Narciso. Backside boneless

Rulefest – Mondaka DIY Skatepark – Galicia, Spain

Mondariz, near Vigo, lost in the forest, now a few years that there is a ship which has gradually been taking shape to be  authentic diy 100% ripable and prone to the ramp. This year people bundled the blanket to the head and suggested a festival with a contest, concerts, food stalls with crafts… and […]

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Toni Perrone. FS slash grind.

OMSA Pizza Tour 2015 – “Italy the Land of dreams?”

…And here is the team: Fred (our International part from France and the Master Photographer), Axel (from Trier the oldest town in Germany established by Romans over 2,000 years ago), Toni (our ½ German with an Italian passport and all time translator), Dietsches (Mr. OMSA) and me (the organizer + Wolfgangster). The OMSA Team on a mission – grinding down the pools in Italy….

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Backside wallride. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Down by the River: DIY in Southern France with Bastien Marlin

I’ve never been satisfied to just skate the surrounding spots in my area. I’m always looking for new places and when I can’t find something I’d like to skate, I build a new spot or change one that needs fixing to make it skateable.

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Iberian Peninsula skate trip

Last summer I went on holiday in the Iberian Peninsula. There are more places than just Barcelona to visit there. The people are very nice and every place I went I met rippers!

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Daryl Nobbs. Frontside rockslide over the stairs. Gjøvik. Photo: David Jedda

Betongpark boys skating and creating in Norway

A few years ago on a one off build in Norway with a British company, I met a couple of awesome Norwegians with big plans. We kept in touch and soon after they asked me if i wanted to be involved in their Norwegian skatepark venture, for some reason they were under the impression I really knew what I was doing… – Daryl Nobbs

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Rulefest – Mondaka DIY Skatepark – Galicia, Spain

Mondariz, near Vigo, lost in the forest, now a few years that there is a ship which has gradually been taking shape to be  authentic diy 100% ripable and prone to the ramp. This year people bundled the blanket to the head and suggested a festival with a contest, concerts, food stalls with crafts… and since a few months ago started working on the fest.Saturday was the day and although came rain, nothing prevented that engorile in the ramp and shoe and wax in the concerts in which various groups were going through the stage until four in the morning.As for Skate, the award for group tests went to Santi, Aldao and Junquera which made the evidence exceeded style king of the road, and in the Park:

1º Alexander Golvanov

2º Hugo “Slyppy”

3º Coke “Minimoske”

4º Narciso Afonso

5º Daih

Certainly an event we’re already looking forward to next year!

Photos and words by
Javier Saavedra

 

Overview of the indoor Mondaka skatepark

Overview of the indoor Mondaka skatepark

Narciso. Backside boneless

Narciso. Backside boneless

Nine. Nosestall to transfer

Nine. Nosestall to transfer

Slyppy. Invert.

Slyppy. Invert.

Anxo backside wallride

Anxo backside wallride

Mondaka airbnb

Mondaka airbnb

Adrián Otero wall plant

Adrián Otero wall plant

Pibe way up there on the wallride.

Pibe way up there on the wallride.

Coke. Blunt nosegrab.

Coke. Blunt nosegrab.

Narciso Afonso. Crailslide.

Narciso Afonso. Crailslide.

Narciso's band Mr. Miyagi. Portuguese hardcore.

Narciso’s band Mr. Miyagi. Portuguese hardcore.

Rulefest

Rulefest

 

Original Spanish:

En Mondariz, cerca de Vigo, perdido en el bosque, hace ya unos años que existe una nave que poco a poco ha ido cogiendo forma hasta ser un auténtico diy ripable 100% y con tendencia a la rampa.

Este año la gente se lió la manta a la cabeza y se propuso un festi con campeonato, conciertos, comida, puestos con artesanía… y desde hace unos meses empezaron a trabajar.

Este sábado era el día y aunque daban lluvias, como así fue, nada impidió que hubiera engorile en la rampa y zapatilla y cera en los conciertos en los que varios grupos fueron pasando por el escenario hasta las cuatro de la mañana.

En cuanto al patín, el premio a pruebas grupales fue para Santi, Aldao y Junquera que fueron los que más pruebas superaron al estilo king of the road , y en el parque:

1º Alexander Golvanov

2º Hugo “Slyppy”

3º Coke “Minimoske”

4º Narciso Afonso

5º Daih

Sin duda un evento que ya estamos esperando para el próximo año!

Fotos y palabras de Javier Saavedra

Check out the video on “Once a Week” filmed by Eduardo García & Javier Saavedra

www.skatefilms.tv/2857-oaw66

 

OMSA Pizza Tour 2015 – “Italy the Land of dreams?”

Article by Wolfgang Toth
Photos by Fred Ferand


Italy the Land of dreams?

“For my first holiday in Italy, they needed a long time to get me to go, because, you know, Mafia and all that stuff. But on the streets it’s like everywhere and I’m lucky to have been there. Since then I have fallen in love with this country. Also, a long time ago I skated a contest there. There was a half pipe right on the beach and a street contest too. Ha, I think it was my only serious street contest ever. I was the only foreigner with all these super friendly Italians and it was great!
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And close to this countryside where the contest was, there is since the last three years a pool. And since then, I thought let’s go, and you know if a man says he will do it, he will do it however long it takes, but he will do it! And here is the team: Fred (our International part from France and the Master Photographer), Axel (from Trier the oldest town in Germany established by Romans over 2,000 years ago), Toni (our ½ German with an Italian passport and all time translator), Dietsches (Mr. OMSA) and me (the organizer + Wolfgangster). The OMSA Team on a mission – grinding down the pools in Italy.

Starting in Milano meeting Alessandro Redaelli with Roberta and friends who made the Ottone Pool in Lodi, possible. And we all really liked this rough baby. A whole lot of grinding and fun!

Dietsches. FS Grind. Ottone Bowl. Lodi, Italy.

Dietsches. FS Grind. Ottone Bowl. Lodi, Italy.

Alessandro Radealli. Crail. Ottone Bowl. Lodi, Italy.

Alessandro Redaelli. Crail. Ottone Bowl. Lodi, Italy.

Toni Perrone. BS Layback. Lodi, Italy.

Toni Perrone. BS Layback. Lodi, Italy.

Toni Perrone. Frontside grind. Ottone Bowl.

Toni Perrone. Frontside grind. Ottone Bowl.

Toni Perrone. Indy nosegrind. Ottone Bowl.

Toni Perrone. Indy nosegrind. Ottone Bowl.

Toni Perrone. Nosegrind. Ottone Bowl.

Toni Perrone. Indy Nosegrind. Ottone Bowl.

Wolfgang. FS grind. Ottone bowl.

Wolfgang. FS grind. Ottone bowl.

Alessandro Radealli. Ollie. Ottone Bowl. Lodi, Italy.

Alessandro Redaelli. Ollie. Ottone Bowl. Lodi, Italy.

Alessandro Radealli. FS Rock. Ottone Bowl. Lodi, Italy.

Alessandro Redaelli. FS Rock. Ottone Bowl. Lodi, Italy.

Dietsches. Hand out. Ottone Bowl. Lodi, Italy.

Dietsches. Hand out. Ottone Bowl. Lodi, Italy.

Alessandro Radealli. Sweeper. Ottone Bowl. Lodi, Italy.

Alessandro Redaelli. Sweeper. Ottone Bowl. Lodi, Italy.


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Then back to the Milano Legend the “Bastard Bowl”.

Max Bonassi. FS olllie. Bastard Bowl.

Max Bonassi. FS olllie. Bastard Bowl.

Max Bonassi. Invert. Bastard Bowl.

Max Bonassi. Invert. Bastard Bowl.

Max Bonassi. Invert. Bastard Bowl.

Max Bonassi. Invert. Bastard Bowl.

Max Bonassi. Rock N Roll. Bastard Bowl.

Max Bonassi. Rock N Roll. Bastard Bowl.

Wolfgang. Ollie. Bastard bowl.

Wolfgang. Ollie. Bastard bowl.

Wolfgang. One foot back tail. Bastard bowl.

Wolfgang. One foot back tail. Bastard bowl.

Toni Perrone. Layback. Lodi, Italy.

Toni Perrone. Layback. Bastard Bowl.

Max Bonassi and Claudio Bernardini did such a great job to make this beauty happen. And these two guys ripped down their bowl. A big session was on, never ending fun; mega high speed runs and tricks were exploding. Skating til the muscles stopped moving. Wow, I nearly don’t remember such an epic session.

Claudi Bernardini. Ollie to fakie. Lodi, Italy.

Claudio Bernardini. Ollie to fakie. Bastard Bowl

Claudi Bernardini. Smith. Lodi, Italy.

Claudio Bernardini. Smith. Bastard Bowl.


Next stop at Daniele Lamanna‘s place. The “Whidaw ramp”, a really new generation playground. Holy moly funny place. Specially hosted with the worlds best apple-pie from Daniele’s dad Gino!

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Next mission, Bologna, the Elbo Park. So do you know the song: “it never rains in California” I thought about it and used my umbrella.

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But we will come back to survive the deep end there. (Happy I was there before and grinded it down, hehe.)

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Good that there is an indoor sports park right around the corner. And our youngsters can play on the ramps!

Beat up ramp in Caerano.

Beat up ramp in Caerano.

So the next stop was even deeper south in Italy, and so much deeper were our feelings there. We all nearly got tears in our eyes as we skated the first time the Big Air Pool in Camerano. The owner Mario and the other locals welcomed us with so much friendliness and beer that the party was glorious! And to name a few: Alessandro Ferreri, Luca Crestani, Nicola Vitali and others showed us the lines. Oh my god – what a show and great party! And when Dietsches says this is the best indoor pool he knows, what more can you say?

Big air Lab. Caerano, Italy.

Big air Lab. Caerano, Italy.

¿? Frontside grind. Big air lab.

¿? Frontside grind. Big air lab.

¿? Frontside grind. Double truck frontside grind.

¿? Frontside grind. Double truck frontside grind.

Alessandro Ferreri. Crail. Big air lab.

Alessandro Ferreri. Crail. Big air lab.

Alessandro Ferreri. FS tuckknee. Big air lab.

Alessandro Ferreri. FS tuckknee. Big air lab.

Alessandro Ferreri. Layback grind. Big air lab.

Alessandro Ferreri. Layback grind. Big air lab.

Alessandro Ferreri. Seatbelt. Big air Lab.

Alessandro Ferreri. Seatbelt. Big air Lab.

Axel. Frontside grind. Big air Lab

Axel. Frontside grind. Big air Lab

Cristiano Passarin. FS air. Big Air Labl.

Cristiano Passarin. FS air. Big Air Labl.

Lucas Crestani. Frontside flip.  Big Air Lab.

Lucas Crestani. Frontside flip. Big Air Lab.

Luca Crestani. Smith grind. Big Air Lab.

Luca Crestani. Smith grind. Big Air Lab.

Luca Crestani. Tailslide. Big Air Lab, Caerano, Italy.

Luca Crestani. Tailslide. Big Air Lab, Caerano, Italy.

Nicola Vitali. FS Grind. Big Air Lab. Caerano, Italy.

Nicola Vitali. FS Grind. Big Air Lab. Caerano, Italy.

Nicola Vitali. FS tuck knee. Big Air Lab. Caerano, Italy.

Nicola Vitali. FS tuck knee. Big Air Lab. Caerano, Italy.

Nicola Vitali. FS smith. Big Air Lab. Caerano, Italy.

Nicola Vitali. FS smith. Big Air Lab. Caerano, Italy.

Nicola Vitali. Stalefish. Big Air Lab. Caerano, Italy.

Nicola Vitali. Stalefish. Big Air Lab. Caerano, Italy.

Dietsches. BS Grind. Big air lab.

Dietsches. BS Grind. Big air lab.

Dietsches. BS Layback. Big Air Lab.

Dietsches. BS Layback. Big Air Lab.

Toni Perrone. Double truck grind. Big Air Lab.

Toni Perrone. Double truck grind. Big Air Lab.

Toni Perrone. FS Air.

Toni Perrone. FS Air.

Toni Perrone. FS slash grind.

Toni Perrone. FS slash grind.

Toni Perrone. FS smith grind.

Toni Perrone. FS smith grind.

The boys at Big Air Lab. Caerano, Italy.

The boys at Big Air Lab. Caerano, Italy.

So all who read to this point surely agree that skateboarding is our life. But all who think McDonald’s or stuff like this are good, should better stop reading now.

So not for a small reason, our tour was called the “OMSA PIZZA Tour” and I tell you good Italian food, latte machiatto, espresso and vino is a great reason to live too! And that’s why it’s that good in Italy. Madonna – I tell you, lunch and dinner is a celebration there. And I love it. Go there, surprise yourself, and maybe you want to stay there forever.

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Bela Italia I’m coming back!

Grind it down, always.”  – Wolfgangster

Wolfgang Toth. Double truck grind.

Wolfgang Toth. Double truck grind.

OMSA PIZZA TOUR – the video

Filmed/edited by Dietsches

Down by the River: DIY in Southern France with Bastien Marlin

Down by the River: DIY in Southern France by with Bastien Marlin
Photos by Loïc Benoit. Bonus photos from Valentin Klinger.
Video filmed and edited by Bastien Regeste
Additional filming by Valentin Klinger and Jefferson Cuvillier

I’ve never been satisfied to just skate the surrounding spots in my area. I’m always looking for new places and when I can’t find something I’d like to skate, I build a new spot or change one that needs fixing to make it skateable.

My idea is to build something different to the spots we already have. I’m not a bowl skater, but I like it. Some people complain to me that I build unskateable spots… But I don’t want to build a skatepark. I much prefer that a spot gets the feel of a real street spot with all it’s own difficulties and challenges.

I always build stuff in hidden areas to not catch people’s attention and get problems. I love building by the riverside because it’s very easy to find sand and water to make concrete.

Most of the time I work alone. I’m a very impulsive person. From one day to the next I launch a new DIY project and spend three days by myself making concrete. Fortunately, I have very helpful friends who join in to give me a very precious helping hand.
When I build a spot I have some ideas for the shape. In the process of building I gradually change that initial idea and finally the spot turns out way different to the original plan. It could be that I see a magazine and think that it could be better to have something that I saw in there and change my plan.

All the spots I built are really close to my town Beziers, in the South of France. The tunnel spot is in the middle of the vineyards, close to the motorway. It’s unusual to meet people there, only some hunters and rabbits. L’écluse 1927 was my first big project in this zone. It was the best place to go for a sesh, the spot was by the riverside in the middle of the wild! Unfortunately that spot got destroyed… The bridge spot is my latest project, it’s by the riverside under a bridge, a perfect place for swimming, fishing, and making some BBQs. – Bastien Marlin

L’écluse 1927

Backside kickflip to wallride. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Backside kickflip to wallride. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Boneless to wallride. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Boneless to wallride. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Backside smith. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Backside smith. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Frontside layback grind. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Frontside layback grind. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Wallride boneless nose grab out.  Photo: Loïc Benoit

Wallride boneless nose grab out. Photo: Loïc Benoit

The Tunnel Spot:

Back smith. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Back smith. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Backside tailslide. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Backside tailslide. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Wallride over the tit. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Wallride over the tit. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Backside fly out the pipe. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Backside fly out the pipe. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Backside tailslide. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Backside tailslide. Photo: Loïc Benoit

The Bridge Spot:

Blunt to fakie. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Blunt to fakie. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Frontside hurricane. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Frontside hurricane. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Frontside nosegrind. Photo: Valentin Klinger

Frontside nosegrind. Photo: Valentin Klinger

Backside wallride. Photo: Valentin Klinger

Backside wallride. Photo: Valentin Klinger

Backside blunt slide. Photo: Valentin Klinger

Backside blunt slide. Photo: Valentin Klinger

Pole Jam. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Pole Jam. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Frontside wallride. Photo: Loïc Benoit

Frontside wallride. Photo: Loïc Benoit


Video filmed / edited by Bastien Regeste

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Iberian Peninsula skate trip

Words + photos: Nicola Debernardi

Last summer I went on holiday in the Iberian Peninsula. There are more places than just Barcelona to visit  there. The people are very nice and every place I went I met rippers!

Alicante

In a very warm day I went around with the boys from the Picnic Skateshop. Honza and Martin brought me with the van to a few spot around Alicante, together with a few more skaters: Alex Stoicheciu, Levi Sanz and Ruben Macia.

Alex Stoicheciu

Alex Stoicheciu

Levi Sanz

Levi Sanz

Alex Stoicheciu

Alex Stoicheciu

Honza

Honza

Ruben Macia

Ruben Macia

Levi Sanz

Levi Sanz

Basque

I have a meeting with Diego Doural in San Sebastian. The plan was to go to a DIY mini ramp built in the middle of nature, in the countryside near the sea. We drove to the place, which is almost on the border with France. The DIY is built at the bottom of a small valley on the property of Aitor Perez aka Fliustas. The ramp was built by Enrique Barrio, Aitor Bengoetexea, Patata, Pablo Ribera, Alvar Gutierrez, Alex Irigoyen, Hector Heredia and Aitor Perez himself in 2012. See more pictures from the session at www.confuzine.com/2014/08/15/concrete-countryside-mini-ramp-basque-country/

Erika and Maka

Erika and Maka

Oscar Txuri Blanco

Oscar Txuri Blanco

Diego Doural

Diego Doural

Pagola skatepark

Almost every night session in this awesome skatepark, when the sun is shining, with some great food, chilling with all the homies in San Sebastian.

Diego and Erika

Diego and Erika


Galeria33 DIY

And before we headed back home, Diego, Wouter Bosch and I went to check this sick private DIY built in Irun.

Wouter Bosch

Wouter Bosch