Jaime Mateu. Crail air one footer.

BowlMania 2016 – Adriatic Bowl – Fano, Italy

Murder Skateboarding’s BowlMania 2016 at the Adriatic Bowl in Fano, Italy

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Nick Bax. Bowl to bowl transfer.

Cruise and Booze – Area 51 – Netherlands – 2016

Cruise and Booze – Area 51 – Netherlands – 2016

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Warriors at Bastard Bowl – Milan, Italy

Warriors at Bastard Bowl – Milan, Italy

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Pedrito. Backside air at LLSP. Torrelavega, Cantabria.

Ripadaguarra tour – northern Spain

Ripadaguarra exists to create culture. I think here there is room for everyone, and I’m not just talking about skateboarding.

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Tibo - ollie over the construction gap

Beaulieu DIY – France – Jam session #2

The Beaulieu DIY is an abandonned skatepark built in in 1998 by a group of young dudes from Beaulieu and town council workers in part of an old quarry given to them by the mayor. Over the years, the park has grown thanks to many skaters and lately the Hang-Up crew has been building there and scored a deal with local authorities to be caretakers of the spot.

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Basque Caravan Tour – Italian video premiere – live music by Bright End

What else…? Beers, friends, photo exhibition, merchandise.. fun!

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BowlMania 2016 – Adriatic Bowl – Fano, Italy

With everything Italy has to offer you can now add the best bowl in Europe. The father of the young italian rider Nicola Vitali, Alessandro Vitali and his dad decided to dig a big hole in their garden in a small town on the Adriatic sea. Then with the help of local skaters, the Share crew from Milano and Red from Dreamland skateparks, came over himself to help shoot the crete. The result is fantastic, an homage to the combi bowl with a perfect coping.*

Nicola Vitali. Frontside air.

Nicola Vitali. Frontside air.

After holding the Bowlmania, in Vincenza twice then in Lodi, the Adriatic bowl was hosting the 4th edition. Under the hot sun, Saturday saw a big fight to get the wild cards for the finals. Lots of young guns from Italy were raging and trying to master the difficulties of vert, square corners and snaking… Ivan Federico was not supposed to be there, but fresh out the original Combi in California he showed up and rode in the qualifiers easily lofting big airs and showing the rivals how it’s supposed to be ridden.

Andrea Casasanta. Backside ollie.

Andrea Casasanta. Backside ollie.

Bobby Kouresh. Frontside corner air.

Bobby Koushesh. Frontside corner air.

Jaime Mateu. Crail air one footer.

Jaime Mateu. Crail air one footer.

MC Captain Jairock

MC Captain Jairock

Sunday in Italy starts at 3pm, good idea with the hot sun, 7 heats of 4 skaters, and El Capitan Jairock as a special guest announcer to start the riot! This guy is the funniest and best entertainer ever, he was more photographed and filmed than the riders!

Captain Jairock. Frontrock.

Captain Jairock. Front rock.

I’ll let the photos do the talking, but to my mind, Gabriele Pinatone with his collection of old school tricks, Andrea Casasanta with his slick style, Bobby Koushesh didn’t slow down after a gnarly crash in the deep end, Pecho and his aggressive surf style, Icaro so technical… all deserved a special shout out!

Icaro Nardo. Front smith.

Icaro Nardi. Front smith.

Andrea Casasanta. Backside hurricane grind.

Andrea Casasanta. Backside hurricane grind.

Bobby Kouresh. Invert.

Bobby Koushesh. Invert.

The finals saw Kollin Schanley doing inverts with so much class, Indro the most intense skater of the weekend in my opinion, Nicola Vitali master of his own domain, Martino Cattaneo so much power and tricks qualities, la bestia Jaime Mateu on fire, skating like there’s no tomorrow, so fun to watch, Alessandro Mazzara, the style of Chris Miller in a 12 year olds body! Tyler Edtmayer who kept on progressing during the week end, with the McTwist in the deep round bowl when everyone else was starting to be out of gas and his huge smile when he was announced second were fabulous, and the great Ivan, jetlagged, injured, but so professional, claimed the first place in front of a roaring crowd who flocked the Adriatic bowl! El Captain Jairock started a best trick and Jaime (Mateu) stole the show with a footplant off the captain’s ass and belly, he also did a transfer boneless off the peninsula into the deep! If this was not enough, he bonelessed from platform into the flat of the deep!

Indro Martinenghi. Tailslide stalefish.

Indro Martinenghi. Tailslide stalefish.

Kollin Schanley. Backside invert.

Kollin Schanley. Backside invert.

Ale Mazzara. Stalefish.

Ale Mazzara. Stalefish.

Tyler Etdmyer. Frontside tuckknee.

Tyler Edtmayer. Frontside tuckknee.

Tyler Etdmyer. Lien to tail.

Tyler Edtmayer. Lien to tail.

Next year, it’s not possible to say you haven’t heard about this gem of a contest. All hail the Murder team and the Adriatic crew for holding such an amazing contest! Grazie mille!”

Photos and words by Fred Ferand

Jonatan Amotz. Frontside grind.

Jonatan Amotz. Frontside grind.

Ivan Federico. Crail slide.

Ivan Federico. Crail slide.

Jaime Mateu. Foot plant to fakie on Captain's back.

Jaime Mateu. Foot plant to fakie on Captain’s back.

Ivan Federico. Judo air.

Ivan Federico. Judo air.

Jaccopo Carozzi. Frontside air.

Jacopo Carozzi. Frontside air.

Jaime Mateu. Slob fast plant.

Jaime Mateu. Slob fast plant.

Jono Coote. Tailblock.

Jono Coote. Tailblock.

Manu. Frontside air.

Manu. Frontside air.

Martino Cattaneo. Eggplant on the hip.

Martino Cattaneo. Eggplant on the hip.

Jaime Mateu. Madonna.

Jaime Mateu. Madonna.

Kollin Shanley. Backside air

Kollin Shanley. Backside air

Simone Verona. Switch nosegrind.

Simone Verona. Switch nosegrind.

Martino Cattaneo. Frontside invert.

Martino Cattaneo. Frontside invert.

Jaime Mateu. Feeble 270 out.

Jaime Mateu. Feeble 270 out.

1st IVAN FEDERICO
2nd TYLER EDTMEYER
3rd ALE MAZZARA
4th JAIME MATEU
5th MARTINO CATTANEO
6th NICOLA VITALI
7th INDRO MARTINENGHI
8th KOLLIN SCHANLEY

Ivan Federico. Frigid air.

Ivan Federico. Frigid air. 1st place

Tyler Etdmyer. Stalefish.

Tyler Edtmayer. Stalefish. 2nd place

Alessandro Mazzara. McTwist.

Alessandro Mazzara. McTwist. 3rd place

Jaime Mateu. Frontside invert.

Jaime Mateu. Frontside invert. 4th place

Martino Cattaneo. Frontside nosebone.

Martino Cattaneo. Frontside nosebone. 5th place

*Also helping out in the build of the Adriatic Bowl were Dreamland Skateparks, Società Adriatica, Share Skatebaording, Alessandro Vitali, Andrea Perugini, Mark Scott, Joey “65Pack” Martin, Jesse Mc Dowell, Alessandro Redaelli, Max Bonassi, Roberta Trabattoni, Danyel Scott, Mad Scott, Giovanni Romano, Daniele Lamanna, Aref Koushesh (coffee master), Jacopo Carozzi (joint roller), Fabio Morelli, Tiziano Vitali, Matteo Vitali, Cristina Vitali, Nico Vitali, Antonio Muratori, Valerio Landini, Tommaso Guccioni, Ruben Spelta and Emanuele Menaspa.

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Cruise and Booze – Area 51 – Netherlands – 2016

“Loads of booze, and even gnarlier skating… it’s a time tested formula in Eindhoven’s Area 51 skatepark by now.
It used to be around March every year but this year they moved the date to the 21st of May. It had one plus at least and that was that if you were watching you would still have a decent sized willy at the end of the evening because it wouldn’t shrink back into your body because of the cold. They originally planned it to be Daan van der Linden‘s shoe release party as he now has his own colorway with a pro 112 model. Unfortunately as Daan is blowing up, his schedule didn’t permit him to be around for Cruize and Booze in his home town, at the park where he grew up skating. That didn’t mean there weren’t any rippers around though. Locals Nick Bax, and Daan’s brother Job were tearing it up as a team and Local 100% Skateshop owner, Dutch legend, and all around nice guy Jeroen Sars were tearing it up with no less than Mark “Red” Scott who was charging like he always does.

Mark Scott. Backside invert.

Mark Scott. Backside invert.

Charging comes at a price though and Red took such a nasty spill that he had to have himself checked out at the hospital. He’ll be fine though as he was spotted wandering about Amsterdam with his Dreamlands skateparks buddy Joey Martin who took it upon himself to be one of the speakers together with “Bolletje.”

There were skaters form other parts of Europe as well. Alex Hallford and his buddy Nick Hanson from England shredded and actually doubled. They took away the win with Nick and Job coming in as runners up. 3rd place went to Pjotr Meerding and Dennis Visscher who initially didn’t want to skate but helped Piotr out. Not bad for a team of convenience.

Alex Hallford over Nick Hansen.

Alex Hallford over Nick Hansen. Team “Kill David Cameron” taking the win for England.

There were skaters from Belgium like Oldschool Jeff and Donald Huycke, as well as a couple skaters from Spain, Charlie Sebastian and Abel Segura. Unfortunately there was another hospitalization with Charlie breaking his collar bone and wrist.

As always it turned into mayhem as the combination of skating and booze is a explosive one, sometimes with five riders in the bowl at once, a lot of near misses and some (not too bad) collisions. The mood was good and it got hot in there really fast. Another success I reckon and we’ll sure be there again next year.”

Belgian ripper. Tuckknee front smith.

Donald Huycke. Tuckknee front smith. Team “Knock Out”

Photos and words by Eddie Think

Tim Bijsterveld. Disaster.

Tim Bijsterveld. Disaster. Team “Men in Black”

Alex Hallford. Crail to fakie.

Alex Hallford. Crail to fakie. Team “Kill David Cameron”.

Spanish dude. Front smith.

Charlie Sebastián. Front smith. Team “Ganita Brava”

Robian Fifield. Frontside air.

Robian Fifield. Frontside air. Team “Fuck ups”

Pjotr Meerding. Texas plant.

Pjotr Meerding. Texas plant. Team “Bier”.

Nick Bax. Front Rock

Nick Bax. Front Rock. Team “1017 Bricksquad!”

Nick Bax. Bowl to bowl transfer.

Nick Bax. Bowl to bowl transfer. Team “1017 Bricksquad”.

Lars Stout. Frontside air.

Lars Stout. Frontside air. Team “Last Minute”.

Lars Stout. Nose pick.

Lars Stout. Nose pick. Team “Last Minute”.

Job ven der Linden. Slob fast plant.

Job van der Linden. Slob fast plant. “Team 1017 Bricksquad!”

Jip Korevaar. Frontside ollie.

Jip Korevaar. Frontside ollie. Team “#Going”

Bart Buikman. Backside feeble.

Bart Buikman. Backside nose grind. Team “#Going”

Alex Hallford. Front rock.

Alex Hallford. Front rock. Team “Kill David Cameron”

Video by Thijs de Koning

Warriors at Bastard Bowl – Milan, Italy

Martino Cattaneo, Igor Fardin, Yari Copt, Enrico Giovannini, Niki Paltenghi, Kevin Carrozzo, Fabio de Almeida, and friends Aref Koushesh, Indro Martinenghi and Guido Stazi at Bastard bowl in Milano, Italy. Filmed by Sergio Bosatra, Fabio Spalvieri, and Luri Furdui.

Ripadaguarra tour – northern Spain

RG exists to create culture. I think here there is room for everyone, and I’m not just talking about skateboarding. We just want to have a good time here. To bring some good times Pedro and Sol came up from Barcelona. If we didn’t skate more it was only because we didn’t need it.

These are some photos that we took in Basque country, Torrelavega, and Gijón.

Words: Ripadaguarra Avo
Photos: Dario Rey
Skaters: Pedro, Avo, Sol, Marko, and Captain Jairo

Sol. Frontside tailgrab one foot in Galdaka, Basque country.

Sol. Frontside tailgrab one foot in Galdaka, Basque country.

Pedrito. Backside air at LLSP. Torrelavega, Cantabria.

Pedrito. Backside air at LLSP. Torrelavega, Cantabria.

Sol. Frontside wallride in Momia spot. Torrelavega.

Sol. Frontside wallride in Momia spot. Torrelavega, Cantabria.

Marko. Backside melon wallride. Momia spot. Cantabria.

Marko. Backside melon wallride. Momia spot. Cantabria.

Pedrito backside invert. LLSP. Torrelavega, Cantabria

Pedrito backside invert. LLSP. Torrelavega, Cantabria

Pedrito LLSP

Pedrito LLSP

Captain Jairo. Frontside stalefish. LLSP. Torrelavega, Cantabria.

Captain Jairo. Frontside stalefish. LLSP. Torrelavega, Cantabria.

Sol. Frontside hurricane. Pericones, Asturias.

Sol. Frontside hurricane. Pericones, Asturias.

Avo. Backside disaster. Low to high. Cimadevilla skatepark in Gijón, Asturias

Avo. Backside disaster. Low to high. Cimadevilla skatepark in Gijón, Asturias

Avo checking the footy at Galdaka.

Avo checking the footy at Galdaka.

Perdrito at Galdaka

Perdrito at Galdaka

Pedrito. Frontside air. Cimadevilla skatepark. Gijón, Asturias.

Pedro “Pedrito” Baena. Frontside air. Cimadevilla skatepark. Gijón, Asturias.

Beaulieu DIY – France – Jam session #2

The Beaulieu DIY is an abandonned skatepark built in in 1998 by a group of young dudes from Beaulieu and town council workers in part of an old quarry given to them by the mayor. Over the years, the park has grown thanks to many skaters and lately the Hang-Up crew has been building there and scored a deal with local authorities to be caretakers of the spot.

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We welcome any readers of Confusion Magazine to contact us on the Hang-Up facebook page to come skate in Beaulieu! DIY or DIE !

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Thanks to Lamule, Edouard, Charly Mellec, Sylvain, Jean-Marc, Bikal, la mairie de Beaulieu, Human, Sanglier, Will, Antoine, Tanguy, Mikey, Marc, Thibo, Nath, Jo, Beben, Nico, Xavier, Chris, Fabrice, Tony, Sylvain, Titi, Heitor, Dorian, Bernard, Anne-G, all our sponsors and many more who have helped us out over the years!

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DIY / JAM SESSION #2 / BEAULIEU34 HANG-UP SKATEBOARD

On a sunny April 10th, people from all over France gathered in a DIY skate park hidden away in the countryside near Montpellier.

After having completed their latest concrete creation, the local Hang-Up crew invited friends and anyone able to find the spot, to their now annual “Support your local DIY Jam Session“.

Sanglier - Frontside air transfer

Sanglier – Frontside air transfer

Cold beers, barbecues, heavy music and even heavier skateboarding awaited participants in this day-long celebration to the skate gods.

The place was packed and the session ruthless, as everyone was to trying to get tricks on the gnarly transitions all around the park. Live sets from the bands Sekator and Terror Shark added mosh pits and even more stoke to the equation, and after what turned into a full-speed longest-ollie contest and various best-trick contests; the new King and Prince of Beaulieu were declared as Johan Delassus and Jean Harmelin.

Tibo - ollie over the construction gap

Tibo – ollie over the construction gap

Everyone had a gnarly time and swore they would be back next year! Cheers!

Words by William Roux
Photos and video by Nicolas Gelly aka Nico Mouk
Additional photos by Cédric de Rodot


Montage video by Nico Mouk and Marc Gyver

Will - stand up frontside grind transfer

Will – stand up frontside grind transfer

Sanglier - Backside crail

Sanglier – Backside crail

Tanguy - Five-o nosegrab

Tanguy – Five-o nosegrab

Jo - Rock 'n' roll

Jo – Rock ‘n’ roll

Will - monty grind

Will – monty grind

Additional photos by Cédric de Rodot

Crail air. Photo: Cédric de Rodot

Crail air. Photo: Cédric de Rodot

Frontside lipslide. Photo: Cédric de Rodot

Frontside lipslide. Photo: Cédric de Rodot

Front rock. Photo: Cédric de Rodot

Front rock. Photo: Cédric de Rodot

Bonus video by Nicolas Gelly aka Nico Mouk