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Cityhopper Holland, which released in 2012 and reached over 175K views, was a huge success. Cityhopper only got positive reactions from the incrowd as well as the mainstream audience.
All this positive feedback inspired the crew to create a new and improved version of the Cityhopper concept: “Cityhopper Europe” which will release later this year.
To keep you comfy; a recap of Cityhopper Holland. With the 10 most impressive tricks.
Filmed by Axel van Dijk and Remy Cadier, edited by Axel van Dijk.
A group of friends found this cool skatepark in an old Roman Catholic church, called the Jozefkerk. In 2009 the local Skatepark in Arnhem, the Netherlands, burned down so the local skaters started looking for a new location which had to be at least 1000m2. After some research, they finally found this church which has been empty for the last 5 years.
Blessed by the parish of St. Eusibeus they started building this unique skatepark. Now 4 years later the skatepark is well-known in the scene because of social media so some European riders/friends had the idea to visit the church with a smoke machine, cameras, cranes and extra lights. Check out their private session all under the eyes of god himself.
Featuring Timmy v. Rixtel (the Netherlands), Guillaume Le Gentil (France), Jan Ebbert (Germany), Maxime Genoud (Switzerland), Warren Digne (France) & Sven Boekhorst (the Netherlands).
In the first months of 2013, Sven Boekhorst travelled around the Netherlands with his Go-Pro to film clips in all the dutch indoor skateparks. Here is the recap edit.
Adapt, Facebook Thread:
Blading.info Seven Boekhorst Interview:
You recently announced that the Winterclash will be your last competition ever. Do you want to tell us a little bit more? Why now, why the Winterclash and what’s the whole feeling behind it?
I guess the main reason is my age, and that I don’t care so much about competing anymore and haven’t really for the last 5 or 6 years. I’ve competed in enough competitions. I picked Winterclash because it’s the Winterclash, and it’s in Holland. Sounds cool in combination.
That you’re going to stop competing doesn’t mean that you will slow down in blading, right? What else are you doing on blades right now?
At the moment I’m still blading and hopefully I can continue until I’m 70. Besides that I run my own show company, which also organizes contests and runs workshops. It’s not 100% confirmed yet but the plan is that I’ll get my own office in the new World Skate Center, so hopefully I’ll do more and more stuff with this as well.
If someone is interested in booking a lesson, how can they reach you and can everyone be part of it?
Sure, send me an email — firstname.lastname@example.org
During two cold nights in November the Cityhopper crew got together to film this project.
‘Blackout’ took place in an old building, in which the new Den Bosch skatepark was being built.
They used the unfinished skate obstacles in the park and incorporated the Mind the Gap setup and Cityhopper ramp to add possibilities.
Other attributes used to create this video were glow in the dark paint, LED-lights, a smoke-machine, a motorcycle, industrial lighting and a bungee cord.
Team Rollerblade made a visit to one of the oldest cities in Poland.
We stopped by the Polish Rollerblade headquarters which was hosting a local contest outside of Poznan. This city had some of the best street spots, including a huge quarter-pipe at Malta lake.
Edited by Jeroen Wullems. Featuring Sven Boekhorst, Timmy van Rixtel, Maxime Genoud, Dick Heerkens, Jeremy Suarez, Warren Digne, Guillaume Le Gentil & Jan Ebbert.
At age 32 Sven Boekorst is still skating at the top pro level. Sven has been living the dream and got his first pro skate in 2012 called The Solo Estilo SB.
Sven can shred any terrain, from mini-ramps to big street stunts. In the early years of Sven’s career he finished first at all the major skate contests; X-games, Gravity Games. Sven was also a featured character in the video game Aggressive Inline.
In 2006 he started his own show company and doing the first mind the gap contest. Sven has also been the European team manager for Rollerblade. Sven’s latest project is The City-Hopper, a series of videos where skaters session famous Dutch monuments.
Featuring Rob Guerrero, David Sizemore, Sven Boekhorst.