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Favourites: Jak Pietryga

As we’ve been bringing you all of Jak Pietryga’s sections from past The Harmony releases this week, we thought we’d let you hear from the man himself!

His list of favourite things are ready for you to read below, with some footage from The Harmonys recent ‘All You Can Rip’ jam tagged on at the bottom of the page!

Check back tomorrow for the final and most recent Pietryga section, and an exclusive Harmony comp via our Sunday Service newsletter – – sign up now!


Way to start the day: Cup of coffee/tea and an herbal stick.

Skatespot: Shell Centre R.I.P.

Skatepark: Pump Cage.

Song to listen to when skating: Anything from Biggy, if its gangster then im down.

Skate video: “Playing Fields” – one of the first skate videos I owned.

Skate section: At the moment its Chewy Cannon’s part from “Diagonal”.

Movie: Too many to choose from, so lets just say ‘How High’.

Band: Chili Peppers

Album: Born Again or Ready to Die by B.I.G.

Person: That’s gonna have to be my mum.

Material Possession: My PS3.

thing about living in Walthamstow: My mates.

Walthamstow skater: Morph. Just wait till his ‘Yam Dat’ part drops.

None skating pass-time: Getting blazed and watching films with mates..

Story involving Morph: Back in the day we were skating this park and me and Morph decide to go to the shop, so Morph takes the drink orders from all the other lads and we get on our way. We’re bombing this hill and a bunch of kids faces in front of me just turn white. I turn round and Morphs just taken a bad spill and breaks his arm. I run up to him and the first thing he said to me is “Andy wanted a big bottle of evian, Wayne wanted cherry coke” – fuck that mate you need an ambulance!

Comedy Morph quote: “ I know I don’t eat healthy but all I drink is water so its ok right?”

Skate trip to date: The first Harmony trip to Sweden. It was the first time meeting the team and the first time I ever skated abroad.

Memory from The Harmonys trip to Portugal: Getting absolutely shit faced and puking up outside a club…Good times.

Quote from The Harmonys trip to Portugal: “The venga bus is coming” sung by everyone everyday.

Time in your life: Every skate trip ive been on.

Special move in a game of SKATE: Tre flip body varial, been trying to learn the mother flip which is basically the same but with a 360 body varial, bloody hard though!

YouTube clip: ‘Robbery Gone Bad’ – this guy is criminally dumb

Board, ever: I remember I had this Arto Saari Flip board. Blue graphic with a red underlayer. I was stoked.

Disturbing experience: Getting my bag stolen at Macba. Had my i-pod, phone and passport in that bag and it was like 2 hours till our flight. And the guy who stole it ran up a £800 phone bill.

Tip to the reader: If you go Macba, keep an eye on your belongings.

The Harmony’s “All You Can Rip” jam:

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