Filmed and edited by Dan Schulz.
A Antix team edit by Dan Schulz featuring Daniel Ledermann, Tabo Löchelt, Franco Simeoni, Sascha Scharf, Tim Janke & Shanke Kotte. All filmed in Berlin with Dan’s VX.
The antix boys are back and it is Daniel Ledermann this time with a standout performance.
Favorite Skateboards went to Istanbul for “Portakal”. Watch Daniel Ledermann, Valentin Ott, Ike Fromme & more skate Turkey’s capital and major metropolis. Valentin’s SS FS Heel is more than delightful, just to name a highlight.
Let’s keep it as short as the name – A new one by Dan Schulz feat.: Oliver Weismantel, Sascha Scharf, Banden B, Franz Zechlin, Farid Ulrich, Sami Harithi, Dustin Bialas, Patrick Rogalski, Sascha Daley, Arthur Kiviliov, Kanya Spani, Kerem Elver, Panos Loupis, Daniel Ledermann, Lukas Bigun, Marco Kada & Tabo Löchelt.
We first saw this new edit during the SKTWK video night, and afterwards, the owner came up to us and thanked us. He had read our “reviews” of their other projects Street Patrol and Jockey Club and wanted us to know how he felt about things.
We gladly accepted his kind words and stayed a bit longer for a beer and a chat and another beer, at the end of night one thing had been decided “Tripping” should be released on our platform. All (slightly tipsy) parties were very happy with this result, we shook on it and the end result is this post.
Now finally let’s talk a bit about the video itself, first off, it starts with another back to back situation (Favorite™ ). Michel Funke and Daniel Ledermann hit you over the head with some big stair manoeuvres while a new face plays a BGP type of role. Keep that young face in the back of your mind because that is the person closing of the video with his “welcome part”.
Getting a welcome part means you are the “new kid” and being the new kid is not always an easy role. Many of these “kids” need a moment to adjust, all of a sudden you are not with your local crew, you are with a new group of people that all know each other and have been skating together for a while, what is your place in this group?
On the other end of the spectrum, what does the team think of you? What do you bring to the table that wasn’t there before? Well, hopefully, Ike brings with him a youthful energy, a type of energy that pulls the whole team up by their bootstraps and keeps them on their course.
Mr Fromme also brings a cool and at times very original bag of tricks with him, he also knows how to put together things so that they flow well. Add to that the air of confidence of a young rapper and you basically have what Ike is bringing to the table.
Now enough talk, now press play and watch the new and improved Favorite Skateboard team in “Tripping” enjoy!
Text by Roland Hoogwater.
Photos by Michael Heindl.
Last week during the Bright they showed their newest video project to a crowd of thirsty skate rats. And if you follow our channels which you do if you are reading this post then you know that we are of the opinion that the Favorite team has some great skaters on it.
Text Roland Hoogwater.
Photos by Leo Preisinger.
And after watching the whole video we noticed a couple of things. First off, the whole team has the same pair of ski style sunglasses. Secondly, Daniel Ledermann stepped up and produced some of his best work to date! High-speed lines, in XL clothing and no-nonsense pretty diverse bangers.
We also noticed that the team likes and supported each other in more ways than one during the making of this video. When Nico Kasterke was not there to document things, it seems that they handed the VX1000 down and took matters into their own hands. We often see this “family of friends” vibe used for marketing purposes but if it is not authentic you see right through it.
Another point worth noting is Mario Ungerers Flip nose wheelie on the famous Pappalardo ledge in Madrid which in our opinion would have been nice if he only did the straight part but he takes it all the way to make it one of our highlights in the video.
Ok enough talk, if you are still not convinced simply press play and let the skating do the talking, you won’t be disappointed.
Vincent Heller did a really great job making Hack3 even better than Hack Hack! The skating, editing and overall vibe all had an update and it did the project well.
For those of you that might have thought it ended here, think again, trust us when we say there is more Hack coming!
Munich’s most dangerous skateshop strikes again. This time Joscha Aicher, Daniel Ledermann, Max Pack & more having a good old time in Barcelona. Dope one, Boys!
But all things must come to a close, even the good things. Our closing argument for these series features the entire German part of the adidas team. Guys and girls like Tjark Thielker, Phil Anderson, Catherine Marquis, Valeri Rosomako, Eric Erhardt, Daniel Ledermann, Philip Oehmige, Patrick Zentgraf, Sandro Trovato & Jost Arens all skated our city in their own way.
Some even (temporarily) moved here in the process of making this series but all seemed to find their own way. The high spot count and different configurations of certain spots definitely shows what happens when skaters have loads of time and no police to kick you out!
Another highlight for us is Catherine Marquis a.k.a. @Yung_k_t who we featured on our website a while back. It is great to see the /// putting support behind one of Germany’s most promising female prospects and we are waiting to see more of her in the future.
As the series ends would like to thank adidas skateboarding for the support! All the skaters for their input, hard work and sweat. And not to forget Jon Wolf and Torsten Frank who documented it all for your viewing pleasure. Now go watch the newest and latest episode of “Dit is Berlin”!
Last Saturday marked the start of this year’s Benchmark Contest’s. The 2017 series is special because it is the tenth year that Paris’s Nozbone is organizing this event and thus they chose to partner up with Berlin’s Civilist skate shop and have two contests instead of one.
That meant that the winner of the Berlin event would earn himself some money and a ticket to skate in the Paris event this coming weekend.
Joscha Aicher at his best skates like a weird caucasian version of Vincent Alvarez and that is a good thing, so for Favorite Skateboards to add him to the team is a smart move.
Now we did not forget there are other people in this video, people like Valentin Ott and notably Daniel Ledermann. The latter seems to be fighting for the title of German Hammer King but since Willow is still undisputed at the moment we might just have to go with German Hammer Prince until he chooses to step down.
This video part shows you the fruits of the shelter, a place to evolve your skateboarding to the next level. The difference is most kids can’t take that next step and take those tricks to some of those imperfect streets spots. These guys obviously transcended that and did some of their best stuff to date.
Thus we want to give a little shout out to Max Obert for his tre-flip down the double set and Justin Sommer’s Rewe line and fs flip over the Warschauer tracks, great stuff guys!
Finally, Dan Schulz’s Berlin based independent skate film Oh Snap is going to be premiered on December 3rd. Here is the official trailer, which provides a good foretaste of what is to come! Oh Snap!
Featuring Pascal Reif, Justin Sommer, Joscha Aicher, André Gerlich, Tim Bornemeier, Quirin Staudt, Valentin Ott, Patrick Rogalski, Ilja Judizki, Michel Funke, Philipp Oehmige, Farid Ulrich, Danny Goodman, Roland Hirsch and Daniel Ledermann.
This summer PLACE and adidas Skateboarding proudly present the international #3stripesatnight video contest. So set your alarm clock, get out your camera light and go cruise the empty night streets. All you need to do to enter this contest is to produce a clip at night, your clip can be 30 seconds long (maximum) and can consist of either lines, single tricks and some other nightly scenes. The night time is the right time, so try to create and capture the atmosphere of the night. Upload the video to your Instagram account, using #3stripesatnight while also tagging @placemag and @adidasskateboarding That’s it – all entries get the chance to win amazing prices. We’ll choose the 3 winners and repost your video in the PLACE Instagram channel.
Part 2: Daniel Ledermann
This summer PLACE and @adidasskateboarding proudly present the international #3stripesatnight video contest. Get out your camera light and go cruise the empty streets of the night. – What you need to do: produce a clip at night, 30 sec. (maximum), it can consist of either lines or single tricks and upload the video to your Instagram account, using #3stripesatnight while also tagging @placemag and @adidasskateboarding ✨🌙 That’s it – all entries get the chance to win amazing prices. We’ll choose the 3 winners and repost your video on the PLACE Instagram channel. More Info 👉🏻 www.place.tv, link in bio. Good luck! Above 👆🏻 @dlaniel got chased through Berlin by yours truly @torstenfrank 💪🏻
Stuttgart’s brand new and pretty nice looking indoor skatepark got inaugurated with the premiere of the Adidas Away Days video followed by an open skate session with the German team riders Kai Hillebrand, Patrick Zentgraf, Daniel Ledermann and Sandro Trovato.
Video by Torsten Frank
Today Favorite Skateboards Co. proudly present their very first full length video “Daggers”, which will be available as a whole for the next 11 days. It was a very huge project for such a fairly young company and I know each and every one of the guys put a lot of effort into it. Fortunately, the hard work paid off and the video delivers both skateboarding on a very high level and a clean cut by Nico Kasterke. It is quite foreseeable that we will hear and see a lot more of Valentin Ott, Daniel Ledermann, Mario Ungerer, Michel Funke and the whole Favorite fellowship in the very near future.
Photos by Leo Preisinger
Tomorrow the first full length of the Favorite Skateboard Company premieres in Munich. Honestly, I really cannot remember if there has ever been a German full length that got me into such a mood of excitement. Reason enough for me to invite my old friend and editor of the video, Nico Kasterke, to our office in Berlin and have a little chat about the process of making “Daggers”.
Well, that is really important for me that the video will be presented as a whole. I grew up with full-length videos. You know, today single online parts became the usual because it is much easier to produce them. But to my mind, a full length generates a much stronger impact. Therefore, we tried to find a possibility to properly show the whole thing but still without thrusting DVD’s into everybody’s hands. For that reason, we found a smart solution having a website that is designed only for the video, which is much better than just having a Youtube link and that is it. Having an own artwork and stuff gives the thing a whole different character already.
How did the collaboration with Favorite and yourself as the editor of the video came about?
I know Thomas (founder of Favorite) for quite some time now. One day he called me and asked if I would know someone who could do the edit of the Favorite video. He knew that editing a project like this would actually not be possible for me temporally. But right in the first second as he asked me this question I knew for myself that I wanted to do it so bad that I said to him that I would be willing to do this.
That is right! Actually the whole process was very similar to the Chinchilla Video I did years ago. Back then I was not living in Berlin and I could only go out filming with the crew when I was in town. For the Daggers video it was even harder because I am having a full time job now and most of the team riders live far away. So I knew right from the beginning that there would be only a few sessions where I might be able to realize some of my ideas while filming.
So one could say it is more a video that was edited by you but the footage came from various hands?
Yes, although my filming amount increased a lot towards the end of the project, which I have not noticed at first. But as I was working on the trailer I figured out that still a lot shots are my own.
The first tour was Paris in May 2014, which is not too long ago actually. Thus, we were working on it for quite accurate two years.
If one watches the trailer it seems to be quite obvious that a special focus is drawn on Daniel Ledermann. Does he have the last part, too?
Probably! (Laughs) In any case Daniel put in a lot of effort and delivered some of the heaviest skateboarding that has ever been seen from a German. It is just unreal that he did the Bigspin that double set in Athens only because I wanted to have it for the trailer and three tries later it was done.
Oh man, it is definitely the team vibe for sure! It is so great to see how everybody supports everyone! That was really amazing! Besides that, what also comes to my mind is that one night in Thessaloniki. We were drinking and suddenly everybody wanted to get a gang tattoo and via some curios connections we got the address of a guy who was living more outside the center of the city. As we arrived we first of all ordered twelve gyros pitas and then one after the other got inked a dagger in the backroom of the odd apartment before we went on to party the night away, everyone having plastic wraps around various body locations. On the next day we had to get our flight back home and Mario was still so drunk that he tried to get through the security zone with a couple of canned beers and two knifes in his backpack, which of course got him the fullest devotion of the security agents. Now you got an idea why the video is called “Daggers”. (Laughs)
Interview by Paul Roehrs