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.
- 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
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.
I think my greatest achievement would be to win the first place at the PRO category in Canada or Japan skate contests.
I think the biggest difficulties in this sport are: the lack of time and the lack of money.
I always feel satisfied when I land a new hard trick, or a combo, or if I have a great day with few mistakes.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
To think outside the box, to think rationally.
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.
If you want progress, go all the way!
The course “From zero to a hero!” will turn you from a totally beginner to an independent kitesurfer, able to practice this sport by yourself. The first week course covers the techniques from the Discovery to the Advanced courses, while the next week course defines the advanced settings of the equipment, board control in different conditions, advanced theories and basic freestyle tricks.
Getting bored on the beach? We move in the water!
Discovery module provides some basic information about this sport to those who want to initiate. The course begins by presenting the equipment and framework necessary for carrying out the course and also, provides participants with optimal conditions for initiation.
The first part of the session focuses on the quality and wind direction, safety rules, equipment checking and preparation. The second part takes place in water and includes piloting the kite by the student and maintaining it in fixed positions with two hands and one hand, re-launches the kite from the water, recall procedure using self-rescue method and using of safety systems.