From the Archives: Banton & Powell, 2005
The original Chenga World Skatepark in North Ridgeville, Ohio was one of the most important indoor skateparks of all time. If you were a rider, or BMX photographer in the early 2000s, there’s no doubt you made your way there, no matter where you were from. It was that good. Designed with bikes in mind, the flowing style created by Nate Wessel essentially changed the way we thought about indoor ramp set ups. Owned by two flatland riders, Scott Powell and Dave Schaffer, Chenga also boasted a huge area dedicated to flatland. The original Chenga World closed its doors a few years back when they lost their building due to real estate development, but they still have two other parks in the Cleveland area: Chenga 2, and Chenga 57. That’s Adam Banton above (click to enlarge) on a rigged curved wallride setup. Check out a photo of Chenga founder Scott Powell after the jump.