2016 European Skateboard Awards and Bright tradeshow recap

LBF_5879Berlin’s Lido, a true Kreuzberg institution, this time filled with rowdy skateboarders. Photo: LB. It was a boozy week as you can expect so forgive us if these aren’t in perfect chronological order.

_DSF5242 The old Blueprint team back together: Paul Shier, Colin Kennedy and Vaughan Baker. Photo: Sam Ashley.

_DSF5243Gunes and Lucas. Photo: Sam Ashley.

LBF_5989Nick Jensen and Tom Knox with their special Vase trophy. Photo: LB

LBF_6012One of the many times Jake Harris went on stage that evening. Photo: LB

LBF_6025Alexis Papadopoulos and the Nozbone crew. Photo: LB

LBF_6050Alex Pires after getting sprayed with champagne by the Blobys. Props to Bruno for winning Photographer Of The Year. Photo: LB

_DSF5247A couple of French Freds.

LBF_6083Rookie Of The Year Kilian Zehnder saying something along the lines of ” yeeeeeaaaaah doggy, let’s get it!” Photo: LB.

LBF_6035Karsten and Oli from Germany’s Solo mag accepting their award for Media Of the Year. Photo: LB.

_DSF5231Jerome Campbell, Matlok Bennett-Jones, James Cruickshank and Dallas Rockvam. Photo: Sam Ashley.

LBF_6104Daan Van Der Linden and his brother straight killing it at life. Congrats Daan on winning European Skater of the Year! Photo: LB.

crowd-alexpires-webEarlier that day the Nike SB guys had organised a wear test for Ishod Wair’s new Dunk at The Shelter. A bunch of media heads, team riders and kids got split into teams to try out the shoes and play around with the Nike SB app. Always nice to be invited to an skate event where you actually get to skateboard! Photo: Alex Pires.

faridulrich-swfsfeebfakie-alexpiresFarid Ulrich, frontside feeble to fakie at . Photo: Alex Pires.


Jaccoppo Carrozzi (shot by Alex Pires) during the most entertaining event of the weekend: Element’s Barrel Jump Challenge. I think at was at this point that people started thinking we’d reached the limit of how far it was physically possible to jump with the help of a skateboard. Only it somehow kept going and Chris Pfanner ended up jumping another two (13 in total). Watch the edit here.

_DSF5218The location of Adidas’ Skin Phillips event. Adidas had four floors of festivities for the lucky few that were invited. The three stripes are going all in this year! Can’t wait for #AwayDays.

RemyBackNosebluntThe day after the awards ceremony Converse held a session at this custom built circular bowl. Zered Bassett, Eli Reed and most of the European team were present and there was a screening of their new One Star World Tour clip. Going around in circles on a bad hangover wasn’t exactly easy but Rémy killed it all day. This back noseblunt was shot by Reece Leung.

David-fswallbash-alexpires-webDavid Stenstrom with a frontside wall bash. Photo: Alex Pires.

greg-remy-paul-chadourne-cons-webBloby Greg, Remy Taveira and Paul Grund with their boy Ben Chadourne.

That evening our friends from Civilist, Pop Trading and Post organised a fun little skate trivia pub quiz. Stoked to have got second place but can’t help but find it a bit depressing that we were able to name the entire Link Footwear team (including Alex Moul) or guess titles of several videos just from hearing their credits songs…