The Czech Republic is a hot bed of talent when it comes to freestyle scootering. A number of world class riders have already been produced by the European country. District & Eagles Richard Zelinka, Petr Machacek and even Fasen scooters Jara Mini Soukup are all a product of the Czech Republic. The next crop is developing though and a new generation is beginning to emerge. The Senkyr brothers are two riders of whom are apart of this next generation of really exciting riders. Jakub and David both are amazingly skilled on their scooter and both have a star quality that you simply have or you don’t. For these reasons the brother caught the attention of both Grit and Crisp scooters who have added them to their Czech teams. We caught up with both of the lads to find out what makes Jakub differ from David.
Jakub who is the elder of the two brother, although only by two and half years was the first to start riding nearly Four years ago. Like most he started out on a cheap supermarket bough fold up scooter. Obviously it didn’t take long for him to want better equipment on which to ride and develop his skills. For the last four years he has been riding mostly at his local park skatepark Pardubrice, although not exclusively. Jakub has also traveled around the Czech Republic and other parts of Europe to ride different parks, although this year he hopes to get the chance to shred the streets of Barcelona. Jakub defines himself as more of a street rider. I like rails, boxes and also shredding the streets in the city. “I prefer the street riding at the moment due to the fact I like technical tricks and the overall creativity associated with it” Some of his favourite tricks include Backside Hurricane, Icepick’s , Back Lipslides, Double Peg’s, Nose manuals and crooked’s and finds inspiration from the riding of Kai Saunders and Matis Deleplanque. Jakub’s biggest accomplishment thus far is that he is the 2015 under 15 Czech scooter champion.
The younger of the two brothers started riding only four months after Jakub. David Senkyr followed in the steps of his older brother who was already shredding hard. Luckily for David skatepark Pardubrice was very close and it was here he developed his skills to become the great park rider he is today. When riding his local some of his favourite tricks to send are Whip to Bar, Briflip’s, Handplant’s, Whip Bar Whip and Whip Rewind Rewind. David loves riding to hip hop or rap as its his favourite kind of music and is inspired hugely by Dylan Morrison and the crazy tricks he does. The achievements he values most are coming tenth in the ISA European championships in 2015 which qualified him for the world finals in Barcelona of which he competed in. Beyond this David is looking forward to representing Grit scooters and hopes he can qualify for both the ISA European and World finals again.
Images & Edit – Honza Kolar