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After Berlin, Paris was the next station for the Nozbone Benchmark contest that had actually its first Berlin event this year. So, the contest went back home to celebrate the 10th year of the event. As always, the vibe in Paris was really good and even some Berlin locals made it on the podium.

Last week we celebrated the start of the 10-year anniversary of Nozbone’s Benchmark contest. Starting in Berlin and concluding last Sunday in Paris. And a sun-filled day it was. It felt like spring had hit us again for a day, which turned the day into somewhat of a festival.

With the mood set, let’s get into the skating. It was culminating in some amazing skating by people like John Purcell, Hugo Corbin, Giorgi Armani, Farid Ulrich and Nozbone’s own Marc-A Barbier who, in the end, took home the win.

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We think Nike SB, Civilist, Nozbone and À Propos magazine did a great job this year and we hope to be back next year.

Last Saturday marked the start of this year’s Benchmark Contest’s. The 2017 series is special because it is the tenth year that Paris’s Nozbone is organizing this event and thus they chose to partner up with Berlin’s Civilist skate shop and have two contests instead of one.

That meant that the winner of the Berlin event would earn himself some money and a ticket to skate in the Paris event this coming weekend.

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The concept for this year was to incorporate Bauhaus as a style element.

 

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You might recognize this man, he built the obstacles.

 

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The course was not only used to skate on, some parkour went down as well.

 

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The crowd was colorful and of all ages.

 

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This guy skated the course the entire time but did not enter the contest!?

 

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A closer look at the result of Kliewer’s build.

 

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To his own surprise, this Georgian wunderkind almost took the top spot.

 

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We would consider this a cryptogramic self portrait of Mr. TPDG himself. Dogs and cameras always a sure thing.

 

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The old in and out with two German legends.

 

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Denny Pham finished third but still managed to please the crowd.

 

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If you look closely you can see Giorgi doing his second place line.

 

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In the end the French took the title back to Paris, Hugo Corbin came out on top!

We are proud to host the probably last skate event for summer 2017. The Benchmark Contest takes their format to Berlin for the very first time and here is all the information you need:

“For its tenth year, the Nozbone Benchmark Contest presented by Nike Skateboarding goes to Berlin on September 16th to meet Civilist before heading back to Paris on the 24th.

Two stages for this international edition which rules remain the same since 2008: doing a line of tricks on benches and the different obstacles built specially for the event, inspired by the artistic style born in the early days of the 20th century in Berlin: the Bauhaus.

Winner of the Berlin contest at ‘Spot der Visionäre’ will share a total prize purse of € 1.500 and will be flown out the OG Paris event.”

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Marca Barbier, Hugo Corbin, Giorgi Armani, Sami Harithi & Farid Ulrich are all meeting at the intersection, where it seems that Paris abruptly becomes Berlin.

For its tenth year, the Nozbone Skateshop Benchmark Contest presented by Nike Skateboarding goes to Berlin on September 16th to meet Civilist before heading back to Paris on the 24th. We are glad to invite you all!

Filmed by Peter Buikema & Augustin Giovannoni.