Vert Attack 6 – Malmö, Sweden – 2012

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A year late and a euro short… last January in Sweden VERT ATTACK 6 went down – an epic two day vert show-down on Malmö’s “mid vert” ramp at Brygerriet skatepark. The year before, Vert Attack 5 showcased vert skateboarding legends Steve Caballero and Christian Hosoi, and this years old school legend was none other than Duane Peters! Other than the the Master of Disaster showing up to perform at least half the tricks he himself invented, on hand were the new breed of american rippers Brad McClain and Ben Hatchell who skated the ramp padless, nailing every lip trick in the book as if they were skating a miniramp and there was no shortage of flying acrobatics from these fellas either. There were many other skaters at Vert Attack 6 bordering on legendary status, but one of particular mention which I was surprised to discover to be in attendance was that of the notorious Mike Vallely who lived up to his hype and was going full throttle.

To write a full report about the Vert Attack weekend would sound like a bunch of name dropping, but then again, it is the people you have the opportunity to hang out with, not just the insane skateboarding you get to witness that really makes an event like Vert Attack so memorable. And every event in Malmö is unlike a lot of contests around the world, where you see the super hero skateboarders performing unbelievable stunts behind a fence and then go party with the friends you came with after the skating is over. At Vert Attack and Ultrabowl, you often end up raging it up with your skateboarding “heroes“, at the bar or after party concert, as well as with all local dudes that make the Malmö skate scene what it is. So the dudes that made Vert Attack 6 so amazing were the guys I had the opportunity to hang out with up there in Malmö (name dropping warning): Pär Mag, Linus from Hårda Tider, Pata and the Servant Footwear guys, Pontus AlvJ. Mag, Nils Svennson, Johan Linö Waad, Roy Løsnaess, Snoken, Duane Peters, Questions, Jake Snelling, Iain Young, Mike Crum, Ben Hatchell, Fred Ferand, Alain Goikoetxea, Tim Bijsterveld, Andy Scott, FFEJ, and  Ole Rauff… I wish I was going again this year, but it’s not happening, so instead I’m just going to have to watch it on the webcast this Friday and Saturday, March 15th-16th.

Skate photos by Fred Ferand
Words, video + music photos by J. Hay

Duane Peters. Tailblock.

Duane Peters. Tailblock.  Photos: Fred Ferand

Dutch ripper Tim Bijsterveld. Frontside invert.

Dutch ripper Tim Bijsterveld. Frontside invert.

Nicky Guerrero. Tuck knee.

Nicky Guerrero. Tuck knee.

Sean Goff from England. Bastard plant.

Sean Goff from England. Bastard plant.

Sam Bosworth. Indy Kickflip.

Sam Bosworth. Indy Kickflip.

Nicky Guerrero from Denmark. Smith vert.

Nicky Guerrero from Denmark. Smith vert.

Mike Crum. Invert on the exterminator.

Mike Crum. Invert on the exterminator.

Adil. 540. Photo: Fred Ferand

Adil Dyani from Norway. 540. Photo: Fred Ferand

Yuto Horigome. Youngest dude there, from Japan. This kid rips with style. 540 spin.

Yuto Horigome. Youngest dude there, from Japan. This kid rips with all kinds of style. 540 spin.

Hamburg's Wolfgangsta. Frontside grind.

Hamburg’s Wolfgangsta. Frontside grind.

Mike Vallely. No comply over the channel.

Mike Vallely. No comply over the channel.

Mike Kieffer. Lien air.

Mike Kieffer. Lien air.

Mike Crum. Giant frontside ollie.

Mike Crum. Giant frontside ollie.

Mike Vallely. Slob plant.

Mike Vallely. Slob plant.

Local Fernando Bramsmark representing Malmö with a fat stalefish.

Local Fernando Bramsmark representing Malmö with a fat stalefish.

Jocke Olson - swedish madman - going big - always.

Jocke Olson – swedish madman – going big – always.

Jens Andersson. First time skating the vert ramp, and was killing it.

Jens Andersson. First time skating the vert ramp, and was killing it.

Stephen White from New Zealand. FS air.

Stephen White from New Zealand. FS air.

Jeff Hedges. Sad Plant.

Jeff Hedges. Sad Plant.

Jeff Hedges aka FEJJ. Invert of the channel.

Jeff Hedges aka FEJJ. Invert of the channel.

Jean Postec. Roof high Backside air.

Jean Postec. Roof high Backside air.

Brad McClain. Front rock.

Brad McClain. Front rock.

Jake Anderson. Madonna.

Jake Anderson. Madonna.

Han Puttis Jacobson. Layback air.

Hans “Puttis” Jacobson. Layback air.

Volker Lux. Grinding off the exterminator.

Volker Lux. Grinding off the exterminator.

Macki Vertboy. Judo air.

Macki Vertboy. Judo air.

Justin Lynch. Lien air.

Justin Lynch. Lien air.

Franziska Stoltz, one of two girls in the contest. Backside air over the channel.

Franziska Stoltz, one of two girls in the contest. Backside air over the channel.

Gen Ogawa from Japan. Stalefish.

Gen Ogawa from Japan. Stalefish.

Ben Hatchell. 360 Stalefish.

Ben Hatchell. 360 Stalefish.

Alain goikoetxea. Lien over the channel.

Alain goikoetxea. Lien over the channel.

Duane Peters. Classic frontside grind.

Duane Peters. Classic frontside grind.

Bruno Rouland. FS ollie.

Bruno Rouland. FS ollie.

Brad McClain. Frontside nose tap on the extension.

Brad McClain. Frontside nose tap on the extension.

Ben Hatchell. Stale invert over the channel.

Ben Hatchell. Stale invert over the channel.

Andy Scott. Tailgrab.

Andy Scott. Tailgrab.

Alain Goikoetxea. Stalefish.

Alain Goikoetxea. Stalefish.

Tim Bijsterveld. Bomb dropping from the spiral staircase into the ramp.

Tim Bijsterveld. Bomb dropping from the spiral staircase into the ramp.

Pros
1. Ben Hatchell USA
2. Andy Scott UK
3. Jussi Korhonen SWE
4. Jake Anderson UK
5. Brad McClain USA
6. Mike Crum USA

Masters
1. Nicky Guerrero DK
2. Justin Lynch USA
3. Paul Atkins UK
4. Sean Goff UK
5. Mike Vallely USA
6. Jeff Hedges USA

But there was one specifically memorable event that went down this weekend: Hårda Tider, Malmö’s (and one of Sweden’s) best hardcore bands playing the “after party” show at Inkonst. They ripped it up for about 20 minutes with chaotic hardcore thrashing and the party continued into the night!

Hårda Tider

Hårda Tider. Photos: J. Hay

Hårda Tider

Hårda Tider

Hårda Tider

Hårda Tider

Hårda Tider

Hårda Tider’s drummer – Linus Rösell.

Hårda Tider

Hårda Tider

Hårda Tider Vert Attack 6 afterparty at Inkonst.

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hardatider.bandcamp.com
Hårda Tider facebook
myspace.com/hardatiderhc

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For more info on the live webcast, check out: SKATEMALMO.SE

Music by Botox Combo (facebook.com/Botoxcombo)
To watch the whole Vert Attack 6 pro Final, unedited, uncut, no soundtract, just raw click here.

4 Responses to “Vert Attack 6 – Malmö, Sweden – 2012”

  1. wolfgangster says:

    Endless Stoked

  2. [...] Magazine’s video to get you even more psyched for the upcoming action but make sure you follow this link for the complete report and loads of photos from last year’s Vert Attack contest taken by Fred Ferand – [...]

  3. […] Full article + photos here: confuzine.com/2013/03/12/vert-attack-6-malmo-sweden-2012/ […]

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