Around 90 competitors made the trip from all around Europe (Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and even Greece to name a few countries) to find themselves competing for the European WITP champion title. The contestants were greeted by summer weather, a really fun skatepark and tons of locals coming to check the action.
Roberto Aleman, Mark Appleyard, Aaron Suski, Javier Sarmiento and Axel Cruysbergs were our special guests to judge all the tricks that went down on the 3 areas of the skatepark. They also were seen signing autographs and destroying the course in between heats to the delight of the audience.
In the 14 and Under division, the kids did not disappoint. Little Oskar from Norway had millions of tricks in his bag and took the 3rd place while Ville Wester represented Copenhagen in good style finishing up in second place. Who won? Tiago Lopes from Portugal, he killed it all day, had a bunch of groupies and fan club, landing almost all his tricks first try (double flip down the blocks or boardslide flip out on the down rail as example). He went home with a huge travel bag full of stuff and 500€ prize money….
The 15 and Over division final was a war with loads of tricks going down on the three areas. Bruno Senra (last year 14- winner) was a standout in the qualifications with such tricks as kickflip crooks down the hubba, but he didn’t end up making it to the podium, as well as other kids killing it such as George Poole. In the end, Matisse Blanc from France took second place, landing full speed treflips over the big gap. Belgium skaters were fully represented with Jonathan Vlerick taking the second place and Simon Duprez taking the win killing it all day. He is now 500€ richer and won so much Volcom gear that he had to ask for some help to carry it all away.
Then the open division was the icing on the cake, so much action went down that you had to be there to experience it. There are so many talented skaters in Europe, mad props to all of you. From full speed noseblunt slides of Frenchman Pierre Hoarau to massive hardflips from Portuguese Jorge Simoens, bs 360 on demand from Gard Hvaara, just to name a few. The skatepark got destroyed properly during the finals.
We need to mention here local Carlos Neira was on fire, getting the support of the audience. Back to back on a broken board, he landed a boardslide, a nollie flip down the stairs and a back lip ! He was awarded the Electric hype of the day, hyping also all the locals!
Thaynan Costa from Portugal took the 3rd place and 500€ in style (switch heelflips down the gap, hardflip backlip on the rail etc…); Christian Estrada from Spain was tech and gnar at the same time and destroyed everything in his path into the 2nd place on the podium and 600€. The Open division 2012 Champion is Octavio Trinidade from Austria who impressed the most the judges.
Prizes were given, product toss went mad, and almost everyone went home with something.
Special thanks a lot to all the skaters and parents who made the trip, sometimes pretty far (driving all the way from Germany as for example).
And also we need to thank to everyone that help run this event smoothly: the staff, SVQ Sevilla Skate Club, IMPACT SEA, ELECTRIC and JART for the extra prizes and BURN for the free drinks and the PA system.
Thanks also to everyone who helped run this 9th European WITP season all over Europe ! See you all next year !
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It’s been the younger ones (14-) that started their own two qualifying heats. Great level, great tricks but after 5 minutes only they were stopped because of some rain coming down.
The rain kept falling for more or less an hour and half so all the monkeys decided to sit together under the trees at the fire of our bbq, ready for some good free sausages and drinks.
There will be time to skate during the day. And it was.
When the rain stopped to fall, in few minutes, just the time to dry part of the skatepark, the young monkeys started again their tricks making the three Judges (Jeb, Guli & Alessio) work hard to decide the finalists.
The same thing happened with the older ones, the 15 & over category. This was the most crowded division, there were three heats and the level was very high despite the cash price reserved for the Open division only. The judges worked hard because the jam sessions delivered tons of tricks everywhere, from the set of stairs to the fun box passing to the bank to bank frame, the same bank to bank who gave way to the down rail only for the Open that ruled the end of the day with the finals of the other two divisions. The thirst of the cash price made the Open monkeys literally shred the park.
Backside flip to frontside boardslide on the down rail, crail slide all along the box and some frontside smith grinds big spin out made the day through the price giving that saw Dylan Gaggini winning the 14 & under, Raffaele Pola winning the 15 & over and Guido Stazi becoming the King of the Bongo for the Open division. It’s been a great day, closing with our famous giveaways launch to all the skaters and people who reached us in Vigevano.
Now the monkeys don’t scream anymore because they’ve found their God… and He pushes.
A big thank to Burn for providing the energy we all needed and UV Control for protecting our skin.
Special thanks to our filmer Matteo “Teone” Terzoli, our photographer Alberto Bocca, our speaker Fumaz, Marchino and Damiano for the great job at the bbq, the girls, Davide and Emanuele (Cubalibre Surf Shop – via Trento 45 – Vigevano) for the support.
See you in Sevilla !!!
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At 11 we started the registration and one hour later we already had over 100 kids signed. Stoked to see so many kids in the -14 category!
Malmoe is home to the “skate-gymnasium” and we found a lot of old and new students in the ProAm division like Didrik Galasso, Fernando Bramsmark and Christian Sandell.
As always we kicked off the qualification for the juniors first. Really impressive skating. The level in this division is just getting higher every year. Wille Wester were executing tricks on all three obstacles like there was no tomorrow. After three heats of juniors it was time for the seniors to the destroy the park. The level was just insane and judges had a hard time picking out the lucky 15 for the finals. Last but absolutely not least it was time for two heats of absolute mayhem – a k a the ProAm division. Fernando Bramsmark was flowing thru the park with such style that everything looks soo easy, Didrik Galasso destroying everything in his path in Mach 3 and young ripper Oski Rozenberg Hallbergs blasting blasting thru the park finishing it off with a massive transfer-to-wallride.
After the free lunch and drinks it was time to kick off the finals. Well, the insanity just continued in the three heats. You´ll see in the video.
Thanks to our three judges, John and his crew at Bryggeriet, Erik and Fredrik for calculation the scores, Mc-Brage for an amazing work. Thanks also to Burn for the free drinks and Volcom Europe for the support! See you next year!
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Photos by: Jonas Adolfsson
Film by: Billy Rosander
We kicked of the 14- category at 12:00, we had 3 heats, the youngest contestant of the day was 5 year old Julian. The lill monkeys were many and they shredded the park! After the 14- category we were ready for the 15+ category. The contestants were ripping the park apart! Marcus Grongstad did 3 flip lipslides down the a-frame rail and Andreas Fjaellingsdal did nosebluntslides like there was no tomorrow. Outside the BBQ was raging, everybody got free hot-dogs, burgers and drinks all day. The Open category was a sight for sore eyes, we had one heat containing the both Hermann Stene and Gard Hvaara. The crowd went insane during this heat where Gard and Hermann did bangers beyond anything we have ever seen in Trikkestallen.
The 14- finals were great to watch, Oskar Hjellegjerde did some super speedy bangers to on the a-frame and hip.
The kids are really getting good in Norway. The 15+ finals were also of the hook and the judges had a lot to write down on their score sheets.
After the finals we did a prize ceremony and a big product toss.
Thanks for another great Wild in the Parks!
See ya next year!
Thanks to Volcom, Burn, Boardshop, Globe and Skullcandy for drinks, BBQ and extra prizes.
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The contest started at 10am with the registration, free for all skaters. Riders competed in three categories: Amateur riders up to 14 and over 15, and the third category to make the event more interesting was set up for pro or sponsored riders, it is called Open. The contest format had 2 rounds, qualifier and final.
At 1pm the contest started with the first qualifier heat for the 14 and under division. Promising rider Lukas Cina was ithe stand out, with some impressive skateboarding and took the first place with his accomplished riding. Then the 15 and over category started. Jakub Pav dominated this division already from the qualifier stage and kept riding solid in the finals and took the win. Check out the video to get some of the highlights!
During the final and the most impressive category for the spectators, the pros, Tomas Stejskal, one of the best Czech skaters did not hesitate. Tomas has managed to land his tricks perfectly and took the win in front of our best pool rider Martin Jurasek who took second and Pepa Tipanic who took third. In this last division category, organizers distributed symbolic 6000 CZK of prize money. Other winners took home many presents prepared by Volcom Stone. The WITP Czech winners have the opportunity to take part in the WITP finals in Sevilla, Spain. The top 5 riders from each category are automatically qualified for this event.
Big thanks to Everyone who came to the event, to all the staff who worked hard to stoke the kids, to the judges, Kac for the photos, Honza Zima for the video. Big thanks also to Burn for the free drinks during all the event.
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Despite the windy conditions that made it difficult for the flip tricks, the new course has been annihilated as soon as the contest started with the 14 and Under division. The kids were going for it and the level was pretty high, it’s always fun to see the ones just cruising and having a good time together with the more competitive ones.
A lot of tricks got landed such as clean fs heelflips from Hugo Rekika taking the 3rd place to the fierce battle of Vincent Matheron and Robin Bolian landing back to back bs 540 on the hip, Vincent finishing in 2nd and Robin taking the win with other solid tricks.
The 15 and Over division saw the level of skateboarding increasing (maybe because of the supertasty barbecue) with again tons of talented skaters. Victor Campillo was destroying the course but couldn’t get his tricks together during the finals (trying a sweet switch heel down the gap) and didn’t finish in the top 5. Matisse Blanc was consistant all day landing some flip back lip on the small rail on demand and a big 360 shove it on the gap and took the 3rd place, while Romuald Link and Georges Poole (the older brother) came in very close for the first place, Romuald taking the win with some fs bluntslides on the big rail and Georges finishing in second with some bs bigspins on the hip and hardflips on the gap to mention a few tricks.
On the Open division, the judges had a hard time keeping track on everything but did a good job, scoring everything landed on their spots. Etienne Gros took the 5th place with a clean style and solid tricks all contest long, Sammy Mould looks a little bit like the local Joey Brezinsky and took the 4th place, then Pierre Hoarau was as usual shredding around, litteraly destroying the bank to bank transfer with millions grind-reverse variations and tokk the 3rd place. Benjamin Garcia was also impressive going big on each of his tricks from massive 3-6 flips to fs blunt on the ledge and took the 2nd place while Victor Pellegrin went bezerk with a sprained ankle, landing everything in the end of the finals from flip fs smith flip out on the curb, to fs feeble back lip on the small rail, onto fs noseblunt slide on the big rail…winning the event.
Congrats to all the skaters who qualified for the European finals in Sevilla (top 5 of each category) and thanks to everyone who came enjoy the day with us, a free contest open to all, with free drinks, food and prizes for all…
Thanks to the Attitude association and the Montpellier skate club, to Bricksss for the photos, Jeremie, Cloben and Guillaume for judging, to Remi and all the staff , also to our product partners who stoked the kids: VOX and JART, and also BURN who kept everyone hydrated with free drinks.
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In all, over 80 skaters signed up, 20 in the 14 and Under division started to warm up the crowd with some classic rail and curb tricks, such as Robin Keller (smith grind on rounded rail) or Thomas Milan (big lipslide on down ledge) who arrived the day before and slept in the car with his parents, gipsy! But in the end, Peter Kradolfer topped everyone in this category.
In the 15 and over division, the 30 skaters battled ferociously like wild animals to get in the finals, where our friend Oliver Weismantel showed everyone how to use the 3 zones at its best (sw bigspin heel, huge treflips); and Raul granted us with a big quarter to bank transfer.
The tricks orgy really happened in the Open division: bs270 in-270 out, kickflip bs 50-50, 3-6flip boardslide, boardslide kickflip out, fs tail to switch crooked, kickflip bs lip, boardslide late 5-0, fs shove it nose grind revert, fs tail 270 out, nollie kickflip crooked, etc..
Simon Stricker got King of the Jungle by winning the Finals in this category with a huge gap to lipslide, shove it fs blunt to name a few. Sa Phep got the best trick with a perfect kickflip bs nose blunt!
Meanwhile, nearly 200 sausages were devoured and a real Gorilla messed around during warm-ups.
Action speaks louder than words! So check out the pics from Andi Speck and Jimmy; and movie from Fréd and our friends at Whiteout skateboarding.
Thanks to: the fully committed Olten Skatepark crew for the great job, eagle eyed Judges Jan Fabio and Jeff, smoking hot Grill masters Julio and Christoph, chief of accounting Jimmy, MC Cedi, Andi le Speck, Fred GCC02, Gorilla Ivo, Warriors skateboards and crew, Carpe Diem drinks, Whiteout skate mag and of course ALL skaters and friends who showed up!!
See you all next year !
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At 1.pm we started the contest with the 14 and Under category. Kids went wild like our slogan announced it during the two qualifying heats. It’s always good to see that so many kids prefer rocking on a skateboard than sitting behind the computer.
After the kids we saw the category 15and Over. Believe me, it was bangers after bangers! As usual we divided the park in 3 sections! In every section we saw massive tricks, which not only stoked the audience but the judges as well who had to keep their attention up to judge every landed tricks. A highlight was a massive frontside alley oop fs grab from out of this planet. But to make yourself an idea, just watch the clip.
After this we honestly saw pro skateboarding on a local contest. It was time for the open division to shred the course. The spectators had their mouths wide open, because every rider tried to give their best. We saw massive moves at the stair set, big jumps on the ramps in section 3, we saw technical highlights at the curb line, just to name a few. My personal favorite trick was a perfect mutant cab 3 from Ante down the stair set. I even can’t describe how extraterrestrial it was! BIG ups!
Once again we witnessed another unforgettable contest, which was confirmed from the WUB crew as well. Cause they approved us their compliment mentioning that the final from the Open Divison was the sickest final ever seen in the WUB hall.
BIG THX to the WUB crew, the WITP crew (Holger Mertn, Alex, Pfeffer, Simpert Hafenmeier, Heiko Jäger, Bene Schlosser, Lars Oesterle, Mark Lorch) and all those who made this event as glories at it was. Many thanks goes to our partners from the industry as well: VANS, BURN energy drinks and go-shred.com.
Stay on board and see you next year!!!
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Tolya Titaev for the second year in a row took the win in the Open division with a zillion tricks landed on each obstacle.
All the competitors showed and landed their best tricks and lots of peasants stopped by to check the action of the contest and were stoked on the happening in the middle of this “Design” area.
The weather was really great and everyone enjoyed the first sunny day in 5 days of rainy weather, together with a good skate set up, free snacks and drinks, and prizes for everyone, it was a perfect day.
Thanks to Volcom and to everyone who helped with getting it done.
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Coincidence or not, but we had again a really good luck with weather and actually the day was pretty much the hottest day in Helsinki in this summer. As soon as the tents were up there was already a bunch of young fellas waiting for the registration and we ended up with 140 contestants.
Most of the contestants was in”14 and under” division and we have five heats in that division. The level has risen up from the last year and it’s nice to see how much the young guys are developing and putting down even harder tricks.
In every division people gave all the effort and shredding was audience-friendly. They probably did a double job to land their tricks because 30 degrees temperature made it pretty heavy. Pictures and video will tell you the rest of the day.
Thanks to all contestants and everyone else who took a part of this event. Thanks to our emcee Mikko Kuiri, photographer Janne Jameson, filmer Vekku Nissinen, our judges and everyone else who helped out and a big shout out to Ponke’s the shop for giving us a chance to compete in their park.
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At 10.30 a.m the first kids were on the spot to practice. Step by step more skaters came in by and were stoked about the setup.
The contest started with the 14 and under category. Over 40 skaters gave their best and pushed skateboarding to the next level. Henry Gebhard for example convinced the judges with stylish feeble grinds, flips over the gap and so on stoking the crowd and the WITP crew.
Then in the 15 and older category, the level went up a notch; these guys were ripping the park like hell with all kinds of tricks. As we ran the WITP skateboard contest for the 3rd time in Stuttgart, it was rad to see how some the kids are improving over the last years. Kids went wild in the Park!
The Open division was the ender of that sick day. Many local heros entered the contest, such as shredders like Glenn Michelfelder, Max & Dominik Pflüger, Fitchi, Alex Schulz just for naming a few. That category destroyed the park. Dominik nailed a bs bluntslide on the downrail, Alex laserflipped the London gap, Glenn made this huge kickflip over the rail! It was amazing. All the audience and all the skaters were stoked to see such a high level of skateboarding. Stuttgart is still one of Germany’s most famous skate city!
Alltogether it was a great skate event with an incredible skate level. The crew did a great job as well and although the weather troubled us sometimes we managed another unforgettable skate fiesta!
Big THANKs to the crew: Holger, Alex, Simpi, Heiko, Bene, Chris, Jens and Timo!
And we want to thank our friends from the industry as well: Vans, Relentless Energy drink and go-shred.com.
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Either way the turnout was great (as always) about a 110 skaters destroying the course and amazing tricks landed.
Check out the video to get a closer idea.
With help from the Zumiez crew, Maarten, David, Laurent, Elliot our Judges Robbin, Fabian & Christian. Vree on the Mike & Jo at the registration it was another amazing WITP.
Special thanks to Santa Cruz, Indy & C1RCA for helping out with the goodies.
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On the 15+ division, Notis Aggelis who came down to Athens from Thessalloniki did some huge flip tricks on the quarter pipe and with his super flow all over the park took 1st place while Giorgio Zavos came 2nd , Spyros Tsarouxas 3rd and Thanos Panou and Petran took 4th and 5th place !
Thanks to everyone that made it happen & all the people that came to the skate park and gave to this contest a special and unique vibe!!!
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In the 15 & over finals we weren’t sure whether it was the open division and the Open division…could have been the Damn Am finals with skaters like Robbin de Wit, Daan v/d Linden, Jonathan Tijs!
Tricks? Here are a couple: Daan v/d Linden: Fakie 5050 down the rail, bs 180 nosegrind revert on the flatbar, Jonathan Thijs: nollie flip nose manual on the wheelie pad to drop and sw fs blunt on the rail, Robbin de Wit: nollie flip noseslide down the flatbar, sw tre flip down the stairs and many more crazy tricks went down in Area 51 skatepark! Check out the video to see more of the madness that went down…
Thanks to all who made this 9th WITP happen: Area 51, Katz, Sus & Booner! Our Judges, Job v/d Linden, Bernard Geluk & Keith Wilson.
Our speaker Willem Birdies, Photographer ; Nicola Debernardi (www.dobermaniprod.biz) Filmer: Brian Leonard (www.cannon-fodder.com)
Special thanks to Jart & Independent for helping out with the goodies.
Last but least, thanks to all who showed up, hope to see you next year at our 10th WITP Anniversary!
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The 14 & Under was the first division on the ramps with some surprises up their sleeves like little skateboarders Daniel Ferreira, Gabriel and Gustavo Ribeiro. Anyway the hype was all for Tiago Lopes who pulled a Boardslide flip-out at his first try as well as a 360º double flip over the fun box, and a flip f/s boardslide shove-it out, among other crazy stuff that took him to first place in his division.
Then it was time for the 15 & Over division, which was a close battle all over the skatepark. In the end the judges decision went to Bruno “BP” Senra, “The Atom Ant” who couldn’t stop himself fighting tooth and claw with Pedro Fangueiro and Aníbal Martins. Other stand-outs were Afonso Nery, Pedro Machado and Zé Maria who gunned down tricks like a b/s flip on the pyramid, bigspin f/s boardslide fakie down the rail, hardflip (double set), b/s big spin (double set), varial heel (double set) …among other stuff.
The last division was layered with technical and powerful moves, with a minimal points difference between competitors that gave the judges a hard time making the call.
Thaynan Costa won it when he pulled a f/s hurricane to fakie through the full rail extension. Nollie nosegrind (curb) and switch heel flip (double set) with lots of style. He was followed to the podium by Ruben Rodrigues, André “Né” Pereira and Jorge Simões.
The finalists did tricks that shook the audience. Stuff like cabalerial flip through the pyramid, switch 360 f/s boardslide (rail), nollie hellflip (double set), f/s tail slide flip out down the curb and switch big spin heellflip (double set).
After a great day of amazing skateboarding, free food, free drinks, games and giveaways, theses guys deserve their spot at the WITP Euro Champinships. Can’t wait for the Portuguese Wild In The Parks 2013.
Milion thanks to BURN who provide all the drinks for this contest, to Andre Carvalho and Hugo Sousa for the photos, the judges, Volcom Staff and Francisco Henrique Melim for the video.
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The level was really high in every category and with over 130 participants entering the contest, the field was packed, and the action non stop! Thanks to the WITP madness and good times, the free registration, drink and food, everyone was amped to start!
In the 14 and under division we had super good competitors, but Ivan Suarez skated like hell. He could have entered in Open division. In the 15 and over, some familiar names from past editions like Rafael Andres and Ivan Cueje were again killing the place, Ivan won in his category with tricks like fs feeble on the big rail.
But the big show came out with the opens. We could see skateboarding the best current riders of Madrid. Some of them pulled incredible tricks like Diego Cano nollie bs heel on the big stairs, David Edwards bs massive flip or Andrew Verde with his fakie treflips. But those were not enough to get on the top 5. Fernando Perez landed an unbelievable fs ollie fakie 5-0 on the big hubba straight to the 5th place. Danny Leon knows how to get on the podium. Treflips, flip fs boardslide, flip bs lipslide…and he got 4th. On the 3rd position we had Cristian Estrada.
This kid is the master of flip fs feeble on rails…amazing. Gonzalo Jimenez “Osito” charmed everyone in the place skating fast as hell. Fs bluntslide, bs tailslides…he even ollied up a double set of stairs…damn it!!. But no one could beat Roger Silva. The brazilian skated smooth and almost did not failed on anything he tried…sw tailslide, nollie 5-0s, nollie bs overkrooks, nollie noseblunt…he killed it.
As always the skaters and the public were stoked with such a season start for the Volcom Wild In The Parks.
Big thanks to Jart and Clan 010 for the boards, Ayuntamiento de Leganés for the support, Yeyo on the Mic, Nines, Danny Lozz, Dani Lopez, Ibai, Ciego, Felix Film for the Clip, Esteban Velarde, Pichu, Astur, Pelos and everyone who showed up. See you all next year.
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