Holy crap. The amount of sleep I didn’t get that weekend was enormous. I was busy at work and arrived at 20:30 at the skatepark where everbody was already busy with building the new ramps...
Holy crap. The amount of sleep I didn’t get that weekend was enormous. I was busy at work and arrived at 20:30 at the skatepark where everbody (well, Study, Reto and a few more) was already busy with building the new ramps. So I unpacked my screwdrivers and started to construct a lot of stuff to make the skatepark enjoyable for rollerbladers (that is the problem when everything is built for skateboarders) we worked till half past midnight and after that I went to bed. Studi is still young and went out drinking.
Saturday morning we hurried and set up the whole registration table. Thanks to the online registration we just had to collect the money and cross out the people who came in. Sadly there are still people who just don’t read the “online registration only” stuff we had everywhere on the page and flyers. Unknown - AO Fishy
The Kids Contest wasn’t that big and we all knew before that Chichon would win. Which he did and deserved it.
The senior contest was raw, we had a hard time to judge and at the end we had 5 people who deserved the first place and fought about half an hour till we declared the winner. Congratulations to Chris Nachbur. 2nd place goes to Mr. Mushroom.Chris Nachbur - AO Topsoul 360 outNicolas Schoepfer - Wallride to BS Royal
The Bowl Contest was great and the unstoppable Matthias Silhan won with his 2+ meter high airs and his flawless style. Reto Buergin came in on the 2nd place with highspeed technical tricks and his ability to land fishbrains everywhere he wants.Matthias Silhan - Mute
The Best Trick Contest ended with the 3rd Rider, Beat Schillmeier, he came back from the Hospital where they sewed up his sliced leg, and laced a topporn to drop on the crane (there will be a picture) jumped into the bank and disastered a true topporn on the long ledge. Everybody knew that there is no chance to beat that trick but this is no reason for not trying it anyway.Beat Schillmeier - Top Porn to drop
Later we had the Valo premiere which was great till somebody had the great idea to disconnect the power chords, but that was fixed fast. Great vid by the way.
After that most of the Rollerbladers went to the Afterparty in the Salzhaus. We went to the Hotel first. Arriving there we saw 3 police cars and somehow we weren’t even surprised. Got in for a quick shower, met up with the rest of the Swiss Connection and headed out to get some food and booze later. I left early (around 3 in the morning) to get at least some hours of sleep before I had to get up again, shortly after Jojo came back. We then headed back to the skatepark to tear everything down we built. All in all it was a lot of work, a lot of trouble and lots of fun and great rollerblading. But for 2009 we should start to organize things a bit earlier.Warren Digne - Soul transfer Topsoul
Thanks for everybody who helped us, thanks to Rollingrock.ch who made it possible and thanks to everybody who was there.Text by Claudio Antonelli aka Starscream
Photos by Lui Summer
Roman Abrate - 720 Corkscrew attempt from the quater over the rail into the bank
Unknown - Fishy with matching skates
Nicolas Schoepfer - BS Royal
Ramon Wuest - True BS Savanah
Warren Digne - True BS Savanah
Arne Dahlmeier - Fishy
Diego Guilloud - Switchup
Lucas Landthaler - Royal to 450 gap during the best trick comp
Patrick Sutnen - AO Topsoul from the mini to the bowl
Patrick Sutnen - Flip over the spine
Studi the Rolling Rock owner
The crowd is sitting on the rafters
Unknown - Halfcab Top Torquesoul