Rollerblade has opened the team archives and wondered… “What are they up to now?” The Flashback series of interviews allows us to catch up with former Rollerblade team rider and creative minds that helped grow the brand. We talk about the past, present, and future. In this interview we Flashback with Martina Svobodova from Slovakia.
Martina you started skating in the 90s. Can you tell us how you first started skating?
When I was little my parents bought me a pair of inline skates. I was 6 or 7 years old. At the age 12, I asked my parents to buy me a new skates, and that’s when I started skating street with other guys from my neighborhood. When I was 14 and 15 I won the Slovak Championships. Started at the age of 16 I began travelling to the US.
Full Interview & Photo Gallery on Rollerblade.com.
For those of you that don’t know who Kaya Turski is I’ll give a bit of background on her. At just 14 years old she turned ASA Pro, and continued to dominate Womens Rollerblading, street and park.
She would reach the podium in pro Men events, and put out street sections that would put most men to shame. At the age of 17 she discovered skiing (thanks to D-Structure selling both rollerblades and twin tip ski’s).
After working a job at two Subway locations she saved up just enough money to work on her skiing in Whistler. Within the year she signed her first pro contract. At age 28, she has now been a professional athlete for half of her life. […]
Pacific Rim Video correspondent Chris Trondsen talks to The Bladies: Shannon Rodgers, Megan Petersen and Melissa Brown at the Blading Cup 2012 held in front of The Yost in Santa Ana. CA on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Video produced by Peter Gonzaga.
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Barcelona session in La Poma, featuring Tais Colares, Sarah Reif, Sara Vilella & Danny Guerrero.