Finland has always been stacked with ace riders, and Helsinki’s got a cult-like reputation for being one of the sickest places for street riding. We’ve seen shit loads of great footage throughout the years hailing from this city and its locals, but sadly, things aren’t what they used to be.
“There used to be many local crews filming every winter, a bunch of rail jams, premieres and other events”
We sat down with Jonathan Begley from the Finnish snowboard crew PCP to discuss their latest no-budget production ‘Dissociate’. Jonathan filled us in on what the scene in Helsinki is like nowadays and how people have gone from watching 45min VHS snowboard classics on repeat to barely having the attention span to watch through a 30-sec Insta clip.
Tell me a bit about PCP, who are you guys?
Jonathan: We are a group of friends based in Helsinki that like to do a lot of things together, but snowboarding is what really connects us. We have all been riding in Talma for years and just naturally started to hang out and film snowboard videos. PCP isn’t a strictly defined bunch of people, though. In our videos, there are those that are most active and driven to ride a lot and hit street spots, but there are more of us that can be considered part of PCP.