Adam Suchomel & PRGLNG – Barefoot Kozakov Raw Run

While point chasing downhill racers all bundled up in leathers raced Kozakov for podiums in the International Downhill Federation, Adam Suchomel and the PRGLNG – Prague Longboarding Crew – are bit more local and have the hill to skate in their backyard. Sometimes locals get rowdy it seems and Adam ended up barefoot down the race run. We dropped this on Skate[Slate].TV previously, but reached out to find the rider and find out what went down…

Hey Adam? Tell us who you are and whats up with the crew? 

My name is Adam Suchomel and I was the guy riding in the video. PRGLNG crew as it stands here on the facebook fan page, the Prague Longboarding Crew.

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Matt K has been out there with the barefoot runs lately, is this a thing now? Barefoot riding seems gnarly on this hill, how/ why did it happen?

We were in Brno for some riding a then we went to a birthday party and thats where the bet happened. I bet for 5 beers with Prokop.

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What was the bet exactly? ha ha… was skating barefoot winning or losing the bet? So you got 5 beers for the run?

Yeah, it was like if i do it without falling down I get 5 beers, if not he get 5 beers.

I’m sure you’re even more stoked than I am that you didn’t fall. I usually tell people downhill skateboarding is not extreme, I kinda think the barefoot speed runs is extreme, don’t you? Was this a one time bet? Stoked it’s over?

Yes, this might have been a bit much. It was a one time bet and I’m really stoked that I didnt crashed.. barefoot is not really my style. I know the hill well though.

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Tell me about the crew is it an open group or is this a bunch of friends? How long have you been skating together?

The PRGLNG crew is crew of a bunch friends from school. With the time we add to the crew 3 or 4 more people. This year it will be 5 years of PRGLNG!

Left - Right: with Mara Svoboda, Honza Melnar, Martyn Hermm, Robert Stehlík, Prokop Daniel, Djj Djj, Lev Seidl, Jakub Kumar Jelínek, Vojtěch Žáček, Adam Suchomel and Ondřej Melichárek

Left – Right: with Mara Svoboda, Honza Melnar, Martyn Hermm, Robert Stehlík, Prokop Daniel, Djj Djj, Lev Seidl, Jakub Kumar Jelínek, Vojtěch Žáček, Adam Suchomel and Ondřej Melichárek / photo: Marek Štefech

Is it fun when everyone comes to town for the Kozakov Race? Is it the main event for Czech riding or are there other local/ national events you get to enjoy?

Yeah Kozakov challenge is the biggest longboard event in CZ Republic. Locally we have our own Czech Championship which includes 4 different races each year.

Any last words? Hi to Mom? sponsors?

I would like to thank PRGLNG crew and guys all over our community and Longshop, my only sponsor but, I prefer call it family! Last words: Ride hard, ride safe!

Thanks for the chat!

Papa Les Safety Warning – We REALLY, REALLY, do not recommend riding downhill barefoot. Not even for beers. Please don’t try this for yourself. Your chances of injury are huge. Skate Safe!

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