North and South America
Speed Team Athlete
Name: Bastien Lhomme
Date of birth: 15/05/1998
Current Location: Nantes
Skating Since: 2005
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.
The first time on skates, it was on a little parking. I was sure I could go fast and that it would be fun. Finally I crashed almost every time I tried to stand. But at the end of the training, I could stay stood, and I felt a fast progress from my first start, I decided to go on the next trainings.
What is your inspiration to keep skating?
First I would believe I keep skating for the results and to be as strong as I can. But I also believe it's a need of adrenaline, all the pressure you can feel before a race, the pain during the race and the fact that you think about how to win it... That's probably my bigger inspiration.
We truly believe skating makes a better world. How do you think skating makes the world a better place?
Skating makes the world better by mixing every cultures on the world. Everywhere on the Earth, you can see people skating, you can learn from every different type of training, in different countries, on different continents. That's just crazy good. And by the way, skates are sustainable if you want to move: so sell your car and buy some skates!
How do you keep progressing and reinventing yourself?
My first motivation is to beat champions I use to admiration when I was younger. Then I could realize I am myself a champion and that I make a child dream come true.
What’s the most helpful tip you want to share with any skater?
That would be: if everything was bad in your day, just take your skates and go enjoy a ride. Do what you want on your skates, but enjoy this feeling of speed and freedom.
Imagine a world filled with animals who can skate. If you could be any of those animals what would you be and why?
I would like to be a cheetah: could you imagine to skate at the speed of 110 km/h? For my part, I really would like it!
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