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Axel Cruysberghs

Axel Cruysberghs

De: Poperinge Age: 21

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12/10/94

Birth Place: Poperinge

Currently Living: Poperinge

Years Skating: 11

Years Skating for Volcom: 5

Sponsors: Volcom Clothing, Etnies, SBQ, Independent, Bones, Electric, Skullcandy, Red Bull

Favorite Spot: Mechelen DIY park

Favorite country: Croatia

Goals: Skate every day

First board: Cheap fake board from a random store

Warm Ups: 5-0 grinds in quarterpipes

What gets you motivated to skate?: AVE footage

Side Tracks: If you’re in Belgium, eat fries!

Music/Bands: Juicy J, Beach house, Neil Young, Rolling stones, Peter Murphy

Videos/Movies: The Hurricane, Old school

Best style: Anthony van Engelen

Random Information: I wear contacts

Favorite Volcom Jeans/Pants: Grant Taylor pants

One thing you can't leave home without: my phone

Special Thanks: My mom and dad, my brother, my grandmother, my grandfather, my girlfriend, Oli Buergin, Switn, Everybody at SBQ, Jelle Keppens, Volcom, Christian Vankelst, Hans Claessens.

Fill in the blank: Hello. My name is Axel Cruysberghs, some people call me Axelcrusher. I would best describe my hometown as the place at the end of the road I've traveled quite a bit, but by far the best place I've been is Croatia, because it’s warm and we slept on the beach. But, by far most worse trip ever was to (no bad trip).

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Volcom Bastille Days Opening
Cliquez ici pour la version Française On Wednesday July 1st, Volcom opened its skate obstacle, which will remain all summer long on the Esplanade du Port de l’Arsenal, Place de La Bastille in Paris. The afternoon started with the official opening by the Paris city council, with the presence of three Mayors of the surrounding districts, and then the spot got invaded by skateboarders, never minding the high temperatures (Europe is sweating under a record heat wave). Tons of goodies were given away at our DIY stations (tee shirt screening, hat customising and button making…) and in no time, everyone was hyped to watch the action unfold. Dustin Dollin, David Gonzalez, Eniz Fazliov, Axel Cruysberghs, Victor Pellegrin, Vincent Coupeau and Romain Covolan from the Volcom skate team put down a demo matching the heat! At the end of the demo the list of ABD’s of the spot got quite filled up with notably a switch fs 360 and a switch flip from Axel over the trash bin, some trademark crails from David, an alley oop fs 270 heelflip from Eniz and a a double flip by Victor… Right after this some of Paris big dogs entered into the mix during a “Trick 4 Trick” session organised by Electric, where the skaters had to land the same tricks that Electric team skaters David Gonzalez, Axel Cruysberghs and Sam Partaix were doing for cash. The day ended with music and drinks, but unfortunately without the planned live concert due to some tech problems, and the skateboarders took over the spot for a first of a long series of evening sessions. A big thank you to the city council of Paris for bringing this to skateboarding in Paris, Sterling Projects for such a rad design and finishing details, to Cosanostra skatepark, to Carlsberg for the refreshments, Snowbeach, Urban Surfers, Citadium, Hawaii Surf, Guillaume Perimony for the clip and Jelle Keppens for the photos. See you on Sunday July12th, starting at 19h for an instalment of photos from De Paris yearbook, music, refreshments and the screening of the video “Deuxième Vague”-  Entry is free. Go back to Bastille Days Jelle climbed a tree for this overview shot / vue depuis le feuillage Victor Pellegrin – Bs Ollie on the central piece Axel Cruysberghs bs tailslide Vincent Coupeau - Melon Oscar Candon Screen for the Volcom Bastille Days tees / ecran pour la sérigraphie Dustin Dollin You could come in print your tee / tee shirt screening Mayors of the 4th, 11th and 12th districts of Paris, Maires des arrondissements 4, 11 et 12 de Paris There’s a canal behind the spot but you can’t jump in the water / baignade interdite dans le canal deriière le spot David Gonzalez Sam Partaix fs bluntslide Victor Pellegrin BG Axel fs nosegrind Axel blunt transfer David bs 3 Dustin Oscar Candon winning one of the 100€ for the trick4trick session Electric / Oscar Candon 100€ pendant le trick4trick Electric Go back to Bastille Days Retourner sur l'événement Bastille Days *** FRENCH: Mercredi 1er juillet, Volcom a inauguré le projet de modules de skate “Bastille Days”, qui restera en place jusqu’au 6 Septembre sur l’Esplanade du Port de l’Arsenal, Place de la Bastille à Paris. L’après-midi commença par l’ouverture officielle par la Mairie de Paris, avec la présence des trois maires des arrondissements voisins. Ensuite le spot a été pris d’assaut par tous les skateboarders malgré la temperature caniculaire. Des tonnes de goodies ont été donnés suite à des sessions Do It Yourself (impression de tee shirts, customisation de casquettes, fabrication de badges…), et peu après, le public a profité d’une demo de skate du team Volcom avec Dustin Dollin, David Gonzalez, Eniz Fazliov, Axel Cruysberghs, Victor Pellegrin, Vincent Coupeau et Romain Covolan qui ont tout donné. A la fin de la démo, la liste des ABD du spot fut plutôt bien remplie, avec notamment un switch fs 360 et un switch flip d’Axel au dessus de la poubelle, des crails magnifiques de David, un alley oop fs 270 heelflip d’Eniz ou encore un double flip de Victor… Juste après ça, quelques uns des meilleurs skaters de Paris entrèrent en jeu pour une session “Trick 4 Trick” organisée par Electric, durant laquelle les skateurs devaient replaquer les mêmes figures que les membres du team Electric David Gonzalez, Axel Cruysberghs et Sam Partaix avec 500€ en cash à la clé. La journée s’est terminée en musique et avec quelques boissons fraiches, malheureusement sans le concert qui était prévu, en raison de quelques problèmes techniques. Les skateurs ont pris possession du spot pour une première session nocturne en présence de presque tout le gratin de la scène skate Parisienne. Un énorme merci à la mairie de Paris pour avoir permis l’installation de cette structure, Sterling Projects pour un tel design et de supers finitions, à Cosanostra skatepark, à Carlsberg pour les rafraichissements, à Snowbeach, à Urban Surfers, à Citadium, à Hawaii Surf, à Guillaume Perimony pour le clip vidéo et à Jelle Keppens pour les photos. On espère vous retrouver le dimanche 12 juillet à partir de 19h pour une exposition photos du yearbook De Paris, de la musique, des rafraichissements et la diffusion en plein air de la vidéo Deuxième Vague. Retourner sur l'événement Bastille Days
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Volcom Europe's Axel Cruysberghs wins Damn Am Costa Mesa!
Last weekend, the Damn Am presented by Volcom went down at the company's global HQ in Costa Mesa, CA, with longtime Volcom Europe skater Axel Cruysberghs taking out the number one spot! We are all super stoked for him here in the Eurosphere! Congrats Axel! Follow Volcom Europe's skate team on their American tour here: #volcomeuropeinamerica Full recap below Axel Cruysberghs Volcom Europe's Axel Cruysberghs wins Damn Am Costa Mesa!   FULL RECAP: The Skatepark of Tampa 2014 'Damn Am' presented by Volcom and DVS was going off this past weekend when our friends from the Skatepark of Tampa traveled to our headquarters here in Costa Mesa, CA to hold the first contest of their 2014 'Damn Am' season. With over 130 hungry ams ready to show what they got, you could tell the weekend was going to be insane! In practice alone tricks were going down that you would normally see pros do and skaters from all over brought their own bag of tricks with their own style. Watch the Day 1 and 2 recaps from the SPoT crew and check out some photos shot by Volcom ambassador Arto Saari. Alex Midler was skating hard all weekend making this 270 lipslide look easy and making it almost every try Vancovers own Mickey Papa's nollie crook down the handrail was just a warm-up Oscar Meza was killing it all weekend with the most stylish frontside flips Crowd was mixed with odd things happening all around. photo shoot in the middle of a skateboard contest? Why not! Christian from Volcom Europe, Ben Raemers, Steve Stratton and Alec Majerus giving the contest the thumbs up. Everybody was getting their instas! Get your endless scroll fix by checking out more from the gram below. Gary Rogers came down for the contest and cruised the parking lot and contest! Scroll down for the edit! Photo: Daniel Cabral Filmed and edited: Ant Travis Back inside Yoshi Tanenbaum was getting down on the course. Front Blunt. Mickey Papa with a crooked grind for the crowd. Midler continuing to shred with a nosegrind over the rainbow rail. Alec's homie from Rochester, MN Jace Torkelson was in the contest, making it to the semi finals with this back smith. Oscar Meza rainbow rail overcrook Kevin Scott was also bringing that classic street style to the course barging this 50-50 on the ledge right in front of the crowd. Kevin also had these lipslides on lock every try DJ Wade, Eniz Fazilov and Remy Stratton up in the DJ booth Remy, Russell Houghton, Eniz and Christian Kevin Scott, smith grind Blake Johnson was a beast in the park, big ol noseblunt down the rail. Axel Cruysberghs qualified 2nd, which meant he went straight to the finals, he would stay loose during the semi's buy busting out tricks like this epic noseblunt on the stone door! Jamie Foy took this bluntslide to fakie After the Semi Finals the following skaters made it to the finals to join Axel Cruysberghs and Tyson Bowerbank: 1. Anthony Anaya 2. Chase Webb 3. Franky Villani 4. Dalton Dern 5. Jamie Foy 6. Jonathan Henderson 7. Zach Saraceno 8. Anthony Estrada 9. Tre Williams 10. Brandon Villanueva In the finals, the battle was heated with all of the contestants going off. In the end, the results looked like this: Jonathan Henderson, frontside feeble. Johnathan Henderson took 10th place skating hard all weekend and staying on his board for a majority of the contest. Chase Webb making this kickflip 5-0 look easy down the hubba Photo: Daniel Cabral Huntington Beach local Chase Webb took home 9th place Brandon Villanueva, 360 shove it lipslide Photo: Daniel Cabral Brandon Villanueva took 8th place Crowd favorite Franky Villani Front Feeble on the hubba It was hard not find a smile on Franky Villani's face all weekend! it was only his 2nd contest and he ended up taking home not only 7th place but also the Zumiez Destroyer award AND the best trick! Anthony Estrada was has one of the smoothest styles. This fakie 270 lipslide took him into 6th place One of the most aggressive and fastest skaters of the weekend, Dalton Dern was one of the few to make it to the coping in the corner with this nosepick Dalton Dern was one of the most entertaining skaters to watch all weekend. Always going fast and possibly the only one to land a McTwist in the Volcom skatepark. He took home 5th. Jamie Foy 360 flip Jamie Foy all the way from Orlando, FL was ripping all weekend and too home a well deserved 4th The Top 3 consisted of the 2 golden ticket winners, Axel Cruysberghs and Tyson Bowerbank, as well as the number one qualifier Anthony Anaya who were ALL ripping! Anthony Anaya took home 3rd leaving either Axel or Tyson for 1st place. Brian Schaefer and Steve Stratton with the 1st place trophy who was going to take it? In the end Axel Cruysberghs took home first! Axel Cruysberghs full speed noseblunt down the rail Tyson Bowerbank full cab flip over the hip Photo: Daniel Cabral Anthony Anaya, Hurricane down the rail Final Results were Anthony Anaya in 3rd, Tyson Bowerbank in 2nd, and Axel Cruysberghs taking home 1st! Check out the video below from the Skatepark of Tampa crew on how Axel won! They also put together a recap video on the finals AND best trick that you can see below. Andy Anderson definitely had the most fun all weekend and turned 18 the day of finals! Congrats Andy! DVS gave out a special award for the skater who was having the most fun, and it was pretty clear that that skater was Andy Anderson who duck walked up the stairs and bluntslid down the handrail in his run. He received a one of a kind deck handmade by Clint Peterson as the DVS 'All in good fun' award and deserved every part of it! For the Best Trick contest presented by DVS, Diamond Grind Coping installed a special gap out rail on our stairs for the contest and everyone literally destroyed it! More photos of some of the insane tricks that went down below! Out with the old rail... .... and in with the new! No one really had a problem figuring out the new rail! Tislam Smith, kickflip tailslide Daniel Yeager, Backside Tailslide Mickey Papa, kickflip crooked it third try Tislam Smith, kickflip bluntslide Yup! Carlos Lastra pulled this darkslide down the hubba to grab 3rd place! Tislam Smith, kickflip bluntslide Mickey Papa also 360 flip noseblunted the rail! He also got this switch backside noseblunt right at the end and solidified 2nd place. Franky Villani was trying a bigspin bennett grind frontside 180 out and when he finally landed it the crowd exploded and the contest was officially over. Watch the Best Trick recap video below to see all the action! Crowd was so hyped on Franky's trick that it shut down the contest! At the end of the day he had more awards than he could carry and could not stop smiling! After a quick product toss, the event was a wrap! A HUGE thanks to the entire Skatepark of Tampa crew for all their hard work over the weekend and DVS, Transworld Skate, Independent, Dakine, Hellaclips, Zumiez & Bones for making this awesome event happen. You can also check out more videos of the event at HellaClips.com and The Skatepark of Tampa website!
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Axel Cruysberghs scores the latest cover of Kingpin magazine
Axel Cruysberghs is killing it and scored the cover of Kingpin issue 122. Check the "Behind the Cover of issue 122 with Axel Cruysberghs" below and see how he makes it happen almost too easy.