Powerslide Freestyle Pro Team
Name: Jimmy Fort
Current Location: Madrid, Spain
Love to skate since: I have been skating since I was 4 years old so I have been skating for 21 years.
Riding for Powerslide since: I skate for Powerslide since 2017 so it's been 4 years.
Current Skate Setup: I have custom McCargots boots with the powerslide Trinity Ego SL 243mm/3x110mm frames, Matter Code Extreme 110mm F2 wheels, and Wicked bearings.
Why do you love to skate? Because I get to work faster ? in truth, because since I was 4, I have been skating every day, and it has become a way of getting around more comfortable and faster than using public transport. Also, skating makes me feel likes nothing else in the world does.
What keeps you pushing forward in skating? What drives me and motivates me to work hard is to think that I have big opponents who train too so I train even harder. Speedslalom is very demanding.
What was your greatest success? Teaching my mom how to skate ? One I became World Champion in Geisingen, Germany
What is your favorite place to skate? My favorite place where I love to train is in my old club in France, in a city called Saint Medard en Jalles but where I love to ride is in Spain here in Madrid! The city is super cool and there are some great places to skate.
What is your favorite trick? My favorite trick? I don't have a trick because in my discipline that doesn't exist we just have to do slalom on one foot but my record in Speed slalom for example in ko is 4.71 sec.
What advice would you like to give? Take pleasure above all! skating is a sport to relax and have fun while creating a maximum sensation! Afterward, if we are talking about speed slalom, the advice I would give is to always even when it's the worst moments of pressure that you can have, try to have a cool and lucid head to control your body well and make a good run.
Any hobbies outside of skating? Yes, I also do roller hockey, skate cross, slide, and also the gym. I love to travel, cook and take long walks in nature.
What is your favorite moment in skating? My favorite moment is when I finished junior world champion in speed slalom in Geisingen and my brother Yohan finished senior world champion at the same time! It was a magical and indescribable moment.
Tell us about your personal philosophy, phrase, ethic, and/or value as a skater! Yes, you can write a book… ? I am a very simple person, I am a smiling boy who loves to enjoy all the little moments in life. I love to experiment and discover things. Also, I love to enjoy time with my family and friends. Recently I became a vegetarian because I respect the lives of animals as much as possible. I have the philosophy of things that we must live in peace together, we have that planet we must try to take care of and protect. In sports thermal baths, the only thing I can say is to be fair to your opponents, because if you didn't have opponents you wouldn't be able to compete! Work hard while respecting your limits, listen to your body and your needs, and stay focused on your goals and you will become a great champion.