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Urgell, Barcelona

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Consider the following skateboarding’s roll of honor:

Heitor Da Silva – Wallie Smithgrind – Adidas ‘Threee ep.3’
Stanley Inacio – Smithgrind – Salamalako 2013
Klaus Bohms – Tailslide – Salamalako 2013
Ulph Gunnar Lejon – Lipslide – Albert ‘A little something from december night’
Marcus Hyöky – Fs noseslide – Hubert
Michael Pulizzi – Feeble – Pizza ‘Que Aproveche’
Jesse Vieira – Wallie crook – Pizza ‘Que Aproveche’
Chuck Donnatin – Bs tail – Pizza ‘Que Aproveche’
Karsten Kleppan – Noseblunt – Element ‘Hold It Down’
Martin Sandberg – Nosegrind to fakie – Sour ‘Sergio Cava Brain’
Yuri Facchini – Pop shuvit nosegrind to fakie – Almost ‘3AM’
Damien Delsaux – Wallie 5-0 to lipslide & Wallie crook to lipslide – Silence ‘Zap.04’
Jake Collins – Smith to fs feeble – Mine Mind part
Justin Wagener – Tailslide to switch crook – Clearout Fandango
Nisse Ingemarsson – Smith flip out – Sour ‘Sergio Cava Brain’
Diego Stephan – Tailslide flip out – Salamalako 2013
Madars Apse – Bs tail flip out – DC ‘Where EU At?’
Bastien Salabanzi – Flip bs tail – Jart ‘All You Need’
Chaz Ortiz – Bs smith – Zoo York in Barcelona
Chaz Ortiz – Flip bs smith – Metropolis part
Vinicius Santos – Switch bs tailslide – Mad City
Gustav Tonnesen – Barley grind – Sour ‘Sergio Cava Brain’
Simon Isaksson – Fs feeble to fakie – Sour Promo 2016
Simon Isaksson – Wallie fs crook to switch back 5-0 – The Sour Solution

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Bercy, Paris

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You might have heard of the name “Bercy” being thrown around as one of those legendary European spots on the list of every visiting American pro, or even remember Andrew Reynold’s  superhuman frontside flip down the Bercy 4 block (and his even more ridiculous backside heel down the 5). Bercy has seen some very significant moments in skateboarding history and deserves its place in skateboarding’s rich cultural history. Historically, Bercy is primarily a wine warehousing neighborhood.

In 1982, the City launched a vast program to revitalize the east of Paris, starting with the official opening in early 1984 of the Bercy Arena (originally known as ‘Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy’), which is primarily an indoor sports arena and concert hall. But as skateboarders, it’s this aspect of Bercy’s architecture that specifically interests us.

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The Arena itself is shaped like a pyramid with its walls covered with grass. Remember when Ali, Bastien and Arto butt slid down the grass wall in the Flip ‘Sorry’ intro (see 1:12 in the link below).

This feature offered the perfect playground for the inner street skater inside each of us. I went to Bercy the first time I went skating in Paris, and I was hyped! Although there were a lot of people, due to the size of the place you were still able to enjoy it and also have enough space to try stuff.

While the Bercy ledges are world famous and frankly pretty insane, it was really the blocks (4 then 5) that attracted  pros from all around the world.

Unfortunately, the Bercy complex is now truly part of skateboarding’s history books in a very literal sense because the area is being redeveloped but should reopen at the end of the year. Treasure every spot now, as you’ll never know when they will become a ghost of skateboarding’s seasons past!

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Featured image = © Steve Shupe