http://www.svenboekhorst.com/


Date of birth:
1980.06.19
Hometown:
Den Bosch
Sponsors:
Rollerblade,
Hobbies:
Music, Party with friends, snowboard, computer
Favourite athletes:
David Sizemore

BIO

Sven Boekhorst Photo by Dominic Swagemakers

Former World Champion Sven Boekhorst founded SB Events back in 2006. He started skating early in the 90’s in Den Bosch, Netherlands. Sven won every contest in 2000, including the Triple Crown (winning World Championships, X-Games and Gravity Games).

While skating as a professional skater he got a character in the Aggressive Inline video game. He was also invited to perform in a big show on Broadway, NYC for 3 weeks along with a theatre group from Amsterdam and got his own Rollerblade pro model “Sven Boekhorst’ skate.

After all the experiences he gained as a professional skater, Sven decided to move his career to the next level by founding SB Events, a company that provides professional skating shows for all sorts of events that adjust in every occasion.

In addition, SB Events are also organizing their own events and take care of their own production. SB Events can also be used for total video coverage of an event.

SB Events is energized by a creative team who can help brands set up a total new concept (product presentations, product launching etc.)


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1998: 1st place NISS Finals Venice Beach, CA Park
  • 1998: 3rd place X-Games San Diego, CA Halfpipe triples
  • 1999: 1st place Gravity Games Rhode Island, PR Park
  • 1999: 1st place X-Games San Fransico, CA Park
  • 2000: 1st place X-Games Melbourne, Australia Park
  • 2000: 1st place ASA Finals World Championships Las Vegas, NV Park
  • 2001: 1st place ASA Baltimore, USA Park
  • 2001: 4th ASA Finals World Championships Dallas, TX Park
  • 2002: 1st place European Championships Rome, Italy Park
  • 2003: 1st place Global X-Games San Antonio, TX Park
  • 2005: 2nd place Asian X-Games Seoul, South Korea Park
  • 2006: 2nd place LG Berlin, Germany Park
  • 2007: 5th place FISE Monpellier, France Park
  • 2008: 1st place Barcelona Extreme Festival Halfpipe
  • 2010: 1st place Barcelona Extreme Festival Halfpipe
  • 2011: 3rd place FISE Monpellier, France Spine
  • 2012: 4th place Sout Korea Contest, Park

INTERVIEW 2015.07.22

What are you looking for to accomplish?

At this moment my main focus is to accomplish the video project Cityhopper World 3. On which we start working the beginning of the year and which should be finished within the next couple of months.

Sven Boekhorst Photo by: Dominic Swagemakers

Besides that I’m looking to find a way to keep active within the inline scene also if I’m not able to roll and a professional level. Till now that’s working pretty good.

What would be your greatest achievement?

Winning the X-Games, Gravity Games and World Championships in 1 year (2000), Character in computer game “aggressive inline” , 3 weeks doing a theatre show on Broadway NYC, getting my own pro model inline skate from Rollerblade and finishing Cityhopper NL and Cityhopper Europe.

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

The feeling of having a good session with friends and pushing yourself to do stuff you did not think you were able to do. That’s a great feeling.

And of course the whole vibe around it. The best excuses to still play outside like little children.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

At this moment in my local outdoor park, 5minutes from my house.

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

I guess the most important is to still have fun in what you’re doing. You don’t’ work when you feel tired and you force yourself to go the skatepark to practice new tricks. Most of the time you will take a nasty slam or it just doesn’t’ work.

Sven Boekhorst Photo by Dominic Swagemakers

What are you most nervous about when competing?

The possibility of slamming during your run.

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

I guess my parents hahaha…..They supported me so much with everything I did. Bringing me to contest when I was younger, picking me up at the airport every single time and helping me with difficult decisions when I was younger. Like stopping with school.

Sven Boekhorst Photo by Dominic Swagemakers

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Always try to have fun while you doing it.

What are your future plans?

Finishing Cityhopper World 3. Work more and more on my own company. Event, workshops, online shop and more…. www.sb-events.nl / www.sb-skateshop.nl

Sven Boekhorst Photo by Dominic Swagemakers