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Freitag, 7. Dezember 2012

The Amazing Opening of The Beauty

Yesterday night we were glad to celebrate the opening of the last and final part of the Beauty. We worked now for over a year on it, but now, our winterspot is safe, heated and awesome to skate!

A good mix from Basel, Lugano, Glarus, Luzern, Belgium and Germany came for the session and the Video Premiere of our Summer Tour Vid!

Hot Wine, ghetto fires and some death metal is definetly the ingredients for an incredible skate night!

thanks everyone for showing up, it was so nice!

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Mittwoch, 5. Dezember 2012

The Beast wins the swiss design award 2012

Nearly unbelivable but true.

Yesterday, the Beast Boys had the honour to go to the Award Ceremony of the "Hochparterre" Magazine, which is the organizer of the swiss design prizes. We we're nominated in the category Landscape design, together with the other projects of the former soccer stadium.

And yes, we won the "Silberner Hase", which means second place.

Winning this prize is great, the city has now to look closer what is happening at the Beast, considering more support. (We still don't have electricity). Also, the culture of DIY projects is now presented to a far bigger community, as the Beast is featured on a spread page in the "Hochparterre" Magazine, which is simply said an architecture porn mag.

We thank everyone for supporting The Beast. PRAISE THE BEAST!!!

And here the link to the Hochparterre: http://www.hochparterre.ch/diebesten/post/detail/das-sind-die-besten-2012/

The exhibited sculpture, representing the Beast and the different projects in the soccer stadium.



The official photo which was used at the award ceremony. Was this your intern? Seriously Hochparterre? You are a design & architecture mag, and you come up with this photo? SHOWING TWO SCOOTER KIDS?

The spread page in the mag. Hase in Silber means Rabbit in Silver. Just to let you know.

Beast Boys and the Rabbit. 

Michael Emmenegger, coordinator of the whole project at the stadium! Thank you for trusting us and letting us build a "skateable art sculpture"



Thanks Hochparterre. 

Why we really were there.



The look from the stage to the audience during the award ceremony. Real rabbits. 



And for all of you, who are courious what we really did, here again our movie:


TO BUILD A BEAST from September Wheels on Vimeo.

Donnerstag, 8. November 2012

media coverage gone wild!

Our man Boris goes newspaper style. An unknown Photographer published this shot in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

The page is called "Sunday afternoon in Switzerland".

Not shown: The rest of the crew, hangovered as hell, doing headache pills.

Montag, 5. November 2012

ready for concrete!

yesterday was long and exhausting. and there is still a long road till we are finished. but rebar is in, wood work is done, we're ready for concrete. but the plattform, repaint and furniture has to come...

and by the way, ursina haller, swiss snowboard pro girl, blogged in the nzz about the beast. kind of. if you read between the lines, you find that the beast boys are super awesome and the new bowl in the allmend sucks!

read it here: http://snowboard.blog.nzz.ch/2012/11/05/ein-neuer-playground-fuer-die-urbane-jugend/

Sonntag, 28. Oktober 2012

Beauty Construction Phase III

Winter is here, and as I write these words, it's snowing outside, which means, winter has arrived definitely in Switzerland.

Over the last few weeks we continued to work at The Beauty. We want to close the bowl, before snow comes. ...Not....


thinking about the shape

recycling bricks

bricks & mortar

not well done panorama of the new wok. as we learned on different occasions, we try it this time with styropor.

discussing the work...

safety work.

super safety work

watering the concrete


we finished now to fill up the whole wok, next up, rebar, and wood. concrete should be done in two weeks.


UNFUCK THE WINTER.

End of Summer RECAP

Ok, there was not much of blogging in the last weeks. The cause is not that special. First of all, September was kind of a travelling month for most of us.

We did little help in the Kampsa in Donostia/Basque Country, to build there a new Bank and Quarter. Kampsa is awesome and the crew is super dope!






And then, one part of the crew spent a lot and a lot of time in Basel, building the successor of the Black Cross Bowl. It's called Port Land, now finished, and crazy/stupid/awesome/gigantic. It has a huge bowl, with vert deep-end and very intersting flow park. This one is defintely on of the best parks ever!!!





Check these two TV-Reports about Port Land:
http://www.telebasel.ch/de/tv-archiv/&id=366807740&search=skater&datefrom=&dateto=&group=
http://www.videoportal.sf.tv/video?id=ec0f6732-9eb5-4fa7-8935-e2041e0908db

ok, so long from our brothers. I think I'll do a new post concerning the beauty....


Czech Army Part II

Check the article the crew around Milos Hroch about their visit to the Beast!

Looks like they had a lot of fun at the Beast, the Beauty and even Sihlside!

Here the link to their story:
http://www.skaterock.cz/udalosti/s-podzimem-je-tu-novy-free-magazine-89/


Donnerstag, 4. Oktober 2012

Czech Pool Army at the Beast

Diesen Sommer war ja mal noch die Czech Pool Army mit Martin Lucuk und Martin Jurasek Gast bei uns. Martin Lucuk war ein ganz entscheidender Faktor für das Beast, ohne ihne hätten wir keine Chance gegeben.

Hier nun der Tour Artikel von Ihnen. Und direkt schon von Google Translate vor übersetzen lassen.
Das Beste ist mit Abstand der "Yogi Flip in den Hintern"

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=cs&tl=de&js=n&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.skaterock.cz%2Fudalosti%2Fbazeny-kvalita-a-svycarsko%2F&act=url

Enjoy!

Mittwoch, 12. September 2012

The Japanese Video!

Some weeks ago, Jinji from Osaka was filming at the BEAST during his trip trough europe. And yes, its a really nice clip of just a short evening session. Featuring Boris, Etienne, Fuchs and the HERZBLUT Kids.

Donnerstag, 30. August 2012

Montag, 13. August 2012

Brothers from Luzern




Looks like something is growing in Luzern.

Funny spot, made by THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW SKATE CO.Which is basically Sebi and Fläve, old friends.

Check their tumblr site on: http://thestraightandnarrowskateco.tumblr.com

Mittwoch, 8. August 2012

TO BUILD A BEAST

Here it is, our official documentary about the building of the Beast!






And fuck yes, we had such a good party at the Premiere. Check out here the Pictures of Alan Maag (alanmaag.ch)

Lukas Halter, with a BS Disaster!


Pushing the Deepend.

Bail into the Vulcano.


Öh yes Marc, you are a good Boneless over Vulcano!

Schumi, cruisin it.


Sylvain and Kai, saving the Beers! Good Boys!




Luca Andermatt with a 1A Fastplant transfer.


Schumi, Fs Ollie over the fire!




Cheers everyone!









Lukas Halter. Melon Transfer. NBD.



The Schumi. The FS Smith.