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.