WOODEN NICKELS

a blog following the adventures, travels, and work of Mark Nickels
foto: wieger van wageningen - frontside tailslide - berlin, germany

foto: wieger van wageningen - frontside tailslide - berlin, germany

Congrats to Luan Oliveira for winning Tampa Pro yesterday! We watched the live stream from the Chomp Ollie Tour at MACBA. What an insane final!  
Also congrats to Brian Schaefer & the SkatePark of Tampa crew on 20 Years! I know my 4 Tampa Am visits back in day were some of the best contests i had ever been to!   
foto: luan & ben - flip demo signing - berlin, germany

Congrats to Luan Oliveira for winning Tampa Pro yesterday! We watched the live stream from the Chomp Ollie Tour at MACBA. What an insane final!  

Also congrats to Brian Schaefer & the SkatePark of Tampa crew on 20 Years! I know my 4 Tampa Am visits back in day were some of the best contests i had ever been to!   

foto: luan & ben - flip demo signing - berlin, germany

At the start of last week, we picked up the truck that I will call home for the next 7 weeks just south of London. Here is a photo from the workshop right before we hit the road to Barcelona for the start of the Nike SB ‘Chomp Ollie Tour’. This old FedEx truck was gutted, painted, and turned into mobile pizza party with kicker and sofa for your skating enjoyment in celebration of the release of the new Koston 2. The only thing our day was missing was Xzibit jumping out and telling us our truck had been pimped… heck, I would have even settled for Tim Westwood!
If you are in one of the cities we are visiting in the next 7 weeks, come out and say hi! I will have a few free give aways for my blog and twitter followers along the way (except in Italy, I am not on those stops). On the final stop in Berlin, I will have a pair of the Koston 2 for someone as well. I hope you like pink!
If you have not seen the Koston 2 commercial yet, you need to check it out! It is way too good!
Watch Here
The first stop in Barcelona is a wrap! We are on the road tomorrow and will see everyone in Madrid later this week. All of the spanish SB guys will be there and it should be an awesome time! Free pizza, skating with the homies, and the chance to win new kicks… sounds like a good day to me!
Follow us for more of the adventure on the road and hit us up on all the social media outlets. We have plenty of travel time ahead of us between stops and look forward to your tweets and photos!
See you in a city near you soon!
Instagram: ChompOllieTour
Twitter: ChompOllieTour
Website: www.nikechompollietour.com
#NikeSB #ChompOllieTour #TheLegendGrows 

At the start of last week, we picked up the truck that I will call home for the next 7 weeks just south of London. Here is a photo from the workshop right before we hit the road to Barcelona for the start of the Nike SB ‘Chomp Ollie Tour’. This old FedEx truck was gutted, painted, and turned into mobile pizza party with kicker and sofa for your skating enjoyment in celebration of the release of the new Koston 2. The only thing our day was missing was Xzibit jumping out and telling us our truck had been pimped… heck, I would have even settled for Tim Westwood!

If you are in one of the cities we are visiting in the next 7 weeks, come out and say hi! I will have a few free give aways for my blog and twitter followers along the way (except in Italy, I am not on those stops). On the final stop in Berlin, I will have a pair of the Koston 2 for someone as well. I hope you like pink!

If you have not seen the Koston 2 commercial yet, you need to check it out! It is way too good!

Watch Here

The first stop in Barcelona is a wrap! We are on the road tomorrow and will see everyone in Madrid later this week. All of the spanish SB guys will be there and it should be an awesome time! Free pizza, skating with the homies, and the chance to win new kicks… sounds like a good day to me!

Follow us for more of the adventure on the road and hit us up on all the social media outlets. We have plenty of travel time ahead of us between stops and look forward to your tweets and photos!

See you in a city near you soon!

Instagram: ChompOllieTour

Twitter: ChompOllieTour

Website: www.nikechompollietour.com

#NikeSB #ChompOllieTour #TheLegendGrows 

foto: clark hassler - hanging out in front of the new supreme store in the middle east - dubai, uae

foto: clark hassler - hanging out in front of the new supreme store in the middle east - dubai, uae

This is a very confusing sign to anyone from Germany… especially when you are from Lower Saxony and now live in Berlin. 

foto: lennie burmeister - lost - somewhere in pennsylvania

This is a very confusing sign to anyone from Germany… especially when you are from Lower Saxony and now live in Berlin. 

foto: lennie burmeister - lost - somewhere in pennsylvania

foto: greyson fletcher - one foot - köln, germany 

foto: greyson fletcher - one foot - köln, germany 

Another Koston 2 ‘Inspired By’ clip I worked on went online in the last days. The fakie tre was a battle for Fran to get but so worth it in the end. 5 Minutes after he landed it, the cops came on the second day.

Lucky for us, the cops did not want to give us tickets because they were mad at the Spanish Government for the recession. If they were getting pay cuts, why should they do their jobs fully too. After being told to go home to our own countries, we got our passports back and we were off. Barcelona… you have to love it sometimes.

foto: greyson fletcher - ollie fakie - nuremberg, germany

foto: greyson fletcher - ollie fakie - nuremberg, germany

foto: ben nordberg - right before he did something gnar here - berlin, germany

foto: ben nordberg - right before he did something gnar here - berlin, germany

One of my favorite records in my small collection…

One of my favorite records in my small collection…

foto: lennie burmeister - switch smith grind - hagerstown, maryland

foto: lennie burmeister - switch smith grind - hagerstown, maryland

foto: tim zom - over krooks - amsterdam

foto: tim zom - over krooks - amsterdam

foto: wieger van wageningen - frontside bluntslide - berlin

foto: wieger van wageningen - frontside bluntslide - berlin

Happy Birthday Wieger!!!! Welcome to the 30 club…
foto: wieger van wageningen - berlin - 2012

Happy Birthday Wieger!!!! Welcome to the 30 club…

foto: wieger van wageningen - berlin - 2012