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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!




























One of skateboarding’s most exciting days is almost upon us, not only locally but all across the world, skateboarders from all walks of life are set to gather on Go Skateboarding Day 2017. This year Nike SB and PLACE are asking you! Not only all skateboarders but everybody to come and join us in Berlin on Wednesday, June 21st. Together we will take on our city’s streets to skate, celebrate and essentially do the things we love most.

We invite you to meet up with us at Civilist store and/or Titus Berlin
in Mitte where you can pick up your highly limited GSD SURVIVAL PACK before we all head out to the Pappelplatz skatepark to witness and compete in the first ever BOTTLE FLIPPING SKATE CHALLENGE presented by Civilist.

At Pappelplatz we will also announce the (top secret) location of our next staple event: the CASH FOR TRICKS SECRET SESSION. A session presented by Titus Berlin in which you will be directly rewarded for your heavy-hitting tricks with cold hard currency.

As the sun will slowly start to set, we will still be sweating through our shirts trying to crown the winner of the PROJECT DSS GRAND PRIX open race event. For those of you that are not looking to break speed records, you are welcome to enjoy some very cold drinks and some very hot BBQ food together with the people of Yamato Living Ramps and the 1. Berliner Skateboard e.V – anything goes on Go Skateboarding Day Berlin 2017!

To summarize

12 – 2 PM | Civilist / Titus Berlin Mitte
Meet & grab your GSD Survival Pack.
ATTENTION: highly limited availability, register here to safe yours: http://gonike.me/goskateboardingday

2.30 – 4.00 PM | Pappelplatz
Bottle Flipping Skate Challenge

4.30 – 6.00 PM | Secret Spot
Cash for Tricks Secret Session

6.30 – 9.00 PM | Project DSS
The Project DSS Grand Prix & BBQ

Go to our Facebook event by clicking here.

Yesterday everybody gathered at the #ProjectDSS skate park to create, show and discuss their designs. Brains were being stormed and ideas got put to Jan Kliewer who also offered up his own views.

During the open session, locals and visitors skated the park together, while the crowd seemed to constantly switch between watching the session, the BBQ and “the bar” creating a relaxed atmosphere.

For those who were there go check if you made it into our photo recap and if you didn’t check the photos out anyway because there is some funny cool in there.



































Special thank you goes out to Nike SB, Yamato Living Ramps, Titus Berlin and 1. Berliner Skateboard e.V.for making this event happen.


All photos by Danny Sommerfeld

After the success of last years Nike SB Project DSS sessions, it is finally time to open a new chapter for 2017.

The expansion of the #ProjectDSS park that we have all enjoyed over the last year is a priority; and just like last year, your opinion matters. Therefore Nike SB dropped of some #ProjectDSS Design Boxes at Civilist, Titus Berlin, Titus Zoopreme, Nike Store Berlin and the Nike SB Shelter. Starting today, you can drop off your ideas, sketches, opinions or tips in one of the boxes at one of the locations mentioned above and please do not hesitate to ask , we are very looking forward for see your ideas.

Nike SB in collaboration with Yamato Living Ramps and 1. Berliner Skateboard e.V. will host a Design Session at the DSS. The event will take place on Friday, May 12th starting at 17:00.

This event is meant as a Brainstorming session. Jan Kliewer will be present to discuss your ideas and the future of DSS. Like last year this event is not only about the new design, there will be some skating including a BBQ session with drinks supplied by the nice folks over at Titus Berlin.

Head over to to the Facebook Event to save the date.

Click this link to keep yourself updated.



As part of the events in the run-up to the Nike SB #ProjectDSS, the winners of each stop had been invited to participate in an exclusive session together with the German Nike SB team riders at Nike Town Berlin. Afterwards, everybody got the chance to design an own and unique Nike iD shoe that should be inspired by the #ProjectDSS. Below you can see the four best designs picked by Jan Kliewer and Lennie Burmeister from Yamato Living Ramps. To create your own Nike iD shoe go here.

Roland Hoogwater

“The white color stands for the new thing, creme for the dog piss, yellowish for the slappy curb, green for the trees of Berlin, black for the marks the skaters are going to leave at the new spot and, last but not least, L.O.O.Q.H stands for “I have a hot ass” in French, which, in turn, means that DSS is the hot spot of Summer 2016.”


Linus Werner

“I kept the basic colors brown and beige fitting to the ground and sand on which the whole project was built. The black lines shall depict the rails of the train that runs right next to the DSS, and thus, belong pretty much to the general view. For the sole I decided for grey speckles, which represent the variety of people on the Warschauer Street next by and also at the DSS itself. There you constantly run into all kind of different people from diverse countries or nationalities that all come for one and the same reason – to skate together at the DSS.”


Denny Pham

“Janoski Max Nike ID colorway in dark mahogany red like the sunset at the Warschauer Bridge above the DSS or the 1,49 Euro red wine drunk by the pseudo punks in front of the Kaisers supermarket around the corner. “Bänke Berlin” on the heels for the spot that influenced my skating, my favorite spot of Berlin in close proximity of the DSS, which, moreover, is also a spot that Jan Kliewer played a major role building.”


Farid Ulrich

“Doubtlessly, shoes always contribute to one’s own presence and we skateboarders as shoe destroyers per se, therefor, are especially picky and distinct when it comes to our footwear. It has to be stylish, plain and comfortable. The same is true for the skate parks we usually spend whole days at. It’s all about comfort and plainness. A good skate park is never too cluttered with too many obstacles in rainbow colors. It should also be a place to hang with your homies and to have some beers at the end of a day. All this I tried to transfer into my Nike ID shoe design, which is quite simple but still has stylish nuances.”


Photos by Danny Sommerfeld

Recently, Team Titus visited Germany’s new and probably smoothest indoor skate park in Stuttgart for a private session. The park looks so nice you even want to skate it in the summertime! That’s what Yannick Schall, Patrick Rogalski, Vladik Scholz, Markus Blessing and Jost Arens might have thought, too.

After countless votes, a final draft and, Go Skateboarding Day, it was finally time for the new and improved DSS to be opened for the public. To celebrate this event, Nike SB invited everybody to destroy the park (not literally of course). People from all over came to a spot that is named after poop only to find out that the end result was the shit! In the end, your votes ended up creating a real nice location for us all to skate and that is what we did skate!
Hit play and see the lovely mayhem that was the Project DSS opening session.

Next week there will be another event at the DSS, this one will be in connection with the Berlin open so if you enjoy the park had fun at the last event and are down to earn some cash reserve a spot (no registration needed)

Click here.

Yesterday the much anticipated Project DSS was completed! To celebrate this in an adequate manner, Nike SB invited everybody for a first open session. After starting with a shoe release event of a Nike SB and Skate Mental collabo at the Civilist Store a shuttle bus directly took the crowd to the brand new skate park. Hundreds of skateboarders and other bystanders gathered together to either skate or just watch this outstanding result of so much passionate work. One could clearly tell from the excitement that the park even outranged the high expectations! With a best trick contest with altogether 1500€ prize money the park was officially inaugurated. Afterwards, the session went on until sunset while drinks and pizza slices were served and music was played. I think I can speak for everyone if I say that the whole project was a great success and brought Berlin for sure its new place to be!

Photos: Danny Sommerfeld


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#ProjectDSS is served! After six events of collective preparation we’re super close to finally enjoy the delightful result of all our diligent work. Join us and the Nike SB, Civilist and Skate Mental team at the ceremonial supper at June 27th. Enjoy sessioning some fresh mouth-watering concrete while delicately savoring a hot slice of pizza made by ‘Ragazzi della Fontana’ and getting rewarded by € 1.500 cash for delicious tricks.

The ‘1. Berliner Skateboard e.V.’ and ‘Yamato Living Ramps’ will officially open the venue and pizza oven at 7 PM. If you’re around Civilist you’ll be able to jump on a shuttle bus at 6.30 PM. Buon appetite and see you at the DSS!

Yesterday Nike SB invited the winners of each Project DSS event plus the Nike SB team riders to an exclusive session at Nike Town Berlin. There they had the unique possibility to skate through the huge Nike shopping mall. After closing time, everyone could enjoy dinner while Jan Kliewer from Yamato Living Ramps revealed the outcome of the votings and the construction plans for the expansion of the Dog Shit Spot at Warschauer Straße. The final outcome of your votes and thus the plans for the park will be presented on Go Skateboarding Day next week. So make sure to join the upcoming Nike GSD event! For more information click here.

Photos by Danny Sommerfeld

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Yesterday the final voting event for Project DSS went down at Ringpark. It was a great success. Once again many locals gathered together to have a say in the construction plan for the expansion of Berlin’s famous DIY spot. While everybody was served cold drinks and grilled food, the session gained momentum and many tricks went down the bigger obstacles of the park. At the end, local hero Max Obert well-deserved could take home the 500€ voucher for Titus Zoopreme, also for the pleasure of his crew mates.

Photos by Danny Sommerfeld

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Join us in celebrating the #PROJECTDSS and get involved in the expansion of Berlin’s most famous DIY spot.

The session final session will be hosted by Titus Zoopreme at the Ringpark Skatepark, in Berlin the session starts at 6PM. Look forward to an open session with prizes for the best tricks – but most importantly a ballot box where YOU will be able to ultimately decide about the construction of a brand new DSS feature.

Register now to partake in the final session and have a good time with some free BBQ & cold drinks.

Click here to register!

This time it’ll be about the right side of the corner. It’s your last chance. All results and final drafts of PROJECT DSS will be presented at upcoming Go Skateboarding Day, June 21. Use your chance: Get involved in changing YOUR city’s main DIY-spot.

Click here to to our Facebook event.

Head over to the #ProjectDSS site to find out more about the project or to keep updated on all things DSS


Yesterday the third and second last event of Project DSS took place at the outdoor area of the Nike SB Shelter. While eating Berliner Currywurst and enjoying a cold drink everybody was discussing about the selectable obstacles for the expansion of the Dog Shit Spot, which is already under construction. Moreover, some brave ones joint the wild Fox track Race. After partly very close and exciting head to head runs Roland Hirsch could take home the victory plus the 500€ voucher.

For more information about the project, the voting and upcoming events click here.

Photos by Danny Sommerfeld

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The third event in the #ProjectDSS series will take place on the May the 31st (starting at 6PM) at the Nike SB Shelter.

At this event you will be able to partake in an open race through the Foxtrack while simultaneously enjoying a beer, some barbecued meat and most importantly participate in the next round of voting for a new DSS obstacle.

Register by clicking here.

Head over to the #ProjectDSS site to find out more about the project or to keep updated on all things DSS


In 2016, we will celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for the further development of a unique DIY spot in Berlin, The Dog Shit Spot. Legendary skaters Jan Kliewer and Lennie Burmeister will build and regularly install in cooperation with Yamato Living Ramps and 1. Berliner Skateboardverein e.V. new elements (obstacles) over a two year period. These developments will be celebrated with events as the construction progresses.

During the process, Berlin locals will be able to enjoy and participate in the events that will take place at their favorite skate shops in the city. They also will have the opportunity to provide us with their feedback as well as partake in the development of Project DSS. In the end, the decisions about particular plans and obstacles will be decided by votes.


#ProjectDSS is served! After six events of collective preparation we’re super close to finally enjoy the delightful result of all our diligent work. Join us and the Nike SB, Civilist and Skate Mental team at the ceremonial supper at June 27th. Enjoy sessioning some fresh mouth-watering concrete while delicately savoring a hot slice of pizza made by ‘Ragazzi della Fontana’ and getting rewarded by € 1.500 cash for delicious tricks.


The ‘1. Berliner Skateboard e.V.’ and ‘Yamato Living Ramps’ will officially open the venue and pizza oven at 7 PM. If you’re around Civilist you’ll be able to jump on a shuttle bus at 6.30 PM. Buon appetite and see you at the DSS!

Head over to the Facebook event to join us and to keep yourself updated.




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.

Go Skateboarding Day 2016 Video






Unsere Hauptstadt glänzt mit einem neuen Skatepark. An der Prinzenstraße in Berlin/Kreuzberg enstand in wenigen Wochen ein Park, welcher von der Lage nicht besser sein könnte. Zwischen U-Bahn Station Prinzenstr. und dem Kanal, zeigt sich eine Bank-Landschaft mit vielen verschiendenen Varitionen und Formen. Leute wie Lennie Burmeister, Adam Sello und Jan Kliewer haben das Projekt begleitet und tatkräftig unterstützt. Ob der Park bereits für die Öffentlichtkeit zugänglich gemacht wurde, ist uns leider noch nicht bekannt. Verhaltet euch bitte fair, falls die Fläche noch umzäunt ist.