This weekend Skatehalle Berlin became Europe's centre of skateboarding. At the end of the day Axel Cruysberghs from Belgium climbed the podium's top spot, taking home the biggest share of the 12.500 € price money. The remaining two spots went to Flip wonderboy Louie Lopez from California and Stuttgart's Lem Villemin. Renton Millar from Australia won the Vert Jam, followed by local Jürgen Horrwarth finishing second on his own ramp. Finland’s Jussi Korhonen got third.
Skateboarders from all over Europe showcased what is possible in the Skatehalle Berlin. Lem Villemin returned after last year's heavy knee injury and Louie Lopez pleased the crowd and judges with popping full cab flips. Axel Cruysberghs displaying that eventually he is not little anymore: impossible lipslides and backtail 270's up the rail should be proof enough.
The Death or Glory Bowljam presented by Zimtstern had already gone down late on Saturday. With sweat and adrenalin soaking the air and an electrified crowd densely packed on the decks. Young Curren Caples from Ventura, California stoked out everyone, putting Jürgen Horrwarth – once again – in a close second place, followed by Frenchman Julien Benoliel.
The Vert Jam turned into a big showdown between buddies Jürgen Horrwarth and Renton Millar. Both threw various 540's almost up to the roof, smacked madonnas and body jars on the coping, rambled grinds through the rugged pool coping corner and slid liptricks spanning almost all of the ramp. A photofinish so to say, with Renton's flip to five-o making the difference.
What else? Cash and Arnette shades for tricks!
Hammers upon hammers: Back to back flip frontblunt down the ledge by Eniz Fazilov and switch backside noseblunts by Pete Eldridge!! Any questions!? Check the first teaser to sneak a peek at the madness:
We'll keep you posted soon on more flicks to leave you breathless.
Thanks to everyone that made this possible. What a crew...