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June the 21st has many names “Midsummer Night”, the longest day of the year or “Go Skateboarding day 2019”.

This year Berlin was the city, MBU the location and Vans & Radio skateboards the supporting brands but most importantly Valentin Cafuk was the MVP!

Valle told us the day before, “Either I am going home with a lot of cash or I am going home hurt but either way, I am putting it on the line!” and he did just that. The next day though, he spent it all on art supplies…

So now since GSD is over and the sun on the longest day has set. It is all downhill from here but at least we can relive the moment with this video!

We would like to thank both Vans & Radio Skateboards for their support and we will see you all next year. Let’s hope that these obstacles will stay at MBU until then!

Last week we provided you with the photo recap and today it is time for the video recap.
Featuring guys like Giorgi Armani, Farid Ulrich, Justin Sommer, Patrick Rogalski, Kai Hillebrand, Philipp Oehmige and many others.

So press play and enjoy the video that Jon Wolf and Mark Nickels made for us all.

The 21st of June is a special day. It’s not just the official beginning of summer and thus the longest day of the year (speaking from the northern hemisphere point of view), it’s also the date we skateboarders celebrate our passion, culture, and community – the International Go Skateboarding Day. Since we happen to live in a major city like Berlin, we are lucky enough to annually have a well-organized event by Nike SB.

This year again, the event was well-attended, the weather bright, the atmosphere good and just like every other time, I could not believe that another full year had already gone by. We bottle flipped at Pappelplatz, did some cash for tricks, up, on and over a picknick table, we raced around the Project DSS course and we tried to break speed records by doing flip tricks as fast as we could. In the end, Justin Sommer did a 35 km/h varial kickflip which is probably the fastest varial flip ever done on flat ground, an amazing way to end Go Skateboarding Day 2017!

Special thanks to everybody who came by, Nike SB, Yamato Living Ramps, Civilist Berlin and Titus Berlin! Until next year!




























Every year with the beginning of summer on June 21st (the longest day), skateboarders all around the globe meet up to celebrate the international Go Skateboarding Day. For this reason, Nike SB once again organized a whole event in Berlin. This year was different because of the Project DSS connection, the day started at a classic spot and ended at what will probably be one of Berlin’s new hotspots for the next years to come! On this day, Polendenkmal was host to the first best line contest and, people definitely went off! Some NBD lines were made with considerable ease and style. After that, we cruised down to eat and skate the DSS. Watch the video and see exactly what the atmosphere was like, who did what and who rolled away with the prize money.

Today the DSS will be officially opened at 7PM so if you want to join us for a little sesh click this link


Every year with the beginning of summer on June 21st, skateboarders all around the globe meet up to celebrate the international Go Skateboarding Day. For this reason, Nike SB once again organized a whole event in Berlin.

After everybody had the chance to pick up a little “GSD goodie bag” at certain skate shops, Berlin’s world famous “Polendenkmal” was the next spot to meet. When the spot was fully crowded everybody was invited to an open session down the stair sets. As Berlin has plenty of very talented riders, one could of course expect an exciting show. But what went down was far more insane than any exaggerated prophecy. The level of skateboarding I witnessed yesterday was just unbelievable. NBD lines were done within minutes and with every trick down the eight and nine stair set the steps seem to shrink more and more.
As the session was finished, everybody set course for the Dog Shit Spot at Warschauer Straße where then food and drinks were served, the results of the votes of the project DSS events were revealed, and another best line contest was about to go down. Moreover, one could have a view on the site of the new skate park and the construction plans got introduced by the man Lennie Burmeister himself.
All in all, it was an outstanding Go Skateboarding Day that seeks its equal.

Photos by Danny Sommerfeld

As we said before, we had a great day on this year’s Battle At The Bänke 5 during Go Skateboarding Day in Berlin. Here’s the video featuring amazing lines by Louis Taubert, Denny Pham, Alex Mizurov and many more. Speed kills, see you next year!

Photo gallery Battle At The Bänke 5

Filmed by: Julius Krappe, Severin Strauss, Konrad Waldmann, Dan Schulz
Edited by: Julius Krappe

Let’s call it a day! Go Skateboarding Day 2015 in Berlin was a blast. The crowd met at Civilist store in Mitte to get their goodie bags while Nike SB donated money towards a new local Skate-Spot-Project for every kilometer that was pushed on a skateboard through the streets. The route took us to the “Bänke”, the famous street spot at Warschauerstr. where another issue of Battle At The Bänke was about to go down.

This 5th issue of BATB went to the history books as Alex Mizurov and Denny Pham did so many lines, they could have filmed a whole Bänke-part on one day. It was just stunning! Also the homies like Louis Taubert, Patrick Rogalski, Sylvain Tognelli (and many more) did their best to show amazing skateboarding at a fully crowded spot. Thanks to everyone who came along to join this epic Go Skateboarding Day!

Here’s our photo recap, shot by Burny.


Kids loving goodies.




Sebi MC

Sylvain did one of the best lines of the day. Unfortunately he disappeared during the final.

Always a pleasure to watch Sami Harithi skating.

To give you an idea of this still image – Louis` fs bluntlside was fast as hell.

Joscha, Mario & Farid

Probably Denny couldn’t believe how many lines he filmed in one day.

Patrick was on point, flippin’ into fs crooks.

Bänke-legend Jan Kliewer hanging with Topdog Danny Sommerfeld.


Alex, Michi, Vladik and Patrik checking the news.

Michel Funky, Andre and friend.

Alex Mizurov filmed 13 lines – just in the final!

Justin, Denny, Colin, Sami

Best Trick winner Louis going for the long way.

Kerem Elver likes this a lot.

Free stuff!

In total 3850 Euro got donated for the realization of the new skatepark project. Cheers Bo!

Happy winners with cash – Denny got 2nd, Alex 1st and Louis 3rd, he also won the Best Trick.

Watch out for the final video dropping this week!

On the 21st of June we as skateboarders will go out to celebrate our day, Go Skateboarding Day! Skateboarders all over the world will celebrate this day and skate the streets together, Berlin will be no different.

Together with Nike SB, Civilist and Titus Berlin we are gathering all skaters in Berlin and it’s surrounding areas, we invite you to push through the streets with us. As a bonus for every skater that shows up, Nike will donate 15 Euro towards a new local Skate-Spot-Project support your local scene (donation receipt included).

We will start at 14:00 at Civilist, where you will receive a Nike SB GSD 2015 Goodie Bag. Supplies are limited so get there while you can and sign up here.

After that we’ll be pushing through the streets! The route will take us through Alexanderplatz to Titus Berlin where we will make a stop and have a Stuff for Tricks session on a curb. After that we will push on to the main stop of the day, the Warschauer Strasse where PLACE will host Battle At The Bänke 5. There will be both a best line and best trick session with a total prize purse of 1000 Euro Cash! At the end of the day we will introduce the new Spot-Project, this event will take place at the spot itself and after that it’s every skater for himself!

See what went down last year:

Battle At The Bänke 2014 from PLACE Magazine on Vimeo.


See you on Go Skateboarding Day!

Vergangenen Samstag fand in mittlerweile vierter Edition und in Kooperation mit Nike SB der Contest “Battle At The Bänke” statt. Auch am diesjährigen Go Skateboarding Day kamen eine Menge Skateboarder und Zuschauer an den beliebten Spot direkt an der Warschauer Straße. Zu sehen gab es unzählige Lines in allen Variationen, so dass die Judges alle Hände voll zu tun hatten. Im Starterfeld fanden sich neben den Locals einige Gesichter der deutschen Szene und sogar aus Chile und Mexiko waren ein paar Jungs angereist. Aus all dem bunten Line-Allerlei stachen am Ende eine handvoll Starter besonders hervor und auch der Wolkenbruch samt Platzregen ließ sich bis zur Siegerehrung auf sich warten, so dass “Battle At The Bänke” am Ende wortwörtlich feuchtfröhlich zu Ende ging. Vielen Dank an alle Beteiligten – es war uns ein Fest!


Louis Taubert
Louis Taubert, FS Crooks




Whitey, BS Tailslide


Farid Ulrich, fakie 5-0 Flip out


Christopher Schübel, Nollie BS Nosebluntslide

Juan Carlos Aliste aka Goma aus Chile, BS Flip fakie Nosegrind

Michel Funke
Michel Funke, FS Bluntslide




MC Sebi

Alex Ullmann
Alex Ullmann, SW FS Tailslide 270 Flip out


Best Trick:
Patrick Rogalski, FS Bluntslide Flip out

Patrick Rogalski


1. Christopher Schübel
2. Goma
3. Hugo, Louis Taubert & Farid Ulrich




Fotos: Burny

Kein Geringerer als Austyn Gillette feiert heute, am Go Skateboarding Day, seinen 22. Geburtstag. Was, 22 erst? War auch unser erster Gedanke. Nach amerkanischem Recht darf Mr. Gillette erst seit zwölf Monaten legal Bier kaufen. Kein Wunder, dass der Jungspund so quietschfidel ist. Wir sehen uns auf der nächsten PLACE Party und bis dahin gibt es unsere Top drei Austyn Clips.

PLACE und Nike SB präsentieren auch in diesem Jahr am “Go Skateboarding Day” den beliebten Streetcontest an der Warschauerstraße in Berlin. Bereits in vierter Edition laden wir zum “Battle At The Bänke” bei dem es um insgesamt 1.000€ Cash für Best Line und Best Trick gehen wird, außerdem wählen wir den MVP des Tages, der sich über eine private Film-Session im Nike SB Shelter freuen darf.

Im Anschluss sind alle Teilnehmer dazu eingeladen, das Deutschland vs Ghana Spiel im Cassiopeia Biergarten inkl. BBQ und diversen Freigetränken auf einer großen LED Leindwand zu schauen.


Alle die es nicht nach Berlin schaffen, haben die Möglichkeit via Instagram teilzunehmen. Ladet euer Go Skateboarding Day Video am 21.06.2014 hoch und postet es zusammen mit den Tags @nikesbshelter und #skateeverydamnday

Weitere Infos auf: nikesbshelter.com/de/instagram/


So sah Battle At The Bänke in 2013 aus:

Nike SB hat gerade die ersten Bilder des “P-Rod 8” veröffentlicht – dem mittlerweile achten Pro Model von Paul Rodriguez. Der superleichte Schuh kommt mit Nike Lunarlon Sohle und Flywire Technologie, welche für optimalen Halt sorgen soll. Schon nächsten Monat ist es dann soweit – der Schuh kommt am Go Skateboarding Day (21. Juni) in den Handel!






Am Go Skateboarding Day, dem offiziellen Feiertag der Skateboader und gleichzeitigem Sommeranfang, haben wir in dritter Edition den beliebten und ehrlichen Street Contest Battle At The Bänke veranstaltet. Zu diesem Anlass hat Nike SB weitere Metallkanten gestiftet und so stand diesem herrlichen Tag mit seinen sehenswerten Lines nichts mehr im Wege.

Wilko Grüning war an diesem Tag besonders gut drauf

Christoper Schübel
– FS Flip fakie Nosegrind

Special Guest from Washington DC Yoshi Tanenbaum – Kickflip BS Nosebluntslide

Die Scheine für den Best Trick Contest hat sichDenny Pham abgeholt

1. Wilko Grüning
2. Denny Pham
3. Yoshi Tanenbaum

Bis zum nächsten Jahr!

Video: Julius Krappe & Mark Nickels
Edit: Julius Krappe
Fotos: Jonas Wedelstädt

Zum Anlass des am Freitag stattfindenden “Go Skateboarding Day”, an dem auch unser bereits angekündigter Street Contest “Battle At The Bänke” Einzug hält, hat Nike SB den Bänken an der Warschauer Str. ein Facelifting verpasst. Die Zeiten von Splittern in den Fingern dürften damit vorbei sein, denn nun befinden sich sämtliche Bänke unter der Metall-Haube und dürfen eingewachst, -gegrindet und -geslidet werden.


Am “Go Skateboarding Day” war an den Warschauer Strasse Curbs die Hölle los. Denn Nike und Titus Berlin haben zum zweiten Battle At The Bänke geladen und zur Freude der Berliner Skateboardgemeinde gleich noch ein paar der Bänke mit neuen Metallkanten versehen. Auch wenn das Wetter zum Anfang des Tages eher schlecht aussah, hatte Petrus Erbarmen mit der Crowd und es fand eine Session der Extraklasse statt. Mit dabei waren u.a Jan Kliewer, Yannick Schall, Denny Pham, Ilja Judizki, Lennie Burmeister, Siggi Smallz, Danny Goodman, Nahuell Kirchhoff und weitere hundert Berlin Locals. Die Stimmung war bombastisch und alle hatten ihren Fun. Vielen Dank an alle, die diesen Event echt grossartig gemacht haben.

Film by Julius Krappe & Blechschmelze
Edit by Julius Krappe

Hier noch ein paar schöne Fotos von Jonas Wedelstädt.

Let the session begin.

Die Crowd war hyper hyper.

Danny Goodman Nosegrind Nollie Heelflip off.

Epische Stimmung trotz Nieselregens. So muss Skaten sein.

Ilja holt sich etwas Cash ab mit diesem Bs Noseblunt.

Und freut sich. Logisch.

Nahuell Kirchhoff mit seinem Lispslide 540° Shuv-It out.

Yannick macht einen auf kreativ. Flip Tail Hang Up, aber geschafft. Das zählt.

Die Zuschauer hatten ihren Spass. Voll war es.

Siggi – MVP des Tages. Und das Geld kann er gebrauchen. Hell Yeah.

Nob hatte es nicht einfach sich zu entscheiden. Harter Job.

Und zum Ende des Tages sind alle glücklich nach Hause gegangen. See you next Year.

Es muss nicht immer HD sein. Nein, es gaht auch durchaus mit dem Kameraklassiker VX 1000. Besonders wenn Jake Johnson und Sammy Winter für Gravis die Scheisse rippen. Einfach nur stylish.

Falls du mal an dir zweifeln solltest, hör dir einfach mal ein paar Worte von Manny Santiago an, denn der dachte auch mal, er würde es nicht schaffen. Hat er aber, also glaub an dich.

Der Go Skateboarding Day war ein voller Erfolg. Weltweit. Hier die Variante aus den Staaten mit DC Shoes und der Skatemafia. Dope.

Zach Lyons ist neu auf Magenta Skateboards. Gefeiert wird das, wie man es heutzutage macht, mit einem Welcome Clip.

Wir machen es einfach, kurz und knapp. Marek Zaprazny hat eine sehr schöne Commercial für seinen Achsengeber Orion Trucks gefilmt.