Best of Both – Düsseldorf, Germany – 2013

The Best of Both is a wooden bowl contest that takes place every year for the last four or five years. The first day the skating is in the downstairs Factory Bowl, and the second day upstairs in the OMSA Pool which is a wooden replica of a real backyard pool. This year I missed the first day since I  had just returned from a trip to California and Canada the night before, but thankfully a couple other Confusion contributing photographers kicked down a few photos from the first day. The video edit is from the second day, and unfortunately the video heads on my busted ass video camera became dirty half way through the video, but instead of just scrapping that footage I decided to keep it in there. So just look at the photos if you don’t want to get a migraine watching the second half of the video, but with stand-out pool/bowl rippers like Skreech, Daan Van der Linden, Jürgen HorrwarthSzymon Stachon and Max Shrädder, there are some mind blowing runs and tricks you are going to want to watch no matter how crappy the video quality is… Not much more to say, but if you want to see the results they are posted at the bottom of the page.

Photos by J. Hay (OMSA Pool) &  Mr. Bookwood + Frank Castrop (Factory Bowl).
Video by Gunnar Ronge. Edit by J. Hay.

Disclaimer: The video heads got dirty half way through the finals and screwed up the video quality severely. Instead of scrapping the footage, we included it in the edit so you can see the video version of some of the photos below. We’re taking donations to upgrade to a new video camera for your future viewing pleasure.

Day II (OMSA Pool)

Skreech. Mute grind over the death box.  Photo: Hay

Skreech. Mute grind over the death box. Photo: Hay

Jürgen Horrwarth. Nosegrind over the hip into the shallow-end.  Photo: Hay

Jürgen Horrwarth. Nosegrind over the hip into the shallow-end. Photo: Hay

Skreech. Blasting a backside air in the deepend.  Photo: J. Hay

Skreech. Blasting a backside air in the deepend. Photo: J. Hay

Nick Bax. Feeble grind.  Photo: Hay

Nick Bax. Feeble grind. Photo: Hay

Thilo Nawrocki. Fakie 360 grind over the death box.  Photo: Hay

Thilo Nawrocki. Fakie 360 grind over the death box. Photo: Hay

Tim Bijsterveld. Andrect plant.  Photo: Hay

Tim Bijsterveld. Andrecht plant. Photo: Hay

Max Shrädder. Aggression session frontside slash grinding the shit out of the shallow end.  Photo: Hay

Max Shrädder. Aggression session frontside slash grinding the shit out of the shallow end. Photo: Hay

Thilo Nawrocki. One foot air to fakie.  Photo: Hay

Thilo Nawrocki. One foot air to fakie. Photo: Hay

Daan Van der Linden. Frontside lipslide over the deathbox.  Photo: Hay

Daan Van der Linden. Frontside lipslide over the deathbox. Photo: Hay

Skreech. Backside ollie in the shallow end. Photo: J. Hay

Skreech. Backside ollie in the shallow end. Photo: J. Hay

Björn Klotz. Nosegrind.  Photo: J. Hay

Björn Klotz. Nosegrind. Photo: J. Hay

Nick Bax. Huge frontside air.  Photo: J. Hay

Nick Bax somewhere there behind the hair. Huge frontside air. Photo: J. Hay

The winner of the Master's heat in the OMSA Pool. Jeff Podolski with a layback frontside grind, his signature move.  Photo: Hay

Winner of the Master’s heat, Jeff Podolski with a layback frontside grind – his signature move.  Photo: Hay

Jürgen Horrwarth. Fat Lien air.  Photo: Hay

Jürgen Horrwarth. Fat Lien air. Photo: Hay

Daan Van der Linden. Frontside tailbone.  Photo: Hay

Daan Van der Linden. Frontside tailbone. Photo: Hay

Day II (Factory Bowl)

Skreech. FS grind to smith.  Photo: Frank Castrop

Skreech. FS grind to smith. Photo: Frank Castrop

Jürgen Horrwarth.  Backside air.  Photo: Frank Castrop

Jürgen Horrwarth. Backside air. Photo: Frank Castrop

Dirk Reuter. FS grind.  Photo: Frank Castrop

Dirk Reuter. FS grind. Photo: Frank Castrop

Björn Klotz. Airwalk to fakie.  Photo: Frank Castrop

Björn Klotz. Airwalk to fakie. Photo: Frank Castrop

Skreech. Boneless in the Factory Bowl.  Photo: Frank Castrop

Skreech. Boneless in the Factory Bowl. Photo: Frank Castrop

Tim Bijsterveld.  Invert in the Factory Bowl.  Photo: Mr. Bookwood

Tim Bijsterveld. Invert in the Factory Bowl. Photo: Mr. Bookwood

Lenni Jannsen.  Invert in the Factory Bowl.  Photo: Mr. Bookwood

Lenni Jannsen. Tuck knee over the hip. Photo: Mr. Bookwood

Matze Preisser.  Backsmith on the cradle in the Factory Bowl.  Photo: Mr. Bookwood

Matze Preisser. Backsmith on the cradle in the Factory Bowl. Photo: Mr. Bookwood

Skreech. 5-0 grind through the corner of the Factory Bowl.  Photo: Mr. Bookwood.

Skreech. 5-0 grind through the corner of the Factory Bowl. Photo: Mr. Bookwood.

PRO/AM FINAL RESULTS
1. DAAN VAN DER LINDEN
2. SKREECH
3. JÜRGEN HORWARTH
4. SZYMON STACHON
5. BJÖRN KLOTZ
6. JOHANNES HAIST
7. MAX SHARÄDDER
8. THILO NAWROCKI
9. TOM TIESTE
10. NICK BAX
11. LENNARD JANSSEN
12. MACK MCKELTON
13. BASTIAN CONRAD
14. OLIVER HÄFNER
15. DENNIS DEGENHARDT
16. MARCUS LENKE
17. LEON RÜB
18. LEONORE SPARKS
19. TIM BLISTERFELD
20. ALEX RING
21. MATTHIAS REISER
22. CHRIS HAAKE
23. DIEGO IRAOLA
24. SID MAASSEN
25. TOBIAS SPRINGBORN

MASTERS
1. JEFF PODOLSKI
2. DIRK REUTER
3. PETER DIEPES
4. RALF KUSSOWSKI
5. HANS

One Response to “Best of Both – Düsseldorf, Germany – 2013”

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