Photo Story: Red Bull Bomb the Line 2013

The second edition of the real-street event had 6000 visitors, big tricks – and atmosphere.
By Eric Mirbach

Overseen by Arto Saari, who saved himself one of the top spots to survey the whole course, skaters from around the world battled for the best line again at Baustelle in Berlin. With its downhill course, the well- known doubleset, the eight-stair rail at the bottom and a unique location smack bang in downtown Berlin, the infamous spot offered the perfect backdrop for the second edition of Red Bull Bomb the Line.
Balls- out skateboarding, unbelievable lines and five hours of friendly fire – the contestants showed the 6000 spectators a riot. What’s Fashion Week?
Reason enough to recap the whole thing from the perspective of photographer Mathäus Jagielski. Enjoy!
 

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Yannick Schall, Backside Bluntslide
Yannick Schall, Backside Bluntslide
Yannick Schall, Backside Bluntslide Obviously, local Yannick was happy to see his spot pimped out with a hubba next to the doubleset. © Mathäus Jagielski
Vladik Scholz, 360 Flip
Vladik Scholz, 360 Flip
Vladik Scholz, 360 Flip As winner of one of the wildcard that were given away on various contests all over Germany before the actual event, Vladik gave it all he had. © Mathäus Jagielski
Louis Taubert, Frontside Bluntslide
Louis Taubert, Frontside Bluntslide
Louis Taubert, Frontside Bluntslide Another wildcard winner, Louis Taubert brought home safe frontside bluntslides and a lot of support from the crowd. © Mathäus Jagielski
Good looking out
Good looking out
Good looking out The place was packed for the finals. If you were lucky, you scored one of the spots with a vista. If not, well, check the video recap! © Mathäus Jagielski
Louis Taubert, Portrait
Louis Taubert, Portrait
Louis Taubert, Portrait Louis on his way back up the course. Hey, you got a haircut! Good for you! © Mathäus Jagielski
Sewa Kroetkov, Portrait
Sewa Kroetkov, Portrait
Sewa Kroetkov, Portrait Sewa travelled back across the Atlantic for Bomb the Line, having recently moved to the US. © Mathäus Jagielski
Sewa Kroetkov, Hardflip Revert
Sewa Kroetkov, Hardflip Revert
Sewa Kroetkov, Hardflip Revert … luckily, he also managed to bring a duty- free hardflip revert with him. © Mathäus Jagielski
Pascal Reif, Frontside Flip
Pascal Reif, Frontside Flip
Pascal Reif, Frontside Flip Another German ripper who recently moved to Berlin and has been killing it lately. He came and frontside flipped the doubles like a skatepark set. It isn’t. © Mathäus Jagielski
Nassim Guammaz, Bail
Nassim Guammaz, Bail
Nassim Guammaz, Bail Nassim was the crowd favourite, due to some great skateboarding but also due to his all-white outfit which made him stand out even more than usual. © Mathäus Jagielski
Nassim Guammaz, Frontside 360
Nassim Guammaz, Frontside 360
Nassim Guammaz, Frontside 360 Other things that stood out were Nassim’s high speed approach to the lines he was putting out and his dead-on frontside 360’s. He did this one a couple times during the heats, super-solid. © Mathäus Jagielski
Mark Frölich, Shifty Ollie
Mark Frölich, Shifty Ollie
Mark Frölich, Shifty Ollie Less is more at times. Mark made third place in 2012 and didn’t change too much for 2013, which might be why he didn’t make the cut this year. Classics never die, though. Go Mark! © Mathäus Jagielski
Lookout Point
Lookout Point
Lookout Point If you’re a little person, you sometimes have to get creative. Find the vantage point and enjoy the show. © Mathäus Jagielski
Farid Ulrich
Farid Ulrich
Farid Ulrich Another Berlin local, Farid Ulrich represents the new breed of German skateboarding. Just the way this guy cruises away after one of his signature treflips shows raw talent. © Mathäus Jagielski
Alec Majerus – 180 Switch Crooked Grind
Alec Majerus – 180 Switch Crooked Grind
Alec Majerus – 180 Switch Crooked Grind Saari must have been proud – Flip protége Alec Majerus took home first place with an unbelievable output of bangers. Nosebluntslides and 180 Switch Crooks down the hubba on lock. © Mathäus Jagielski
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