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Gotta love the Vans Europe team for their ability to go for it in any and every situation or spot. We don’t want to spoil the trick but we were really stoked to see Dustin Dollin with a great ender trick in this!

On a side note Pfanner is like a very fine wine isn’t he.

This is the big one from Vans’ European division. So sit down crack a brewski and enjoy!

The Levi’s Skateboarding team went to Tbilisi, Georgia. Interesting destination.

Featuring : Val Bauer, Quentin Boillon, Ale Cesario, Edouard Depaz, Lilian Fev, Manny Lopez, Charles Munro & Kalle Wiehn.

Herzlich Willkommen to the video that goes with PLACE YOUR FLAG a special publication of Place Skateboard Culture (in finer shops now). This project is special, not only because it deviates from our “regular” numbered editions in size, because it has animation or the number of pages but because somebody proposed it to us.

You see, normally our we come up with the ideas but this time the credit for the “Startschuss” has to go to Moritz Alte. Moritz or Mo came to us because he felt we needed to do something that included Vans team rider, Julian Ruhe.

“He felt we needed to do something that included Vans team rider, Julian Ruhe.”

After a short pitch, he presented us with a plan, which we then together finetuned into the thing you hold today. A series of papers with ink on it about young people, leaving their “Heimat” and finding their place in Berlin.

It all sounds great, skating in Berlin, following 4 people and a dog as they find their place in their new surroundings but the thing is that Mo proposed to do all this during the winter and early spring months. Puffy jackets, low light, grey skies, and snowy Berlin, not sunny, hip, drinking beer and hanging out until 23:00 at a Späti Berlin.

Moritz proposed a young crew consisting of Steffen Grap, 21 (photographer), Peter Buikema, 23 (filmer) and himself, 22 as (an overseer and writer) we liked the idea but felt we needed something more so we added a Brittish ex-pat Jack Taylor, (26) to do a part of the graphic work.

The question we had was: “Is a 22-year-old ready to do the heavy lifting it takes to make a print issue work?” Well the results speak for themselves don’t they, it took some time, it took a lot of energy but it came out great, different and that was what we were looking for. because Berlin can be a lot of things but in the cold it is mostly a beast of burden, whereas in summer it can feel like a balloon, lifting you up. Working the beast, might not be easy but it can be rewarding. There are clear benefits like the lack of tourist people around, fewer skaters at the more famous spots and fewer distractions all around by open airs, protests, and kick-outs because winter is mostly about staying in.

“Is a 22-year-old ready to do the heavy lifting it takes to make a special issue work?”

To wrap it up, a lot of people talk a good game about moving to Berlin but you haven’t truly been here unless you have been through a winter so look at what we together created and make up your mind firmly if you really want to Place your flag in Berlin soil.

Special thanks go out to Vans “OFF THE WALL” for supporting this project.

Editorial lifted and adapted from the print issue of the new PLACE YOUR FLAG issue of Place Magazine. Text by Roland Hoogwater.

First of all, we want to give a big thanks to Vans for supporting us and assisting in making the project happen. Secondly, thanks to Heiners for being a surefire location where we all feel welcome enough to be ourselves. And lastly, thank you to all the protagonists for not only putting your energy towards the project but also for shooting the recap to your own party. Cheers!

Jon Wolf was actually the very first (non-working) person to arrive.
Steffen & Oli two of the photographers who worked on creating the images for this project.
We are happy you showed up but WRONG MAG guys!
When are they playing the video?
Enough time for a session in between viewings.
Paul and his soon to be wife Ezra, when is the wedding guys?
Dude where’s my car? Where is your car dude? Nils might know but he ain’t saying.
On the right one legend, on the left Legensing and Sommerfeld.
Kalle, Lea & some été BGP’s.
All we have to say is best hair + eyewear combination!
A mayor S/O goes to the people from VANS who drove down from Munich to witness it all as it unfolded.
Bänke life means you represent wherever you go.
Julian Ruhe AKA the main figure on the trigger. It was his big night and he delivered both on and in front and behind the scenes.
SNAP! Valle Cafuk another one of our protagonists caught on film.
SQUAD? I don’t know, maybe.
Kalle Wiehn shoots Julian & Fabian Ruhe for Place Magazine F/W ’19.
Aaaaaand we are out! Thanks to everyone who showed up and helped us to make this an amazing night!

Photos by Julian Ruhe, Moritz Alte, Kalle Wiehn & Valle Cafuk.

The best possible outcome from a Moscow trip is definitely this video to which one can simply say wow…

Vans put this out from Russia with love and we managed to get our Chris Pfanner fix until the next video.

“Nochmal” translates to: Again or Another One. Niclas probably choose that title in regards to the many Maybachufer videos that came out in the last years, but we thought you might like to watch anyway.

Filmed by Niclas Rickes featuring, Peter Buikema, Carlo Metzger, Kalle Wiehn, Moritz Alte, Luis Richter, and Johannes Schirrmeister. Enjoy!

It is always interesting to see new teams coming to town and find their own way and flow in the city of Berlin. The Levi’s Europe squad is pretty young and their latest addition to the team is no stranger to us.

Feat.: Manny Lopez, Edouard Depaz, Quentin Boillon, Ale Cesario, Val Bauer, Lilian Fev, Charlie Munro, Mikey Patrick & Kalle Wiehn.

Starting something completely on your own, at one point in your life, is a natural step for someone motivated and creative. Fatos Veseli is not a new guy to the German skateboarding scene and definitely one of the most shining characters from the city of Cologne. The city with the Dom is quite sexy, we have to admit; definitely not because of the architecture (the city got bombed to a high percentage during WW2) but more of its people. If you have ever been to Cologne you know what we are talking about, it is almost like you can touch the harmony that is in the air.

Fatos is using Sleep-Over as his very own creative outlet and all of his friends are down with that and support his vision, that’s something you can clearly see in this first ever brand video featuring guys like Kalle Wiehn, Kevin Vietzke, Norman Wirtz, Daniel Giesecke and quite a lot of more new faces. The girls you see on the video are all good friends of the guys above, big Thank you to Anke, Charly, Mareike, Maureen, Meagan and Sophie.

A film by Gabriel Dimmig.

 

The Sleep-Over X Robotron Skateboards collaboration is now available HERE.

 

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The city of Trier has probably one of the coolest and fun looking indoor skate parks out there and it is even better looking if you can see Kalle Wiehn taking advantage of the mentioned above.

Featuring: Kalle Wiehn, Norman Wirtz, Marvin Adlhofer, Luis Richter, Simon Reinsch, Stefan Neuhaus, Philipp Vollmar, Kevin Vietzke & Yannick Zoo.

Our video columnist Paul Herrmann has been on the road a lot last year.
A couple of trips for Vans, vacations together with friends and a move from Frankfurt to Berlin produced a lot of new impulses.

Documenting those new moments allowed him to translate his experiences into his latest column aptly titled “Left”.

It is hard to understate how involved we were in the making of this video, all our staff has tricks except Danny Sommerfeld who was hurt. Some of this video was even filmed on Place trips, a lot was documented on other trips but all of it was shot during Leon Rudolph’s holiday.

The end reslut makes you wonder what he could do if he filmed full time.

A video from cologne by Gabriel Dimmig featuring: Yukio Seidel, Dominik Volz, Daniel Giesecke, Patrick Bös, Riccardo Schenk and Kalle Wiehn. Always a pleasure to see some new Kalle footage.

Robotron has had a great year! They turned ten, multiple team riders have put out parts this year and Carsten “Barney” Beneker has been ripping extra hard since he hit that three-oh, so the bot chose to tour around Bella Italia this year.

Unfortunately not everybody could come but that left some extra room for some people that we don’t see skate that often. And with some people, we mean Julian Ruhe that sly guy truly sprinkled some style onto the pizza di-robo. Don’t waste any more time and click play.

Also featuring: Niklas Speer von Cappeln, Fatos Veseli, Kalle Wiehn, Jan Hoffmann & Dennis Behrens.

Film/Edit: Dennis Ludwig
Intro: Philipp Jadke
Music: Viola Valentino – Comprami

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Today at 6pm we will show you exclusively Jan Hoffmann’s new full part and to say the least, it is quite a heavy one. Before that you get the first look at Jan’s Pro Board for Robotron Skateboards and Cleptomanicx now, by showing you the snapshot recap of his surprise party at the Attitude Skateshop in Bremen last weekend. Jan got his shirt, the board of course and a first video premiere, surrounded by all his loved ones. All Photos by Friedjof Feye. Make sure to come back at 6pm ;).

A while back we premiered Paul Herrmann’s video “Welcome to Franki”, at the same time we introduced his video column for PLACE. These raw cuts are a part of that series and they provide you with a great behind the scenes look.

Featuring highlights by Philipp Oehmige, Justin Sommer, Timo Meiselbach, Kalle Wiehn and much more

Last summer, the German Vans team went on a 15 day trip to Sweden and Denmark. Their Nordic Tour led them to Copenhagen, Stockholm and Malmö, where they explored local spots and hidden gems. Featuring Kalle Wiehn, Thomas Graf, Tobi Fleischer, Jan Hoffmann, Julian Ruhe and Valentin Cafuk.

After several premieres all across Germany finally the new TPDG 2016 video is also online accessible now!

I know Danny Sommerfeld for quite some time now and I can tell that he is a perfectionist in the purest manner. Everything he dedicates himself to has to go through a long lasting process of re-thinking over and over again.

Having said that, it is not surprising that he left the edit in the talented hands of his long-time confidant, Gerrit Piechowski, and chose Figub Brazlevic, who is one of Berlin’s finest producers, for the musical accompaniment. Eventually, TPDG 2016 is a skateboard video that provides a very own vibe – the Top Dog Vibe – which one could already have experienced in the previous video, Street Jazz.

You have heard enough! So gather the homies, put your smart phone away, turn on your boombox, and hit the play button!

Photos by Hendrik Herzmann

Silvester auf Malle ist nur einmal im Jahr, dachten sich die Oberhunde von TPDG Supplies und nutzen die Gelegenheit um sich ein paar schöne Tage im und um den Bierkönig herum zu machen. Drake war auch dabei und DJ Herzmann hat die vielen Busfahrten mit Hits am Fließband musikalisch unterlegt – gut aufgelegt.

Bestellt euch ‘ne Cerveza oder einen Café con leche por favor und genießt die folgenden #picofthedays mit ein paar klassisch schwarz-weißen Postkarten-Momente! In diesem Sinne #greetingsfromtpdg und welcome to the great outdoors.

by Danny Sommerfeld

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Hey Kalle,

eigentlich war die Kategorie “Ein Brief an” gedacht für Menschen, die uns nicht so nahe stehen aber von uns ein Lob bekommen sollen. Ich kenne dich schon seit 2007 und finde, dass du dir bereits einen Lobgesang verdient hast, mit allem Drum und Dran – Seemannschor, Trompeten, Saxophon, Pfeifenorgel, Paukenschlag und so weiter. Anders: Wir in der Redaktion sind große Fans und vor allem stolz auf dich.

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BS Nosegrind – Photo by Hendrik Herzmann.

Damals haben wir dich in einem VW Kombi abgeholt, um nach Paris auf eine Skatetour zufahren. Dein allererster Ausflug mit Skatern, und mit dabei waren Norbert Szombati, Alex Mizurov, Jonas Feil, Alex Siegfried, Lucas Fiederling, Flo Geyer, Eric Mirbach, Alex Denkiewicz und ich. Nach kurzer Beschnupperungsphase haben wir uns sofort gut verstanden und irgendwie hatte ich von Anfang an das Gefühl, dass du gekommen bist um zu bleiben.

Damals warst du noch klein, ziemlich schüchtern, trugst einen Wuschelkopf und dein Board hatte viel mehr Rotationen gesehen als heutzutage. Leute sprachen vom “Kid vom Dom”.
2015 trägst du einen Kurzhaarschnitt, bist gefühlt einen Meter größer geworden, besitzt fast ausschließlich schwarze Bekleidung und hast ordentlich Sprungkraft bekommen. Genau das macht dein Skateboarding heute aus, denn du kannst Banklehnen skaten so wie die großen Jungs, zu denen du ja jetzt gehörst. Gibt es etwas cooleres als Banklehnen zu skaten und über solche springen zu können?

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Kickflip – Photo by Hendrik Herzmann.

Neben deiner besagten Sprungkraft auf dem Skateboard, ist mir aufgefallen, dass auch deine Persönlichkeit ein Upgrade bekam und du an deinen Social-Skills gefeilt hast. Das nervige Kid warst du aber eigentlich auch noch nie. – Du bist einfach erwachsen geworden!
Wo sind eigentlich deine dicken, von der Mama selbstgstrickten Wollsocken geblieben? Damals ging nichts ohne deine Socken.

Wir wünschen uns jetzt einfach mal einen Part von dir. – Shout out to Domliebe. Am liebsten natürlich noch in diesem Jahr. Ach wäre das schön, was hälst du davon?
Die Idee zu diesem Brief kam eigentlich erst, als der Henne mir den Link zum Vans Clip schickte. Das Video hatte ich zwar schon vorher vom Severin gezeigt bekommen, habe aber erst beim zweiten Mal bemerkt, wie du durch diesen Clip marschierst als ob es deine letzte Tour wäre. Und weil es so schön war, guck ich’s direkt ein drittes Mal.

Ich freu mich schon wenn wir auf der nächsten Robotron Tour zusammen auf der Rückbank sitzen dürfen!

Bis bald, Karl-Heinz!

Dein Daniel.

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