Julien Benoliel. Backside nosegrind. Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Malmö Ultra Bowl 2015 at Sibbarp Skatepark

Ultra Bowl changed this year. Not the players, they are still all the best transition rippers of the moment, but the location moved from Stapelbäddsparken to Sibbarp. I arrived on Thursday afternoon, just at the end of the jump ramp session, at Malmö central station.

Continue Reading

pinkmotel-camtest

Pink Motel – 6th annual Camtest / Tuckfest

On July 25th, 2015, the 6th Annual Pink Motel Camtest/Tuckfest contest benefiting cancer charities and in honor of Dave Tuck who passed away several years ago after battling pancreatic cancer.

Continue Reading

sylvain-pool

ABC bowl / 7-77 bowl construction

I have my garden, I am manual worker, I understand approximately how to build a concrete bowl. I had to take the time needed, behind my straight face it is vital for me – a sort of question of life or death.

Continue Reading

Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 12.22.11 PM

Assault Skateboards video 2015

New Assault team montage featuring Greg Harbour, Casey Meyer, Ace Pelka, Riley Kozerski, Demarcus James, & Shonn Oquendo ripping the only way they know how… FAST, LOUD, & DIRTY.

Continue Reading

Simon Karlsson. Frontside feeble grind. Skärpnack, Sweden. Photo: Niemho

Brotherhood Plaza – Skarpnäck, Sweden

Brotherhood Plaza is one of the first skate plazas in Sweden with more than 1600 square meters to skate. With grass gaps, curbs, banks, hips and even a bowl this D.I.Y park is surely worth a visit. With a colorful mix of obstacles the founder, David Krug, in collaboration with Stockholm City and the local community, made sure that there will always be new lines to be discovered at the plaza. With more of an urban vibe going on this plaza is frequently visited and cherished by most skaters in the Stockholm county and also a must tour-stop for skaters passing by in the area code.

Continue Reading


Skateboarding

Malmö Ultra Bowl 2015 at Sibbarp Skatepark

Ultra Bowl changed this year. Not the players, they are still all the best transition rippers of the moment, but the location moved from Stapelbäddsparken to Sibbarp. I arrived on Thursday afternoon, just at the end of the jump ramp session, at Malmö central station. It was a pretty good idea.

Launch ramp session at Malmö central station.

Launch ramp session at Malmö central station.

Right after that, I left my stuff at the hotel and headed to Stapelbäddsparken for the deep end session. This year we all had a rental bike. I think this was a brilliant idea because the most funny memories of the weekend were probably while biking! We biked there and the usual suspects were killing the bowl! One skater I hadn’t met yet, but heard of from my Spanish homies, was blasting big tricks like a pro. He is Jaime Mateu and that was a good introduction at Ultra Bowl. Check the short instagram edit from Jimmy Larsen to get an impression of the best tricks of the session!

Kevin Kowalski. Backside air channel transfer. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Kevin Kowalski. Backside air channel transfer.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Nick Peterson. Lien to tail. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Nick Peterson. Lien to tail.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Tim Bijsterveld. Frontside invert.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Tim Bijsterveld. Frontside invert.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Alan Young. Corner nose grind.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Alan Young. Corner nose grind.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Chris Cope. Eggplant.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Chris Cope. Eggplant.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Cody Lockwood. Blunt. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Cody Lockwood. Blunt.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Cody Lockwood. Tailgrab.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Cody Lockwood. Tailgrab.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Jaime Matue. Fast plant to fakie. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Jaime Matue. Fast plant to fakie.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

RJ Barbaro. Channel air. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

RJ Barbaro. Channel air.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Jaime Mateu. Nosebone.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Jaime Mateu. Nosebone.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Jaime Mateu. Slob fast plant channel transfer.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Jaime Mateu. Slob fast plant channel transfer.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Jaime Mateu. Frontside grind revert.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Jaime Mateu. Frontside grind revert.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Jaime Mateu. Judo air.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Jaime Mateu. Judo air.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Kalle Berglind. Invert. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Kalle Berglind. Invert.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Jaime Mateu. Lien air.  Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Jaime Mateu. Lien air.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Hunter Okano. Invert.  Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Hunter Okano. Invert.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Hunter Okano over Chris Cope.  Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Hunter Okano over Chris Cope.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Henry Calmeyer. Frontside air on Chris Copes' board. Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Henry Calmeyer. Frontside air on Chris Copes’ board.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Chris Cope. Invert. Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Chris Cope. Invert.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Charlie Martin. Tweaked out lien air. Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Charlie Martin. Tweaked out lien air.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Frank Shaw. Frontside invert shortly before he had a collision and ruptured his spleen. Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Frank Shaw. Frontside invert shortly before he had a collision and ruptured his spleen. Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Unfortunately, Frank Shaw got injured quite badly when he got in a collision with another skater and the guys knee impaled him in the chest. He had to go for some days in the hospital for observation. Keep on rocking Frank!

The second day the contest went on in Sibbarp. I biked there with Cody Lockwood and Kevin Kowalski, taking some detours and checking spots on the way. We discovered the best way to make use of our pink bike baskets, just throw in some ice blocks to cool down the beers. Sibbarp is a DIY style park. There are no big obstacles but it’s super fun to skate. A thousand lines and the freedom for skate creativity. Most of the runs ended up the skaters trying to blast big tricks on the biggest bank / quarter of the course. I think the spectators enjoyed it since it was right in front of them.

Alex Hallford. Frontside hurricane. Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Alex Hallford. Frontside hurricane. Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Tobias Toby Mortensen.

Tobias Toby Mortensen. Frontside tailbone. Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

RJ Barbaro. Invert.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

RJ Barbaro. Invert. Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Julien Benoliel. Backside nosegrind. Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Julien Benoliel. Backside nosegrind. Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Julien Benoliel. Noseblunt. Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Julien Benoliel. Noseblunt. Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Jimmy3

Tim Bijsterveld. Crail slide.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Tim Bijsterveld. Crail slide. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Jimmy Larsen. Transfer.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Jimmy Larsen. Transfer. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Melon grab.

Melon grab. Not sure this dudes name. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Henry Calmeyer. One footed finger flip to tail.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Henry Calmeyer. One footed finger flip to tail. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Not sure this girls name, but I think it's a disaster. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Not sure this girl’s name, but I think it’s a disaster. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Chris Cope. Invert. Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Chris Cope. Invert.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Julien Benoliel. Backside ollie. Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Julien Benoliel. Backside ollie.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Nick Peterson. RJ Barbaro. Madonna.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Nick Peterson. RJ Barbaro. Madonna.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Jens Andersson. Backside blunt. Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Jens Andersson. Backside blunt.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Danny Tumia. Frontside blunt. Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Danny Tumia. Frontside blunt.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Chris Cope. Ollie to fakie. Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Chris Cope. Ollie to fakie.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Donovan Rice. Rock to fakie on the vert box.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Donovan Rice. Rock to fakie on the vert box.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

On Saturday the weather was terrible in the morning, but it dried up and the contest went on in the afternoon. Kids, girls and pros all got the chance to skate their runs. This time I biked with Donovan Rice and Jimmy Larsen, also detouring around. The bike ride is very pleasant, along the coast, half in nature, right on the beach. A lot of spots are great for a quick break! And we enjoyed the rides. It was fun to meet you guys!

Last day on Sunday, whoever survived the party made it again to Sibbarp. The way was not easy, since there was 100% head winds pretty much the whole 8km ride, together with Donovan Rice and Chris Cope. Pretty much a hell ride, but on the way back it was with tail wind, so super chill! The semifinals were great and the best ones moved on to the finals. I missed Jaime Mateu in there, who could not pull off a few (probably insane) tricks in his run due to skater traffic, but I’m sure next time he will make it through! Pro finals were amazing, the most insane tricks and transfers from and into the bowl. Cody literally killed it. He looked hungry and he skated the whole park as a DIY, grinding and slashing every corner to get speed for the big bank. He ended pulling out an ollie 540 second try. He deserved the win!

Cody Lockwood. 540. Photo:  Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Cody Lockwood. Ollie 540.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Kevin Kowalski. Stale fish.  Photo: Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Kevin Kowalski. Stale fish disaster.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Kalle Berglind. Frontside air.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

Kalle Berglind. Frontside air.  Photo: Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

In the night I went to Christiania and I met with Jamie and Nahuel Ortega. I took a couple of pics and had a great night! Thanks John Magnusson to make this happenings, I always have great time over there and already hyped to be back soon!

Words by Nicola Debernardi
Photos by Nicola Debernardi and Amin Olve Klungseth Ullah

UB-Sibbarp-poster-web-640x896 Juniors 1 Herman Moller SWE 2 Felix Køppe DK 3 Gabriel Viking SWE 4 Jonas Carlsson NOR 5 Axel Källmén SWE 6 Tobias Mortensen DK 7 Leon Rüb GER 8 Carlos Törnberg SWE Get Set Go! 1 Emma Fastesson Lindgren SWE 2 Mimmi Leckius SWE 3 Tonje Pedersen NOR 4 Eugenia Ginepro ARG 5 Chloé Bernard FRA 6 Lucy Adams UK 7 Catherine Marquis GER 8 Pauliana Laffabrier FRA PRO/AM 1 Cody Lockwood USA 2 Brad McClain USA 3 Björn Lillesøe DK 4 Ty Hjortland USA 5 Kevin Kowalski USA 6 Kalle Berglind SWE 7 Danny Leon ESP 8 Mason Merlino USA

R.I.P. Moish Brenman

Moish Brenman.  Photo: Ryan

Moish Brenman. Photo: Ryan

“The Cube suffered a pretty big blow to the heart yesterday. It is so heartbreaking to comprehend, let alone acknowledge, that our friend Moish Brenman, passed away in his sleep. For those of you who that didn’t know, Moish was Consolidated’s first artist that was so integral in starting us on this journey. We look around this place and see Moish in every nook and cranny. Fuck… the Cube logo was his brainchild! Among many other things, he was such a huge part of getting the Don’t Do It campaign off the ground back in ’97, he created a brochure called The Plan, which was a step by step guide on how to get a public park built in your town back in the nineties….and his artwork? On a whole nother level…he could draw like no other! You were a crazy genius that loved life and knew how to laugh and make others laugh. Life can fuckin suck sometimes, and this is one of those times. We’ll never forget you and will always love you, Moish. Keep everybody laughing up there, and save some room for us, would ya? ” – Consolidated Skateboards

moish-cube

Some of Moish’s artwork he did for Consolidated Skateboards:

consolidated-moish-artwork

wakeup-comeoutfighting

dontdoit

The Plan

consolidated-fists

“Consolidated ad in 1997 with Moish, Aaron ‘Bro’ Clark, and Dave Nelson. I thought up the idea for an ad as I was driving over Hwy 17 coming from SF. I layed down my idea to Moish, and it was on. The best part is; I wanted Moish to wear a wrestling outfit, which he actually just happened to have!!! I was like holy shit, you just happened to have a fucking wrestling outfit? And the rest we just winged it and this is what we ended up with. It was used in the ‘Grenade!’ Skate/Rock video.” – Pete Koff

Consolidated Tough 1997 ad from PK on Vimeo.

Moish, Bro, Dave Nelson.
Shot/Directed by Pete Koff

Pink Motel – 6th annual Camtest / Tuckfest

On July 25th, 2015, the 6th Annual Pink Motel Camtest/Tuckfest took place with the return of the weight classes, with five different weight divisions from super fly weight to heavy weights. The contest is a benefit for two cancer charities and in honor of Dave Tuck who passed away several years ago after battling pancreatic cancer. $3,000 was raised to fight cancer. The contest is put on by long time friend of Tuck, Cam Dowse.


Video by @drsalsaverde / Andrew Jimenez

pinkmotel-camtest

Sponsored by Bones, Vans, SoCal Skateshop, Thrasher, Hoax mfg, Team Pain, Stance, Independent, Anti-Hero, Power Peralta, Creature, Grind for Life, Zflex skateboards, Conspiracy Skateboards, Bones Bearings, Creature, Real Skateboards, Olloclip, Rad coffee truck, Vagrant Skateboards, Krooked, Venture… Tuck love.

ABC bowl / 7-77 bowl construction

Never forget skateboarding, it will never forget you when you’re on it. You would understand what I meant if one warm summer day you would fall hard on your right shoulder after dropping the raddest wooden pool you can find in France in the middle of Bordeaux’s wine fields: the BBB. What’s the relation with my DIY project? That means, that day clicked for me! How could I be devoted to skateboarding (in my association implication, by helping city councils to build the best concrete skatepark for the kids in France) and also forget skateboarding at the point that I can’t enjoy it at this moment with a simple drop. The time for the others is not over, but I needed to take more time for myself and build my own project and stop this infernal circle for me so that I could ride a transition without having to drive one and a half hours. You know also this circle: job, family, kids, wife, job…. I have my garden, I am manual worker, I understand approximately how to build a concrete bowl. I had to take the time needed, behind my straight face it is vital for me – a sort of question of life or death.

So I asked everybody who knows: Lance Mountain, Benoit Moureau, Mike Van De Ouderaa (Concrete Flow), Stéphane Flandrin and Sam Stambul (Constructo), J-Mag, Julien Bouvier (SdV), Anwar Rejeb (Concrete Waves). The melting pot of each experiences and what I will to do result in this hard DIY project bowl. Most of the project has been done with friends or devoted passionate people, like Bruno‘s crew (Concrete Dreams), Mike’s crew and Damiaan’s Netherlands warriors of Skate On for the main piece of the bowl : the transitions. Made in one day on friday 13th december the well-named : bad concrete dosing, pumping shooter obstructed, 7m² of concrete discharged in the hole, shovel working to place all in transitions, too much Trappist Westvleteren beer, Affligem and Floc’s from Gascogne, cold becoming rain at midnight, and electrocution in the hole full of water, by myself… hard work for the crew until 2.45am. But mainly for the rest I worked on with my 70 year old dad. He was as excited as I was do build it. I can thank also my family and non skateboarding friends like José, Christophe, Silvere, Guy L. and Guy D., Ludovic and all the friends who will never skate it but loved to help me. Technical informations: Viking Blocks pool coping, 20m² of concrete, shallow is 1m70 (5 1/2 foot) and deep end 2m (6 1/2 foot) with radius 2m. Length: 8m80, width: 6m. For a cost around 4500€ (but could have been around 3500€). Location: somewhere on google earth near the Belgian frontier.

Words and photos Sylvain Stricanne

11637857_675071389264411_213688240_n

11638456_675071655931051_269403042_o

11650812_675071445931072_27480020_n

11638883_675071435931073_1779026835_o

11655691_675071385931078_1112019962_o

sylvain-pool

Assault Skateboards video 2015

New Assault team montage featuring Greg Harbour, Casey Meyer, Ace Pelka, Riley Kozerski, Demarcus James, & Shonn Oquendo ripping the only way they know how… FAST, LOUD, & DIRTY.

Shot & Edited by Connor Wyse
Assault Skateboards