Blade Check: Chris Berg

If Denmark is one of the greatest scenes in the world of blading today, it has a lot to do with Christian Berg. A member of this generation whose talent blossomed in front of Jonas Hansson‘s camera, Christian came up alongside Danish powerhouses Kåre Lindberg and Jacob Juul. His skills on blades got him a sponsorship by elite brands SSM and The Blackjack Project, and many video features throughout the years.

But what’s most striking about Christian is his active involvement behind the scenes. Not only is he the best host one could ask for, always taking good care of everyone and providing them with a place to crash ever since people started traveling to Copenhagen, but he once built his own trashpark, one the most awesome places ever to chill in Europe (read the story in Be-Mag print #38), and still runs his own event, known as the Nørrebro Meltdown.

Today we take a look at Christian’s ride (no, not the famous moped that brought him to the Summerclash this time!), and what keeps him rolling, as smooth and stylish as ever!


Boot: SSM, white SSM Blodline, Size 41

Wheels: Shredweiser

Bearings: King Crow or whatever is around

Create Originals black with Bolino print

Liner: SSM Bolino liner

Cuff: SSM cuff, and a custom cut SSM boot

Buckle: metal SSM buckle

Soul Plates: white soulframe

Backslide Plate:


Describe your personal blade set up:
The set up is not that personal on the outside but I always custom cut the hard boot inside: it’s a white SSM Bloodline model with some Blackjack stickers on, silver laces, black frame. Can’t go wrong with black’n’white.

What parts do you wear through the quickest:
Wheels for sure.

What part do you break most often:

Which parts are you paranoid about breaking:
Don’t ever be paranoid!

What spares/tools do you keep in your backpack:
Skate key, wheels’n’bearings.

Where do your parts go once you are done with them?
Normally ride ’em till death but some I give away and some I throw away.

Flat or Freestyle:
Freestyle flat, no plastic blocks but real grindwheels.

Anything you plan to change on you current setup?
Hmm new soulplates.

What was your first ever setup?
Roces Majestic12 1995, Bauer turbo before that with pink and black wheels YEAH!

And what would be your dream setup?
Brown biker boot skin something…


Check out Christian’s part in Copenhagen video Wind Up Toys


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