All photos by Chad Ruhl
Interview and Intro by Jeremy Ball
When I first heard rumors of “The Kitchen” I was a bit intrigued. I know that many big name pros have their own private places to ride, but Brett Banasiewicz was in the process of undertaking a huge build of his own skate park that would be open to the public (plus have areas built specifically for skateboarders) which is a bit different than the private warehouses that exists in BMX today.
Needing to ride something before a trip to Austin for Texas Toast last year (and needing to borrow a flight bag), I first visited “The Kitchen” before it opened after a phone call to Brett’s dad Bill. I asked if I could come check it out and ride because my trails were under water and I wanted to ride something big, and rumor had it that this place was not only big, but huge. His response was simple, “yeah sure, if you can make it down the step down.” Now that response made me a bit more intrigued. After I got there, I understood what he was talking about.
About a week ago, I sat down with Brett’s dad, Bill, to ask him a few questions about the park (being that Brett was in Austria at the time). Check out what he had to say! After you do that, check out the PHOTOGALLERY by Chad.