North and South America
Speed Team Athlete
Name: FERNANDEZ Ewen
Date of birth: 17th February
Current Location: Le Poiré sur Vie (France)
Skating Since: 1998
Current Skate Setup: Powerblade Pro 125, Hydrogen Pro Wheels and Twincam ILQ-9 Pro
Explain the feeling you had the first time you put on skates.
Honnestly? I don't remember... I was 10 years old and I think I was a little be panicked and stressed because of the lack of stability / balance and the fear of falling. But I was happy to follow the steps of my brother who had started to skate few months before.
What is your inspiration to keep skating?
For many years, skating was a real need. I did not ask questions because I felt that skating was necessary for my development and my balance. But now, since few years, it's a little different. I ask myself a lot of questions about my future. One thing is that I found motivation to skate when Rollerblade decided to come back with a speed skate team. When I was a child, it was my favorite team. Right now, I start my 2nd season with Rollerblade and I love the spirit of the brand, the products and the other ambassadors that I had the pleasure to meet recently during a camp in Spain.
We truly believe skating makes a better world. How do you think skating makes the world a better place?
After few trainings, we quickly realize that skating is enjoyable, it gives a feeling of freedom and it creates a link with people whatever the level, age or nationality.
How do you keep progressing and reinventing yourself?
I am learning a lot about other sports training modes in order to test other exercises and adapt my training programs according to these new data. I do not focus my training on the practice of rollerblading, I take a lot of fun to ride a bike. In addition, for over a year, I am followed by a physical trainer Fabien Rabeau, who was part of the famous Rollerblade International Speed Team in the past. Fabien helps me a lot thanks to his knowledge of skating.
What’s the most helpful tip you want to share with any skater?
Ouch, limit myself to one advice, it's not simple... But I would say whatever the discipline, roller is shared and it's more fun and more rewarding when you're with the people. So, do not hesitate to take contact with a club, it allows you to progress and make beautiful meetings.
Imagine a world filled with animals who can skate. If you could be any of those animals what would you be and why?
This question makes me laugh... Not easy to answer but maybe a horse because it's my favorite animal. For me, a horse is elegant, resistant, powerfull and fast... all the qualities you need to be good on skates.
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