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.
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
September the 2nd we would like to invite everyone to a special event in our hometown Berlin. Together with SNIPES, we will host a open crew competition with different skate crews from all over Germany. This is your chance to sign up with your friends and compete for 10.000€ prize money, against crews like Seoul2K, Europe, Marijuth, Stanley WE and many more. The contest is open and you can sign-up for free! Next to the contest, we will have live DJ’s playing and there will be an after-show party of course. Sounds like fun to us, we will see you all there! All necessary information summarized:
What? SNIPES SQUAD UP | open crew skate contest, free entry
Where? MV skate park, Senftenberg Ring, 13439 Berlin
When? Saturday, September 2nd 2017 11 am | pre-qualification 01 pm | qualification 04 pm | finals
About SNIPES SQUAD UP: In 2017 SNIPES is uniting two street cultures that are simply meant to roll together – skateboarding and rap music. Both movements have evolved into global phenomena with avid followers around the world and both can trace their roots back in the streets – and this is where SQUAD UP takes place, the streets of Berlin, Milano, Madrid, Eindhoven. Learn more at snipes.com/squadup
Last week the boys came to Berlin and hooked up with their friends over in our fair city to film this promo, we came with on a couple missions to see what was up, skate with them and chill out.
The edit makes it all look fun but the boys were serious about going all in and try a trick for a couple of hours which we felt was unexpected in the Instagram era. Also, we want to shout out Hyun Kummer aka Versace_Germany for finding a “normal” ollie trick that had not been done down the Kulturforum double set and doing that kickflip back smith line first try!