Ross Brunton. Boneless

Meanwhile park – London

So the thing goes like this; me, Ross and Bromley met up with Jack and Dan in Brixton. The plan was to go to some huge bank in south London, but fuck! just started to rain. so where to go? fuck it, lets go to Meanwhile park, where there’s the infamous “Gonz gap”.

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Diego Doural. Testing out the coping.

Zarautz skatepark – Basque Country

The town of Zarautz on the Atlantic coast in Basque country has a long skate and surf tradition. A town well known for it’s world surfing championship held every year since the late 1980s also has a skatepark build on the beach back in this time which was a copy of the La Kantera skatepark.

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Overview of the OMSA Pool 2.0 from the couch.

Antwerp Skate Depot – Saturday night session

Knock Out Blocks, Vans and Hoax crew got together for a Saturday evening shred at the Antwerp Skate Depot in Belgium last Saturday. After the vert and miniramp session (vimeo.com/118998971) we went up for a session in the recently relocated (from Düsseldorf, Germany to the Antwerp Skate Depot in Belgium) OMSA POOL! Antwerp Skate Depot […]

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@lifegrinder @herzblutskateboards Frontside smith grind

Rathole DIY – Chur, Switzerland

The decision, to build our own concrete dream was already made – all we needed was a good space.

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Chuck Gentile - Sal Flip

Friday the 13th at Unmodern Skateshop – Los Angeles

Unmodern Skate Shop in Sante Fe Springs (Los Angeles) Celebrated Friday the 13th by grilling black cats, skating under ladders, and playing music under an umbrella indoors. There was nothing unlucky about watching the sesh that transpired on this most superstitious night.

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Borja Casas. White pool. Photo: Pablo Otamendi

Stokin’ panorama – Canary Islands (Tenerife and La Palma)

Beginning of the year, new energy, new time to spend looking for new discoveries. Once again, I travel to this peacful place, and just as the before I found more than I expected – and with the skate spots – more than I had ever imagined. This trip turned into a crazy kind of stokin’ “search and find” new DIY and new skateable landscapes inside this atlantic paradise.

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Meanwhile park – London

So the thing goes like this; me, Ross and Bromley met up with Jack and Dan in Brixton. The plan was to go to some huge bank in south London, but fuck! just started to rain. so where to go? fuck it, lets go to Meanwhile park, where there’s the infamous “Gonz gap“.

Well, the park has some tiny street course aaand of course was definitely packed. Which means… good for us! because we don’t care about it! So here, just a few shots I took, of a very good session with my lads, blasting some tricks, eating shit and of course smashing some beers afterwards! And this is it!”

Photos and words by: David “Dog” Vivaldini

 

David "Dog" Vivaldini 

Dan Singer. Backside Boneless

Ross Brunton. Boneless

Ross Brunton. Boneless

Matt Bromley. Owner of Blast Skates.

Matt Bromley. Handplant.

Jack Lammas. Creator of the Confusion "2 Headed Crow". Crailtap.

Jack Lammas. Crailtap.

 

Zarautz skatepark – Basque Country

The town of Zarautz on the Atlantic coast in Basque country has a long skate and surf tradition. A town well known for its world surfing championship had a skatepark built on the beach back in the late 1980s, inspired by the original La Kantera skatepark and the wave of skateparks that were built around the same time with a similar idea and shape (a couple banks and quarter pipes). But this old skatepark was in need of an upgrade, which ended up being fully rebuilt by Chetos, Patata and Dani, some skate locals from Kampsa DIY along with support from 310 skateshop who insisted the city council give approval and funding to rebuilt the old skatepark. The new Zarautz skatepark located right on the beach which also (no secret) can have really good waves is now open and ready to shred. The opening party is February 28th!

Photos Pablo Ribera

Old Zarautz Skatepark

Old Zarautz Skatepark

Old Zarautz skatepark

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Chetos, Patata and Dani

Chetos, Patata and Dani

Construction. Photo: Chetos

Before. Photo: Chetos

Zarautz overview. Photo: Chetos

After. Photo: Chetos

Diego Doural. Testing out the coping.

Diego Doural. Testing out the coping.

Pablo Ribera. fs lien air Photo:  Ibon A.

Pablo Ribera. fs lien air.  Photo: Ibon A.

Local ripper Alfonsito. Front smith.

Local ripper Alfonsito. Front smith.

Pablo Ribera. Photo: Javier Ben Hamed

Javier Ben Hamed. Photo: Pablo Ribera

Mikel Muguerza. Switch boneless.

Mikel Muguerza. Switch boneless.

Aitor Perez. FSA.

Aitor Perez. FSA.

Ibon Achutegui. fs grind.

Ibon Achutegui. fs grind.

Zarautz skatepark. 2015. Photo: Pablo Rivera

Zarautz skatepark. 2015. Photo: Pablo Rivera

Mikel Muguerza from Zumaia blasting a powerful fs shifty in one of the first sessions in the skatepark.

Mikel Muguerza from Zumaia blasting a powerful fs shifty in one of the first sessions in the skatepark.

Zarautz skatepark. Overview.  Photo: Pablo Rivera

Zarautz skatepark. Overview. Photo: Pablo Ribera

Zarautz overview. Photo: Chetos

Zarautz overview. Photo: Chetos

Drop in? Pat McClain did it...

Drop in? Pat McClain did it…

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Kampsa II DIY Basque Country – 20th anniversary party
www.confuzine.com/2012/07/08/kampsa-ii-diy-basque-country-20th-anniversary-party/

KAMPSA II DIY – End of Summer party 2013
www.confuzine.com/2014/01/23/kampsa-ii-diy-end-of-summer-party-2013/

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Antwerp Skate Depot – Saturday night session

Knock Out Blocks, Vans and Hoax crew got together for a Saturday evening shred at the Antwerp Skate Depot in Belgium last Saturday. After the vert and miniramp session (vimeo.com/118998971) we went up for a session in the recently relocated (from Düsseldorf, Germany to the Antwerp Skate Depot in Belgium) OMSA POOL!

Antwerp Skate Depot – Saturday night session (part 2 – OMSA Pool)

Antwerp Skate Depot – Saturday night session (part 1 – ramps)

video / edits: Jonathan Hay

Photos from Wim Dewaele / First Try Magazine

Koekie. Boneless to tail.

Koekie. Boneless to lien to tail over the deathbox.

Nick Bax. Feeble grind over the death box.

Nick Bax. Feeble grind over the death box.

Donald "Poolboy" Huycke. Frontside grind grab over the death box.

Donald “Poolboy” Huycke. Frontside grind grab over the death box.

Koekie. Layback 5-0 grind to pivot grab yank in.

Koekie. Layback 5-0 grind to pivot grab yank in.

Koekie. FS air over the hip into the shallow end.

Koekie. FS air over the hip into the shallow end.

Nick Bax. Backsmith over the hip into the shallow end.

Nick Bax. Backsmith over the hip into the shallow end.

Donald Huycke reaching for the seatbelt front smith over the box.

Donald Huycke reaching for the seatbelt front smith over the box.

Another angle of Donald Huycke's seatbelt front smith over the death box.

Another angle of Donald Huycke’s seatbelt front smith over the death box.

Koekie and Jeff Podolski. Pool side chatter.

Koekie and Jeff Podolski. Pool side chatter.

J. hay. Frontside slash over the deathbox.

J. hay. Frontside slash over the deathbox.

Mike van der Ouderaa contemplating...

Mike van der Ouderaa contemplating…

Ratman sweeper in the deep end.

Ratman sweeper in the deep end.

Bram Bosch. Frontside grind nosegrab.

Bram Bosch. Frontside grind nosegrab.

Bonus photos from J. Hay

Nick Bax. Crail slide. Photo: Hay

Nick Bax. Crail slide. Photo: Hay

Bram Bosch. Frontside grind nosegrab. Photo: Hay

Bram Bosch. Frontside grind nosegrab. Photo: Hay

Rathole DIY – Chur, Switzerland

The decision, to build our own concrete dream was already made – all we needed was a good space. The winter was coming up fast and not much time was left so we decided to rip out the old woodem ramp which was built by the local skaters in a real fucked up house which was nearly 100 years old! After a few words with the land lady about the concrete bowl idea, everyone knew this was really going to happen. The project was a go!

Standing in an empty place and knowing it’s yours is a really good feeling, even if it’s only 8 x 6 meters – ideas are flashing! We all skated The Beauty bowl from September Wheels in Zürich and there was not much space either. We all knew this was going to be tricky!

First shout was “Let’s do a cradle!” And then it just kept rolling!

The first stones we set were really big and reinforced, but allowed us to save much time and filling material, which we used in other ways.

Words: Dominic Gilomen
Photos: cr(apple)

Hundreds of wheel barrows full of asphalt, stones, and junk later, it started looking like what we were dreaming about. It felt like we were half way done, but, it would take longer.

Beginnings

Beginnings

The coping forms were ready to fill, maybe 15 times would be enough!¿? We will see…

Pool coping molds

Pool coping molds

The formwork and the reinforcing took two days, by only using pieces from trash wood and wire it worked out better than expected, and at least, it was all for free.

Foundations

Foundations

Next was the crete! We got 15 cubic meters for free from a local concrete plant, by only asking nicely for a little help. We just had to pick it up¿?

Handstacking

Hand stacking

The next days turned out to be an almost 24 hour pouring a day… It was barely zero degrees C, but that allowed time for shaping – too much time! It was like shaping for hours and then, take a beer and a nap, come back at 3 or 4AM to start the finish from the last pouring session.

Quarter detail

Quarter detail

But all the work would never have been possible without the workless skateboard dudes around us, at this time, a huge thank you to Gian and Joos, you guys worked your asses off!

Taking all the wood away and to look at the whole bowl with a freshly poured flat, and to see what is already done, is just great!

Flatbottom

Flat bottom

Cradle pool coping

Cradle pool coping

There should be a wallride too? Yes! Simple idea, heavy construction! Two days later… success.

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15 times was enough!

Stacked pool coping

Stacked pool coping

Setting the already finished coping stones was another two day project and included the cutting of many lady finger coping pieces for the corners and the slightly over vert pocket.

Cradle

Cradle

It looked so damn good, we almost couldn’t wait to skate it!

And then the coping finish, how to fill the cracks nicely as well as durable in this now under zero degrees freezing outside and at the moment inside too! (but now we’ve installed a gas heater!)

The cracks between the coping stones worked out really well with polyester glass fiber compound, especially because it’s heating while drying!

First part of the Rathole bowl was built from November – December 14th and took seven weeks, and then, after the finish, all builders and helpers were waiting for the moment when everything was dry enough to finally skate that Rathole d.i.y!!! – Dominic Gilomen

Rathole overview

Rathole overview

Jose F. Venetz @josefvenetz. Nose Pick

Jose F. Venetz @josefvenetz. Nose Pick

@lifegrinder @herzblutskateboards Frontside smith grind

@lifegrinder @herzblutskateboards Frontside smith grind

Friday the 13th at Unmodern Skateshop – Los Angeles

Unmodern Skate Shop in Sante Fe Springs (Los Angeles) Celebrated Friday the 13th by grilling black cats, skating under ladders, and playing music under an umbrella indoors. There was nothing unlucky about watching the sesh that transpired on this most superstitious night.

Words and photos: Kasper

Slasher Jon - Pretzel 5-0

Slasher Jon – Pretzel 5-0

Race Nagel - bs boneless

Race Nagel – bs boneless

Race Nagel - Feeble to Fakie

Race Nagel – Feeble to Fakie

Nic Riveria - Kick Flip

Nic Rivera – Kick Flip

Nic Riveria - Blunt to Fakie

Nic Rivera – Blunt to Fakie

Josh Schuppert - Knows whats up

Josh Schuppert – Knows what’s up

Hezekiah - Ally Oop Air

Hezekiah – Ally Oop Air

Frank Fernandez - Front Smith or 5-0

Frank Fernandez – Front Smith or 5-0

Chuck Gentile - Sal Flip

Chuck Gentile – Sal Flip

Gone Ape Shit going ape shit

Gone Ape Shit going ape shit

Alex Vasquez - 5-0 to Fakie

Alex Vasquez – 5-0 to Fakie