Maxim Habanec

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Maxim Habanec lipslides a handrail in Bilbao
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Hi, my name is Maxim Habanec. My discipline is street skating. My friends call me Max. I was born on 13 March 1992 in Prague, Czech Republic. My special talent is snowboarding, but I also enjoy surfing. My philosophy of life is push it to the limit. The most important person in my life is my Mum. My favourite food is tom yam soup. My favourite music is Kanye West and Kid Cudi.


Maxim Habanec was born in Prague in 1992. He started skateboarding when he was six years old and since then his ethos has been simple – to just push himself to the limit. This means that Max has spent pretty much the entirety of his spare time skating as much as is humanly possible around the streets of the Czech capital

In 2009, he took the title at the Czech Republic Championship, and tasted contest success again a year later with a well-deserved third place at the Skateboarding World Cup in Rome. 2012 saw a repeat performance of his domination of the national scene, when he took first place in street at the Adidas Skateboarding Championship in Prague.

2015 saw Max not only lift the top spot at the Mystic Sk8 Cup in Prague but launch the first series of his excellent travel show 'Skate Of Mind'on

Max currently lives in Prague and when he’s not skating and travelling, he enjoys spending time snowboarding, surfing and dabbling in motorsports. His creativity has two main outlets – his riding, and graphic design.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. 4th Place: World Cup of Skateboarding – Arnette O´Marisquiño

      Vigo, Spain

  2. 2015
    1. 1st Place: Mystic Sk8 Cup – Skateboard Street

      Prague, Czech Republic

  3. 2014
    1. 3rd Place: Nike SB Berlin Open

      Berlin, Germany

    2. Czech Skateboarding Champion

  4. 2012
    1. Czech Skateboarding Champion

    2. 3rd Place: World Cup Skateboarding

      Rome, Italy

  5. 2010
    1. 1st Place: Mystic SK8 Cup (World Cup Skateboarding)

      Prague, Czech Republic

  6. 2009
    1. Czech Skateboarding Champion