Czech artist Tomáš Moravec has transformed a mere wooden pallet into a skateboard that sits right on the rails of the Bratislava, Slovakia, trolley system, letting him glide through the city freespiritedly. And the system couldn't be simpler: It's just four wheels screwed into the corners of the underside of a single wooden pallet.
Bratislava's tracks, which are narrower than those in Europe and North America, seem built for Moravec's purposes. And we love seeing the wooden shipping pallet--a great, cheap source of structural material--used in surprising ways. It has been used to build a house for refugees and gorgeously architectural office furniture--but we like the fact that this concept is playful and ingenious, and has a touch of inventor-anarchism to boot.
The tracks, by the way, are still active! Moravec glides through the city, occasionally kick-pushing like any skateboarder, while attempting to avoid the trains that, like him, are also skimming along the tracks.