The Best Week in Skateboarding: Copenhagen Open

Posted by Rob Meronek on Monday, July 24, 2017

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Our Insta story for the first 48 hours gives you a bit of an idea on why everyone, including us, has been referring to Copenhagen Open as the best week in skateboarding for nearly a decade now. Chaz Miley and Meronek also have a few photos below.

The week started out with the Am contest. Boo was hanging out and getting to know the locals.
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Jared and Gabe ready for the best week ever.
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This kid was killing it, like the Euro T Funk.
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Perfect weather and a hideout in the shade for the judges.
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Diego inks some autographs for the fans.
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Woody with a hardflip over the can.
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Herman with a kickflip over the can.
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Dadi with a backside flip up.
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Dannie with a backside flip up.
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Alex and Zion soaking it in for the start of the week.
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#BoardrBoys running Copenhagen.
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The sauce of the week: Mojitos.
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Selfies from #CPHOpen.
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Now we're on to the Bowl Contest. Raney's ready to rip.
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If you don't have the best seats in the house, make your own like Dylan back there.
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Lizzie and her boyfriend became a couple last year here at Copenhagen.
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Daniel cruising through the deep.
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Nicky Guerrero stays killing it year after year.
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Nicky's the crowd favorite, too.
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William on the GoPro edit.
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The can men are pretty annoying when they're going for it in the middle of the contests, but they're the hardest workers I've ever seen.
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Roman on a body jar in the deep.
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Lizzie on her one year anniversary.
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Raney on stale fish in the deep.
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Al and Flo.
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Tommy is here to rip all week.
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Rob double stacks the sauce of the week.
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Thanks for coming for another year, Zach.
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Looking forward to seeing Linnea's photos.
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What date night in Copenhagen looks like.
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Now we're at the DIY spot where an Anti-Hero best trick thing is going down.
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Louie on a backside noseblunt slide.
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Robin floats one over the hip.
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Serious crowd for an outdoor video premiere.
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Now we're in Christiania where the crew rolled to after a rained out session. TJ is on the beats.
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Christiania scenes. No photos allowed here.
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Ryan becomes one with the locals out here.
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This is how Ginger enters the bowl. He's the mayor of this thing.
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Sauce up before going into the bowl. You're going to need it.
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Erica from Stance saved the soaked crew with a fresh set of dry socks.
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Al on the Stance upgrade.
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Pause for a gear check with Keld.
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The bowl was packed and lit. That's how we all got side baked.
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Diego is killing it at every event all week.
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Ginger is dropping jaws at every turn.
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A stale fish over that super tight hip.
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This dude was insane. Yes, whatever this was is a make.
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Ginger gapping up to lipslide.
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Another gap up to lip in this tight space by Itamar.
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Ginger up close and personal.
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Dannie kills it in this bowl, too. Gap back lip up was insane.
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I can still smell it days later.
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Chaz fits right in at Christiania.
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Now we're at The Triangle where things are just drying up while Jereme rips.
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Franky was another crowd favorite at every stop.
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Mano Wolf was all up in every session trying to win practice. I'm a fan of this kid.
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Wes!
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Hans runs the The World of Skateboarding Instagram account. Nice to meet you, man.
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Arto in between on site sauna sessions.
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The local sipping sauce of choice.
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The rain is back but Sebo isn't phased by it.
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TJ went on a tech assault on this ledge. Here's a switch flip bsts shuvs out.
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Dylan's all about this CPH life.
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Daan in the mix.
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Bring the whole family for the fun.
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The Boardr Live works anywhere.
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If you're in the middle, sit down!!!
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It's time for Tim.
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Wes on a stroll through The Triangle.
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Media overdose.
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The Triangle is right on the water.
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Man this spine looks fun. Jereme's on a half Cab grind/transfer.
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Pause for another gear check. What the hell is that thing?
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Luan catching a frontside flip to the flat.
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Tom Penny had to stop and shoot a lot of photos with people.
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Now it's the next day and a new spot with a picnic table. Felipe warms up while Sam gets last minute work done.
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Leticia and Felipe in the crowd.
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Jamie warming up with a crooked grind.
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Jorge looking rich and Eric Bragg looking poor with no shoes in the crowd.
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Arto at work the whole time.
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Torey on a kickflip backside tailslide.
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Boo made his way in there.
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I can still smell it.
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Taylor saved up and got himself out here.
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Jorge barging the boat with Kevin Bradley.
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Ryan looks out over the madness.
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Midler picked up some cash.
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Jamie Foy picked up his cash with bloody hands.
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Now we're over at Copenhagen Skatepark. Nice cafe.
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Trap Nate has had this stance for four days straight now, stacking footage to the roof.
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Dannie ripping every stop.
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Milton Martinez sails backside over the gap.
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Alex Sorgente on a huge Cab.
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Yuri hardflipping.
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It was such a pleasure to watch Dennis out there.
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Ishod won practice, too.
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Zion showing that ATV skill.
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Felipe on an SSBSTS.
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Alex was killing it in the park.
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Kevin 'lost his wallet, but at least he looks good.'
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Tommy on a BSNB.
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Congrats, Ishod!
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Cheers, Ishod!
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Epic three word speech!
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Our gathering every morning to plan the day and plan to throw out the plans if needed.
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Four creatures of American habit here had this same breakfast spot every morning. It was actually legit American right down to the tip jar and drip coffee in the shitty Waffle House pot.
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Nate getting carted around by Porpe.
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Levi's like, whatevs.
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Classy Americans.
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More classy men.
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When 1,000 drunk skateboarders on bikes move from one street spot to another.
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Live music to huck yourself to.
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Get where you can for the view.
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We had some massive nights.
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