Powerslide Freestyle Pro Team
Name: Justyna Czapla
Current Location: Warsaw/Poland
Loving to skate since: 2008. I am skating for more than half of my life!
Riding for Powerslide since: Little support started with Hardcore Evo 2012 and it went bigger and bigger.
Current Skate Setup: Hardcore Evo 2021 Custom Czapla Team boot. Nexus Trinity rockered frame 205mm/3x84mm. Undercover Zebra 84mm/86a Bullet Radius Blue. Wicked Bearings ILQ9 Classic.
Why do you love to skate? It gives me freedom and enables me to forget about everything that bothers my head! Thanks to them I feel like a superhero! I am able to move mountains with my skates on! When I am in bad mood I am putting all my anger on cones and make impossible combos. When I am happy I enjoy freestyle and skate smoothly.
What keeps you pushing forward in skating? In the beginning, the reason to get better was my sisters. Then for a long time, they were my students. For now just the feeling of freedom and the possibility to express myself.
What was your greatest success? 4th place on World Championships 2015 in Classic Junior category 4th place on world Championships 2019 in Battle Senior. The number of people who started to skate after some workshops with me or watching videos. Also, pupils which are such great skaters now.
What is your favorite place to skate? Random places with a smooth floor. From time to time during freeride, I feel that this is going to be the perfect place to put cones and skate.
What is your favorite trick? All kinds of spins! My hated one is toe christie xD
What advice would you like to give? While skating express yourself. It doesn't matter if you like technical or freestyle tricks – just be yourself! Don't push yourself to do tricks just to win the competition.
Any hobbies outside of skating? I am into all kinds of art. Painting, drawing, photography, and recording amatory videos. I love music as well. All genders except disco polo.
What is your favorite moment in skating? The moment when I was standing on the podium with both my sisters. Another one is when my mom came to watch my classic performance in a competition in Paris. And there is one more. I was standing in first place on the podium in my home city and my studen was just right next to me on the second one. Skating gave me too many moments like those ones but they are the most important for me.
Tell us about your personal philosophy, phrase, ethic, and/or value as a skater! Yes, you can write a book…? I already wrote about it a little. While skating express yourself. Enjoy every moment on skates. Use them whenever you have the opportunity. And chose your favorite song for classic performance – not the one which seems to be perfect for judges.