Lohse Rampe Skate contest 2016 – Cologne, Germany

“It was raining heavily the days before, so they had to skip the skate contest from Saturday to Sunday and it has rained every day since.

Lohserampe party 2016. Cologne, Germany.

Stuttgart’s Stjepan Lovric flying high over collogn-ial grounds while the masses enjoy the sun

So whatever, god had mercy for some poor little 4×4 rolling board pilots, thank you for that wonderful sunny day. You did get a fair reward as all the spectators got more than a decent action jackson afternoon, with high speed feebles and head high airs.

Yeah, we did miss the ladies contest here again… fucking idiots we are… but we have just been always at the wrong spot for the right tricks, and you do not want to show a rock to fakie,..no? Because they are much better with blunts and liens to tail… respect and sorry, next time.

So here’s sunny boys in various poses, with danger in the mind and adrenaline in their veins (who knows what else)…

Thank you Lohse crew for that afternoon.”

Words + photos by Jo Hempel / www.johempel.com

Kevin Wenzke – head high Pogo air (ollie to fakie disaster bash) and first place!

Kevin Wenzke – head high Pogo air (ollie to fakie disaster bash) and first place!

Tom Tieste – transfer smith bash.

Tom Tieste – transfer smith bash.

Tim Rebensdorf. 360 transfer.

Tim Rebensdorf. 360 transfer.

Lenni Janssen, Backside air.

Lenni Janssen, Backside air.

Tim Rebensdorf and Stjepan Lovric.

Tim Rebensdorf and Stjepan Lovric.

Johannes Haist. Backside boneless.

Johannes Haist. Backside footplant.

Stjepan Lovric high speed feeble.

Stjepan Lovric high speed feeble.

Tom Tieste. Lien to tail.

Tom Tieste. Lien to tail.

Tim Rebensdorf. Frontside nose bone.

Tim Rebensdorf. Frontside nose bone.

Markus Lenke. Off the rail.

Markus Lenke. Off the rail.

Lennart Kiepe, not only the MC but also throwing down some disasters.

Lennart Kiepe, not only the MC but also throwing down some disasters.

Pjotr Meerding. Bean plant.

Pjotr Meerding. Bean plant.

Tim Rebensdorf.

Tim Rebensdorf.

Photos by Jo Hempel