The Finals at Copenhagen Pro 2013

Posted by Rob Meronek on Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Finals at Copenhagen Pro are always some of the best skating you'll see all year. The mix of skaters that come to this contest is so diverse and unlike any other contest, which is why we started referring to it as the Tampa Pro of Europe years ago. I hope you where here, but if not, I've got a cell phone edit and photos for you.

When your day starts at 5pm, you have time to bike it across town for legal mind altering substances at the local anarchist village. There was an actual Disney World style line at the two drug dealer establishments here. The lines were so long I waited outside for Porpe because I wasn't partaking on this one. What an amazing place Christiania is.
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DJ Wade was there in spirit and cardboard. Jeff Pang gets a big hug.
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Marius feels the love from DJ Wade.
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Camilla on the live webcast with DJ Wade.
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Posted up at the DJ booth with the substitute.
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Arto Saari was either on a board or behind a camera the whole weekend.
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Silas on a kickflip fakie.
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Bryan Herman made the Death Matches fun and entertaining including a close photo-finish when he beat The Boss.
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This contortion Mark Suciu is in is a back overcrook to frontside 180 out.
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Ref Braydon called the shots.
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I like Ishod's carnival gear.
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The smiles on Mark Suciu and Stefan Janoski's faces says it all. The Death Matches are a damn good time.
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When the dust settled in the head to head brackets in the Death Matches, Taylor Bingaman was the final winner.
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The Finals every year has some of the best skating you'll see in a Contest. This is Austyn Gillette on those king sized heelflips he does.
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Marius Syvanen at Copenhagen Pro
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Marius with a frontside grind on the wall.
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Evan Smith 360 Flip at Copenhagen Pro
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Evan Smith on a 360 flip.
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Tommy Fynn Backside Flip at Copenhagen Pro
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Tommy Fynn on a backside flip.
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Outside, the scene is just starting to boil as smoke and sauce settle into everyone's veins.
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Inside, the audience is an all star cast: Don Nguyen, Austyn Gillette, Ali Boulala, Dustin Dollin, and Mark Suciu.
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Shane O'Neill is dropping all those kids jaws while he drops a switch double 360 flip down the stairs.
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Don't be fooled. This jester knows his skateboarding. He ran this gear all weekend long in a deliberate effort to stand out.
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If I could do 360 flip noseslides like Tommy Fynn, I would imagine a ray of light shining on me like a spotlight here.
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Porpe has the P-Stone method of camera use. I believe that's the only serious face Reda has ever made.
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Every deck was packed. That's Evan Smith on a backside noseblunt.
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Quote from Reda when he saw Brittany and Devin: "Did you guys just come from Burning Man?"
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A cake that big getting rolled out for Best Trick? Yep, exactly what you think is going to happen is going to happen.
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Yep, there's a stripper in there.
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Simon, Ryan, and William wrap it up. Thanks for having me at another one of your great events.
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Dustin Dollin putting another sideways photos on Instagram.
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Shane won the damn thing and still skated Best Trick.
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Andrew Reynolds kickflipped it.
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The view into the end of the Best Trick landing funnel.
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A photo nerd really into Vision Street Wear.
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Congrats Shane, Luan, and Sean.
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Afterwards, William doles out the loot.
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The Baker crew in relax mode after the Finals.
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Simon and his little skate homie hung out all weekend at the Contest.
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Keith Wilson with doo face and Jared Lucas on mean mug after a nice long day of great skateboarding and now good old fashioned partying.
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I can't bring my real camera into the party scene here due to the ruckus level, but here's a sample from my phone. Good night and good bye, Copenhagen. I'll be back for sure.
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