Powerslide Freestyle Pro Team
Name: Artem Puzanov
Current Location: Saint-Petersburg
Loving to skate since: since 2010
Riding for Powerslide since: 2021
Current Skate Setup: Powerslide Hardcore EVO Pro 2021, Nexus Rocker frame 215mm/3x90mm, Powerslide Spinner 90mm, Wicked bearings
Why do you love to skate? I like to skate for the opportunity to be unique, to come up with something of my own, for example, interesting tricks. And of course for the pleasure that I get from the process of skating!
What keeps you pushing forward in skating?
My students push me forward. Of course, competitions and performances motivate me to move on. New tricks and elements as well.
What was your greatest success? Probably the award for the «best trick of the year» (toe christy spin). I am glad that I managed to come up with such a difficult trick and got this award!
What is your favorite place to skate? I think the place where I train is the WheelWood roller drum. Very cool place to skate! It is also very cool to skate in Asia, in China - there are beautiful views and warmth!
What is your favorite trick? Toe Christy back Spin» of course!
What advice would you like to give? Don't be afraid to try! Rollerskating is cool! But do not forget about protection! Skate in good roller skates and ask for advice from experienced roller skaters.
Any hobbies outside of skating? Rollersport takes up a huge part of my life. I train my students in the freestyle slalom and prepare them for the competition. In between working as a trainer and my training sessions, I have time to do some painting (modeling) or shoot a couple of videos in «TikTok» haha
What is your favorite moment in skating? The first international competitions were held in China. it turned my life around
Tell us about your personal philosophy, phrase, ethic, and/or value as a skater! Yes, you can write a book…? Just work hard!