When you visit the skate parks around the world you most likely see skateboarders, BMX'ers or scooter riders. What you barely see are roller skaters like Barbara Luciana. Barbara (24) is from Argentina and currently killing the European skate parks with style for days. If you wanna find out more about Barbara and her way into roller skating read the full story below.
Yeah, you are welcome. I started skating when I was 5 years old. I was a figure skater back in the days. Round about two years ago I got in contact with the aggressive roller skating on ramps and on the streets. I fell in love with it and been ever since.
Yes, I'm a professional skater. Two years ago I traveled to Barcelona for filming some tricks for my first skate video. After a while some brands started sending me messages via the social networks (Instagram/Facebook), saying that they want to support me. At first, I couldn't really believe this but I was very happy. One of the brands was "CHAYA" by Powerslide from Germany. I became part of their team and at first, they just send me some products but after a while, I needed help with traveling for skating and so they decided to pay a regular paycheck.
In Argentina, there are many girls skating on ramps and on the streets. It's getting more and more popular. I see more and more girls practicing this sport and it's so beautiful, because this sport is growing very fast. I also know some girls from Germany who roller skate. This month, they created the first magazine of roller skating in Europe, which is called "DOGDAYS".
I always feel that roller skating is different and that I'm doing something different, but that is the magic of the sport. I think roller skating is really unique because the essence of the roller skates, the wheels, the quads never changed. It is still the same like in the 60's, which is pretty cool.
I travel to Barcelona every summer for two years now. I mostly travel for skating, to get to competitions and to meet people from around the world who are also passionate about this sport.
My project for this year is to continue traveling and doing what I love, to continue improving as a skater. I'm sure if I keep doing this, more good things will come up in the future.