Interview by Arthur Derrien | Intro by Julien Bachelier
I remember these two kids who used to come to the Cosa Nostra skatepark every Wednesday afternoon and were struggling to ollie over the funbox.
Contrary to his brother Gabriel, Rémy, who was only 10 years old, had to struggle even more but we could already see a gleam in his eyes when he was skating.
When I moved to Lyon my Wednesday afternoon sessions at the skatepark rarified, but my friends over at the park still gave me news about him and told me about his recent exploits in the streets of our “beautiful” eastern suburb of Paris.
Rémy was definitely hooked on skateboarding…
A few years later, and a few centimetres higher, Rémy joined us for an Antiz tour in Belgium. It could have been hard for him to find his place among that crew of loafers; but when it’s raining every day in the country of beer, drinking enhances your integration skills…
Ever since that hop and concrete internship, Rémy has kept on following us in pretty much all of our trips and is now flying far away from his original “beautiful” Parisian suburb.
He no longer struggles to ollie over funboxes or ridiculously dangerous barriers. He also has hair on his chest and face now, but we can still see that gleam in his eyes.
At 21, I don’t know if this gleam comes from mischief, determination, kindness or simply an ingenuous look at the world, but I’m certain that he’ll grow and blossom doing what he loves with humility and respect. Rémy, you exude happiness; rush in and keep that fire burning inside you…POWER!!!