Damn, that is # 3 already? Yes. Our third Converse “Push Berlin” session earlier this year went down successfully and we can’t wait to reopen the doors of YAAM next Tuesday. Here is what went down, who was there and what you have missed out on:
Together with Converse, we are proudly hosting a session for everyone to join on the 03.03 (Tuesday) at YAAM Berlin, after Give Something Back To Berlin took over the park, build by Yamato Living Ramps.
Learn more about GSBTB HERE and watch our Converse CONS team session HERE.
Last Saturday something happened, a group of people honored us with their presence, their good spirits & their bowling skills. Today we recap the magic of that night for you.
Photos by Danny Sommerfeld.
Text by Roland Hoogwater.
What happened? Well, we had one of our best events ever, from a slow start, where basically everyone turned up on time, which was a bit early (not expected at a skate event) to an electric final we have you, the Berlin skate scene to thank for making this what it was!
What it was? Well, a night of surprises. For instance, a very drunk Jack Taylor together with a driven Dan Clarke making it all the way to the finals. An amazing performance from Collin McLean who bowls with as much finesse as he skates. Mark Nickels who brought his own bowling ball and wore a bowling shirt (scare tactics) and bowled steadily for the entire night, in the end, coming up short because Berlin local and adidas skater Baswti kept racking them up and knocking them down like he had ice in his veins.
When we shot the trailer he wasn’t bowling like this we tell you! He did use his patented own was of throwing the ball but it seemed like in the 3-weeks between the shoot for the trailer and the actual event he had put in the work and at the end up the night took home the 300€ prize money. Congratulations Bawsti you earned it!
adidas Skateboarding thank you for helping us and making this happen, it was a magic evening for all in attendance, skater, and non-skater together knocking down those pins together.
Holiday time is upon us and the year is drawing to a close, therefore we set out to celebrate and celebrate we did!
We got together with adidas and organized a little Christmas party We even got lyrical and wrote a little X-mas poem about the event. Enjoy!
Together with the help of adidas skateboarding we premiered two of our newest video projects and had a jolly good time!
We celebrated amongst friends and enjoyed the free beers and glühwein.
Santa must have heard our Christmas wishes and granted us one, he sent out Disney’s favorite son.
Mickey brought Minnie and party they did, an evening of presents and selfies in a Christmas outfit.
The night ended and as soon as the morning began, we received a text from a guy we will name Stan.
The text said he stole Saint Nic from the bathroom that night
And although it was a blow-up version it filled us with fright.
Our Santa Claus doll got taken to a new home without his consent and is now working in a Berlin bar trying to pay rent.
Go figure, see you next year Santa🎅🏻
We would like to thank adidas skateboarding for all the support and Merry Christmas to all!
One week ago we flew into Copenhagen airport because we had been invited by Vans to Sweden to witness one of the most prestigious and well-known skate contests in the world, the Vans Park Series in Malmö.
There were at least two things that had aroused my enthusiasm about this event days before the whole thing actually took place: First of all, I have never been to Sweden, and secondly, I have never watched any bowl contest on a comparable level of skating before. It soon turned out that this event managed to measure up to my high expectations. The line-up was insane, the crowd hyped and the weather almost a little bit too sunny (for Sweden).
However, what was really striking me was the fact that nobody of the riders was wearing a helmet or at least knee pads at all (some of the women did), which I really liked because – let’s face it – it makes every trick look even heavier and way more stylish. A fact that unfortunately the youngest and smallest rider CJ Collins painfully had to pay for with a hard slam in the finals. Luckily, he did not get seriously injured (after the contest he skated on).
In the end, Alex Sorgente deservedly took the victory but the crowd’s favorite was clearly once again Malmö’s own Mr. Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg.
If someone works for 10 years at a big company they maybe give out a bouquet of flowers and a few warm handshakes. adidas in this case was behaving a little bit different and flew out half of Europe to a very Bavarian location just to celebrate Dennis Busenitz’s 10 year anniversary skating for the brand. Dennis is one of a kind to say the least and so was our weekend in Munich. Cheers to Dennis and the whole adidas Skateboarding crew! That’s how it looked like:
Well, for those who do not know, my name is Paul and I am working for PLACE since nine months now. So one might say I am still pretty new to the game. Nevertheless, I got my nickname “Placemagpaule” right at my first day at the office and it even developed to a frequently used hashtag on Instagram.
The coolest thing about my job is that I need to travel from time to time and as I have not really been around a lot before, most of the time, I go to see places I have never been before. This also applies for Copenhagen. So as Benni told me that one of us got invited by Levis Skateboarding to join the CPH Open series and asked me if I would like to go there, I of course did not hesitate.
I stayed in Copenhagen for four days and I can say it is indeed a very beautiful city, which is not well-known for its quality of life for no reason. Besides the great architectural mix between old and new, the proximity to the sea, the good food and the friendly and open-minded mentality of the local residents Copenhagen also offers an uncountable number of skate spots. Moreover, most of the people in Copenhagen seem to enjoy or at least to tolerate skateboarding. The best example therefor is that one of the CPH Open events took place inside the historical city hall of Copenhagen, which would just be unthinkable in any other country I have ever been to.
Evan Smith – Bs 540 Nosegrab
Unfortunately, I had bad luck with the weather conditions, which is why I could not be outside as much as I would have liked to. But still, there were enough moments I took off the lens cover of my Canon AE-1 and hit the shutter release. So welcome to the first episode of my personal Placemagpaule travel recaps!
Text & Photos by Paul Röhrs On top: Brad Cromer – Fs Flip
Our lifestyle during the summer months differs a lot from the one we have in the winter. In the winter we try to soak up the sun and go out and skate as much as we can, but in the summer months, we might waste a sunny day by taking a girl to the beach. The same goes for other aspects of our social life when the days become longer, we move from inside the bar to outside the Späti! So we decided it Bright was the right time to show everyone how we live during the Berlin summer, we asked our friends at Späti 36 if we could throw our PLACE ISSUE 57 release party there and they said YES! So if you were at the party and want to relive the moment or if you were not there and want to get a taste of what it was like check out our snapshot recap.
For all of you who didn’t get the chance to join the official Nike SB Berlin Open Aftershowparty on saturday night: You missed something big, but don’t worry: As usual, we took some pictures, so you can see what went down. Shout out to all the DJs, our friends and all of our very honored guests, we had loads of fun! See you next time!