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October 13th, 2006 - by Be-Mag

Scene Report Austria: September 2006

Tags: austria, jakub kytyr, lui summer, wolfgang zabata

This month a lot of things have happened in Austria. Two quite big contests were going down in September. On the weekend of the 1st and the 2nd of September people could have loads of fun at the Skateparkopening in Wiener Neudorf...



Scene Report Austria: September 2006


This month a lot of things have happened in Austria. Two quite big contests were going down in September. On the weekend of the 1st and the 2nd of September people could have loads of fun at the Skateparkopening in Wiener Neudorf. This skatepark was built by Wolf Zapata, Berni Kirsten and other people which helped them. They created a youth organisation just to be able to put pressure on politicians and so they could, after five years of hard work, open up “their” skatepark.

This skatepark is like a dream coming true almost everything is big, has got round copings and is fun to skate. There are countless possibilities of what you can do in this skatepark. During the competition people went really wild; some of the really sick tricks were Fastslides on the kinked rail, 720 Corkscrews, fakie inspin Sweaty on a kinked ledge, sick transfers by Berni Kirsten. But there were loads of other tricks which were worth to be mentioned, but I just can’t remember all of them.

I think that this skatepark will really add some live to the Austrian scene. Wolf Zapata and Berni Kirsten really created a paradise for rollerbladers. This skatepark is the best skatepark I have ever seen in Austria and I really hope that the try to also build parks like this in other cities. These two guys are real heroes and have done more than most other people to keep rollerblading in Austria alive.

On the other side of Austria, in Vorarlberg, new rollerbladers have been sprung up like mushrooms all over the place. Now there are about twice as many rollerbladers in this area as there were two months ago! One of these guys is especially enthusiastic and organised a contest right away. In only three weeks time he managed to find sponsors, to print flyers and to motivate over 150 people to come to the contest. It was a great competition which was won by Tim “Jim Beam” Helbock from Bregenz and the kid’s competition was won by Miro Kolb from Germany. The people who came to see the show were not disappointed; they could see loads of stunts and sweet grinds.

Some of the highlights were Tim Helbock’s technical grinds, Nandino Brändle’s flip tricks and the huge 360 I tried to do with the help of a scooter which pulled me. But most impressive of all was the great vibe and the motivation of all the kids there. We also prepared sticker packs and other stuff for every kid who skated. With this we hope that we could give them a good feeling even if they could not make it into the final heat. Thank’s go out to Ignition Skateshop, Powerslide, Jugendcafé Goetzis, Austrianinline.net and v-sk8.com.

The last news item is that you can now find Be-mag in a library in the beautiful city of Bregenz near the Lake Constance. This is an experiment which should try to get new people involved into rollerblading. The library’s staff was extremely impressed by the design of the magazine and by the fact that one really can see how much the people who are doing the magazine love rollerblading.

Thank you for reading this and you can be looking out for more news in the next month.



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October 15th, 2006 @ 13:22 - by Spary Spary

are there any pictures of this skatepark ?

October 13th, 2006 @ 11:43 - by tompenfound tompenfound

broskow fast slide, w00t lol

October 13th, 2006 @ 10:54 - by deshiskater88 deshiskater88

Sick park!

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