• Name : Benjamin Hoppe / Mathias Hoppe / Jeremia Hoppe
• Height : Around 173 cm all three
• Weight : J 64, M 64, B 73
• Job :Wakeboarder
• Spot : WCPE Wakepark
• Best result / podium: being a part of Breddas team
• Eye color : J brown, M Blue, B green and blue
• Left or right foot forward : Left all of us
• Board : Obrien Baker all of us
• Bindings : Nomad and Seeker O´Brien
• Place of Birth: Uddevalla sweden
• Age : J 19, M 21, B 24
• Sponsors : Brandt car Vovlo, Monster, Resurs bank, Obrien, swef, liquid image, WCPE Wakepark, Ridestore, Neff
• Website Blog : www.facebook.com/teamBreddas, Breddas.com
Nous vous présentons les frères Hoppe, vous les connaissez surement sous le nom de leur Team « Breddas« .
Ces 3 frères originaires de Suède sont juste hallucinants, ils ont un style comme on aime et ne cesse de trouver de nouvelles choses à faire sur leur board pour faire évoluer leur style de ride.
Ils sont complets aussi bon sur du air tricks que sur module ; leurs préférences reste sans nul doute de se mettre de gros tire sur kicker.
So first of all can you introduce yourself to French riders ? Pouvez vous vous présenter pour les riders Français?
Benjamin : I’m the oldest brother and started wakeboarding first. I’m the smart one in this crew and also the one that rides with most style. If it would be a fight between me and my brothers I would win, even if I have to fight em both at the same time! Guess that´s all you need to know:)
Mattias : I’m the brother in the middle. I love creative wakeboarding, editing and stunts. I prefer freeriding and filming. Some competition could be fun but not all of them. I love traveling the world and ride at different spots. I prefer 2.0 then fullsize because you dont swim that much.
How did you get to wakeboarding ? How long have you been riding ? Comment avez vous connu le wake? Depuis combien de temps vous rider?
B. : I really like snowboarding when I was younger but during the summer it´s kind of lack of snow. So I tried wakeboard one time and it was awesome! I started ride behind the boat for seven years ago and cable three.
M. : I really liked doing flips and that kind of stuff and my older brother benjamin have been doing wakeboard for one year before i tried it. I loved it and now i’m addicted
J. : Boat 5 and Cable 3. I didn´t have a choice!
I’m discover with a bredda vidéo, there is 8 month ago when you where in thailand for 3 month, can you explain this road trip? J’ai découvert la vidéo Bredda, il ya 8 mois quand vous étiez en thailand pour 3 mois, pouvez vous nous faire partager ce Roadtrip?
Thailand is like our second home so we go there almost every year. The place we go to called wake a lot and thats like our base. That trip was like hakuna matata which means no worries be happy, and that’s waht it’s all about. We were just riding every day and dident think much about the level we were on. And later in this trip we bought a camera and started to film eachother. They way the filming effected us in was that we just wanted to push our limits more and more. At the end we came up with our name « Breddas » which means brothers in jamaican.
This winter where do you go ? Cet Hiver vous partez où?
B. : We´re are traveling together.
M. : Philippines (republic) Thailand (wake a lot, hua hin and twp)
J. : Traveling with ma bros
Can you introduce your Team Breddas? Pouvez vous nous présenter votre Team Breddas?
Breddas is a team with only us brothers Benjmain, Jeremia and Mattias, and we started this team for two months ago. Our motto is to really pushing each other and do it with love, style and happiness. Our main thing are to do videos and edits about the thing we like the most, which is wakeboard. Of course we do some comps as well but don´t take it to serious yet.
I know you have a 2.0 in your garden ; can you introduce your spot WCPE ? Je sais que vous avez un TK 2 poulies dans votre jardin ; vous nous présentez votre spot WCPE?
We are 6 brothers that wanted to do something together so we started our own 2.0 extremesport park for three years ago now. When we first started the project we dident really know what would happen in the future but we wanted to try. It turned out really great and we’re really happy about it.
This 2.0 has given us everything, with unlimited riding and good homies around you there’s no limit of what you can do. Right now it’s a 2.0 with two kickers, one flatbar and a transfer box with a frame and we also have a club house, beachvolleyboll and a hot tub and more.. Basically this is where it all happens and we´re also hosting our own event every year and it’s getting crazy!
Where do your inspiration and style come from ? D’où viens votre inspiration et votre style?
B. : It´s a mix of everything, snowboarding, wakeboarding, skateboarding etc. And of course I look at other riders but mostly me and my brothers talk about what looks good and how to do it original and special.
M. : Hmm When i’m together with my bros we usually talk about whats possible and how to make it look good and then we try it. For me i try to find my own style with a little help from my brothers.
J. : My brothers and of course many other good riders, like nico von lerchenfeld, raph derome, and many more..
J. : yeah it was such a good competion and it was so amazing that i’ve tried it like ten times and the first one was at the cash for tricks. that feeling was so awesome
What are your best tricks, what are you working on ? Quels sont vos meilleurs figures, et qu’elles figures travaillez vous en ce moment?
B. : sorry it is a secret until we release our next video
M. : sorry it is a secret until we release our next video
J. : double front to revert
I like your new tricks in happy days vidéo in Hip Notics , hown this idea came to you ? not to injure during the session ? J’adore vos nouvelles figures dans la vidéo happy days tourné à Hip Notics, d’où est venu cette idée? Pas trop de casse durant la session?
B. : Just the way we are, why just spin when you can do flips? Then if its cool or not we didn´t care too much about because we didn´t do it too serious. Matt was close to die but he didn´t.
M. : If you start doing flips up to rails you open up a whole new world. It was probably the scariest thing i ever done. You can do stylish flips so why not challange your self and see if you can do on rails.
J. : we have been talking about doing flips on to rails, but we wasn’t sure what people would think about it so we pretty much did a fun thing of it and just did it
What events contest do you go to ? Quels sont vos prochains contest pour 2013?
B. : For 2013 it´s going to be more 2.0s comps. And we also really like the sport and that it´s growing in sweden so we really trie to go to as many in sweden as possible.
M. : Mostly 2.0 contest but we still dont do it very much. And we are in the swedish national team so we go to the worlds and europeans
J. : All the fun ones!
You’ve participe in Wake the line ? Avez vous participez au Wake The Line?
B. : Not yet, will do my best next year to be a pat of it.
M. : next year i’ll try
J. : i haven’t but i will try to qualify next year
Can you introduce your board the O’brien baker? Vous nous parlez de votre matos la Board O’brien Baker?
B. : Like Jeremia
M. : Fits my riding. Boosting, flexible, sexual and stylish
J. : it’s a such a good board, it has super small fins, so still good for landing blind and airtricks, and there is also pretty much flex in it so it makes it look good on rails as well..
Which obstacle do you prefer ? Quel module préférez vous?
B. : Kicker and big boxes with a lot of possibilities like cray transfers etc.
M. : kickers and fun box
J. : kickers, but i pretty much just started with sliders and i love it more and more
What’s your dream if you make it one ? Quels serait votre rêve?
B. : That the video get the response I wish for.
M. : I hope that i will land my trick list for the next video.
J. : that our next video will be as good as i think it will be:)
You ride for a Sponsor, a little word about it ? Vous rider pour des sponsors, un petit mot a leur sujet?
B. : They are wonderful they believe in us even though we haven’t won the craziest comps yet..
M. : our sponsors is more like homies then sponsors, we love them and it’s awesome to work with them
J. : we ride for obrien, brandt bil(car sponsor) swef clothing, ridestore, resurs bank, and i’m so thankful that they are believing in us and help us that much
What is for you the best Wake event on the world and in your countries ? Quels est pour vous le meilleur contest au monde et dans votre pays?
B. : Champ of Scandinavia is for real the best one I´ve been to so far. But would love to go to Wake the Line as well.
M. : Champ of scandinavia no doubt
J. : Champ of scandinavia ,
In your opinion, what does it take to be a good rider ? A votre avis, que faut’il pour être un bon rider?
B. : A really good rider is someone that push the limits and know more tricks than just their competition run.
M. : have fun, good homies, love it, and push your limits in different ways all the time. dont hang up on one trick just take the next one and later you can go back. Most important dont be a pu#%y;)
J. : have fun, body control, and being sexy
What is your 5 best Spot ? Quels sont vos cinq meilleur Spot?
B. : WCPE Wakepark, Wake-a-lot, Hip-notics, Thai wake park and Fagersta cable park
M. : wcpe, wake-a-lot, thaiwakepark, hipnotics, republic
J. : wcpe, wake-a-lot, hip notics, thai wakepark, fagersta cablepark
What’s a perfect day for you like ? Comment se déroule une journée parfaite?
B. : Wake up, it´s sunny and I have good crew with stoked friends and just ride and have crazy sessions and film and so on.
M. : wake up chill, talk about stunts and then go out and do it.
J. : sunny, good friends, good food, good wakeboarding, and more good food
Any best memorie you’d like to share ? Vous avez une anecdote a nous faire partager?
B. : Hard one, not got any specific but you know those days when the riding goes like it should for everyone and everybody are just happy and stoked. For example a day like when we did the « Just another stupid edit »
M. : Champ of scandinavia was way more then just a competition. To see all your best friends hang out and having a good time in your backyard is priceless.
J. : the best memories from this year was probably from the champ of scandinavia, the competion we had, it was so many good and fun people there, and the mood was just awesome !
What rider do you like to watch ? You have a favourite one ? Quel rider vous aimez regardez rider? Vous avez un favoris?
B. : I like the creative riders that don´t do it like everyone else. For example Nico Lerchenfeld, Raph Derome and Daniel Grant etc. and of course my brothers.
M. : nico von lerchenfeld and raph
J. : nico von lerchenfeld
What do you do when you’re not riding ? Que faites vous quand vous n’êtes pas sur l’eau?
B. : Right now nothing that don´t have to do with wakeboard or the next movie. But otherwise I really like to snowboard or MX.
M. : computer stuff, training and eating food.
J. : go to school, eating food, hang out with homies, doing other stunts,
Your sister Judith ride to ? Votre soeur Judith ride aussi?
yes she does, and she start to get really good, as long as she still love wakeboarding i think she will get better very fast
A question for judith which Brother is the best in Wake ? Une question pour judith lequel de tes frères est le meilleur en Wake?
The subjecct is too sensitive
Anybody you’d like to thank ? Remerciements?
Everyone that´s makes it easier for us:) too many names… But our photographer Adam Jobark deserve an extra tribute.
Alright, just a few quick questions to finish :
• Favourite dish? Pizza
• Favourite drink? Monster
• Favourite music? Bob marley
• Ever been to France ? Three times
Plus d’infos sur les Fréres Hoppe sur www.breddas.com