We can all agree that at the core of skate culture is a strong DIY spirit. But as skateboarding continues to grow the look and feel of DIY has changed, from professional skatepark builders to companies like Polar (and Pontus in particular) DIY still is omnipresent. Even though we welcome that evolution it is nice to see that some people still hold on to skateboarding’s punk roots!
BAUAMT is an initiative by skaters for skaters (mostly in Berlin). The park looks amazing and is reminiscent of some of the early ’90s builds, rough, weird but fun! So, with that said, it was only logical that Radio Skateboards would pay the place a visit. They all pulled themselves together and came all the way to Lichtenberg with a strong squad that was ready to rip. The result speaks for itself enjoy!
Footwear is probably the most important part of a skateboarders life, every time you go to buy a pair of shoes you ask yourself a lot of questions. How do they fit, what kind of material do I want, is this the right colorway, durability or board feel, Cupsole or Vulcanized, What kind of shoe does my favorite pro wear and why? All these factors and many more are a part of the process when deciding on a skate shoe.
When adidas Skateboarding asked us if we wanted to host a weartest at our favorite skatepark. The first thing we wanted to do was invite our friends that skate for /// and some of the MBU locals we skate with. We all know “It ain’t no fun if the homies can’t have some.” So not only did everyone get shoes but dinner at the local tapas place was included as well, we truly managed to take care of everybody for a day.
When the sun set, the weather, the skating, the shoes and the food and drinks all came together to make it a fun day to remember and if you don’t know what happened? It is on the internet for all to see for the rest of eternity.
Text by Roland Hoogwater
Photos by Danny Sommerfeld
This summer PLACE and adidas Skateboarding proudly present the international #3stripesatnight video contest. So set your alarm clock, get out your camera light and go cruise the empty night streets. All you need to do to enter this contest is to produce a clip at night, your clip can be 30 seconds long (maximum) and can consist of either lines, single tricks and some other nightly scenes. The night time is the right time, so try to create and capture the atmosphere of the night. Upload the video to your Instagram account, using #3stripesatnight while also tagging @placemag and @adidasskateboarding. That’s it – all entries get the chance to win amazing prices. We’ll choose the 3 winners and repost your video in the PLACE Instagram channel.
Today we proudly announce the third out of three winners for the PLACE and adidas Skateboarding3Stripes3Tricks Video Contest: Phillipp Oehmige! If you’ve been around Berlin lately, you probably have seen this kid killing it at any time. We think you can easily call him a skaterat, always on the run and throwing himself down the big stuff. Congratulations!
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That’s it for the 3Stripes3Tricks video contest, thanks everybody for entering and submitting your clips. Watch out for the Big Final Edit which drops this month featuring the German adidas team and footage of all three winners: Josh Junkes, Giorgi Armani and finally Phillipp Oehmige. Stay tuned.