Copenhagen Just Had the Best Vert Session That Ever Happened

After things got rained out on Sunday, we moved it all over to Copenhagen Skatepark and added a Vert Jam along with a tight squeeze for the crowd into the bowl there. Then followed the usual after-party until 6am. HiDefJoe's got a video recap and I've got a weekend camera dump below.

Date
8/31/2014
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Rob Meronek
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Copenhagen Bowl 2014: Rain in the Pool

The only thing unmellow about the Pool Contest yesterday was the serious ripping going down. At 2pm when the Contest was supposed to start, neither skaters or crowd were on site. Then around 3pm, they all descended in mellow troves, Tuborgs and spliffs in hand. We made it through some Jams before the rain turned it into a big chillfest under the trees. Check out more photos from Neal Hendrix and HiDefJoe's video recap in another episode of On The Boardr. Get results as they come in on the Results Page and view the updated schedule and how the rain-out adjustment worked here.

Date
8/30/2014
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Rob Meronek
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Copenhagen Bowl 2014 Begins

The first of four ripping days of bowl skateboarding and friendly faces here in Copenhagen is a wrap. Neal Hendrix is behind the shutter and HiDefJoe is on it for the video. They've got photos and an episode of On The Boardr to make you feel like you where right here with us if you aren't able to make it here. Today when we walked into this BMX bowl, we weren't sure what would be going down in there. It wasn't long before Raven Tershy, Ronnie Sandoval, Greyson Fletcher, and more were dropping jaws in that thing.

Date
8/28/2014
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Rob Meronek
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Skateboard Shopping with The Body: Theories and Homies that Went Pro

This week, Body takes you on a Theories of Atlantis trip and tour of homies that have gone pro. We're carrying all of their decks in The Boardr Store: Hopps, Traffic, Magenta, and of course, Static IV.

Date
8/27/2014
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Rob Meronek
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Fat Bob Makes Getting Old, Fat Look Good

Bob Reynolds just turned 40 and as goes what seems to be a damn good trend these days, has filmed a part to release for his birthday. Damn, Bob! Happy Birthday! You can find Bob on the judging staff at events The Boardr hosts. You can also find him in yet another super good Bobby Worrest part from Quartersnacks for their new Dunk.

The feeling of getting old really is just a bad attitude towards a silly number measurement, right? You're in control of that bad attitude and can change it. Keep rolling no matter what your stupid number is.

Date
8/23/2014
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Rob Meronek
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Travel Makes You Rich, Skateboarding Makes You Happy. Do Both Here...

What's the number one excuse not to travel? At least when you're young, it always seems to be "I'm broke." Traveling broke makes you rich in life experience that no economic downturn can ever take away. One way to spice up a trip and increase your chances of having a floor to sleep on with new friends is to base it around a good old fashioned skateboard shindig. It just so happens that we've got a few good international gatherings of skateboard rippers coming up in Canada, Denmark, South Africa, and yes, America! Check these out along with some suggestions on how to get there.

Copenhagen Bowl in Denmark: August 28 - 31, 2014

You know the fine folks that have been doing the skateboard shindig in Copenhagen for the past seven years? Year after year, many of your favorite pros refer to that as one of the best pro contests of the year. We certainly think the same. This year it's a ripping bowl jam at Faelledparken where cops can kickflip and beers flow downhill right into your liver pit. Bro down correctly and you'll come up on plenty of free food, too. So, getting yourself there is all you've got to cover. I think it's worth a maxed out credit card if you know you have your life back in order when you return. If I could reach back in time and shake 20-something me into focusing a little less on school and a little more on balancing experiences like Copenhagen, I would. If you want to skate in Copenhagen Bowl, hit me up for registration and we'll get you set up - Rob@TheBoardr.com.

Am Getting Paid in Canada: September 12 - 14

How hard is it to get to Canada? Not as hard as it used to be if Raven Tershy made it to Hastings last month. So, pile the homies in a bucket and drive across the border to the Paris of North America aka Montreal for what is sure to be a damn good skateboarding time regardless of what priority order you put partying and skateboarding in. There's a good dose of both at this one with a unique schedule. Friday is the Qualifiers as usual. Saturday is nothing but shady in the chill out tent and an optional Best Trick Contest if you're feeling it. So, make the cut or not, you're partying in a land that respects that fact that 18-year-olds are true adults and can consume any glorious sauce from the bar they so desire. Yep, the drinking age is 18 there. Well it almost seems like you don't even need the skateboard contest excuse to go up there. The Semi-Finals and Finals are on Sunday as usual. Email me to register - Rob@TheBoardr.com.

American Soil: Dew Tour Brooklyn and Southbound and Down at The Boardr HQ

You have literally no excuse not to be in Brooklyn. I think every single person I know there claims broke for a living. Not sure how they get by, but with that skateboard population in town for Dew Tour Brooklyn at House of Vans on September 18 - 21, you're bound to find a floor somewhere. If you're closer to the south, come join us on September 27, 2014 for Southbound and Down: Good Times, Motorcycles, and Skateboarding. Half the staff here at The Boardr pushes those two wheeled vehicles on the hot, rainy roads of Florida. Get on one with your board strapped and let it lead you here. You're going to drink for free thanks to PBR, and likely eat for free thanks to a classic skate session grill out. How simple is that?

Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa: October 2 - 5, 2014

Yep, this one's far and you're going to have to get creative to get there. If you're a dude or even if not in some cases, maybe you can shack up with a ripping female skateboarder? The Women's purse at KDC this year is $40,000! Your girl can get you on that companion fare for sure. Otherwise, your other alternative: rip, shred, destroy on your skateboard, get an invite to the Contest, and hope to get a piece of that $200k+ purse to not only pay for your flights, but tack on some extra skate/chill time in nearby Cape Town. Sponsors of course can help here. Micky Papa made it work like that in a similar situation last year where he got himself there last minute and won more than enough to cover the expense. The good times were just gravy.

As far as invites at South Africa, it's fairly wide open. Any legit am or pro is welcome to skate the Qualifiers for a shot at the $100,000 1st place spot. Hit me up if you think you can make it - Rob@TheBoardr.com.

There's Still More

Grind for Life at Bradenton with Awards here at The Boardr HQ, a Mini-Ramp Jam in Lakeland, and a Save the Date for early December that we'll be announcing soon! Yep, get the full details on all our events right here at TheBoardr.com/Events. Wait until you see what's going on that schedule for 2015. It's going to be a serious second year of what we're trying to build in skateboarding here at The Boardr. Stay posted by joining our mailing list.
Date
8/21/2014
Posted By
Rob Meronek
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A Special Edition of Skateboard Shopping with The Body: Shaqueefa

This week on Skateboard Shopping with The Body features his own brand, Shaqueefa. It's an extra special one with a special guest and a special unveiling.

If you're from Tampa, Shaqueefa Threads needs no introduction. If you're not from Tampa, it likely still doesn't need an introduction. Scotty Conley aka The Body started Shaqueefa in 2003 and has since been screening the logo on thrift store gold he finds. If you're at a Contest, look for his special presses made for the homies like Ishod Wair and Grant Taylor using custom vintage shirts with a carefully chosen relevance to their hometown. Grant Taylor was wearing a Shaqueefa shirt personally made for him on the last cover of Thrasher that he was on. It's a bright future for these ass cheeks and we're hyped to be partnered up with them at The Boardr!

Date
8/20/2014
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Rob Meronek
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#PorpeLife at Dew Tour Portland

On The Boardr: Sunday at Dew Tour

On The Boardr: Saturday at Dew Tour

Dew Tour and Portland Photos

Date
8/17/2014
Posted By
Rob Meronek
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Skateboard Shopping with The Body: Asphalt Yacht Club

This week Scotty The Body briefs you on AYC, where it came from in skateboarding, and some of the new drapes coming through The Boardr Store. Pick them all up right here online with immediate shipping or IRL at 4611 North Hale Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614. We're still on bankers hours at 11am to 6pm weekdays, but that will be changing and expanding soon.

Date
8/13/2014
Posted By
Rob Meronek
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CPH Bowl: August 28 - 31 in Copenhagen, Denmark

In just two weeks is another ripping bowl jam, this time in that happy city of Copenhagen, Denmark. CPH Bowl is August 28 - 31 with a $30,000 USD prize purse and a schedule packed with fantastic skateboard times as usual. Check the full schedule here and if you can't make it, we got you right here with a nice look into what's going down. Click on Fernando's stale fish for a nice trip down memory lane from last year in Copenhagen.

Date
8/12/2014
Posted By
Rob Meronek
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