Ostracism is a painful feeling. To be exluded from a society weakens our social framework that we have as full fledged souls.
But sometimes it also offers the opportunity to break with our old patterns and experience new. Rollers and their peer; people here and elsewhere are driven by the same passion.
Friendships may diverge, but more often converge and gives our souls a rest from everyday routine. The montage that follows illustrates this slanderous, certainly risky sport. As roller skating is primarily a activity of buddies allowing everyone to find his little moments of happiness and forget over the duration of a session all of his social problems…
Frenchyfries posted some nice videos of Stephane Mosselmans:
In fact, most of us rollerbladers would dream of skating just like Mossel does. I think that everyone that has seen him skate, even if it was just once, or a long time ago, still wouldn’t forget to mention him along with Shima or Sagona when it comes to style. His true top souls and technical abilities can put most pros to shame, and he can skate any obstacle with ease, including ankle-high sidewalks, or defeating Stockwell’s flow in Brussels’ bowl.
I listed many pro skaters and rolling idols in this article, and there’s a good reason for that : in my mind, Mossel is definitely up there with the best in our sport. He’s not a superstar, and certainely doesn’t want to be one, but if he was given the opportunity to film a profile with some major videographer in our industry, or a chance to spend a few weeks in California, he’d definitely leave an everlasting mark in our history, like the mark he has left on anyone that was lucky enough to meet him.
Then, he’d certainely disappear and get back to the streets of Brussels he loves so much. He doesn’t seek any exposure, but he just deserves some. And rollerblading deserves it.
I’m afraid he’s so humble and kind there’s nothing wrong to write about him. Let’s just end by mentionning he just started playing the guitar quite recently, and if he plays the instrument like he plays with his skates, music is soon to gain a wonderful musician…