Vodafone Firsts, Budapest
Balázs Jassek is a professional skateboarder who had a dream of reigniting the Budapest skate scene. Unlikely as it might sound, Budapest is home to Europe’s largest outdoor skate and leisure park. Görzenál, located in the city centre, had, for years, lain derelict. A lack of investment coupled with the outlawing of skateboarding in many parts of Budapest strangled the sport.
In the latest Vodafone First, Balázs staged a skate revolution. He crowdsourced hundreds of skaters to appear in a film, which was filmed using a drone camera. Footage was stored and shared through the Vodafone Cloud, which Balázs used as a production tool.
Hundreds of skateboarders responded to his call-to-action, taking to the streets of Budapest and skating over monuments and landmarks as they put their sport back on the map.
Once he had united his fellow skaters, Balázs embarked on his grandest plan yet – to refurbish Görzenál.
With 700 square metres of Birch Plywood, new ramps, paintwork and repairs, the revamped skate park was unveiled.
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