Powerslide Freestyle Pro Team
Name: Yohan Fort
Current Location: La Réunion
Loving to skate since: I've been skating for 25 years.
Riding for Powerslide since: I can't tell you exactly how long I have been riding powerslide because I started with another brand then I came back with powerslide then I left and have officially been riding powerslide since 2017 and so it's been 4 years.
Current Skate Setup: I have Powerslide Icon Wind Trinity speed slalom boots, I have 243 mm katana rocker frames, Matter Code Extreme 110mm/F2 wheels, and Wicked bearings
Why do you love to skate? I love skating because I have known this sport since I was little, this discipline is one of the only things for me that motivates me, wherever I go I am with my skates! The feeling I have is indescribable, I could never really explain what I feel when I do this sport but I am in total connection with my skates and we only do one!
What keeps you pushing forward in skating? I'm not very young hahaha I'm 28 and now we can see some young athletes with 14-year-olds in every competition making world records! So no choice to train twice as strong as the youngsters
What was your greatest success? My biggest moment in roller skating was when I was world champion. Skating at the same time as my little brother in Geisingen/Germany
What is your favorite place to skate? La Reunion! Without hesitation! Where I live is Paradise I am on a small island next to Madagascar and there are structures for rollerblading incredible!
What is your favorite trick? I don't have any favorite tricks, in speed slalom. We must not do tricks! But You can ask me whatever you want and I'm sure I could do it at least I would try
What advice would you like to give? Have fun! skating is a school of life, so don't get confused with skating just have fun and you will see that you will learn very quickly. If you are competing, always with a clear mind!
Any hobbies outside of skating? Hiking, climbing, rollerblading, skate cross, aggressive, skiing, and traveling
What is your favorite moment in skating? My favorite moment is when I was able to walk again after my Illness and could finally put back the skates after all the months of waiting without even being able to walk.
The happiness and the feeling of getting back to rollerblading when I was without walking for months was indescribable
Tell us about your personal philosophy, phrase, ethic, and/or value as a skater! Yes, you can write a book… ? I have been rollerblading for 25 years so I have 28 years of experience in rollerblading I have touched all disciplines so with all the experience I have the only one. The advice you can give is to work hard and never let go of your dreams. In all human experience, I advise you to always follow your ideas, I am 28 years old and I have only now decided to leave my country to go live my dream over 9,269 km. Live life without regrets is my ethic