Théo Olivier

Théo, originally from Tahiti, left his native island to settle in metropolitan France. It was here that he discovered his passion for board sports, particularly scooters. Today, he enthusiastically explores the many spots on the Côte d'Azur. Follow Théo on his adventures and let his passion for scootering sweep you away through his dynamic sessions. @_theoolivier_



Where did you come from? 

My name is Théo Olivier, I'm 22 years old, and I'm originally from Tahiti. I grew up in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, more precisely between the towns of Pau and Biarritz. Today, I live on the Côte d'Azur, in the city of Nice!

What triggered you to take up scootering? How long have you been scootering? 

It all clicked when my little brother got his first scooter during 2015. I was totally removed from the world of riding, and one day I said to myself, "Why not give it a try?!". And now I've been riding for 8 years.

How have you progressed? 

Thanks to the people around me. Being surrounded by the right people with whom you can pull yourself up to give the best of yourself. I also watch a lot of videos to give me inspiration and new ideas for tricks. And competitions are really useful for progress!

What's your best advice for those wishing to take up scootering? 

Don't rush! At first, you may be tempted to try out some impressive tricks without mastering the basics. It's like wanting to start running when you don't know how to stand up. Don't hesitate to ask for advice! Whether it's for a movement, a posture, etc., the key is to communicate with other riders. But above all, the best advice I can give is to ride for yourself and not to compare yourself with other people, as everyone learns at their own pace.

What are your best practice spots? 

My big favorite is the skatepark in Papeete, Tahiti!

In metropolitan France, if you like street riding, I'd say Lyon, because it's the ride capital. It's a real city of spots! If you want to get from spot A to spot B, you're likely to make a lot of stops, because there are so many spots per square metre. 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, Barcelona comes first. It's also based on the same principle as Lyon. Every year, Barcelona hosts the Urban World Series, a competition to elect the world champion of the discipline (Skateboard, BMX, Rollerblades, Scooter) in street or park. Then there's Corby, a small English town 2 hours from London. This town has one of the best skateparks in the world: Adrenaline Alley! You'll find foam trays, resi ramps, a huge street and park section, and more.

Last but not least, in America, a must-see for all board sports enthusiasts is Woodward Camp!