Skate park dream: Pros in Wodonga

THE post office and the primary school aren’t the first places you’d think a pro skateboarding team would visit when they come to town.

Yet that’s exactly the kind of scenery the Vans Skate Team say they relish.

The top skaters made an appearance at Wodonga’s revamped skate park yesterday for a demo and sausage sizzle hosted by Dean Street skate shop Timmy G’s.

Van team skater Dave “Battle Cat” Harris said he always enjoyed coming to Albury-Wodonga.

“There’s a couple of younger friends that are always really friendly and take us street skating,” he said.

In the past they’ve taken him to their own “home-made” skating areas as well as shown him places to skate around town.

Mr Harris said they enjoyed finding new and exciting places to test their tricks, as well as often a more relaxed attitude from the local authorities.

“To tell you the truth it’s a bit more refreshing in the country, you find that police officers are a lot more understanding of it and you can skate around more,” he said.

Video (above) produced by Rhys Newling - check out more of Rhys's videos and photos at rhysnewling.com.

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