Tag: Alltimers

Just a little 5 minutes to hold us over till the real thing hits us.

Featuring:

Dustin Henry, Zered Bassett, Will Marshall, Etienne Gagne, Ben Blundell,
Charles Rivard, Adrian Vega, Stafhon Boca, Salomon Cardenas, Dougie, And more.

The formula for the typical skate event in Berlin usually consist of a video premiere or a contest and a few free drinks. Vans took it to another level this past weekend with a House of Vans at E-Werk in the very center of Berlin. Vans opened the doors to a three day Pop-Up House of Vans. Similarly to the permanent House of Vans London or the House of Vans Chicago, it was all about skateboarding, art, music and that very special Berlin culture.

Text: Moritz Alte 

Pictures: Sara Parson-Texas

The day started off with an open session for the Berlin locals. Vans Invited 3 Crews, including Radio Skateboards, Alltimers, and Yardsale to codesign the skate course. Rumors surfaced that the Alltimers obstacle was designed in Microsoft-Paint. After a few beers and burritos, the first night of concerts and partying with acts like Leoniden and Schmutzki was on.

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Amy Ram and Helena Long

Day two began with Vans hooking up over 30 girls and boys, with complete boards and a full morning of practice and session, in preparation for a girls only cash for tricks in the park. The ones that wanted to try out for the first time got help by Vans female skate ambassadors. 

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Shani Bru

Lizzie Armanto
Lizzie Armanto putting on checkered Grip

The second day continued right next to the skate course, with various pop-up stores on the so-called “Street Market”, up-cycling, self-improvement and on how to use Instagram to your advantage workshops. During the whole event and especially after the indoor park got closed people just went outside to sit in the sun and enjoy a drink.

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Amy Ram and Alex Forbes

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That night, pretty much everyone was down to get back inside and party to music by Octavian, Drunken Masters, DJ Craft, J Rick and more until…

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Kyra, Basti, and Ali after midnight!

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Joseph Biais and Samuel Partaix

The morning of day three, people just started arriving at the House of Vans and the ones that we’re already there seemed pretty hungover. A few of them even decided to get tattooed by local artist Max Ludwig.

At 8 pm the final chapter and my personal highlight, the Cash for Tricks event went down.

Everyone ripped and tried to get a slice of the 3000 € prize money. The whole Vans Europe team ripped and especially Axel Cruysberghs took the park apart.

 

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Axel Cruysberghs – Back Lip Shove It on the Yardsale obstacle

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Sami Harithi – “Let me get this bread!”

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In the end, it was Robin Bolian from France, who destroyed the Radio Skateboards Wall and came out as MVP! 

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Thank you to Vans Skateboarding for hosting us and everyone else at House of Vans. On to the next one Cheers!

You have seen the full video, you have read the interviews now it is time for the stuff that did not make it into the full length. Enjoy (the b-sides are always the best anyway)!

 

photo by Colin Sussingham

Our man Conny Mirbach came through to party with us at the Adidas x Alltimers launch party and as photographers do they shoot. This was no normal party though, there were some extra measures in place to make sure that our special meters where filled all the way up.


The party started where it always starts at Berlin’s staple skate shop Civilist. We met some people talked about skateboard history and had some “warm up” drinks. Until things moved next location.

The main location included soccer, bull riding, boxing, and many other activities they really hit the nail on the head with this one (pun intended). Honestly, though, it was great and if you won at any of the games got a free drink to celebrate, needless to say, some of our staff stayed until they closed the party down.

 

All photos by Conny Mirbach.

When Alltimers first came out it felt like something quintessentially New York a.k.a. “a NYC thing.” but things have changed. Today the squad is packed with a bunch of Canucks which isn’t a bad thing by the way. It is kind off like Hip Hop it came from New York but the top artist at the moment is Canadien. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that Hip Hop music and culture will always be from the Bronx! Drake is just doing it best right now.

Featuring Dustin Henry, Conor Prunty, Charles Rivard, Will Marshall, Ben Blundell, Adrian Vega, Adam Zhu, Gabe Hazell and Etienne Gagne