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On 31 May 2015 at 10:19 | updated on 01 June 2015 at 10:18

Portrait of Roman Abrate, one of the best current French skaters

Portrait of Roman Abrate, one of the best current French skaters

Roman Abrate is an aggressive skater who kept on increasing in level throughout the years. He knew how to impose his style and his tricks to become a national reference. He's been a pro skater for 7 years. Portrait...

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Roman AbrateRoman Abrate is a French skater of international level. Born on November, 16th 1987 in Draguignan, he progressively increased in level throughout the years to reach the highest level of his discipline.

Roman starts skating in 2003 at 15, at the skatepark of Fréjus.
One year later, he wins the French Cup of Street Skating in Gap for his first participation in a national competition.

In 2005, two years after he started, he becomes a pro skater and wins the Half Pro Test in Fréjus, in his skatepark. He also achieves his first podium position at the FISE of Montpellier where he finishes 3rd.
In 2006 he ranks 6th of that same world renouned international competition.
Roman is spotted by USD (Universal Skate Design, a brand from the Conference/Powerslide), and gets more support to make himself known on the international scale. He competes in several European contests. He is featured on the DVD 'Sans Prétention' by Adrien Anne.
He receives a professional certificate in cooking.

In 2009 he enters the Razors Team (Sunshine distribution) and skates with the American skaters. His style made of huge air rotations is easily recognizable.

In 2010 he finished 3rd at the equivalent of the World Championships in Boston, USA. He also finishes 4th at the WRS world ranking (World Rolling Series).

That same year, he makes a noteworthy appearance in the skating DVD 'Game Theory'.
In 2011, he commits in a partnership with the multisport magazine 'Sportmag' where he plays the question-and-answer game with internet users. He takes the 2nd place at the world ranking and gets his first French title.

In 2012 Roman wins most of the competitions he takes part in. He finishes 1st at the WRS world ranking and gets the title of world champion for the first time.

In 2013 his conception of street skating takes a new turn. He decides to create new tricks. With the help of Mathias Wecxsteen, a skating and ski freestyle instructor and former pro skater, he develops new tricks, including rotations such as double flips. He successfully manages his well-known Kangaroo flip and a double corkscrew, an off-axis rotation invention of his.

For the whole 7 years he's been skating with the pros, Roman Abrate hasn't stopped making new videos and promoting his sports in the media. The creation of his new tricks enabled him to capture the attention of newspapers and television.

A never-ending title list!

Roman Abrate au FISE Experience Marseille 20102015

2014

  • Winner of the Ghetto Games in Ventspils, Latvia
  • Winner of the KXF Xtrem Games, South Korea

2013

  • Winner of the World Rolling Series
  • French Champion in Nantes, France
  • Winner of the Camp42 in Aalborg, Denmark
  • Winner of the FISE Xperience of Nantes, France
  • Winner of the CX-Open in Beijing, China
  • Winner of the Street Bowl Contest in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Winner of the Fardamatti Invitational in San Marino, Italy
  • Winner of the NASS Festival in Bristol, Great-Britain
  • Winner of the Festival de la Glisse in Le Havre, France
  • Winner of the Slopestyle and the skatepark competitions at the FISE World in Montpellier, France
  • Winner of the FASU Contest in Nantes, France
  • 4th at the Gladiator Contest in Nantes, France
  • 3rd at the Winterclash in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 2nd at the Bittercold Showdown in Detroit, USA

2012

  • Winner of the World Rolling Series
  • Winner of the X-Mas Jam in Hamburg, Germany
  • Winner of the CX Open in Beijing, China
  • Winner of the French Championships in Le Mans, France
  • Winner of the Fardamatti Invitational in San Marino, Italy
  • Winner of the Street/Bowl Contest in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Winner of the Ghetto Games in Ventpsil, Latvia
  • 2nd at the Unit 23 Contest, Scotland
  • Winner of the West Coast Clash, Scotland
  • 2nd at the Pro Bowl Contest in Marseille, France
  • 5th at the World FISE in Montpellier, France
  • Winner of the FASU in Gap, France
  • Winner of the West Coast Contest in Bordeaux, France
  • Winner of the French Cup of Street Skating in Sainte-Maxime, France
  • 2nd at the FISE Experience in Canet-en-Roussillon, France
  • 2nd at the Clash My Spot in Grenoble, France
  • Winner of the Gladiator Contest in Nantes, France
  • 3rd at the Winterclash in Eindhoven, Netherlands

2011

  • French Champion during the final of the FISE Experience, France
  • Winner of the Montreal Classic, Canada
  • Winner of the FISE Experience of Rennes, France
  • Winner of the FISE Experience of Mont de Marsan, France
  • 2nd at the Pro Bowl Contest in Marseille, France
  • 2nd at the FISE Experience of the Prairies de la Mer, France
  • 2nd at the FISE in Montpellier, France
  • 2nd at the Winterclash, Netherlands

2010

  • 3rd at the final of the World Rolling Series
  • 6th at the Eisenbergs Hoedown in Dallas, USA
  • Winner fo the FISE in Montpellier, France
  • Winner of the X-Mas Jam Contest in Hamburg, Germany
  • 3rd at the SDSF Open in San Diego, USA
  • Winner of the High in the Park, Switzerland
  • Winner of the FISE Experience in Marseille, France
  • 2nd at the Bowl French Championship in Marseille, France
  • 2nd at the Gladiator Contest in Nantes, France
  • 2nd at the Winterclash, Netherlands

2009

  • Winner of the Fric Contest in Hamburg, Germany
  • Winner of the N.A.S.S. Festival in Bristol, Great-Britain
  • 2nd at the Gladiator Contest in Nantes, France
  • 2nd at the FISE Montpellier, France
  • Winner of the FISE Experience Tour

2008

  • Winner of the FISE Experience Tour
  • Winner of the Best Trick at the Vibrations Urbaines in Pessac, France
  • Winner of the FISE Experience in Marseille, France
  • 4th in street and in mini-ramp at the FISE Montpellier, France
  • Winner in mini-ramp and 2nd in street at the FISE Experience Urban in La Plagne, France
  • Winner of the French Cup of Street Skating at the skatepark of Le Spot in Le Mans, France

2007

  • 4th at the FISE Experience in La Plagne, France
  • Winner of the Best Trick at the RISC in Rouen, France

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