Somehow Berlin is in no case related to one of the main activities of my childhood — Rollerblading (Yeah — I was a Rollerblader not a Skateboarder). Probably because I got a little to old to jump on every handrail it got less and less that I grabbed my Skates and roll out on the streets of Berlin.
On the other side the city brought together a lot of people I knew from back than and it’s nice to see them growing, starting their own businesses, being creative and still after these many years (I started skating in 1996) meet up from time to time to celebrate the youth who still push this sport forward.
Last weekend one of these events took place here in Berlin — The Real Street Berlin contest. It focused on the core of Skating — the Street. The competitors had half an hour time to show what they got on certain curbs, handrails and gaps. With more than 150 Skaters from all over Germany, Denmark, Poland, Netherlands and even some pros from the US it was a nice session with some crazy tricks.
I really liked to be on the other side now and enjoyed doing some Skate-Photography of the event.