Théo, originally from Tahiti, left his native island to settle in France. It was here that he discovered his passion for sliding sports, especially scooters. Today, he enthusiastically explores the many spots offered by the Côte d'Azur. Follow Théo in his adventures and let yourself be carried away by his passion for scooters through his sessions full of dynamism. @_theoolivier_

Where do you come from ?

My name is Théo Olivier, I'm 22 years old, and I'm from Tahiti. I grew up in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, more precisely between the cities of Pau and Biarritz. I live today on the French Riviera, in the city of Nice!

What was the trigger to get you on the scooter? Since when do you practice this discipline?

I had the click when my little brother got his first scooter in 2015. I was totally far from the world of riding, and one day I said to myself: "Why not give it a try?!". And now, it will be 8 years that I practice this sport.

How did you progress?

Thanks to those around me. Being surrounded by the right people with whom we pull ourselves up to give the best of ourselves. I also watched a lot of videos to give me inspiration and new ideas for tricks. Then the competitions are really useful for progress!

What is your best advice for those who would like to learn to ride a scooter?

Do not rush ! At first, you will be tempted to want to do awesome tricks without mastering the basics. It's like you want to start running when you can't stand. Everything in its time Don't hesitate to ask for advice! Whether it's for a movement, a posture, ... the key is in communication with other riders. But above all, the best advice I can give is to ride for yourself and not compare yourself to other people, everyone learns at their own pace.

What are your best spots to practice?

My big favorite is the Papeete skatepark in Tahiti!

In mainland France, if you like to ride the streets, I would say Lyon because it's the riding capital. It's a real spot city! By wanting to go from spot A to spot B, you risk making a lot of stops, there are so many per square meter. Then, if you want to ride good parks, I recommend the Palais de la Glisse and the Bowl du Prado in Marseille, the Hangar in Nantes and Gerland in Lyon.

In Europe, there is first Barcelona. It also has the same principle as the city of Lyon. Barcelona hosts the Urban World Series every year, a competition aimed at electing the champion and the world champion of the discipline (Skate, BMX, Rollers, Scooter) in street or park. There is also Corby, a small town in England 2 hours from London. This city has one of the best skateparks in the world to be able to ride: Adrenaline Alley! You will find there foam pits, resin ramps, a huge street and park part, etc.

Finally, in America, a must-see place for any board sports enthusiast is Woodward Camp!