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Romain Godenaire was featured on Riding Zone, A french broadcast available on France O, Reseau Outre Mer & TV5 Monde channels. Video by Puzzle Media & Fise.
Sponsored by Banette.
I’m Romain Godenaire, 24 years old. I live near Paris and i’m a pro blader. Blading for 15-16 years and 12 years of competition.
10 times french champion, european champion & got a World Record (Highest 720 Spin On Inline Skates). In 2010, i was ranked 5th World best blader (WRS?).
I entered 93 competitions, was on 83 podiums and won 41 of those comps.
— Presenting what blading is —.
I never had roll models. If i wanted to do something, it would only be related to me. People encouraged me, but it never was people from the blading scene. Friends & acquaintances told me i was gifted, you should never give up. So i keep on practicing, becoming who i am now.
My favourite skatepark is Rampworx (Liverpool). The park is very complete, modules are perfect.
Blading allowed me to travel. If i wasn’t blading i would get there anyway because i really wanted to go there (?). My best memory is Las Vegas, World Finals. LV is magic: hotels, casinos & beautiful girls, the atmosphere is amazing.
We have the same numbers of riders those days ; the new generation learns really fast, it’s impressive. It’s great, i hope they will make blading evolve when we won’t be there anymore.
Advice: do what you want, reach your goal & wear protections. Protections sucks but are important.
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