Berlin - Skating the new global capital.
Everyone who had been to Berlin before was more than happy to be back again. This was Alec Majerus’ first time, however- so he got to do a quick bit of sightseeing here and there as well.
Berlin’s reputation as Northern Europe’s “Barcelona” as far as skate spots go is well justified, as even though we have been multiple times there are always spots we have not ridden before. This time among the fresh terrain was a rail in a large housing estate not a million miles away from the famous “Berlin benches”.
This spot was handled by Alec Majerus once photographers Arto Saari and Thomas Gentsch had a comedic discussion as to which rail (there were two identical ones) would be best for the photos.
After the first virgin spot we headed to the benches where Louie and Arto both got some lines filmed while Alec took a well- deserved rest.
Heading towards the famous Polish War Memorial we went to another fresh spot (to us) which looked like an old ‘70’s skatepark- although clearly built later than that.
Tom took care of business here before his “wild ride” at the Polish War Memorial which kicks off this episode. Alec, Louie and Denny Pham all got something for the assembled media.
Last stop of the day was another undiscovered space- by us, at least- which was the Russian War Memorial. Well worth a visit- even if don’t plan on skating the ledges or stairs- for its twin, imposing statues.
This spot, though, was an ongoing cat- and- mouse game with the police which ended with us inevitably getting kicked out!
Join us for more rad happenings in Episode Four.