A grindhouse view on the Milf competition – Milano – 04.2008 – Video

July 3, 2008 at 2:51 pm (1, Skate video, Tales) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Grindhouse presents: 6 days in Milano with Daniel Prell, Jason Adriani and Giorgio Öhlers

Friday 11th – Saturday 12th April 2008
Unexpectedly my new camera (ebay) arrived some minutes before I had to take the bus to town. After locking my stuff at the main train station I „wasted“ the time till my train left on the local „Bierfest“.
12 hours and 3 different trains later I arrived in Milano. Jason Adriani, Grindhouse Flowrider and McDonalds employee met me at the station. —> read the rest of the story

Probably everybody who once was in Milan knows the office, the place where all the rollerbladers from all over europe are welcome. Anyway, after catching Giorgio Öhlers (latests Grindhouse teamrider and Winterclash Am winner) we met „everybody“ there. More than 20 guys staying in the same „room“ among them Mihai „spintogrind“ Bivol. While some of the guys decided to go to the skatepark and “practice” Giorgio, me and some others preferred to check out the new bowl which has been built 10 minutes away from the office. Before leaving I mounted a new Element frame and a new set of wheels (flat setup). On the way we stopped for a quick droprail session. Giorgio and me each had 4 tries till the woman, owning the balcony with the rail, friendly asked us not to destroy her property. Nevertheless Giorgio first try nugend the rail and nearly torqued it while I did topsoul, backroyal, topacid and nearly soyal.

Stealing sk8boardstickers is bad… (click to enlarge)

The bowl is really cool – I guess everybody would love to have it that close to his home…We had a nice session there and filmed a line from Giorgio. I guess one of his ancestors must have been a kangaroo cause this guy jumps higher than normal humans can.
After buying 6 big beers we took the train (without paying) to the skatepark. 1 meter before the entrance my plastic bag ripped and a bottle of the precious liquid broke.
Entrance to the park and inscription was 15€ – I didn`t want to compete cause I just started skating 1 week before due to my knee surgery. Competitors got a set of wheels for free so a guy who didn`t want to compete persuaded me to do so and gave me the 15€ for the wheels 😉

There where a lot of people in the park, the session was amazing, except I didn`t skate cause I didn`t like the small obstacles in the park and it was too crowded to skate anything else. While I watched Jason truetopside the shit out of the handrail I finally could spend some time with my good old friend beer. During the whole day there was more or less good live musik.

The competition: There where 3 rounds for each of the two groups, amateur and superamateur. Everybody skated too good. Unfortunately Jason didn`t make it to the finals…
I probably should mention some tricks: Jason true topside EVERYTHING on the rail first try!
Giorgio did the roundcurb to miniramp transfer highspeed backnugen 720 gap! Or Backnugen up the box 360 soul down! Mihai desaster 540 true miszou always first try, also ao soul.
Of coures there was more to be seen like an amazing desaster 540 truespin soul!!! But for the tricks you can check the edits.
After the competition there was more beer (as if I didn`t already had enough), live music and the miniramp „competition“ with disco ambiente.

Somehow the evening is a blur of drinking beer, falling asleep and the award ceremony. Jasons little brother Gabriel won amateur – an RB skate and clothes while I won superamateuer and the Grindhouse best trick competition (300€) though nobody knows what exactly the best trick was, maybe savanna to ao topsoul 270° on the fence behind the quater.
Back in the office I fell asleep on the floor while Jason went back to the park (2 times) to catch all the guys.

Sunday 13.April 2008
When I woke up I noticed why it might have been a bad idea after several months of being “injured” to start skating with a competition, pain everywhere, worst aching muscles ever!
Giorgio had to leave his hotel early so we didn`t see him again, most of the other guys also left this morning. Jason, the guys from Neapel and me decided to do some sightseeing: The Dome, the Ferrarishop, the McDonalds, …

After this cultural shock we visited the bowl – well we tried to – the police somehow didn`t like the sight of us climbing over the fence. What could we do? Grab some Italian pizza (and beer) and try again later. When we finally succeeded in climbing over the fence we started a session – well I started filming and the others had a session. Though nearly everybody had some bad falls – Gabriel fell deep while stalling a pole behind the big cradle and Christian (winner best chick) slipped and fell on his broken hand.

The day ended when a kind McDonald employee asked us to leave – maybe the foodfight was a bit too much for him… Probably its not worth mentioning that we didn`t pay for the tram the whole day, maybe its more interesting that one of the guys from Neapel tried to earn money by cleaning windshields from cars stopping at a nearby traffic light – of course that didn`t work.

Monday 14th April 2008
First time I woke up it was due to the cleaning woman making more noise than something that makes a lot of noise – I decided to ignore her and get some more sleep. Probably that was a mistake cause when Jason arrived at 11 o`clock we couldn`t find my wrist cast. After paying a visit to the toilet at least I knew which part of my body hurt the most – blue balls anyone?

Also I noticed that Milano is f*king expensive – 10€ for bread, salami, milk, citron and some chocolate – but at least the salamicitronbread was pretty good.

After the cleaning woman came back and “found” the cast, we took the car and drove to Milano3 to skate a spot – unfortunately it started raining. We spend the rest of the day driving around in Jasons car, meeting his girlfriend, buying chips that taste like dog food, …. In the evening we went to a nice Italian restaurant and ate more than you can imagine! When we came back home Gabriel learned to play fear of the dark in less than 30 minutes and we filmed it having some weird idea for the edit in mind.

Tuesday 15th April 2008
Jason arrived at 10 which of course was too early. Today my muscles hurt even worse than before (today is the 22nd and my ass still hurts – ok im gonna stop crying like a baby). Perfect weather -> No breakfast -> 1st spot: a rail to rail transfer – unfortunately opposite a police station so we decided to skate a rail to bank first. Jason landed a royal to bank 2nd try – I tried bank to topsoul on the rail under the rail – nearly had it 2 times but then we had to leave cause a worker carried pieces of art worth 100.000€ each through the approach. Some meters to the left it took Jason only some tries to land the rail to rail transfer perfectly without being bothered by the police.

2nd spot: a kinkrail close to the wall and a double kinkrail. Not perfect but perfectly skatable. J topsouled it pretty much first try but had some trouble with topacid cause it was really close to the wall but after some minutes he impressed the watching crowd of hot Italian girls by perfectly landing it. I succeeded in landing a cab darkside topsoul on the doublerail. This was the only spot we skated without trouble but only cause we waited till the police left the scene before starting to skate.

3rd spot: a freaking perfect up flat down rail but unfortunately the police decided that it was time for a traffic control right in front of the rail right during the warm up session.

4th spot: a nice little rail to gap. Jason decided to ignore the fucked up landing and cleared it perfectly with topsoul 540 out. It took me some time to explain my aching muscles that they had to skate again but when I succeeded I managed to land a zerospin topsoyal 360 out and some more less impressive tricks. A nice old lady informed us that what we where doing was horrible and that when she was young something like that would not have been possible and that maybe it would be better for us to leave. Beside the fact that the rubber part of my inear headphones got constantly stuck in my ear nothing special happened on the way back to the car. I stayed at the office and Jason went to work at McDonalds – at 1 o`clock he brought me more McFood than I could eat (1 Bigmac, 4 Hamburgers, loads of fries, loads of chicken wings, shrimps, …)

Wednesday 16th April 2008
For me the day started as usual: Jason woke me up at 11. I couldn`t find my toothbrush cause the cleaning woman put it in my backpack, pain making it nearly impossible to put my shoes on, wasting too much money for food…

As this was the last day of the minimilantour we decided to go back to the Milan3 roundrail that we couldn`t skate last time. Jason laced torquesoul and acid pretty fast but till he landed the truespin topsoul it took some time – but hey tts on this rail is f*king hard. After lacing topsoul, topacid, sweaty, switch topporn and some other stuff first try I returned the favor by taking ages to lace an alleyoop soul. All together we skated there for at least 3-4 hours. After the bruise between my legs established direct contact with the rail I somehow wasn`t really juiced to continue the session… But well, we filmed some nice clips there. Back in the office Jason decided to take his self made rail for a ride. Together with his brother he carried it 10 minutes to the closest park and they skatet a nice session – don`t ask me how but Jason laced all the truetopsidetricks without knocking the rail over.

When we returned to the office I had 30 minutes to pack my stuff. Due to the 2 coups and the new clothes I won my backpack was close to causing a nuclear explosion but finally I managed to close it. God bless the Kizerbackpack!!! 18 exhausting hours later I opened my front door and dropped dead on my bed.

Text: Mr. Prell

Pictures: sorry, my outlook deleted all the emails and I cant remember your name – shame on me! Anybody can help out???

on www.vimeo.com you can enjoy the edit in even better quality + downloadable.
theres an other edit and some pictures HERE.

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7 Comments

  1. d to da arrow said,

    always some true shiat in italy!

  2. Sebastian Hofer said,

    Haha sound like a really good tour =)

    greez Basti

  3. Maik said,

    krasse scheiße wusste cniht das jason soo gut ist…heftig…das rail scheint mir recht hoch zu sein für nen true fish…sein p-rail^^

    schade den hätt mana cuh gern mit auf tour gehabt 😦

    aber naja dsu bist und bleibst halt der krasseste…bin mal auf die tour gespannt 😉

  4. Dagmar said,

    sounded like fun
    und die Putzfrau hats sicher nur gut gemeint 🙂
    cooles Lied im Edit
    und nochmal congrats zum 1ten Platz

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  6. Dale Travers said,

    Nice Work Daniel, i’ll put a link up on my blog to keep track of your travels..

  7. sandrar said,

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

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