OK, it took a while. A few things got in the way but they are now here. Standard japes and shenanigans that you’d expect from an international band of rollerblading hooligans. Friends, beers and a pool table, what more could you want?
Busy day. Some amazing skating and a great atmosphere. Here’s my shots from the event:
Still working through all of the photos I have amassed at the end of last month. I had also forgotten that I got shots from three days at Area 51, not just the two of Winterclash so the third instalment of the Dutch trilogy will be coming soon(ish). For now though, the second day of skating in Eindhoven for Winterclash 2015.
Slowly working through the hundreds of photos I took over the past two weekends. Here’s the first batch done – Friday session at Area 51 for Winterclash 2015. Working through these I realised a couple of things. First I don’t like skaters who wear all black. You make my life difficult. Second I spend far too much time watching the girls skate.
So, it was an adventure, that’s for sure. Driving a 1972 VW camper from the middle of the UK to Berlin for the weekend was always going to be eventful. It didn’t disappoint.
Due to a number of issues, I missed a lot of the event, turning up on the Saturday just as the girls final was starting on the spine. Grabbed the camera, no flashes, took some shots. I managed to cover a lot of the skating that day with limited resources, and returned later to get some pictures from the on-site afterparty. The photos will take a while to get in the gallery due to other adventuring. However, here’s what the event looked like to me.
Another trip over to Eindhoven occurred recently. It was two years since Team Icecream last hit Area 51 skatepark for Winterclash and it was time for a return. After a few false starts including 2 of our number getting on board the ferry with less than seconds to spare, and a number of technical issues regarding the compatibility of my flashes, things ended up going as amazingly as usual. The skating was yet again at a level that shocked everyone, particularly the closing of the gap between the kids, ams and girls and that of the pros.
On a side note; if you’re ever in the area and can possibly eat, you need to check out Rodeo for the best steaks pretty much anywhere. 500g fillet is the one.
Anyway, back to business. Over the two days I did manage to get a few shots. Nothing amazing, but enough to get a feel for the event. Unfortunately nothing from the party due to my overlooking the process of requesting permission from the club (Effenaar – great night BTW) in advance, but anyway, check these out:
Now, time to fix my flashes and get some sleep before Laced tomorrow (later today).