We met Deedz in Portugal this last February, Cais do Sodré to be exact. He was staying with his friend and teammate Thaynan Costa, his dad and a couple of other Brazilians.
When we got there we had just missed Pekka and Jan Henrik Kongstein who left the day before. Now, to be honest, we had heard of Didrik but we had not met him but it turned out that it would not take long to do so.
The next day he stole Thaynan’s car (Thaynan has a car but he doesn’t have a license) and took us out skating. He might get a bit angry by me saying this but don’t get in a car with Didrik if you have a weak heart or stomach! He drives like he skates, controlled, fast but reckless at times. We could hear Michal Juras call out “KURWA!” from the back seat at least multiple times. But from the moment we got in the car, Deedz took great care of us, showing us around the city, the spots and the restaurant (good ones at that) in fact it was him not Thaynan (still love you) that made us feel at home in Portugal.
You might think at this point, isn’t this supposed to be about Mr. Galasso going pro? Well yes, but his skating does the convincing and all we can add to that is telling you that he is a great guy with a heart of gold and an attitude (come on dude!) but that is what we need in skating today.
Photo by Lars Gartå