Saku Tiilikainen reminisces about his favourite part, Jussi Oksanen from Robot Foods, Afterbang.
What makes this part stand out as your favourite video section?
It's got a wide range of different tricks, awesome style and a great song. It really makes you wanna go ride and that`s why it's the perfect part to watch just before you go riding.
How old were you when this video part came out and did it inspire you to ride more like them?
I was 13 and yes It really inspired me. Jussi has always been one of my favourite riders and he`s got amazing style. By watching this part you get the feeling that it is all about having fun and you can do whatever you want with your board.
This is a classic Vhs release, do you feel videos were better from this era?
Most of the movies from this era have a lot better feeling to them .I think it comes from better soundtracks and the way of editing, filming and performing the tricks. I really like when the filming and tricks are not too “perfect” if you compare them to new movies and that`s why for example Robot food movies are perfect.
What are the standout tricks in this part?
Cab 1080 from really big park kicker, butter to switchback 5 from backcountry cliff.
Do you still watch this part online today?
Yes I watch it often just before when I go riding.
Have you got the song from this part on your current Itunes?
I used to have it but not at this moment. I think I should get it again.
If you ever spoke to Jussi about this part and got to ask him one question about it, what would you ask?
Did the judges appreciate your butter to switch back 9? ( last trick of the part)