Shawn / Leipzig

Shawn with his Bastl Magier in Santa Cruz, Portugal

Hello There! My name is Shawn and I’m based in the city of Leipzig, Germany.

How long have I been longboard dancing?

I started in August of 2017, so as of writing this article I’ve been doing it for about a year.

What’s my current dancing setup?

I’ve got two setups I currently use:

  1. Bastlboards Bolero Flex II / Bolzen Trucks / Ahmyo Vibez Wheels
  2. Bastlboards Walzer Flexx II / Paris V3 / Bloodorange Morgans

What motivated me to start longboard dancing?

One of my best friends was a professional longboard slalom rider in a former life, and he kinda turned me on to riding a longboard during a Berlin visit one time. Before ya know it I bought my own crappy longboard for cruising (doesn’t work so well in Leipzig), but that opened me up to looking for YouTube tutorials on how to do more stuff on a longboard. Through this effort, I discovered the below video and it was then I decided I wanted to become a longboard dancer.

In my opinion, one of the best longboard dancing videos out there.

What’s been my favorite longboard dancing experience thus far?

Hands down, participating in Longboarding Days & Nights in Portugal. It was a week long camp where I did nothing but longboard, surf, eat, learn, and laugh with some amazing people from all over the place. I summarized that entire experience on my personal blog, which you can read here.

What’s my favorite move to do on a longboard?

Well my friends like to call me Shuvit-Shawn, so definitely the Shuvit!

What cool things do I like to do, other than longboard dancing?

I love other forms of dancing as well, I’m very engaged with the latin and funk/urban dance scenes in Leipzig, and find it one of the most rewarding forms of expression a person can do. Other than that I am a huge nerd, I love Marvel movies, and I’m a vegan so I’m always on the move to find the next best vegan cake.

How can you get in touch with me?

Best way to find me is on Instagram! – @shawn2nd

About Shawn Segundo
Shawn is the founder of Longboard Dancing World and is also an avid longboard dancer. When he's not boarding or building this community, he can be found doing other marketing stuff professionally, or trying to find the best vegan cakes in Leipzig.

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