Name: Valentin THIEBAULT
Current Location: NANTES
Loving to skate since: I started to skate very young haha (picture with Taz) So I don’t really remember, but I started race at 12 years old
Riding for Wicked since: I skate for Powerslide since I’m in senior. I was contacted by Scott after my World Championship in Nanjing and I directly say “YES” to join the team, because was a dream for me ??
Current Skate Setup: For sure my best setup is Mc Cargo by Sergio, with Trinity frame, and Code white F2 (I’m sprinter that’s why I really like F2) and wicked bearing
Favorite skate: Mc Cargo for sure, I don’t know how to describe this feeling but, you can do everything with these boots. Boots are really close of your feet, and it’s confortable too, so it’s the perfect combination for pro skater
Favorite frames: Triple X frame, and since 2 years I use the trinity frame still in the triple X I really like the feeling on the corner, I feel the pressure on the ground and that’s why I know where I can put themaximum powerful when I begin my cross after a stop on the corner
Favorite wheels: My favorite wheels since I’m junior or cadet I don’t really remember that, is Matter Code White f2. This wheels is especially for sprinter
Favorite bearings: For sure Wicked Bearings
Why do you love to skate? I love the faster sport, and inline skating is a faster sport. I love also because you always have to find the perfect technic, because without good technic you can’t be fast... every training it’s different and you can improve every time
What keeps you pushing forward in skating? I think it’s same for every skater “BE WORLD CHAMPION” and also the Flying lap record of Geisingen!
What is your favorite place to skate? My favorite place to skate it’s Geisingen, I really love this place. The atmosphere during each race are pretty amazing especially during the Flying lap
What is your favorite trick? beat my highest max speed
What advice would you like to give? I don’t what can I say but the first key of success is train hard and be patient ! And If I can give you another advice it will be “BE YOURSELF”
Any hobbies outside of skating? Do you have a life philosophy or phrase that inspires you? “The difference between what you have and what you want is what you do”
Some more private questions? What is your favorite food? My mother food haha ?
What is your favorite drink? I really like Ice Tea
Racing specific: What is your best marathon time? The marathon aren’t my speciality but if I have to choose it will be BERLIN MARATHON because it’s the biggest marathon of the world with all inline pro athlete
What was your greatest success? My Junior World title in Nanjing!
What is your favorite race? My favorite race is Geisingen and World Championship