep in action at Rebel Jam 2012
Sebastian Keep at Rebel Jam 2012© Bartek Wolinski

Sebastian Keep

You got second place for style at skatepark. What about some of the other stylish riders, did you enjoy their performance here at Rebel Jam?

In the contest there were a few stylish riders like Kevin Kalkoff, the winner of style category, I was really psyched to see Kevin ride. Actually I was really happy that he took the win because a lot of people said that I was going to win. And I'd have been bummed if I'd won because for me Kevin was the stand out performer of the weekend! I didn't have the best final I've ever had but I'm really happy to get the 2nd place, it feels good!

Are you still into contests, still interested in competing?

I'm still interested in contests to do what I do and have fun. I used to try conform to formulas and do exactly all the tricks that you have to do to do well. Nowadays I just do what I do. I just try to relax and express myself more than anything. The most important thing for me when I take part in contests is that I don't try to be like the other riders. If you just try to be yourself, you'll always do a lot better. If you're trying to be something you're not, you'll never do well.

Do you have any plans for the rest of the year?

The rest of my year goes like: I'll fly to Austin Texas tomorrow for a video premiere and then I come back to Europe to do the Red Bull Skylines contest in Paris. It's going to be on November 1st. The course is going to be huge and they've invited 25 of the top skatepark guys in the world. I'm pretty sure it's going to be crazy and I'm happy to be invited! And then it's pretty much time to chill until Christmas.