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A really nice tour video to a location close to home. Good work by the team manager to reshape the team.

Fun Fact: There is an actual new Willow on the team now!

A nice pre-lockdown flash of skating by some very nice skaters. We want to give Ike Fromme a special little S/O because he really did some spicy stuff in this one.

Denny Pham, Pol Catena, Matt Debauche, Sascha Scharf, Ike Fromme, Douwe Macare, Dan Schulz, Florian ‘Burny’ Hopfensperger, 

What do you get when you put our favorite host Lea Isabell together with a very special shoe, THE SHANE? What does the shoe look like, what does it feel like, How does it smell? And do humans actually have a different opinion about footwear than animals do?

Text by Roland Hoogwater.

Photos by Louis Deschamps & Roland Hoogwater.

Denny Pham was blown away by Shane’s new shoe!

Besides that, we get Hyun Kummer, Denny Pham, Sascha Scharf and many others flying through the air onto our little L.A. safe-haven called 7th Street. What do the winners feel after they land their tricks? Well, watch Lea & Louis ask those hard-hitting questions as well.

Hyun Kummer definitely pushed Mr. O’Neill’s shoe to the limit by blasting from the kicker to the bench multiple times.
Another Shane wearing “THE SHANE”.

Last but certainly not least, did you watch Shane’s new part yet? You might have it has only been all over the interwebs but what did the people who got to watch it first, the people who got to go to the world premiere think of the king of the “flip in flip out” newest part?

The Butcher got himself a prime spot for the world premiere of ‘The Extra Bit”
The crowd seemed to love it as well.

Well, find out your doggone self! Press play already and watch Episode 2 of our Place.tv series.

Nike SB thank you for supporting this episode of Place.tv also available through the Nike APP.

What do they say at the end of most movies again? Oh yeah, “FIN”!

PUNK! That is what Mobina and Melika are. why, you might ask? Well, first of all, they are DIY people. Coming to Germany together with their whole family and finding a new way in a country, a society & a city that bares at best small resemblances to where you were born. That said, they took on that challenge and are well on their way of knocking it out of the park. All while staying humble but not shy and they are certainly not shy! HIGH ENERGY, that is what they bring, jokes for days, a lust for life that in all honesty, we haven’t seen that often. Mobina (18) is a wild child, dancing at parties, skating with the pros, finding out about all that Berlin has to offer while still maintaining a serious attitude to her education. Melika (15) is a bit more relaxed, strong-willed on the board, not afraid to take a slam or even go back to get what she feels she can land. All while putting great value into people treating each other with kindness and respect, she doesn’t suffer fools lightly either and will let her opinion be known. At the same time, they both like to pull pranks on one another, pretend like they hate each other saying things like “You make me want to vomit!”. But in all honesty, it is a game and they are playing the game well and have fun doing it together!

Text by Roland Hoogwater / Photography by Tina Willim.

We first met Melika Nazari one and a half years ago at Heidelberger skatepark in Berlin, a random skatepark to be at, if you are a young upstarting skater in the German capital. The transitions are steep, the ledge and the flatbar are pretty high & the flat ground is not the most fun but Melika found her way.

We all skated for about an hour after which our crew sat down, immediately Melika introduced herself and started asking questions:

“Who are you? What are your names? Where are you from? Do you skate here often? What are your IG handles?”

Melika Nazari.

Needless to say, we where a bit overwhelmed but at the same time she was nice to us and obviously so interested in skateboarding that we obliged her and she made a real impression on us. It was only when we fired some questions back at her that we found out she wasn’t German, she was a refugee from Afghanistan. That fact almost seemed unreal to us because she was fluent in German (no real accent) and dressed like a skater no shyness either, it just showed us not to judge a book by its cover.

“Drag & Drop” only works on computers girls!

I met Melika a couple more times and each time she showed a lot of improvement, she had found a new home at the better-suited skatepark DOG SHIT SPOT. And that is where they really became a part of the Berlin skate scene. People have opened their arms and welcomed them in, helping them with boards, shoes and all the little things so that they could continue to skate.

Fast forward to November the 10th, at the Nike SB Shelter in Berlin to be exact. That Sunday we first saw the girls in their natural form… together. It was at the Skate For More Session that was part of the then-new Just Do It Campaign of which both sisters were a big part. That day hosted best tricks, a race, a potential to vote for a new Bowl section but most of all they stood out by co-hosting the workshops, investing their energy into giving back to new often young skaters from all walks of life.

Question:

How does a person that flees Afghanistan via Iran ending up in Berlin find skateboarding? Drop-In that is how! DROP-IN is a foundation that hosts projects for Refugees and as the founder Joest Schmidt explained uses sporting activities to engage in education and integration of new-comers into German society. Mobina & Melika entered a summer program that helped teach German, showed them the city and introduced them to their first love Skateboarding.

They were hooked from day one, we offered other sporting activities but they were only interested in one thing. If we would go swimming they would ask if they could go skate instead.

Joest Schmidt, Drop-In Founder.

Joest being a skateboarder himself obviously obliged them and so their journey began. Their German language skills developed at least as fast as their skating did, that is in part due to the fact that Drop-In’s courses involve mixing local Berlin kids in with the Refugees creating the necessity for both to find a way to get out of their comfort zone and talk to each other.

Mobina enjoying her first 15-minutes of fame.

“That and the fact that we where hanging out at the skatepark a lot, really helped us learn German fast! We had to try and talk on a daily basis we couldn’t stay in our own language bubble.” Melika tells us.

Now within three years, they don’t only still attend skate classes, they are able to host them and teach new people, in a sense closing the circle that Drop-In created.

Imagine this, they came to Germany 3 years ago, found a new hobby, sport, art… whatever you want to call skateboarding and within 2 years they were not only fluent in German but also good enough at skating that they could stand in front of a group of native speakers and teach them their new hobby, their new lifestyle.

Joest Schmidt, Drop-In Founder.
Mobina & Melika together with their girlfriends

As I said in the intro they are PUNK, they might not dress like PUNKS did in the ’80s but they are “Do It Yourself” people taking their own route and not following the mold that other refugees, skaters or teens have followed in the past. For a lot of girls with Muslim backgrounds, a lot of activity can be forbidden depending on the strictness of their religion. Riding a bike is one of those activities but skateboarding is so new that it is not Haram so it can be practiced freely. And even though skateboarding is an activity that you perform alone it is something that you do together with your friends, culture, heritage, age, ethnicity all fall to the side the only thing that counts is “are you a real skater?” and if you can fulfill that requirement you can hang.

So to close it off, this is, of course, a story about two young women who through hard work and having an open attitude managed to find their way into Berlin. But more than that it is a story about skateboarding, social work and that special mix that can help people from all walks of life.

Mobina called this one the Pineapple.

We are proud to introduce the Skate for More Session Skatehalle Berlin x Just Do It.

The session will take place this Sunday on November 10th, 2019 @Skatehalle Berlin and the entry will be free! There will be multiple activities throughout the day more information below:

Skate for More, you never just do it for yourself. Join the session with the SB Team and contribute to a new bowl at Skatehalle Berlin.

This is what’s coming up:
11 AM / 3 PM: Multiple open workshops provided by Skatehalle and the SB team
– 3 PM Open Session, all levels
4 PM Best Trick Session
5 PM Shelter Race
– 7 PM Bowl Extension Session


The entry is free all day. Here is where you can register for the event: https://www.nike.com/events-registration/event?id=129058

Learn more about ‚You never do it just for yourself’ featuring Shelter locals Mobina & Melika Nazari and Denny Pham at nike.com/justdoit


To many of us, the Italian island of Sicily is the home of La Cosa Nostra but it is also the gateway to Africa or the first step to a new life in Europe.

Once a part of Tunisia, Sicily has a special place within the shoe-shaped country and you will see that once you click play and you see the spots, the scenery and the Skatedeluxe team crushing it.

This was the best event since your last event together.

London Lee, Wassertorplatz, 2019

And with that introduction, we would like to welcome you to the recap video for our Wassertorplatz invitational table tennis tournament. The idea started last year after /// teamed up with us for our first ever non-skate tournament, in fact, it was a table-soccer or Fooßbal competition.

Won in style by the ever-competitive Felix Lensing and his friend that night sparked a series of ideas of which taking back our Anchor for at least one day was a part.

Mr. Lensing and his teammate after a dominant performance.
Mr. Lensing and his teammate after a dominant performance.

Now, ever since they changed our famous skate spot into a playground area we have been veiled in black and to be honest the “Platz” has changed a lot as well. When we went to shoot the trailer for the event it was literally riddled with weeds. Needless to say, the new locals had not shown it the love we had :(…

So what better to do than to return and give the place “a years worth of love” in one day! And even though the city and some of the people didn’t seem to want us there they accepted us showing up this day to celebrate the place we love.

Of course, we adapted to the changed plaza and organized a Table Tennis tournament as well as 2 best trick sessions, recreating the rooftop ledge especially for this occasion.

The people came out and celebrate we did and truth be told the platz, the cops and the people living around wtp the place all showed up (the cops blessed us by not showing up) and celebrated with us.

A very special thank you goes out to adidas Skateboarding!

Enjoy the video and we hope to all see you at our next competition.

Read all about the loss of Wassertorplatz as a skate spot here.

Denny Pham is back with a new video part and this time he brought it back to a classic. We said it before and we say it again, Denny remains one of the best technical skaters from Europe. And.. did i see a Tom Penny cameo!? Instant Classic!

Represent your boy and get some hot products HERE! <-

Design is often based on other design, how many Ferrari shaped bedsheets or My Little Pony shaped birthday cakes have we not seen in our life?

So when Nike remastered the Janoski for its 10-year anniversary they also looked outside, they probably looked at animals, the sky, cement patterns, but in the end, I believe they simply looked out of their Beaverton office window onto the parking lot and there they found the answer sitting in the swooshes own parking lot.

(disclaimer: this might not be factual, they might have just found pictures of the car on the internet)

Photos by Danny Sommerfeld.
Text by Roland Hoogwater.

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The Volkswagen Polo “Harlekin’s” story connects to the Janoski in multiple ways. It was in 1994 that the German company wanted to draw attention to their newly-updated Polo model but the problem they had to solve was:

“How do we get people to look at the newness?”.

The answer came in all colors! They devised a special showroom model of the new 6N, this model would breathe NEW! But this model was only meant to show off in the showroom it wasn’t available to the public… Well a couple of the showroom models actually did get sold afterwards and those cars began to create “word of mouth” on the streets and when the streets are talking the people at VW were listening.

1995 swings around and featured in the catalog is the now legendary VW 6N Harlekin as demanded by the public and in 2019 a similar story can be told about Nike SB’s Janoski shoe. Like the Polo, it looks similar but it is not quite the same, from little leather linings to the tape on the sole, everything has been tweaked for ’19 and that is where the two stories meet.

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Fast forward to the 10th of May, Denny Pham, Jan Henrik Kongstein, Peter Buikema, Leo Preisinger and myself find ourselves driving around Berlin in a VW Harlekin wearing the Janoski Harlekin, we are putting both through the wringer for the next 2,5 days.

We didn’t do that alone, of course, we invited some Nike riders and Berlin locals to test it with us along the way.

To be honest the car has had a bit more mileage than the shoe but both held up quite well during our time even though Leo had his doubts about the car.

After the 2.5 days we concluded a couple of things:

  1. Denny Pham skates like he is playing THPS.
  2. The “new” Janoski looks better than the “old” Janoski (look closely).
  3. Jan Kliewer can shove his board like it is 1991.
  4. Jan Henrik like all people in Norway is hella tech.
  5. Michael Mackrodt drives a car the same way he skates.

Thank you for the support Skatedeluxe and Nike SB <3

Denny Pham, Amiel Kornicki, Martin Sandberg & Ike Fromme made it outside of the known Barcelona’s spots. They went looking for something else, something new and struck gold. Enjoy!

This video is a need to watch if you are into eastern-European style spots, besides that it is probably one of Guillaume’s nicest videos to date. Enjoy New flip Pro Denny Pham, Michi Mackrodt and Giorgi in Belarussia.

Do you really wonder why Denny Pham is a professional Skater? No, right? If you do, watch his new part and lose all your doubts about him. Best one yet! Now, get to work Denny, you have a lot of new responsibilities in your position. Mo’ money mo’ problems.

As you may have already heard, Berlin’s Denny Pham got himself a spot in the Flip Skateboards pro ranks and none other than Tom Penny himself took the honor to break the news to a clueless Denny. An overwhelming and honest joy was in the room and, besides a few technical difficulties, it was quite the perfect surprise.

Next to Tom Penny, Denny’s closest family & friends came to the Nike SB Shelter for some Pho, drinks and a piece of Denny. By the way – while Tom Penny was giving Denny his first two designs, the DJ was playing THIS song (Notorious BIG feat. Puff Daddy & Mase – Mo Money Mo Problems).

You guys think it has a deeper meaning to it? The video that introduced him to the pro life will be released tomorrow. All Photos by Julius Krappe.

Here is a LINK to a video of Denny’s Pro Party by Skatedeluxe.

The skatedeluxe team has been steadily evolving and it is shaping up quite nicely. Spearheaded by Denny Pham and now supported by Manny Lopez this Jon Wolf production have a nice BLN vibe to it. Enjoy.

Photo by Burny

What do you do when the weather goes from hot to cold? We guess you film a part while you still can.
A lot of people get the more dedicated you get to their craft once they get older and Denny got up really early for this one. Getting out of bed and skating before the city starts to move.

In our opinion, Mr. Pham is aging like wine instead of milk and his sponsors know that! So, Skatedeluxe and Nike SB decided to team up and drop a little winter capsule together with this part. Check it out here.

Last Saturday marked the start of this year’s Benchmark Contest’s. The 2017 series is special because it is the tenth year that Paris’s Nozbone is organizing this event and thus they chose to partner up with Berlin’s Civilist skate shop and have two contests instead of one.

That meant that the winner of the Berlin event would earn himself some money and a ticket to skate in the Paris event this coming weekend.

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The concept for this year was to incorporate Bauhaus as a style element.

 

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You might recognize this man, he built the obstacles.

 

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The course was not only used to skate on, some parkour went down as well.

 

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The crowd was colorful and of all ages.

 

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This guy skated the course the entire time but did not enter the contest!?

 

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A closer look at the result of Kliewer’s build.

 

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To his own surprise, this Georgian wunderkind almost took the top spot.

 

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We would consider this a cryptogramic self portrait of Mr. TPDG himself. Dogs and cameras always a sure thing.

 

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The old in and out with two German legends.

 

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Denny Pham finished third but still managed to please the crowd.

 

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If you look closely you can see Giorgi doing his second place line.

 

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In the end the French took the title back to Paris, Hugo Corbin came out on top!

Last Saturday marked the start of a new series of skateboard events throughout Europe, the Snipes Squad Up competition kicked off in Berlin.

From all over Germany, they came, groups of skaters ready to compete for the 10.000 prize purse. And to everybody’s excitement, it wasn’t just your usual suspects, Crews like Seoul2k and Europe Co. competed as well. Together with the locals from Märkisches Viertel Snipes managed to create an eclectic atmosphere that made for a good day of skating.

Check out the images and catch the vibe.

You have heard it before, we are hosting this Saturday’s Snipes – SQUAD UP event in Berlin / Märkisches Viertel. The best thing about it –  everyone can join the contest, as long you find a crew of three people and a name. Easy, right? We have more than 10 crews invited from all over Germany including:

Skywalker: Marcel Weber, Tim Hachen, Max Pack
Dshild: Modo Matinda, Marvin Rausch, Vincent van Essen
030 Gaunerz: Justin Sommer, Phillipp Oehmige, Max Obert
Saltyboys: Yannick Schall, Denny Pham, Patrick Rogalski
Bong Bande: Michel Funke, Valentin Ott, Farid Ulrich
Marijuth: Joscha Aicher, Daniel Ledermann, Mario Ungerer
Seoul Air: Hyun Kummer, Jan Hoffmann, Julian Ruhe
Roncalli Kids: Robert Gray, Yannick Zhou, Malte Schüttensack
Downright: Tom Kleinschmidt, Christopher Schübel, Quirin Staudt
Europe: Kai Hillebrand, Timo Meiselbach, Kevin Vietzke
VierSwei: Sascha Scharf, Niklas Stube, Oliver Reinicke
Stanley WE: Benny Vogel, Christoph Friedmann, David Neier
OWN Skateboards: Andi Welther, Glenn Michelfelder, Robin Wulf

This is Dshild:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-AYYzg2yg0

This is VierZwei:

This is Own Skateboards:

All the INFORMATION you need.

A high-definition skate clip by our good friend Severin Strauss, who is all about quality and a high clarity grade. This video features Denny Pham, Christoph “Willow” Wildgrube & co. skating the cobblestone capital of the world.

Nixon welcomes Denny Pham to the Pro ranks and we celebrate the status update with a new full part. More of Denny in our upcoming Issue ‘Funbox’ coming first week of july.