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By Eric Mirbach

Amsterdamn Am 2013 was a barnstormer. Great weather and a great vibe in a great city with great skateboarding – more than enough reason to take another look back over what has become one of Europe’s cornerstone events!
Here’s a recap of the event through the lens of photographer Mathäus Jagielski. Hartstikke Leuk!

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Axel Cruysberghs, Frontside Feeble
Axel Cruysberghs, Frontside Feeble
Axel Cruysberghs, Frontside Feeble Axel won last year’s contest and was skating at the forefront up until the finals. Sporting his Ronnie-Creager-memorial-hat, he skated each and every obstacle. © Mathaeus Jagielski
Fernando Bramsmark, Stalefish
Fernando Bramsmark, Stalefish
Fernando Bramsmark, Stalefish First, the Swede won the Cash for Tricks contest at the Marnix bowl with this airborne stalefish… © Mathaeus Jagielski
Fernando Bramsmark
Fernando Bramsmark
Fernando Bramsmark …only to be rewarded with the Destroyer Award by Zumiez for the great and diverse skateboarding on all terrains he showcased over the whole weekend. © Mathaeus Jagielski
Judges
Judges
Judges Equipped with iPads and the slowest Wifi in the whole Netherlands, the three musketeers could judge and get immediate feedback, making the whole process faster and less complicated to follow for the audience. Welcome to the future. © Mathaeus Jagielski
Gard Hvaara, Frontside Feeble
Gard Hvaara, Frontside Feeble
Gard Hvaara, Frontside Feeble For ‘his’ jam session, this Norwegian and partner-in-crime Hermann Stene banged out a firework of tricks. All the judges could do is give out 50-Euro-bills speechlessly. © Mathaeus Jagielski
Best Trick Winners
Best Trick Winners
Best Trick Winners Rob Maatman – Nollie Bigspin to Frontside Boardslide. Youness Amrani – Feeble Grind Treflip out. Riso Tury – Heelflip Noseslide Nollieflip off. What a Best Trick session. © Mathaeus Jagielski
Nassim Guammaz
Nassim Guammaz
Nassim Guammaz There are a couple of things that make Nassim special. His hair, obviously. Then his mandatory speed. Next in line would be how nice the chap is. © Mathaeus Jagielski
Nassim Guammaz, Nosegrind
Nassim Guammaz, Nosegrind
Nassim Guammaz, Nosegrind Not to forget consistency – Nassim landed this nosegrind each and every try. © Mathaeus Jagielski
Alex Midler
Alex Midler
Alex Midler Young gun and newest addition to the Red Bull roster: It was Alex Midler’s birthday. And yeah, there was cake… © Mathaeus Jagielski
Alex Midler
Alex Midler
Alex Midler …served just like skateboarders do it. Happy birthday, biscuitface. © Mathaeus Jagielski
Tim Zom, Nosegrind
Tim Zom, Nosegrind
Tim Zom, Nosegrind Right next to the skatepark, the pink bowl was heavily sessioned all weekend. Tim Zom was skating non- stop and did this critically acclaimed nosegrind just before sundown. © Mathaeus Jagielski
Nerd Booth
Nerd Booth
Nerd Booth Thrasher, Ride, SpoT, Volcom, Tacky.nl. English, German, French, Dutch – there was media present in Amsterdam, believe me that! All filmers and photographers were safely tucked away in the “bunker” for their daily updates. © Mathaeus Jagielski
Youness Amrani, Frontside Bluntslide
Youness Amrani, Frontside Bluntslide
Youness Amrani, Frontside Bluntslide This was no doubt Youness’ favourite obstacle of the course. Those frontblunts were dead-on, as was the rest of his performance over the whole weekend. © Mathaeus Jagielski
Brian Schaefer
Brian Schaefer
Brian Schaefer SpoT-founder Brian Schaefer was the busiest man on the continent that weekend. Organisation, presentation and the right Instamoments – this guy served it all. Thanks for everything! © Mathaeus Jagielski
Nassim Guammaz, Backside Lipslide
Nassim Guammaz, Backside Lipslide
Nassim Guammaz, Backside Lipslide This guy took every second in between runs to stay in the flow. With tricks like this highspeed backside lipslide on lock and an unbelievable stay-on final run, it was more than obvious who would take this thing home. © Mathaeus Jagielski
The Winner: Nassim Guammaz
The Winner: Nassim Guammaz
The Winner: Nassim Guammaz © Mathaeus Jagielski