After the ULTRABOWL IV in Malmö, Sweden, a few different skate tours were underway across Europe, and the first stop on the way to “mainland” Europe is through Copenhagen. There are at least three sick skate spots in Copenhagen, one of which is the semi new Faelledparken skatepark where they had the Copenhagen Pro the last two years. The main two tours that Confusion ran into were LIFEBLOOD skateboards and the INDEPENDENT Trucks, but in addition there were a couple renegade tours passing through including a van of mad Scotsman, then there were the Spanish dudes, a couple Basque rippers, and a few other guys from Portugal, and USA, France and England. To be honest, I was quite confused who was in which van, and who skated for Independent (UK), Lifeblood flow, or who were just along to ride. This is the first session that went down, and that night there would be another session at Wonderland in Christiania, and the following day a session at the Hullet DIY spot in the woods. A few of the guys were broken off already, like Kevin Kowalski with a broken rib from a slam during the Ultrabowl, and Frank Faria had a tweaked shoulder, but the dudes put on their bandages and self medicated themselves, and hit the park.
Words, photos and video: J. Hay
Additional video footage: Roadie
Jake Collins (Wales) scratching a frontside grind on the big oververt wall.
Jake Snelling (England) sweeping the leaves up in the snake run concrete mini ramp shallow end.
Sox from Wales’ version of the Sweeper.
Sam Pulley (Wales) high speed tailslide heading into the deep end.
Ian Campbell (Basque). Stalefish.
Dad and son session in the pool. How rad is that? Kevin Campbell (Basque) grinding the hip between runs of his son Ian Campbell frontside boardsliding the stairs tailsliding the corner and blasting airs in the deepend.
Ian Campbell (Basque) frontside boardslide rock and roll over the stairs.
David Östlund takes a break from shooting photos to do some shredding of his own. David loves to skate. Carve grind in the pool.
Lifeblooders Mason Merlino and Kevin Kowalski in front of David Östlund’s volvo.
Ian Campbell. Nosebone in the pool.
Sam Pulley about to grab the tail over the hip into the shallow end.
Julien Benoliel (France). 5-0 disaster.
Ruari Britee-steer. Melon grab over the hip.
Sam Pulley. Transfer to backside smith grind.
Sometimes skateboarding doesn’t involve skateboarding. Brothers from different mothers and different nations in the lurk.
Cody Lockwood. Nose blunt.
Sam Pulley (England). Smith grinding the big quarter.
Cody Lockwood in the deepend.
Frank Faria (USA). 5-0 to switch crooked grind.
Cody Lockwood holds true to Lifeblood’s philosophy: SKATE EVERYTHING but takes it even further, SKATE THE FUCKING SHIT OUT OF EVERYTHING!! Nose Blunt slide like it was the easiest thing in the world.
Scottish ripper Iain “Youngo” Young catching up on the last issue of Confusion.
Ruari Britee-steer (Scotland) with a double nose grab air to fakie in the deep bowl.
Rob Smith (England). 50-50 yank in.
Ruari Britee-steer. I think he was calling this a Dragon air… either way, Ruari skates the gnar with style.
Kevin Kowalski (Oregon) came off the sidelines for a few minutes to throw down a few tricks in the big bowl. Pictured here going into a crail. I got an itchy trigger finger Eman once told me…
Kevin Kowalski. Madonna.
Ruari. Front smith grind.
Cody Lockwood. Noseblunt slide.
Coming up next: WONDERLAND nighttime heshish session….