Some of you may know, some may not , but the first wheels sport i ever did was rollerksating in the beginning of 1983, almost 32 years ago
I had lots of wheels under me since then, from a internacional speed skater on the portuguese national team (on rollerskates first and after on inline skates), to a "professional" fixedgear freestyle rider i have been doing it all, i have been doing it all with a smile of my face, taking the joy out of it, and if that joy is not there anymore you wont see me doing it for anything else , im sorry sponsors, im sorry wallet, im sorry everyone or everything but I COME FIRST!
So, last year when i was in Barcelona to Film a video for ENNUI , my team manager told me about this miniramp rollerskating event in Spain and i asked him to get me a pair of skates cause i would love to try it, and so it was, i got a pair of skates from USD Skates and had to relearn it all again, the mini ramp competition was a month later and i finished 2nd in the "PRO" division with skaters from all over the world.
I have to admit that gave me an extra motivation , so as learning new tricks everyday its been really fun. I Had a couple of injuries already with my rollerskates since i restarted riding them,
I also realised in all the sports i do , i have never filmed something that i really feel proud of, i mean, i was a professional inline skater for over 6 years and there is not one single video section i look and say " thats the best me", so at the age of 34 i have the goal to make the "RICARDO LINO BACK TO ROOTS" video, it will be a 99% street rollerskating video part, you will see from stunts, to creativity, a lil bit of everything.
From now on i will start using the #back2roots for rollerskating related stuff.
Keep you eye on this page for more updates.
I have been using bearings for fun, for too damn long and somehow i realised i didn't know that much about them, so after a little search i found this video, and even if i usually dont post other people content on my page, i think its relevant to share the knowledge about such an important item for all the "bearing for fun riders" all over the world.
heres most of the raw clips from the latest promo for the brainiac frame from destroy bikes + few unseen ones
you can see the final video here -> vimeo.com/thelinolife/brainiacpromo
A few weeks ago i had the idea of buying a pair of "real bad" skates and just shred them for the fun of it.
I really hate when people blame of the material they have or not to skate/ride less or even quit .
This is why i made this video, i really want to make some people to realise they need to do whatever they do and take the JOY out of it... so i said once and will say it again:
"The problem is your head..... not your skates"
Over the last few months my life changed a lot, this is not an excuse for me not to update this page, but somehow i have been leaving this for last and just ends up not being done.
On the next few days i will be posting some of the activities i have been doing lately...
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