Name: Roman Abrate
Location: GAP, France
Bio: I started skating in 2003 in Fréjus (south of france) when I was 15 years old, now I spend all my time skating since completing my chef exam in 2008. In 2005 I started my pro career and travelled the world to all the biggest blading events such as the FISE, Winterclash, world finals, ASA, etc…. During this time I filmed different street sections with Adrien Anne for internet edits and DVDs like ‘Sans pretention” and “Game Theory”.
In 2011 I started to work on a new kind of skating inspired by the ski guys, since then I have enjoy my time with skiers and we are training together to get new spin tricks. In 2012, after a great year of competition, I finished 1st at the world ranking for the first time. I’m trying now to push my limit and bring some new tricks into our sport like i did in 2013 with the “Kangaroo flip” a the FASU or ” Double Cork” 1080 and 1260 on the big air at Woodward West.
After another good year, traveling the world, learning new tricks and getting more good results (like 1st place at the FISE Park and Slopestyle), I finished 1st for the second time in a row in the WRS world ranking.
Now I’m gonna try to keep this direction; having fun with my friends, traveling, meeting new people and pushing skating up with more Tv coverage and other new tricks! (more on romanabrate.com)
What do you like about UC wheels?
First, I have loved UC since the beginning, they make the best wheels and products of course but it’s also a great company, they are always working with the skaters and are not scared to take risks and to try new ideas and pruducts, and this is really cool!!
With Undercover, I have many choices of wheel, and if I want to skate park or street and they are all good quality, with different size and hardness. The wheels are really fast, it’s good for my kind of skating cause I need a lot of speed, and they are still strong. It’s great to get quality wheels like that, so when you are having fun during your session, you can stay focused on your tricks and you don’t need to worry about the rest!
I have been skating UC wheels for a long time now and I love them!