Maxime is the Amateur winner of the Winterclash in 2012. Maxime lives in the skating mecca Lausanne Switzerland and is proud organizer of the Lausanne Street Bowl Contest that started 2008. This year he turns 19 and he is realizing life has much to offer. He is still improving his level of skating. A couple of months ago he landed the first flat-spin 900 over the Mind the Gap set-up. In the future we hop to see more of his crazy flat-spin 540's. Maxime did a flat-spin 540 in Lausanne over a distance of more than 15 meters. Maxime is on a level beyond the rest when it comes to launching.
Rollerblade®, Urban Kreation, Mood, Fenfanix, Rolling Rock, HS36 skatepark
1st LSBC 2009 3rd AM Chaz sands 2011 2nd Winner of Belgrade 2011 3rd Pannonian Challenge 2011 1st AM Winterclash 2012
Favorite skater Jon Jon Bolino
A broken finger (without skating)
What makes you laugh?
My friends saying funny things to girls when we’re drunk.
What are you afraid of?
Do you have a girlfriend?
Not at the moment, but who knows I might have one soon.
How long have you been skating?
I began skating when I was 11 years old. When I was really young I used to go to the lake with my parents and skate around but I didn’t really like it, until one day I saw the IRCL’ downhill which passed just under our balcony. I asked my parents to go to the place where the competition was.
A couple of years later my dad bought me some Salomon skates for my 11th birthday. I went to the skatepark and met Diego Luppi, we’ve never stopped skating together since.
What does skating means to you?
Skating is about having fun. When I won’t have that much fun anymore I’ll stop.
Where do you skate the most when you are at home?
We’ve got 2 sick skateparks in Lausanne, some sick street spots and a massive downhill, so we are used to mixing all of those together.
Until today, what was been your best skating experience?
No doubt, it’s Osijek in Croatia! This competition is sick and the girls are fit as hell. The competition was the last stop of the Balkan Tour. The other skaters on the tour were talking about this last stop all the time already and when you have been there, you know why!
Do you think you're a good promoter and representative for the sport?
I think everybody is promoting the sport by just having blades on. I’m trying to do my best; we do some shows during the year, we’re trying to push kids over here, etc.
How do you think we can get more kids into rollerblading?
I don’t really have the correct answer but come to Lausanne and you’ll see that we have a lot of kids on skates!
How long do you think you will still be able to skate?
I’ll skate till my death, not dangerous stuff but I’ll chill around the lake with my skates on!
Any stories behind some big trick/stunt you did?
Keep your eyes opened!
You have any goals in life?
I don’t really know, I would like to travel as much as possible and meet people from different cultures.
Any subject you would like to speak about?
Don’t forget to come to the LSBC, 31st of August to the 2nd of September 2012. The Lausanne family will be happy to see you!
MAXIME TALKS ABOUT GUILLAUME
Guillaume is a strong rollerblade®r and always motivated to skate. He is finding creative ways to make the tricks even cooler every time.
On the short Rollerblade® trip in the Netherlands, I wasn't there the first day of the trip cause i missed my train, but when I arrived at Dick's house, we watched the videos of the session and I saw some sick tricks from Guillaume on a wooden ledge. I didn’t expect something else but it was still very nice to see him killing the ledge.
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