Powerslide Freestyle Pro Team
Name: Alix Bouquet
Current location: I live in Bordeaux.
Loving to skate since: I love to skate since I am 4 years old.
Riding for Powerslide since: I’m riding for Powerslide since 2016! OMG it’s been so long hahaha
Current skate setup:
For classic: Hardcore Evo Pro with Nexus rocker frames 205mm/3x84mm, Undercover Team wheels, Wicked Twincam ILQ9 classic bearings
For speed: I have some McCargo custom boots with XXX Trinity frame, Matter G13 wheel in 110 mm, and Wicked bearings
Why I love to skate? I love to skate cause it’s more like a sport it’s a passion. Skating allowed me the love myself, gain self-confidence and forge my mind. When I’m skating, I feel good and I feel free and totally me. Skating helps me to forget all the life problems.
I also love to skate because it allowed me to meet some amazing people and to create some friendships like with my powerslide family! But also, to discover some amazing country, and to create unforgettable memories.
What keeps you pushing forward in skating?
There are 3 things who pushing me forward in skating: Firstly, because I’m in love with skating
Secondly, I’m a big competitor so I will never stop skating until I reach my goals hahaha!
Thirdly, I really love to meet people and see my friend at the competition
The last one, I love making my parents and my coach proud of me
What your greatest success?
I have 3 greatest success in speed slalom: The first one is my bronze medal in the European championship in 2016
My second one is my bronze medal in PSWC in 2017
My last one is my gold medal in the French championship in 2019 and if you know me, I never won on French championship in speed slalom so it’s for me one of the greatest success I’ve done because I reached one of my goals but also because I saw my father crying and really proud of me.
What is your favorite place to skate? Outside on the “Quai” in Bordeaux, and in my gym
What is your favorite trick? BUTTERFLY! I’m in love with this trick or maybe chicken leg
What advice would you like to give? To never give up! To always believe in yourself.
My coach always told me “The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow”
Any hobbies outside of skating? Yes, I really love doing CrossFit
What is your favorite moment in skating? I don't have a special favorite moment in skating but I will say shanghai SSO 2017 or Powerslide camp in Bordeaux
Tell us about your personal philosophy, phrase, ethic, and/or value as a skater! Yes, you can write a book…?
As I said before I always have 2 phrases in my head when I’m skating, or in life in general
“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow” and “everything is possible, your only enemy is you”. For me, it’s important to always question oneself and to use the negative thing to change them into a positive things or in strength and to always believe in yourself.
I also really love to share my passion that’s why I teaching skating to kids and adults 3 hours per week.
About my philosophy of life, I always take the positive side of everything, and even if I’m sad or angry I’m trying the smile and be positive.