Date of birth:
1987.04.05
Hometown:
Slatina, OLT, Romania.
Sponsors:
GoPro, Skullcandy, Cirus Skateboards, Benjamin.ro Shoe Store, Tracker Trucks, Eroilor Mafia, Krack clothing,
Hobbies:
Photography, videography, traveling, kendama
Favourite athletes:
Rodney Mullen, Turi Zoltan, Isamu Yamamoto, Tony Gale, Marco Sassi

BIO

"Marius Virgil Constantin‏"

My name is Marius Constantin and I am a professional freestyle skater from Romania. I skate for almost 10 years now and I will never quit.

I started skating at 18 years old in a little town in south Romania called Slatina. We didn’t have any skatepark nor many street spots, so I got in to more flatland tricks. After a while I found some videos of skateboarding that were totally different from what I knew- freestyle skateboarding. From there I started to combine street and freestyle. 4 years ago I switched to freestyle completely using only freestyle boards and doing only freestyle tricks.

In the first year when I switched to a freestyle board, I also competed for the first time international at The World Freestyle Championship where I got the 9th place. After that I competed every year.

I have a youtube channel where I post a lot of videos and skate tutorials and it is the most subscribed skate channel in Romania (17k). There I promote the art of freestyle and everything I do.

I`m very active on social media and I often post photos/videos despite the fact that I have a fulltime job in Bucharest. I hope that, in the very near future, skateboarding will become my fulltime job.

For me, freestyle skateboarding is more than a sport, it is self-discipline and it kept me away from bad habits.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2011: Resita Skate Contest - 2nd place (best runs)
  • 2012: World Freestyle Championship (Germany) – 9th place AM
  • 2013: World Freestyle Championship (England) – 2nd place AM
  • 2014: BBQ Skateboardcontest (European championship / Germany) – 1st place AM
  • 2015: BBQ Skateboardcontest (European championship / Germany) – 1st place AM

INTERVIEW 2015.10.06

What are you looking for to accomplish?

I want to see freestyle skateboarding contests in my country with kids that really enjoy it. I want to take part of that and help the movement.

What would be your greatest achievement?

I think my greatest achievement would be to win the first place at the PRO category in Canada or Japan skate contests.

"Marius Virgil Constantin‏"

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

I think the biggest difficulties in this sport are: the lack of time and the lack of money.

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

I always feel satisfied when I land a new hard trick, or a combo, or if I have a great day with few mistakes.

"Marius Virgil Constantin‏"

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

It`s strange, but I really like to skate alone, especially when I want to work on some new combos. For me a good flatground it`s all I need, so I’m not that picky.

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

I always warm up a little before skating and if I have good music to listen to, everything is great. The key to success is very simple: practice a lot every day.

"Marius Virgil Constantin‏"

What are you most nervous about when competing?

Sometimes, when competing, I get nervous if I’m thinking of some bad days that we skaters have once in a while. You don`t want to have a day like that when you know you’re next in the “ring”.

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

Good question. I don`t really know what to answer, but I can tell you that I always get personal messages on my facebook page from kids that really appreciate my work. I prefer to call them my friends.

Marius Virgil Constantin‏

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

To think outside the box, to think rationally.

What are your future plans?

I want to compete every year to even more contests worldwide and make better and better video edits with harder tricks.

Maybe in 10 years I will have my own skate shop if I play my cards right.

"Marius Virgil Constantin‏"

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Try to skate every day and don’t smoke or drink too much.

"Marius Virgil Constantin‏"