Christian Hemmer came into the MBU scene around 2013/2014 if I’m not mistaken and the first few times we had seen him we didn’t know his name, where he came from, and who he is usually rolling with.
Christian is a very calm, kind and careful person when you first meet him but his Skateboarding and the way he is using the whole park and his whole body speaks volumes.
We gave him the nickname “The Janitor” because he was always at the park (MBU) and he constantly fixed things up and brought new obstacles or ideas to the park. Christian Hemmer is the reason skateboarding keeps on being diverse and he is a big inspiration to us and a lot of other people.
Watching this video got us excited and we immediately gave it another watch.
Footwear is probably the most important part of a skateboarders life, every time you go to buy a pair of shoes you ask yourself a lot of questions. How do they fit, what kind of material do I want, is this the right colorway, durability or board feel, Cupsole or Vulcanized, What kind of shoe does my favorite pro wear and why? All these factors and many more are a part of the process when deciding on a skate shoe.
When adidas Skateboarding asked us if we wanted to host a weartest at our favorite skatepark. The first thing we wanted to do was invite our friends that skate for /// and some of the MBU locals we skate with. We all know “It ain’t no fun if the homies can’t have some.” So not only did everyone get shoes but dinner at the local tapas place was included as well, we truly managed to take care of everybody for a day.
When the sun set, the weather, the skating, the shoes and the food and drinks all came together to make it a fun day to remember and if you don’t know what happened? It is on the internet for all to see for the rest of eternity.
Text by Roland Hoogwater
Photos by Danny Sommerfeld
Hemmibemmi is an inspirational skater, illustrator, and MBU skatepark’s janitor. Mr. Hemmer just dropped all his footage from 2016 on youtube so go get a pen and some paper so you can take notes. Because the next time you are at the skatepark you will look at things differently.