North and South America
Name: Timmy van Rixtel known as Timmy Vanilli
Date of birth: September 28, 1986
Current Location: Helmond
Skating Since: 1995
Current Skate Setup: Rollerblade® NJ pro, Rollerblade® Twisted Edge 3wd
Explain the feeling you had the first time you put on skates.
When I put on my sister's skates for the first time I immediately fell in love with skating. I felt super free, and I couldn't wait to make speed. I totally destroyed her pair and then finally got my own pair of street skates.
What is your inspiration to keep skating?
It keeps you young, flexible, and free of mind. Also all those young guns are a big inspiration to me.
We truly believe skating makes a better world. How do you think skating makes the world a better place?
Skating connects. It really doesn't matter who you are and where you from. Let the skating do the talking.
How do you keep progressing and reinventing yourself?
I always say: you're never good enough. Progressing and reinventing can only be done if you skate a lot. So you get really comfy on the skates.
What’s the most helpful tip you want to share with any skater?
Enjoy every second on your boots.
Imagine a world filled with animals who can skate. If you could be any of those animals what would you be and why?
Frog I guess, cause it’s green and super funny.
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