Raul Žgomba interview
Interview by Nikola Racan
Q: Ok so there is a lot of pressure, but where are you at with the video, is it edited yet?
A: The glass is half full and half empty! I kinda know how it’s gonna end. For Coce’s part, I’ve known for half of the year exactly what I’m gonna do, I just didn’t do it yet. I neem more time ti finalize it. There is still a clip or two to be filmed with (Zvonimir) Mikić, we’re gonna do it once he is back from Belgrade.
Q: How did you decide to make a full length skate video? Who is featured and how did the crew come up together?
A: We bought a camera when Feki (Mario Fanuko) started to skate with us and made an edit for Vladimir 2015. Then I bought a VX and slowly started to film locals and everyone that came to skate in Pula, like Dino Coce, who came to skate the contest. When Karlo (Gluhačić), Patrik (Prhat) i Mateo (Putigna) went to study in Zagreb, I visited them often and filmed ZG crew; Teki (Filip Tenšek), Peki (Antonio Peković)… Everyone was stoked about the project and after the Pula skate contest, we started to film even more, especially when Mikić moved to Pula. You know, the scene is small and if you’re on the roll, you just keep on rollin’! This year was the most productive; we skated Belgrade, Ljubljana, Copenhagen and Split. When I filmed for Brother video, Nino (Jurlina) and I had a deal: you film a part for me and I’ll do the same for you.
Q: For those who don’t know you well, you used to be a state motocross champion. You stopped actively competing and I wonder do you miss all of that?
A: I don’t know, I mean I do like to ride a bike, but just for myself. Competitive racing was too stressful so I’m not into it anymore, I don’t feel it and it’s too expensive. If I continued, there would be no time for skating, filming or studying. My dad really misses it tho, he was my trainer and he would love to see me race for at least one more season.
Q: Anything else you wanna add?
A: Thanks to everyone that skated with me. See you at the premiere!
Tabula Rasa premiered on September 27th at Piazza Grande in Fažana.