50.000 Days 0f Skateboarding with Wolfganster

50 000 days of non stop Skateboarding – The Wolf is howling at the Pool
Or how can time fly so fast?

The host, the OG Wolfganster taking care of the BBQ.
Thanks for the invite and a great session.
Photo: michaelmitulla.de









Max Strauß made smith grinds over the stairs look easy, but they are, not belive me.

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.


On sunday some had a nice hangover sesssion at IGS skateoark,
Wolfgangster grinding it down

Casulal sunday afternoon sweeper by Linus Lonnemann

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

Under 40:
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)

Over 50:
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)

Getxo Bowl-A-Rama 2014 pt.-5

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.


The Masters

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.

Sean Goff – 50/50. He also did his trademark Toddtwists, frontside rocks and sweepers.

Salba doing what he does best, shredding the pool with hard lines and throwing slob airs, tailsides and nosegrinds in the mix.

Jean Terrisse took the Eurolines bus from Marseille and shredded the pool coming straight from from the overnight bus ride.

Pat Ngoho – style and lines with a good mix of tricks like this loooong boardslides, backside airs, fast plants and monty grinds.


Bask ripper Ian Campbell shredded the pool with hard tricks like this frontside baordslide, front feebles, backside airs, disasters and then some.

Daniel Cuervo – high solb air. Daniel was flying all over the pool all week with his slop airs and airs to fakie and inverts to fakie.

Cory Juneau skates fast and solid with tons of style and good bag of tricks like this egg plant.

Filipe Foguinho – super high stalefish. He also smashed some disasters, lien to tails and body jars and did rad inverts.

Sky Siljeg – one foot air. Sky had the crowd on their feet with his attack of the pool. Creative lines, high speed and always on edges, definitely a crowd favorite.

Danny Leon was all over the pool and made good use of the shallow and deepend with a deep bag of tricks.

Alex Sorgente skates rock solid and did some of the loudest and highest body jars and madonnas mixed with rad lines and tricks.

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.

Raven Tershy was not in the contest but joined the after contest best trick session with some shoeless skating. FSA over the ladder.
See you next year.