Russian BMX star Vasya Lukyanenko recently spent a day at the National Space Centre in Yevpatoria, Ukraine, where he took to one of the Centre’s 16-metre-wide radar platforms to perform some classic BMX tricks.
Built just a few months prior to Yuri Gagarin’s historic fight into space in 1961, the complex has more recently tracked a number of Soviet Union space programmes and international space exploration. The complex also has huge 16-metre radar dishes which dominate the landscape of the surrounding area.
Vasya said: “I’m always looking for new spots for extreme BMX, but this one can’t be compared to anything. These dishes are just perfect for quality tricks, but you have to be really careful of the strong overhead wind.
"You can definitely feel that you are high up in the air while you are riding – after all, it’s about a 40-metre drop to the ground from here.”
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