Gerhard “Steeze Pony” Nel interviews Paul “The Pope” Du Plessis
I should write an awesome intro about my friend Paul.
I should tell you about his backflips, high IQ or big-ass toesides. I should tell you about how he single-handedly “invented” the modern standup slide (or powerslide, if you are one of those skate everything puritans) for us South Africans.
Congratulations to Gerhard on his new sponsorship with Lush! Read the interview on the Lush Longboards Blog.
Lush: Here’s Gerhard, the newest member of the Lush family and our representative in South Africa, the aptly nicknamed “Steezepony,” likes to core wheels, and wishes he had Albatross wings.
Written By: Gerhard Nel
Photos By: Anton Joubert
If you haven’t raced in Mossel Bay, start filling that piggy bank.
Mossel Bay is a sleepy surf-mecca, new to the sport of downhill. Waves Surf Shop, the local surfstore/skatepark, organised the race. Much like the town, the organisers (Sheppie and Co) are on a mellow vibe and new to the sport of downhill.