LA GRISE RIDE 2 – Lille
It was my very first contest. I was terrified actually. Iam not use to be seen by a lot of people in my little town. So the fact that I had to ride in front of everybody and be judged… scared me. Actually, I knew there would be many riders from the Parisian Docksession so I felt a bit more confident. I live in Champagne-Ardenne in France and I joined the Parisian Docksession one year ago. And it was the same story when I got there for the first time. I was scared to ride with a lot of people and meet new people but now…they became my family.
Then the Day-D arrived, and the experience began! The atmosphere was CRAZY, the energy was huge. Everyone knew everyone in one way or another.
So, at the qualifications, I passed last and so I was alone in a run that was planed for two. What could be worse for me than this at that moment? Haha a nice guy got volunteer to ride with me (so cute!). Well, my 1st run got me to the semi-qualifications, my 2nd run got me to the finals. And when I heard my name, I first said „What the fudge?“. Between us, I wasn’t ready at all. I seriously didn’t expect that. For the finals we had the possibility to give our own music for our run. Guess what… I seriously didn’t know what to give and I was so stressed so Lou Baro suggested me a song that could fit me. And it worked So I guess my 3rd run was pure improvisation on a shaking body. But I achieved my goals on that week-end! I met incredible people, I overcame my fear and I had so much FUN! And it gave me the desire to learn more and more. Plus each girls was soooo amazing and incredibly talented!
Ophel at S*pin’s Women Compilation of La Grise Ride 2
Ophel comes from Champange-Ardenne, near Paris. 2017 she joined the Docksession Paris for the first time and ever since the Docksession ist her Longboard Family!
»I started longboarding almost 2 years ago. But I’m a huge lover of surf. Longboarding really changed my life and my point of views. I practice Muay Thai for 3 years and I participate contests since this year. So 2018 is a big year to me. Both sports really completes each other’s«
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Deck Majutsu Buto Odori Carbon Version / Eternity Longboard 116cm
Trucks Paris truck V2 Satin Blue 180mm
Wheels Orangatang, 86a