Posted by:on January 31st, 2008
Marek Litinski sent in some pics from his recent trip to his homeland, Czechoslovakia. This spot is located in Hrušovany nad Jevišovkou. They’ve got a web link for the skatepark complete with a history and construction photos. Of course I can’t read it, but it looks like it was built out in the middle of nowhere in an old government building, as evidenced by the official portraits various nefarious Russians above. Here’s what Marek had to say:
About that wooden bowl… Scene sucked, to the extend of non-existence. Placed in very small village in an obscure Czech country side. Posiblly a Czech type Donald situation. So I wouldn’t be surprised if one day somebody ripped it a new one, which isn’t gonna be spectacular in any way because those trannys are like six feet tall. That bank wallride is around twelve, which makes it not so easy to skate so thats where you get your stoke on.
What’s the meaning of the Donald reference? Donald Oregon and Putting hte cart before the horse. The city must have gotten a grant from somewhere and decided to build a park “for the kids” before there was any skateboarding to speak of. Now others will likely travel there to skate, and the town will produce a few rippers where there were no skaters there previously. You can Czech out some more pics after the jump. [Photos: Jakub “Punker” Halfar, except for the middle panel which came from Hrusovany.cz, uncredited.]
Hrušovany nad Jevišovkou skatepark
Photos by Jakub “Punker” Halfar. You can click to enlarge the vertical ones.
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