Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Hamburger burger

Myself and Mrs Scumtash popped over (well compared to flying to San Diego) to Hamburg over the May day weekend to stay with our gracious host Detective Eva Schramm. As usual I was allowed some skate time so made the most of it by visiting the sick DIY Rote Flora bowl and getting in a sneaky hour at the iPunkt skatepark.

We'd managed to avoid the traditional mayday riots that are centered around the Rote Flora Theatre which is a mecca for squatters, crustys and teen punks. It was just like the old punks picnic but with quality German beer instead of scrumpy. The riots had left their mark though in the form of burnt out bins, smashed up banks and glass everywhere - but the bowl was unscathed apart from some sketchy muddy puddles.

Anyways Mrs 'tash snapped away and didn't do too bad for her first foray into the exciting world of exxxtreeeeme Diltonbertleslide skate action.

iPunkt streety bit. Pointless child hell with added pointless dad. The little steep banks on the left were super fun tho.

The quite frankly MASSIVE cradle and vert wall in the iPunkt bowl. If anyone grinds this I'll buy em at least 2 pints.

Obligatory #1 and #2. Fer Alec.

Crailtapperskidder into the puddle. SPLASH.

Whats German for "Dilton Marsh"? I think it might be Bielefeld....

Rote Flora was rad - hella tight corners and the back bit was like the wierdest 10ft vert ramp/bowl kinker transition thing ever all with pool coping. There's even a love seat in the back left corner, and just out of shot is the mental mini cradle on the right of the small ramp - that was fucked. I loved this place and if anyone fancies a trip out there let me know cos I'm keen...

8 comments:

crenimugil-labrosus said...

Rad #2

ArielTT said...

Hmmm...Hamburg roadtrip...now theres an idea.

Stevie Ritalin said...

me likey.

Scumtash said...

LETS FUGGIN GO THEN!

You'd love it Stevveeeey. Comin down soon?

Stevie Ritalin said...

i hear youre going to stockwell on wednesday. keen for a day in lnnndnnn.

Scumtash said...

Fock yes, I'm there until the eve on weds so get down and shred some parks with me and t'smell!

Yes yes!

Mark said...

That bowl looks like the best thing ever - have never heard of it either which is proper shameful.

Have a good'un in London dude!

Scumtash said...

Yeah Frock it was beast, you'd be feeling it for sure - and Hamburg in general!

London will be beast but I bet it rains so I still won't get to skate St Ockwells :(