Vert Attack – XIII
Same procedure as every year… well yeah, almost.
I met up with the OG Wolfganster early Wednesday morning at a Hamburg trainstation to head up north to Malmö.
We´ve done that about a million times now it feels like, from most of the Bowlriders, Ultra Bowl and Vert Attack contests and it´s always been one of the highlights of the year and this year was no different.
What´s rad about Vert Attack is there´s always a different mix of skaters, this year you could have thought there´s some familiar faces missing, but then there were some Vert Attack first timers that made more than up for that. It´s always rad to see people skate that you´ve never seen before or only know from photos and video. Jesse Lindhoff, Jake Yanko, Steven Mc Kaig, Luke Russell, AJ Nelson, Wyatt Winswenbaker, Keenan Witte come to mind.
Back home I talked to some skaters who watched the live stream and they said it did not feel as rad as last year, but when you were on the ramp or on the bleachers the opposite was the case, a crazy final with insane skating by everyone!!!
It was just as rad as last year or the year before. Photos and video just can NOT do the real Vert Attack Experience any justice.
Enjoy the photos trying to capture a little of this years action anyway and make sure to not miss out on VA – XIV next year.
Words by Erik Muehsam
Photos by Gerd Rieger