For two days in October 2014 some of the best skateboarders from East and West were connected to share their passion on the top of the world at Helsinki Airport. This first-ever skate session was hosted by Arto Saari and his world-class crew. See the amazing footage of when these skaters got access to totally unique skate spots to test the limits of the gateway between East and West.
HELSINKI AIRPORT is the gateway between Asia and Europe. Flying via Helsinki means that you are flying the shorter and faster northern route. Designed especially for transferring between Asian and European flights, it is consistently ranked among the best in Europe – and even in the world – by international airport quality surveys. Helsinki Airport is operated by Finavia, the company responsible for Finland’s airports and air navigation services. To learn more, visit http://www.finavia.fi/en/helsinki-air…
FINNAIR is one of the most innovative, safest and longest-operating airlines in the world, established in 1923. In recent years it has become a major airline in traffic between Asia and Europe, connecting 15 destinations in Asia to over 80 destinations in Europe. Finnair’s mission is to offer the smoothest connections in the northern hemisphere via Helsinki and the fastest and best network to the world from its home market. Learn more and book your flight at http://www.finnair.com/INT/GB/select-…
ARTO SAARI is a professional skateboarder born November 9, 1981 in Seinäjoki, Finland. He is known the world over for his legendary style and courage on a board. After blowing minds at the Skateboarding World Championships in Germany 1998, Arto moved to the US at 17 years-old to further his skateboarding career. His progressive video parts over the next few years changed the face of skateboarding. Arto truly pushed the limits of what was possible on a skateboard and in 2001, after countless amazing tricks and a few near-death experiences, was named Thrasher Magazine’s Skateboarder of the year – skateboarding’s highest honor.
Arto continues to evolve as skateboarder, and his passion has grown to encompass skateboard photography, and indeed all aspects of photography. His photo work has been described a visual diary; a pictorial history of his incredible journey, those Arto has inspired along the way.
For more info and to view Arto’s photography, visit http://www.artosaari.com.
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