Another year – the crew floods Copenhagen for everyone's favorite contest. With two adventures outside of the city and three days in Copenhagen – the good times and the regular antics were flowing. While Ishod may have won the weekend, everyone's a winner at CPH Open.
Day 1 & 2: Following a low-key am session and a not-so-low-key ring of fire on day one, day two ramped up in full swing. Mobs cruised across the city for a pop-up miniramp session, full sends into the canal and finished the day with the iconic heart glasses launch ramp in front of the Thorvaldsens Museum.
Day 3: CPH Central station – 300 skateboarders awaited a vintage train ride to the Kronborg Castle. The ride was slow but the party inside kept everyone occupied – with a live band and free-flowing libations – it didn’t stop until the train pulled up to an old train station where a mini ramp and BBQ were waiting. The quick detour turned into a heavy session that ended with a heavy tail drop from Oski.
I can’t wait til it rains
- Eric Koston
Day 4: 11 AM – early for The Open – 5 buses load up for a trek out to the Denmark countryside. First stop was a session at the Rosklide Superditch – where Mason Silva put on a clinic on the double kink slide. The crowd was herded back on to the buses as they departed for a downhill session in Svendborg, the home of Kings hill. After multiple heats, heavy slams and friendly collisions, everyone was all smiles heading into the final. Oski and Karsten couldn’t pull out the win – but looked rad in their speed shades.
A local skatepark jam followed with open runs – with a highlight by our Nordic crew – and Brazilian champ Luan grabbed the win. Finally, a secret side mission, which featured a surprise birthday bash for Ville’s 21st birthday. The celebrations continued late into the evening on the bus ride back to CPH...
Day 5: Strøget pedestrian streets – the day started out at Streetmachine skateshop for the Polar Skate Co. x Nike SB collection launch – where the party was still going from the night before. After Streetmachine, the party moved onto the Israels Plads - one of Copenhagen’s most well known spots.
With the Foodhalken (food hall) across the street – everyone was able to enjoy the wonderful melting pot of food Copenhagen has to offer. Koston recommended a Banh Mi from LêLê’s and it didn't disappoint. The crowd descended en masse and the giant Polar x SB Air Trainer 1 was rolled out, standing 6 feet tall and 10 feet long. The guys put down a kicker and the session went off. Some hit the strap ledge and some just launched over, but the gap got bigger and Brass’ wad of cash got smaller until Ishod took the rest of the cash with a 15-foot hardflip. On the way to the final spot, there was a secret side mission at the Port 4130 bowl where Oski and Nando showed everyone how big bowl skating is done.
Meanwhile, on the other side of Refshaleøen, the crowd slowly grew at the Triangle, where the finals were about to begin. The wind was blowing but it didn’t stop the qualifiers from lighting up the park. Ishod and Luan casually killed it – winning first and second place – while KB won the Most Dusted Award and Mason brought home the Destroyer Award.
Last but not least – back to the Port 4130 skatepark for more fun, skating and the Polar Skate Co. x Nike SB video premiere.
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