Pedro Barros over the duncan, aka the hip, aka the penninsula. The most reposted moment x10 of the entire Pool Party.

Vans Pool Party 2015 at the Combi – Orange, California

This Year the Vans Pool Party was just EPIC! These days were crazy at the Vans Skatepark at The Block here in Anaheim, California. All the best bowl skaters from all over the world were there to shred and all of them were hungry to win.

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Wavegarden – Northern Bavaria, Germany

Located in Northern Bavaria; Selb skatepark is one of the smoothest and most flowing next level parks designed by Martin Ehrenberger. For Blackriver building parks is an art form, not a business venture; non-profit building at it’s finest!

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Carlos Neira. Wallride.

The Cananal Sessions – Southern Spain

With no judges, sponsors and no rules… just punk, thrash & skateboarding, “The Canal Session“. This was just about skateboarding in one of the most important DIY spots of the skateboarding scene in Spain. The rough ground and the dusty walls of this mythical ditch made the most perfect session in the land of the sun, Toledo.

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Skreech “Please Kill Me” tshirt fundraiser and backyard pool video

Help Skreech raise money to buy a plane ticket to Europe and get him to UltraBowl in Malmö, Sweden this July! Buy a Skreech “Please Kill Me” shirt from Muckefuck Urethane. All profits go towards buying Skreech a plane ticket.

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Koekie. FS 50-50 grind in the deep corner. Photo: Mr. Bookwood.

North Brigade re-opening – Cologne, Germany

NorthBrigade officially re-opened last weekend to celebrate the new concrete bowl and street area completed last October by Anker ramps , right in time for German winter

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Jesus Cansino, FS Ollie.

Grind to Grind BBQ – Andalusia, Spain

“First of all, thanks to all who could attend the barbecue and especially that got all the axels we need! Altogether we got 30 trucks, with these we can make the new Grind to Grind module at the next Infernal Ramp 2015 . We were able to enjoy an afternoon of good skate with friends […]

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Vans Pool Party 2015 at the Combi – Orange, California

Photos and words by Piero Capannini This Year the Vans Pool Party was just EPIC! These days were crazy at the Vans Skatepark at The Block here in Anaheim, California. All the best bowl skaters from all over the world were there to shred and all of them were hungry to win. I would say that watching the Masters skating was just amazing. They were skating like there was no tomorrow – shredding the coping with gnarly grinds and blasting airs. Brasilian Bruno Passos dominated the Masters division followed by Steve Revord and the vertical vampire Darren Navarrette.

Darren Navarette. Andrecht.

Darren Navarette. Handplant.

Legends threw down an epic show too. Cab shredded the bowl with his classic style placing second just in front of Eric Nash and Tony Magnusson but Mr. Chris Miller was just unstoppable having the best lines as usual that, combined with his amazing style got him the first place. We also had the come back of Duane Peters this year who put down a bunch of crazy runs and it was just so gnarly when he acid dropped into the round bowl while <Ben> Schroeder was riding there at full speed! I still can’t believe they didn’t collide! That was crazy!!

Duane Peters. Master of Disaster. Fly out to roll in.

Duane Peters. Master of Disaster. Fly out to roll in.

Pros this year went just nuts! Heimana Reynolds threw up the biggest airs in the business but he had a gnarly slam right in the qualifiers that knocked out him. Lucky he’s ok now. He lost the chance to get in the finals, but he’s young and he shreds so I’m sure he will get in next year for sure! Tom Schaar landed the top spot showing everyone that he has his line on the lock. Second place for Chris Russell who went gnarly on every wall landing disaster on almost every air until  his board got smashed in half. Pedro Barros is huge. His alleyoop indy transfer over the hip was just pure madness. He didn’t make the cut falling at the end of his run ending in third place. But you know… Pedro is Pedro… he has to do something anyways, so he went up to try a huge transfer from the square to the round. And after a few tries he boosted so high and dive bombed into the round making history! That was the raddest thing ever seen there! Matt Boyster was trying too and after Pedro made it backside he was still going for it frontside. And just after Pedro, he landed it too! He said that he knew that was the only way out of that building after seeing Pedro make it! Gnarlyness. Thanks Vans and Steve Van Doren for organizing the best fucking contest ever! Cannot wait to see what happens next year!

Omar Hassan. Mute air over the hip.

Omar Hassan. Slob over the hip.

Pedro Barros. Backside air.

Pedro Barros. Stalefish.

Tuckknee corner air

Marcelo Bastos.  Corner air.

Cory Juneau. One footer over the hip into the round bowl.

Cory Juneau. One footer over the hip into the round bowl.

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Jed Fuller. Stalefish.

Greyson Fletcher. Front blunt.

Greyson Fletcher. Front blunt.

Alex Pereslon. Frontside flip.

Alex Pereslon. Kickflip lien.

Salba. Rock n roll boardslide.

Salba. Rock n roll boardslide.

Hosoi. Backside air.

Hosoi. Backside air.

Chris Russell. FS Boneless to disaster.

Chris Russell. FS Boneless.

Cory Juneau. Massive nosebone.

Cory Juneau. Massive nosebone tailgrab.

Josh Rodriguez. Sugarcane.

Josh Rodriguez. Frontside Losi.

Alex Perelson. Frontside nosebone.

Alex Perelson. Frontside nosebone.

Chris Russell. Alley oop, probably to disaster.

Chris Russell. Indy air. With a helmet on. Not to disaster.

Omar Hassan. Frontslide lipslide around the round bowl.

Omar Hassan. Frontslide lipslide around the round bowl.

Bucky Lasek. Tweaked lien air.

Bucky Lasek. Tweaked lien air.

Chris Russell. And the board snap that was heard around the world.

Chris Russell. And the board snap that was heard around the world.

Pedro Barros over the duncan, aka the hip, aka the penninsula. The most reposted moment x10 of the entire Pool Party.

Pedro Barros over the duncan, aka the hip, aka the penninsula. The most reposted moment of the entire Pool Party.

Matt. Transfering the hip, frontside. Moments after Pedro transferred it for the first time.

Matt Boyster. Transfering the hip, frontside. Moments after Pedro transferred it for the first time.

Wavegarden – Northern Bavaria, Germany

Located in Northern Bavaria; Selb skatepark is one of the smoothest and most flowing next level parks designed by Martin Ehrenberger. For Blackriver building parks is an art form, not a business venture; non-profit building at it’s finest! After nine weeks and 12,000 euro in material costs, construction of the park was made possible by the Blackriver-Ramps Crew, Spoff Crew from Vienna, and Selb locals. The special part of this park is that it is only for skateboarding, where as most other parks cater to scooters and bikes, Selb is focused only on skateboarding and the locals respect this. Before the park opened, most kids in the town had never ridden a skateboard, now the park has about 30-40 kids each day. Full of wobbles, pockets, and smooth sailing, Selb is a must skate.

Words by Jay Linahan
Photos by Martin Ehrenberger

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Herwig König. Frontside boneless.

Herwig König. Frontside boneless.

Lenore Sparks. Standup backside grind.

Lenore Sparks. Standup backside grind.

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Elias Assmuth. Backside ollie.

Elias Assmuth. Backside ollie.

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The Cananal Sessions – Southern Spain

With no judges, sponsors and no rules… just punk, thrash & skateboarding, “The Canal Session“. This was just about skateboarding in one of the most important DIY spots of the skateboarding scene in Spain. The rough ground and the dusty walls of this mythical ditch made the most perfect session in the land of the sun, Toledo.

Words: Julian Martinez
Photos: Fito Cano, Stone Skateboarding

Germán Periñán. Rock n Roll.

Germán Periñán. Rock n Roll.

Carlos Neira. Wallride.

Carlos Neira. Wallride.

Charly. Drop in.

Charly. Drop in.

Carlos Neira

Carlos Neira

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Jairo Garcia aka Jairon Maiden

Jairo Garcia aka Jairon Maiden

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Yeyo. Boneless.

Yeyo. Boneless.

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Skreech “Please Kill Me” tshirt fundraiser and backyard pool video

Help Skreech raise money to buy a plane ticket to Europe and get him to UltraBowl in Malmö, Sweden this July! Buy a Skreech “Please Kill Me” shirt from Muckefuck Urethane. Artwork by Lukas Goller. All profits go towards buying Skreech a plane ticket.

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Buy the Skreech “Please Kill Me” tshirt here.

North Brigade re-opening – Cologne, Germany

NorthBrigade officially re-opened last weekend to celebrate the new concrete bowl and street area completed last October by Anker ramps, right in time for the long German winter. Since the completion of the park only a few heated sessions have gone down due to sketchy weather and limited early spring opening times before this official re-opening sponsored by Vans and a few other companies. The weather more or less cooperated last Saturday (except for half an hour of rain that forced everyone to find shelter in the beer and food tents) but there was a big turn out of skaters and spectators alike.

Skaters from around Europe showed up for the opening including Martino Cattaneo from Lugano, Switzerland, Robin Bolian (Lyon, France), Tyler Edtmayer (US and southern Germany), Bjørn Lillesøe (Copenhagen, Denmark), Danny Leon (Madrid, Spain) Tim Bijsterveld (small town in Holland), Kevin Wenzke (small town in Germany), and Koekie (small town in Belgium). We got to the bowl just in time for the ‘best trick’ contest.

Robin Bolian. Backside air. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Robin Bolian. Backside air. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Tim Bijsterveld. Frontside invert. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Tim Bijsterveld. Frontside invert. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Danny Leon. Backflip 180 flyout aka Rodeo transfer.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Danny Leon. Backflip 180 flyout aka Rodeo transfer. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Tyler Edtmayer. Boneless.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Tyler Edtmayer. Boneless. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Danny Leon. Blasting the hip probably higher than anyone else has, yet. And he was kind of just cruising....  Photo: J. Hay

Danny Leon. Blasting the hip probably higher than anyone else has, yet. And he was kind of just cruising…. Photo: J. Hay

Koekie. Lien slide over the hip.  Photo: J. Hay

Koekie. Lien slide over the hip. My friend has 2 Bull Vans. No shit. Photo: J. Hay

Koekie. FS 50-50 grind in the deep corner. Photo: Mr. Bookwood.

Koekie. FS 50-50 grind in the deep corner. Photo: Mr. Bookwood.

Martino Cattaneo. Judo air.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi.

Martino Cattaneo. Judo air. Photo: Nicola Debernardi.

Photos by: Mr. Bookwood, Nicola Debernardi, Jonathan hay

1. Danny Leon, Rodeo Flip
2. Tyler Edtmayer, 540 in the Deepend
3. Robin Bolian, massive transfer from the vulcano to the hip
4. Koekie, one footed carve in the deep-end.

Somehow out of the ten runs I filmed I managed to get the four of best tricks on video. Then it rained. Had a beer and a burger. The rain stopped, sun came out, rolled to the Owl Bowl session at the far end of the park. Slipped out on the smooth wet crete rolling down a bank straight to swellbow explosion. Lurked out in the corner with these guys in the photos (and video coming sooner, or later).

Koekie. Joeless one.  Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Koekie. Joeless one. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Luca Fischer. Barefoot Hurricane rock. Photo: Nicola Debernardi.

Luca Fischer. Barefoot Hurricane rock. Photo: Nicola Debernardi.

Tom Schulze. Front feeble. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Tom Schulze. Front feeble. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Tobias Springborn. Front rock. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Tobias Springborn. Front rock. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Elvis. Stand up frontside grind. Elvis rules! Photo: Nicola Debernardi.

Elvis. Stand up frontside grind. Elvis rules! Photo: Nicola Debernardi.

Kevin Wenzke. Lien to tail. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Kevin Wenzke. Lien to tail. Photo: Nicola Debernardi

Tom Sculze. Front smith. Photo: J. Hay

Tom Schulze. Front smith. Photo: J. Hay

Michi Nadler. Front blunt. Sequence: J. Hay

Michi Nadler. Front blunt. Sequence: J. Hay

Owl bowl video session coming soon…

Meanwhile, Mr. Bookwood was documenting the street contest on the big rail and stairs at the other end of the NorthBrigade. Here’s three of the highlights.

Paco Elles  (kickflip to backside tailslide).  Photo: Mr. Bookwood

Paco Elles (kickflip to backside tailslide). 1st place. Photo: Mr. Bookwood

Marcel Weber (360 Flip Lipslide).  Photo: Mr. Bookwood

Marcel Weber (360 Flip Lipslide). Photo: Mr. Bookwood

Doubles. Yannick Schall (backside boardslide) and ¿? bluntslide.

Doubles. Yannick Schall (backside boardslide) and Robin Bolian bluntslide.

More info about opening times, directions, events, etc. go to www.northbrigade.de or their facebook page.