Powerslide Freestyle Pro Team
Name: Timofei Shilov
Current Location: Yaroslavl
Loving to skate since: I love roller skating since my dad bought me my first roller skates, I was 4 years old then.
Riding for Powerslide since: I've been skating in Powerslide since 2018
Current Skate Setup: Hardcore Evo Pro, for freestyle frame Katana rocker 215mm, wheels: Undercover 90mm
For speed slalom: frame Elite 215mm/3x100mm, wheels: Mater G13 100mm
Bearings: Wicked ABEC 9
Why do you love to skate?
Roller skating is freedom: freedom of movement, the expression of my creativity in movement. This is overcoming oneself, whether on difficult slalom elements or at high speeds.
What keeps you pushing forward in skating? Once I gave myself my word, I set a goal to become the world champion, to become one of the best.
What was your greatest success? The biggest success, I came second at the European Championships and fourth at the World Championships in Barcelona
What is your favorite place to skate? My favorite place where I would like to skate forever is Paris, on the site where the Eiffel Tower is behind.
What is your favorite trick? Back Cristy
What advice would you like to give? Love what you do, and work hard.
Any hobbies outside of skating? Skiing, snowboard
What is your favorite moment in skating? I like the moment when at the competition I skate my program and after completing the last element, the music ends, I understand that I have done everything. My work is complete. And now everything is in the hands of the judges, chance, luck.
Tell us about your personal philosophy, phrase, ethic, and/or value as a skater! Yes, you can write a book…? Never give up, because surrendering you will not know what awaits you around the next corner. Any failure is a lesson from which you become stronger. Any victory is a result, after which you have to start over. Never give up.