Posts Tagged ‘sessions.fr’
Kato Mateu Interview by Sophie Planque. Kato lives in San Diego, grew up in Montpellier (21 novembre 1974).
Everybody knows him, or already heard of im, Kato Mateu is kind of a “daddy of rollerblade”. Some of us criticize him, and others buy his skates! I wanted to meet him (actually by phone), to let him share his experience and vision of rollerblade. Interview.
Sophie Planque: Hello Kato! You’re married, you are a dad, and run Remz. How do you balance it all?
Kato Mateu: I met my lovely lady, we got married and have been blessed with two beautiful little girls (3 and 5yo now). I do my best to spend as much time as possible with them, I think it’s important to spend quality time with family, especially at that age. And it’s pure happiness.
When I leave on tour or to a contest with the boys, especially if it’s for extended periods of time or if I’m far away (europe for example) it does shake things up a bit, but usually I manage to be working on Remz during the day and spend time with the fam in the evenings.
Of course I mix in a little skate session every now and then with the friends, good meals, and a little sport. You see, I do everything I can to keep a simple life.
Sophie: And what did you study?
Kato: The “blader wanderer” schools (laughs). I dropped out of high-school in my last year. I loved math but not the race to graduation. I didn’t see it as a goal in life.
I didn’t feel like a blanket of diplomas would help me, I usually do better when I’m under a certain pressure in life. That being said, dropping just before graduation was also just plain youth rebellion of course.
After that i went through the somewhat normal rebellious faze of a 16-17 yo, got a bit into trouble, lots of graffiti, and also started traveling much. I don’t regret anything, it all worked out for me. I’m conscious now that I must be a somewhat isolated case, and that graduating might not be a bad idea after all! (laughs). [...]
By Sessions.fr. Featuring Nicolas Auroux, Ilia Koutchoukov, Clement Boucau, Aurelien Laurent, David Aubert, Louis Vilar & more.
Another view of the Slam
The skater is fine, he sprained his ankle + some bruises. Thanks iam4x & Dadou.
Gladiator Contest: In danger ? Sessions.fr Interview + Edit
The Gladiator Contest is almost the only famous inline contest in France. After six years of success, what could happen? Stephane Luccie, one of the two founders of the event accepted to tell us his vision of the future. Reportage by Sophie Planque.
Gladiator Contest VI: Razors Edit
Featuring Mathias Silhan, Fritz Peitzner, Josh Glowicki, Jeremy Kesler, Antony Pottier, Adrien Clariaz, Mihai Bivol, Jon Matter, Manon Derrien (2011 Women’s Champion), as well as Jeremy Melique, Roman Godenaire, Jeremy Suarez, Stephane Alfano & Adrien Anne.
Filmed by Josh Glowicki, Adrien Anne & Fritz Peitzner ; edited by Josh Glowicki.
Gladiator Contest VI: Dsprod Edit
Music: Beat Torrent – Target Market. Visit dsprod.com.
Winterclash 2011: Back to Basics – Sessions.fr Report
(french language | google translation).
Filmed by Guillaume Chanaud & Easyman ; Edited by Guillaume Chanaud.
Carpdream Edit + RAD Photos
Amsterdam NDSM afterclash
On sunday some dudes still had enough energy to skate after the Winterclash. This how they did.
Featuring Josh Glowicki, Edwin Wieringh, Toms Krasovskis, Bojd Vredevoogd.
Sophie Planque: While everybody is getting ready to go to the new edition of the Winterclash, you: Johannes Jacobi, do your best to organize this event. I really would like to know: what does it look like to organize a big event like the Winterclash!
Well, first of all, how many people are involved? (Organization, web, volunteers, during the event..).
Johannes Jacobi: It is different every year. In 2010 for example we were a team of 5 people working fulltime in the same office. This year it’s 3 persons (more or less), but everybody is working from somewhere else and not really fulltime.
While the event is running we have a lot of great volunteers. Between 30 – 50 volunteers are helping us to realize the event. [...]
Kaya Turski, pro skier and a rollerblader, turned 22 years old a few months ago and we all heard about her.
At the moment she began to compete, she went to the LG Action Sports World Championships of Dallas in 2006, finished 4th, then became a pro at the finals in Los Angeles, won the Vermont Open in ski, and wins her second straight X Games women’s Slopestyle gold medal this year.
She can be seen in the dvd Road to Nowhere next to Chase Rushing, Sean Santamaria, or Michael Collins, Brenton Wheeler..
Sponsored by Red Bull, Orage, Oakley, Salomon, Skullcandy, DonJoy, and D-Structure, I really wanted her to share with all her vision of Rollerblading and of her other passions in my column.
Check the Sessions.fr Winterclash 2010 Report.
(french language + photos of the event).
up: Brian Aragon.
Check the Fise, Montpelier 2009: Sessions Photos.
Photos by Jean-Claude ESSAITIER “Easyman”.
up: Montre Livingston.
up: Julien Lafarge.
Le NL Contest, tu peux pas test!
Apres avoir checke notre hotel 3 etoiles, nous partons enfin.
Vingt minutes de marche plus tard, (a ce moment de l’histoire, nous ne savions pas encore que le tramway aurait pu nous y amener… en 3 minutes) nous arrivons au skatepark de la Rotonde.
Ca sent la saucisse a plein nez, ca fourmille dans tous les coins et le DJ est aux platines. On est au top de l’action, quoi! [...]
up: Stephane Alfano.
up: Jake, Kato, Mathias Silhan, Thomas Lieurey.