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Longboard Magazine presents: Mirko Paoloni – Tuna 2.0

It seams that Mirko Paoloni can't get enough of Tenerife. He returns to the island as often as possible to enjoy what is often referred to as a piece of downhill skateboarding heaven on Earth.

Last year in April, Mirko Paoloni set off to the island for the eighth time or so…This time together with his friends Simon Lechner, Felix Pirker, Mariano Conti and Eugenio D’Aló.

The crew got together with the local riders, Mirko’s dear friends, the “putos”  Santi DomingorenaAngel Diaz Cano and Juan Campuzano. Everyone were hyped to skate, but the weather was not on their side.

Usually the month of April brings 3 days of rain in average on Tenerife and the bunch was unlucky enough to hit them during their 7-day trip.

And as if the bad weather was not enough, on the first day Simon crashed badly, earning himself a nasty road rash and later on Juan got smashed as well and has suffered an ankle fracture.

The rest of the crew managed to get in a solid portion of skating and even filmed some sick runs. One of them is the one we feature in this post with Mirko.

As Mirko described, on the third day, they went to check out a road the local crew nicknamed Tuna 2.0. He wanted to skate and film the spot, but the road was wet so he decided to skip it and wait for it to dry.

The gem he wanted to skate got dry by the last day and Mirko was stoked about the chance he got to drop and film a run…a single run.

Mirko Paoloni - Tuna 2.0

The whole run apparently takes around 6 minutes and it was filmed by Eugenio and edited by Andrea Pedrotti, a video wiz behind the “Italians do it better”video series.

Here’s how Mirko described the road…

The road almost looks and feels like a billiard table. Fresh pavement, no bumps or cracks. The asphalt is a perfect mix between smooth and rough, it makes the wheels thane a lot. Making the stand up and leaving the huge thane lines…it’s super cool and I enjoy it very much. ~ Mirko Paoloni

Mirko’s setup

If you wonder what are those wheels, Mirko is skating Cloud Ride Slusheez, a 62mm freeride wheels in 78a durometer. He’s also sponsored by Easygoinc trashing their Downhilla deck and also represents the G-form protection and Moreboards.com.

See more videos featured by Mirko on his profile or follow him on Facebook and Instagram.
For more photos from the trip explore #steepthroatrip4two hashtag.

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