City Check Athens - Alex Burston is taking to the road to discover some new places and to meet up with locals to session and have a good laugh. Good thing Alex got a new camera so he could share some of his experiences with you all.
Enjoy some of the worlds best places to skate, cruise and chill and meeting some amazing people along the way. In this first installment Alex takes us to Athens, Greece to stay for a few days/sessions at Athens bladehouse hosted by the Syeah skate family. He also catches Friday Night Skate with the local city crew.
From rooftop grind box sessions to dining-room mini-ramp fun, the Athens Blade house provided some good fun to be had. Cruises with the City skaters of Athens, zooming around the shadowy suburbs of Athens city centre, skitching cars on the GC tri frames was a blast.
A quick stop of at Latraac for some food and a half bowl session couldn’t go missed. All things executed by Alex and skaters in the edit was done at their own risk. Always have fun but always remember to be cautious and safe.
THANK YOU to Nick Kouros for letting me stay at the blade house. THANK YOU to everyone I met in Athens for all the hospitality I will definetly be back. Skaters as seen in order: Nick Kouros, Akis Rizos, Mike Chudziak, John Cico, Gianis Skaltsas, Aggelos Apostolopoulos, Nikos Diakoumeas, Alex Burston, Fotis Theodoridis, Panos mototyres, Stamatina Choutou, Messie Rold, Mike Chudziak, Panagiotis Vikatos, Sergios Tsagkaris, Daphne Empedocle, Rami Ramantan & Nikos Diakoumeas.
This video is about one of the best rollerblading experiences to date! Last summer Nick Kouros from Syeahskate invited us to visit Athens for the legendary Blade House event and a trip to one of the most surreal places - Blu Enigma on Andros Island.
That was a pleasure to meet all of these amazing people from all around the Europe and share the whole thing as a family. This is something more than rollerblading trip and definitely worth it! :) - Rusen Minchev (Bulgaria).
Camera and edit: Gold Grippin' (Digital Production Collective: Gabriela Mineva, Rusen Minchev). Music: The Black Keys - Fever, Portugal The Man - Atomic Man, Houndmouth - Sedona. Riders: Rusen Minchev, Lucas Spenle, Freddy White, Nikos Karatzounis, Ivaylo Stanimirov Kanev, Avi Barouh, Nick Kouros, John Cico, Romina Ioannidou, Christian Clss, Nikos Diakoumeas, Gaston Rattus Rattus, Babis Gerdani, Sören Cornelius Witzel, Chris Ppd, Chosen Mike, Damien Silbe, Aggelos Six, Argyris Pandazaras, Odysseas Selelmazidis, Andreas Tsam, Bogos Kapamajian.
Syeahskate is a group of friends from Athens, Greece, who love to blade. We have built our residential home into a blade - house! Equipped with terrace rail-boxes, an indoor bowl, a handrail and more, we are happy to present to you to our 5th annual event!
Shot by Steve Kekis & Alex Mas. Cut by Nick Kouros.
RESULTS | Best over-all blader: Lucas Spenle (Bordeaux). Blade House achievement award: Panos Makrilakis (Volos). Syeahskate Heavyweight Champion: Freddy White (Brussels).
Photo: Freddy White by Ilias Mertis. Music: Bangies - “wackman” ; Insect Radio - “Raining blood” (Slayer cover). Visit Athensbladehouse.com.
With: Nikos Diakoumeas, Richie Eisler, Giorgos Mitropoulos, Dan Collins, George Saradoulias, Dominic Bruce, Panos Vouterakos, Nikos Kouros, John Cico, Freddy White, Nasos Katralis, Karsten Boysen, Agelos Apostolopoulos, Dimitris Kiriatzakis, Akis Rizos, Jarrod Mcbay, John Stavropoulos, Mike Stavrakis, Odiseas Selelmazidis, Gianis Skaltsas, Lubos Turek, Andreas Tsamtsouris, Nicholas Cornford, Nikos Karatzounis, Tim Wolff & Dano Gorman.
Music: Swollen Members - King Of Diamonds (Disagree Interlude).
Here’s a lil clip of how we celebrated Scott Quinn’s birthday on tour after a whole day of filming spots in Athens. - Joe Atkinson.
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