The first FTC store in Europe opened this week on Wednesday April 7. It’s in Barcelona right around the corner from MACBA. Behind the scenes is ex-pro skater Lee Smith and his partner Julio Arnau. They have both been working on the project for the past two years and all their hard work has paid off, the store looks sick and the Barcelona skate scene is psyched. This interview was filmed three weeks before the store opened: Lee talks about their reasons behind opening the store in Barcelona, the opening night, what they have planned for the future, and if there will be an FTC Barcelona skate team.
Directed by Suziie Wang
Photos by Aimee Cocker & Anna Martinez
Archival footage from FTC video A Fine Line Between Love and Haight.