Tocotronic Live at the Sputnikhalle in Münster
Tocotronic played a powerful gig at the Sputnikhalle in Münster last week.
They´re currently on tour and very worth checking out.
See tour dates here
Tocotronic Live at the Sputnikhalle in Münster
Tocotronic played a powerful gig at the Sputnikhalle in Münster last week.
They´re currently on tour and very worth checking out.
See tour dates here
There´s a couple new books out that are well worth taking a closer look
Skateboarding Is Not A Fashion
After their first book Made For Skate, Jürgen Blümlein from the Skateboardmuseum and Dirk Vogel
put out another gem with Skateboarding Is Not A Fashion. It took them years of research and interviewing people to put this one together. But this time was very well spend as the quality of the book shows. Even if you´re not into fashion this one has some great stories and insight behind the scenes of the industry from the 50’s to mid 80’s.
You can order over here
William Sharp and Ozzie Ausband spent a few years working on the Back in the Day book project and it came out really well. Do you really need another skate photo book from the 70’s? Well, maybe not, if you have one or the other of Friedman’s books or the Tracker or Independent books, you might think you have seen it all.
But this one is a bit different and shows a lot of photos and spots that haven’t been covered in the other books. It´s kind of the missing link, as William Sharps and Ozzie Ausband show a different approach then the other books and show a lot of people and spots that are not covered in the other publications. It´s rad to see rare footage from Shreddie Reapas, Jay Smith, Brad Bowman, Jeff Tatum and of course Tony Alva, Jay Adams and the rest of the Dog Town crew are also found shredding pools, parks and pipes.
From Germany order here
Same Old Magazine
Magazines are pretty much dead, nobody buys them anymore and the ones that are for free in the skateshops just colect dust and end up in the dustbin,
because even the editorial content is just a big advertisement by the companys who pay for it.
Same Old Magazine is different, it throws some old a new content in the mix and presents it with a rad layout.
This issue features lots of pics py Wynn Miller, Grant Brittain, a history of the legendary South Banks in London, fanletters and photos that were sent to Lucero in the 80’s and more great stuff. Check it out over here
Joel Meyerowitz exhibition at C/O Berlin
During the issue #23 end production we took some time off to check out the Joel Meyerowitz exhibition at the C/O Berlin.
If you’re not familiar with the C/O Berlin, then it’s a must see!
C/O Berlin always features some really good and interesting exhibitions. The current one is a retrospective from Joel Meyerowitz and it’s not to be missed, if you’re in the Berlin area.
It’s running till March 11th, so there´s one more week to go and check it out.
Joel Meyerowitz was one of the few first photographers to use color film for his streetphotography. The exhibition shows a great overview from his early black and white work, his color street photography to the Aftermath Project where he documented the clean up works after the 9/11 attacks to his more recent works of landscape photography.
So dont´t miss this one!
For more info check out the C/O Berlin website for future exhibitions.
They also have a nice Bookstore and cafe to hang out before or after visiting the exhibition.
Bailgun Calendar 2018 High Res Download
In case you missed getting the 2018 Calendar Notebook, you can download a high res version of the calendar spread, print it out your self or bring it to a print shop of your choice and have them do it.
Just click on the image and save it to your desktop. January and Febuary online now! Enjoy.
March 2018 – Jeff Hedges, flapped over tuckknee invert, Verkeley Ramp, Berkeley, Ca.
February 2018 – Jürgen Horrwarth, Frontside air, Point Cook skatepark, OZ
Preston Maigetter, probably better known as P-Stone to most, lost his life in a tragic car crash a few weeks ago and as he was filming all the rad skate action, he was behind the lens most of the time, although he was a all terrain shredder and it shows in the rare footage there is of him skating.
So we thought we´d show one of those rad shots of him skating that Lui Aundrup took.
And if you want to help out his family a little, here´s the link to his Go Fund Me site
Click here: www.gofundme.com/preston-maigetter-memorial-fund
I think it was fall/winter 2005 and we were checking some spots with Mallorca locals Tolo and Miki and Jose Noro and we met Preston at the Santa Ponsa ditch, I think he was the only one skating, so I took a couple pics, a bonelless and an ollie.
After the session we had some beers and shared some stories – good times. R.I.P P-Stone
Words and photo by Lui Aundrup
50 000 days of non stop Skateboarding – The Wolf is howling at the Pool
Or how can time fly so fast?
Words by Wolfganster
Photography by Gerd Rieger
It´s time to give something back………….but first a little flashback to the beginings.
1976 I found the German Skateboard Magazin at the newsstand in our supermarket, but my inner voice was not loud enough.
1977 my inner voice yelled so loud at me in the supermarket that I could not resist anymore and had to buy this plasticboard with super hard and open bearing wheels.
This is how it started, so many years of total madness rolling every day.
Not even even freezing cold, wind, rain, snow or black ice could stop me.
This was pre transition skating so it was mostly bombing steep hills, high and long jump, slalom and freestyle. We basically streetskated, but that term wasn´t invented yet.
Then I skated the first Skatepark, got the first Skateboarder Magazin from the US and
seeing them all skate vertical was mindblowing to say the least.
The first time skating a halfpipe and as we were there by ourselves it wasn´t easy to really figure out how to do it. Even just to push fakie was hard to imagine, funny isn´t it?
We had not seen anyone do it, just the pics in the magazines and yes, skatevideos came out way later.
Back then grinds where the hardest….today skateboarding is on another level.
So after the first experience with a halfpipe I was totally hooked.
The closest one was 50km, in winter time the closest inddor ramp was 150km one way away. And I did not even have a drivers licence yet, but that could not stop me.
If you´re infected you will do anything for it.
So I saved all my money only to being able to go skating and travel.
England was high on the list, it had some of the few good concrete parks in Europe back then. But also traveling all over Europe and skating rad spots and meeting the skaters and making friends was an experience not to be missed.
The trip to California (the heaven back then) and Florida, was a definite dream and being able to skate the spots with the guys you only knew from the mags was a the best!
And then at the end of the 80´s I had a real bad accident, so no skating for a year and no more lefthand grabs for a long time. I also became a father which made me stop skating halfpipes. But around that time miniramps came up and saved my live. Soon after the first pools and bowls were being built here in Germany and that sparked my fire again and
I started to travel more than ever and have skated so many places all over the world.
Yes, you all should go out – travel somewhere that’s the best experience for everything in life ever.
I could sit here and write funny skateboard stories for hours, but what I wanted to do is give back a little after skateboarding gave me so much over all the years.
So the idea came up the invite friends and everybody who loves skating for a session and give out some stuff to the hardest rippers at the end of the day.
I opend my box of skateboarding stuff for prices, bought a lot of beer and food for the BBQ and lets have a BIG fun session with prices to support also the younger ones and make them more fun to skate.
And special thanks goes out to the after session with:
Camdon Davis, Erik Möller, Robert Wolff, Henri v. Stanislavski, Richie Löffler and some more friends
It Was totally Rad and we screamed YEAH all the time as long our voice was working
And last but not least i have to thank
Rick Arthur Mc Phail for being a great DJ with very BEST 80´s Punk + New Wave collection, exaclty what I wanted!!!
And not to forget Jörg Ludewig from Urban Supplies and www-ing-direct Skateboard-Versand,
Johan Fründ from Koloss Skateboards, for the support and sponsering some cool stuff.
Stephan Piepke and Dieter Fronius for judding,
Gerd Rieger for doing his Bailgun thing and
Michael Mitulla for taking photos
and also all the friends who made this great session happening.
Hang out having fun with friends
Grind it down!!!
Age is just a number…….THX a lot Skateboarding
Results of the session:
1. Mathea Kruezner
2. Merle Halveg
1. Tim Börner (WTF I tell you FSA over the stairs and more crazy stuff)
2. Max Strauß (switch Madness)
3. Benny Gleichmar (real stuff)
4. Johannes Sartino
5. Tom Hartung; Maximilian Ruwe; Johann Fründ; Florian Schnitker
1. Kai Meeves (King of FSAir and Laybackrollout)
2. Frank Siger (RnR Styler)
3. Dieter Fronius (did so good in case he was there the first time)
4. Gerd Rieger (Mr. King of Artfotos, happily The Man)
1. Wolfgang Toth (wow how GOOD it sounds FSgrind over the stairs)
2. Oli Marten (going fast guy)
3. Stephan Piepke (my BUDY from day ONE, and on Board now also OVER 40 years!!!!)
4. Frank Koch (injured but he don’t care, RAD)
Last weekend it was time for another BERGFEST at the legendary Monster Bowl at the Bergfidel Skatepark in Münster. The Bergfest started out as a small local contest in 2009 and has grown into the best and funnest park contest in Germany and this year was no exeption. With rippers from all over Germany a rad session was inevitable.
1st place went to Tim “Eumel” Rebensdorf, he went full speed with a rad combination of tricks and style using the whole park including the gnarly deepend that was avoided by some. Big airs, front blunts, speedy grinds and way more in his bag of tricks.
Eumel fs blast
Lennie Jansen shredded into 2nd place with a ton of style and tricks like high indy divebombs and a bs 360 varial tailgrab to disaster, what? Yeah, I hope somebody captured it on film. He was set back a bit by a crazy slam in the deepend that send him straight to the flat bottom and few would have survided without a major injury but luckily he did.
Lennie with a huge dive bomb indy
Local shredder Tom Schulze took a well deserved 3rd place pro with a good mix of lip tricks and airs.
Tom making hard tricks look easy, lien air.
Kevin Wenzke seemed he could have needed some new wheels and bearings for some more speed,
but none the less this guy is one of the best. Eggplants and backside bonelesses in the deepend!!
Kevin with a lien to tail.
The AM´s where not far behind the pros. Mathis Wenner skated into first place with local knowlage of the park and put it to good use with fs hurricanes, Millerflips and he was one of the few who used the spine in his runs. 2nd place went to Carlo Brummel from Güterloh home of Claus Grabke. Carlo mixed good style with a deep bag of tricks like front bluns, sweepers, speedy smith grinds and then some.
Carlo with a perfectly executed front blunt
The girls and junior divison were also ripping. Eva Stöter showed how to carve through the whole park with ease and speed and a big smile on her face showing everybody what it´s all about: having a good time on your board and not worry about any results, she did take home 3rd place and a big bag of product from the sponsors.
2nd palce went to Catherine Marquis, she came all the way from Stuttgart and had a bit of bad luck with a slam in the deep end that took her out of the contest, but before that mishap she showed some solid frontside 50/50s on the steep facewall, backside grinds, sweepers, lien to tails and more stuff.
Ingrid Enciu from Tübingen took 1st place with good lines, grinds, bs bonless ones to tail and then some.
Catherine Marquis, frontside 50/50
Eumel – 1st place
Little guys with tons of stuff, too much to carry? Almost.
Jakob Kern, Solingen – Wayrta Koszarek, Münster – Andres Andrischock Jimenez, Münster
Mathis Wenner, Münster – Chrisor Pelz, Berlin
John Hunt and the winners: Ingrid Enciu, Tübingen – Catherine Marquis, Stuttgart – Eva Stöter, Münster
After the skate sessions and awards ceremony the bands took over the stage and were rocking the crowd from the first cord. Ill and Insanity Alert made a lot of good noise that kept the crowd dancing and the beer showers flowing.
These two made it possible, Markus and Johan!!!
Making skateboarding great again at the BERG since 2009!
Thanks guys!!! And thanks to John Hunt for announcing all day long, tough job.
And a big thanks and shout out goes to all the sponsors and supporters:
Koloss, Protec, Hoax, Telum, Pavel, Warsteiner, Muckefuck, Confusion Mag, Bailgun Mag,
Blood Mask, Merchcowboys
The Bergfest 2017 Results
Tim Rebensdorf, Stuttgart
Lenni Janssen, Düsseldorf
Tom Schulze, Münster
Kevin Wenzke, Herne
Mathis Wenner, Münster
Carlo Brummel, Gütersloh
Chrisor Pelz, Berlin
Marius Ochtendung, Koblenz
Jakob Kern, Solingen
Wayrta Koszarek, Münster
Andres Andrischock Jimenez, Münster
Ingrid Enciu, Tübingen
Catherine Marquis, Stuttgart
Eva Stöter, Münster
Jana Malzkorn, Dortmund
Hans ´OMSA Pool session
One of the first real warm days this year and a perfect time to meet for a session at Hans´OMSA pool somewhere in the north west area of Germany. Hans´pool is definitely a skaters dream come true and it shows if you want it, you can make it happen.
A big thank you goes out to Hans for his hospitallity and the best spare rips from the grill!!!
Skuby, crail over the box
Talking skating and fun stories in between sessions, Fridde, Hermann and Dietsches.
Matt Grabowski with a surprise visit, dropping acid in the deep end of the pool he and his crew built with a lot of helping hands from the locals.
Anders Tellen, enjoys a picture perfect layback on this sunny sunday.
Hans made sure everybody ate up their plates.
Hans making the the boys happy after the session.
Matt, ‘Possesed To Skate’
Hermann, enjoys a well deserved beer after the session with some cool lines and carve grinds.
Tony, chilling after session and food.
After the feast!
Parting shot: Anders and frontside 50/50
Einstürzende Neubauten Live in Osnabrück.
Words by Markus Koch (German) and Eric Muhsam (English)
Photography by Gerd Rieger
The Einstürzende Neubauten, legandary German avantgarde noise band were always on the forefront of experimenting with sound since the early 80’s using everything they could get their hands on as instruments to create new and different sound. A lot of hammers and power tools were used to to hit and grind on all kinds of materials and as a skateboarder you can see or hear a lot of similarities in the sounds that are produced in the act of skateboarding.
A little far fetched? Maybe, but the sound of a truck grinding some pool coping, the sound of the wheels rattling over the tiles on a high speed carve or the sound of the tail slaping down on the coping of a head high body jar or Madonna all sounds like beautyful music in a skaters ear.
So back to January 2017 and the Neubauten concert in Osnabrück, where they performed a best of from the last decades.
So if you have a chance to them live, do it!!! It´s very entertaining experience to see and hear their creative approach to music.
Die Neubauten… Auch wenn sie mir auf Platte oft zu sperrig waren,
ich musste sie endlich mal live sehen!
Umso mehr hab ich mich darüber gefreut das mein Freund Gerd vom Bailgun Magazin mich nach
Osnabrück eingeladen hatte, um die legendären Einstürzenden Neubauten live zu erleben.
Der Abend ging entspannt mit einer Zugfahrt von Münster aus los.
Am Kiosk schnell zwei Bierchen gezwitschert und dann ab in die OsnabrückHalle.
In der großen Vorhalle angekommen strahlte uns das rießige Neubauten Logo,
dass an die Hallenfassade gebeamt wurde erstmal geheimnisvoll an.
Das Publikum, bunt gemischt, aber eher schwarz gekleidet. Darunter neben den üblichen Konzertgängern auch,
Normalos, Künstler, welche die wie Künstler aussahen oder gern aussehen würden oder wären,
viele Punks der ersten Generation, die jüngeren Punks, kennen die Neubauten vielleicht nicht oder wurden von den nicht ganz günstigen Tickets abgeschreckt.
Dann ertönte der Gong und ab in den Konzertsaal. Schnell nochmal ein großes Bierchen geholt und ab auf den nummerierten Sitzplatz.
Die Musiker kamen auf die Bühne und es ging relativ unspektakulär los.
Aber schon da war es eindeutig und glasklar, das große drumherum und eine übertriebene Bühnenshow ist unwichtig.
Es geht um die Musik!!!
Die Neubauten sind gut organisiert, abgeklärt und sicher.
Ernsthafte Künstler und Musiker, die das was sie machen ernst meinen und ernst nehmen.
Soundtechnisch alles absolut top. Bohrmaschinen, Stahlbürsten und was man so erwartet hatte war alles dabei.
Aber es wurde nicht übertrieben. Die klangerzeugenden Utensilien wurden gezielt eingesetzt.
Blixa Bargeld ganz klar der Frontmann der mit seinem kraftvollen Sprechgesang über den Liedern thront.
Viel eingängiger und unkrachiger als ich dachte.
Im großen und ganzen war das ganze Konzert absolut gelungen und ich würde es jederzeit wieder tun.
Ein gelungener Abend.
This years Bergfest was a small one, just a relexed session with friends
on a nice and sunny Sunday just before Winter is kicking in the not too distant future.
Some people were wondering why there wasn´t a fully scale Bergfest, well if you´ve ever organized an event the answer is easy,
it´s a whole lotta work and sometimes there needs to be a little break to make future plans.
So stay tuned for next year and enjoy the photos from last weekend.
Mint Mind, Andalucia and Heim rocked the Zentrale in Münster a couple weeks ago.
Here´s some pics from a rad evening with some good music.
Thanks to the Zentrale team and the bands for a fun evening.
Photography by gerdrieger.com
El Gato Classic 2015
Eddie Elguera had the idea to bring together skaters from the 70´s era of skateboarding that had a major influence on till today.
So he invited all the heavy hitters from the past to come together for a session in Palm Springs.
Here´s some pics from Saturdays session and the vert demo that was on after the pool session.
Welcome to Bailgun issue #19
In this issue we´ll go roadtripping with a Colorado crew to skate
some Oregon concrete and check out the brand new Streetdome
skatepark in Harderslev Denmark and a cool DIY spot in northern
Next up we´ll visit some backyard pools in Denver and
finish this issue with an interview with up and coming ripper
Enjoy issue #19
I met Alberto Scattolin in Gexto last week at the Bowl-A-Rama contest and he handed me his zine Blk/Mark to check out.
This issue features the photography of Fabien Ponsero, Jay Delaney, Alberto Scattolin, Sergej Vutuc, Fred Ferand, Julian Furones and Kristijan Smok. It´s all black and white with a good mix of transition, DIY and street footage. It´s all done in nice quality and definitely worth checking out.
For more info or to get a copy check the Blk/Mark website or their FB
Saturday 2014.09.06 – Day 6 at the Getxo Bowl-A-Rama 2014
Contest day was going off. The energy and the level of skating had been building up all week and it got even more intense on Saturday.
When we got to La Kantera at about 8 in the morning there was aready a line of people wating to get the best places in the bleachers. And a couple hours later when the contest started the area around the pool and the hill facing the skatepark was packed with spectators. This definitely was one of the best contests this year, with a rad spot, sunny weather, BBQs, tapas, beers, vine and some super nice people in the Bask Country.
Wolfgangster graps his nose on this frontside grind over the deathbox. He had the best time in Getxo shredding with all the masters from around the globe and enjoying some tapas and a few beers after the sessions.
Pedro Barros was going off. He skated with speed, power and on the egde at all times making it exiting to watch. He did front blunts on the hip of the shallowend, high indy airs, bs stalefishes, boneless ones and liptricks like this a switch 50/50.
Friday 2014.09.05 – Day 5 at the Getxo Bowl-A-Rama 2014
Pre contest day was another hot day at the beach so Chris Russell took it easy and did a couple warm-up runs in the half pipe as everybody was waiting for the paint to dry in the pool. Shoeless fronside invert.
Thursday 2014.09.04 –Day 4 at the Getxo Bowl-A-Rama 2014
On Thursday not only the kidney pool was sessioned heavily but the concrete halfpipe also got it´s share of good use.
Wednesday 2014.09.03 -Day 3 at the Getxo Bowl-A-Rama 2014
The sessions are heating up as we get closer to conest day. The Brazilian crew was killing it, Salba had the lines wired on his first day, Chris Russell smashed some desasters, Rune Gifberg and Giorgio Zattoni were getting their first runs in, Sky Siljeg had crazy lines all over the pool, Cory Juneau was flying head high on his frontside airs and tried a a few 540°s, Alain Goikoetxea showed his local lines and with boardslides around the whole shallow end, high frontside airs, monty grinds, inverts and more.
Livestream is on on Saturday if you can´t make it to the La Kantera pool in Getxo.
So after a little adventure with Air France that included a longer than planned stop at the world famous Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. It´s maybe not as bad as it may look but it´s pretty bad and if you can, just do yourself a favor and avoid it.
Arriving in Bilbao we were greeted with hot and sunny weather – perfect! Got the rental, checked in the bed and breakfast and made it to the La Kantera skatepark by late afternoon.
Some US pool shredders like Raven Tershy, Grant Taylor, Peter Hewitt, Raney were already at the park sessioning with Alain Goikoetxea, Danny Leon and some local rippers.
So after Mondays mellow session more and more skaters showed up on Tuesday and the sessions started to heat up and it´s gonna get better each day till the finals on Saturday.