First off, what is your name, how old are you, how long have you been skating, and where do you live?
Hello, my name is Arnost Ceral. I am 20 years old and I have been skating for almost 8 years. I am living in Czech Republic in an old town called Hradec Kralove.
Most of our readers won't even know where the Czech Republic is, so where exactly is it, and what is the skate scene like?
Czech Republic is located in a heart of Europe. Our neighbours are: Germany on west, Austria on south, Slovakia on east and Poland on north side. Czech skate scene got much better during last 5 years. Some of our riders are being more and more succesful in European contests, such as Petr Horvat, Tomas Vintr, Lukas Danek or Slovakian stars Peter Molec and Ondro Leskoviansky.
How did you get hooked up with Stigma Distribution and Osiris?
It was long time ago when the Stigma guys were filming and photo shooting in my hometown. Local skate shop owner Mira asked me to be their skate spot guide. We were skating and filming, and the Stigma guys liked my skating so they asked to ride for them. Since that time we are together and our cooperation is getting better and better.
What is your favorite place to skate? I was twice in Athens with the Horsefeathers team, and I like it there so much. There is so many spots and each of them is completely different. During winter I skate every day in an old small gym where I have a rail and a sliding box.
What are some of your warm up tricks? There are many of them but I like to start with 360 flip, ss heelflip or ss bs tailslide.
Any travel plans in the near future? We just got back from Berlin where we were with the Horsefeathers team filming for a bonus part of our new video. In the end of March we go to Canarian Islands for 2 weeks for filming and photoshooting. I plan to go to Carhart — King of wood contest in Rouen France. I also plan to go to Adidas Clash contest in Berlin and I want to compete again in World Cup skateboarding at Mystic Cup here in Prague. I was thinking about Volcom AmsterDamn contest but we will see later how it will end up.
Who are some of your favorite skaters? Petr Horvat, Rodrigo TX, P.J. Ladd, and Shuriken Shannon.
What are your top three favorite skate shoes of all time? I used to skate the Accel from eS and it was a great shoe. Now I love the South Bronx, Bronx or BLVD from Osiris.
What are your top three favorite skate videos of all time? P.J. Ladd Horrible life, The Firm — Can't stop, where Rodrigo TX has 2 parts. And now - Lakai — Fully Flared.
What are some of your interests outside of skateboarding? When I am not skating I am usually just chilling with my girlfriend or my friends, but I spent most of my free time skating.
Let's test your trivia skills. This is from one of the most popular Czech myths. The beautiful Princess Libuse was sitting with her ladies one day and she had a vision. What did she see? Wow! You got me. But I think that she constellated a birth of a city of Prague. But I am sure that she didn't know that there would be a great skate spot made of marble called Stalin. I'll give that one to you. She envisioned the future of Prague and all it's greatness.
Is there anything you would like to say or anyone you would like to thank? Yes, yes.. I would like to thank the Stigma guys who have been supporting me a lot for a long time. Thank you! And of course I would like to thank Osiris for giving me such a great chance to be a part of the European team. And last but not least, I want to thank my parents and friends because without them it just wouln't be so good.