Namwon Korea Open 2015
The first 3-cone event of 2015 was held on April 25th to 27th, in Namwon (Korea). Skaters from no less than 15 countries competed against each other for the victory of the very first main event of the year...
Ye Hao Qin : "I will continue to represent China in competitions, and I want to win more 1st positions for my country!"
Ye Hao Qin, Men’s Freestyle Slalom World #2 and brand-new leader of the Men’s Speed Slalom World ranking, gives us his impressions on his successful season and his plans for the upcoming year in this interview.
April World Ranking
April’s World Ranking is out! The first main event of 2015, which occurred last month in Korea, brought some changes in the top levels of the World Ranking. We now have a new leader in
the Speed Slalom Men! For the first time in his career, Ye Hao Qin (Chn) is on the top of this category!
Speed Men : After his second place at Namwon Korea Open, Ye Hao Qin (Chn) went up 4 places and is now the leader of the Speed Slalom World Ranking for men. He had been leading the Freestyle World Ranking for men during 3 months last year (from January to March), so let’s see how long he is going to keep his position at the head of the Speed Slalom Men ranking. Simone Nai Oleari (Ita) went down from being first of the ranking to being third, after his 4th place in Namwon. The winner of the Speed Slalom competition in Namwon, Guo Fang (Chn) wins 3 ranks and is now on the 4th position of the ranking. Alexandre Claris (Fra) and Zheng Jia Ming (Chn) both loose two ranks and are now respectively at the 5th and 6th positions. Jimmy Fort (Fra) is down to the 7th place (-1).
Speed Women : No major change occurred in the top 10 for the women this month. Wang Tzu Chien (Tpe) continues to lead the Speed Slalom ranking, and has been doing so for the past 8 months now. Camilia Morbidoni (Ita) won 4 places and is now up to the 8th position. Daria Kuznetsova (Rus) looses 3 places and is now down to the 11th position.
Freestyle Men : The top 5 of this category knows no changes this month. Sergey Timchenko (Rus) keeps his 1st position of the ranking for another month (the 8th in a row). Michal Sulinowski (Pol) won two places and is now up to the 6th position, causing Romain Lebois (Fra) go down 2 ranks and end up in the 8th position. Right after him, we find Kanchanok Sawangsri (Tha) who won 3 places and is now on the 9th rank. Guo Fang (Chn) goes down on the 12th position (-3).
Freestyle Women : Daria Kuznetsova (Rus) is still on the top of the World ranking. Feng Hui (Chn) won 1 rank and now occupies the 4th place, causing her teammate, Su Fei Qian (Chn), to go down to the 5th place (-1). Camilla Morbidoni (Ita) goes 2 places up and is now on the 8th position. Ksenija Komarchuk (Ukr) ends up at the 12th place (-3).
Freestyle Slides Men : No changes in the TOP-10 this month. The Slides World Champion 2014, Huang Hai Yang (Chn) is still on the top of the World Ranking.
Freestyle Slides Women : No changes this month. Bohdana Hotsko (Esp) is leading the Women’s World Ranking, like she has been doing for the last 7 months.
Free Jump Men : Thomas Rataud (Fra) is still on the top of the ranking. Alexandre Fantuz (Fra) goes up to the 3rd place (+1), leaving Gonzalo Cobo (Arg) on the 4th place (-1). Victor Caballero Mazacotte (Esp) wins 1 place and goes up to the 5th place, but his Spanish teammate, Pablo Soler Cabanero, goes down to the 6th place (-1).
Free Jump Women : Maeliss Conan (Fra) is still world number one. The award for the best rise this month goes to Alba Garcia Patino (Esp) who won 8 places and entered the Top-10 at the 8th position. The Czapla's sisters, Ewelina and Justyna (Pol) lost 1 position and are now respectively down to the 9th and 10th place.
WSSA 2015 RULESET : Updates and Changes Overview
The new edition of the WSSA Ruleset was published in March 2015. After the major changes in 2014, here is the new version of the ruleset, with some additions and corrections.
New video : Přerov 2015 Czech Slalom Series
Here is the official after-movie of the Czech Slalom Series event, which was held on May 2nd - 3rd, in Přerov. The video filmed and edited by Honza Považan and starring a special video guide from France, Igor Cheremetieff.
New video : RA Slides 2015
Here is the new slides video by Denis Shirobokov, showing some crazy indoor skating at the end of the winter season 2014/2015.
New video : Marshal Cup 2015 - IRAN
Here is the new video, showing the best moments of the very first Iranian wss competitions, which were held in Tehran at the beginning of the season.
Feng Hui : "I gained a lot of experience from various competitions in 2014"
Here is a brand new interview of Feng Hui, Women’s Freestyle World #5 and 2014’s World Champion in Classic Junior, about her past season.
Simone Nai Oleari : "My main opponent this years will be, as always, the chronometer! I’d really like to beat my best times."
The Men’s Speed Slalom World #1, Simone Nai Oleary, talks with us about his past season, his “relationship” with the WFSC and his plans for the upcoming season in this brand new-interview.
New video - KSJ & Conero Roller
Here is the new Sk8 movie from KSJ, which was filmed in Italian Ancona during his masterclass for the local club Conero Roller. Enjoy!
Daria Kuznetsova : "Last season was definitely my most successful season."
New interview of Russian Daria Kuznetsova, double European and World Champion of 2014, on her more than successful season and her plans for the upcoming year.
March World Ranking
The World Ranking of March is finally out !
There is no change in the TOP 20 for all the disciplines this month, except some small movements in the Free Jump Women starting from TOP-15. The leaders of the World Ranking keep their positions for one more month. We congratulate them and look forward to the first main event of 2015, which will take place in Korea at the end of April and will probably make some changes for the next month's World Ranking.
Sergey Timchenko : "Last season was very successful for me. I’m so happy with how everything turned out..."
Sergey Timchenko, Freestyle Men's World #1, double European Champion and Classic World Champion of 2014, tells us more about his last season and his plans for 2015 in this interview.
New video - BOTH music clip featuring Accro Roller Senegal team
The music band BOTH presents their new video clip, starring the skating crew Accro Roller from Senegal.
In memory of Pascal Falcini
German-French freestyle skater Pascal Falcini died suddenly on March, 26th. We would want to express our sincerest condolences to his beloved girlfriend, friends and family during this hard time for all of them.
Thomas Rataud : "My only wish is for Free Jump to develop all around the world. I have been dreaming of it for a long time now!"
Interview of Thomas Rataud, winner of the Open Free Jump contests of the 2014 World Championship and leader of the brand-new Free Jump World Ranking, on his opinion about the Free Jump evolution…
New video - SEBA ST For April Fool’s Day
Funny video for April Fool's Day! New edit with Lan Wang Heng and Pu Hao Yang, filmed by Xu Lin Jie and edited by Vidal Bao.
Tiffany Derisbourg : "I can definitely say that the 2014 season brought me a lot."
Interview with Tiffany Derisbourg, Speed Slalom European Champion of 2014 and Women's Speed Slalom World #3, on her 2014 year and her objectives for this upcoming season.
Barbara Bossi : "I always skate for myself, not just for the results."
Barbara Bossi, Speed Slalom Women's World number #4 and Vice-World Champion 2014 of Speed Slalom, summarizes her season in her latest interview…
Alexandre Claris : "It was the most amazing season I’ve ever done."
Last season overview from Men's Freestyle Slalom World #4 and Men's Speed Slalom World #3, World Vice-Champion in Classic 2014, Alexandre Claris…
Jimmy Fort : "I am not the one who’s going to complain, everything is great"
Interview with Jimmy Fort, the French Speed Slalom European Champion of 2014, on his memories of the past year, his experiences and his next goals...
Romain Lebois : "I will give my best as usual"
Interview with Romain Lebois, Men's Freestyle Slalom World #6 and Speed Slalom World #8, on 2014 and his goals for the upcoming skating season…
February World Ranking
As is the custom, now is the time to release the World Ranking of February. If in most of the categories, no major change occurred, it's not the case for the Speed Men category, as we
will see in just a moment.
Speed Men : Indeed, after 4 months during which Savio Brivio (Ita) was on the throne of the Men's Speed Slalom World Ranking, Simone Nai Oleari (Ita), who (just to recall) has been 1st in this category's ranking 26 times already, overthrew Savio and got back on the 1st position, to leave his opponent with the rank of 2nd.
Speed Women : Wang Tzu Chien (Tpe) is still 1st of this ranking. Good news for Tiffany Derisbourg (Fra) who enters the TOP 3 by winning 1 place in the ranking. On the other side, Federica De Sensi (Ita) looses 6 places to end in the 17th position, and Barbara Bossi (Ita) also looses 1 place and is now ranked #4.
Freestyle Men : Sergey Timchenko (Rus) is still at the top of the World Ranking. However, two French riders, Alexandre Claris (Fra) and Romain Lebois (Fra) loose their respective positions of third and fifth of this ranking, and thus let Zhang Hao (Chn) move to the 3rd place, and Alexandr Timchenko (Rus) to the 5th.
Freestyle Women : No big changes for this month. Double World Champion Daria Kuznetsova (Rus) is still leader of the World Ranking. Ksenia Dubinchik (Rus) looses 2 places and is now down to the 12th position. Camilla Morbidoni (Ita) and Guan Yu Xiang (Chn) take advantage of this change to move respectively to the 10th and 11th places.
Freestyle Slides Men : Again no changes for the Top-10 in February : Huang Hai Yang (Chn), Slides World Champion of 2014, is still on the top of the World Ranking.
Freestyle Slides Women : Same situation for the women. Bohdana Hotsko (Esp) is still leader of the Women's World Ranking, and has been in this position for 5 months now.
Free Jump Men : Lots of changes occurred in the Free Jump Men World Ranking. First, we have a new competitor in the TOP 10 with Kirill Ryazantsev (Rus) who won 5 places and is now ranked #10. Second, Dylan Couitti (Fra) looses 2 places and now down to the 7th place. Victor Caballero Mazacotte (Esp) moves up 3 places, and is now 6th of this ranking. Finally, Alexandre Fantuz (Fra) and Pablo Soler Cabañero (Esp) won 2 places and are now respectively at the 4th and 5th positions.
Free Jump Women : Maud Oguey (Fra) looses 1 place and is now at the 3rd position, leaving her rank of 2nd to Bohdana Hotsko (Esp). Maeliss Conan (Fra) is still number one of this Free Jump Women World Ranking. Check our recent interview with her available here !
Maëliss Conan : "For the next season, I really want to improve my free jump record which is currently at 1m19."
The leader of the brand-new Free Jump World Ranking, French Maëliss Conan, won the Open Free Jump contest during the 2014 World Championships and showed us how high you can fly when you put your skates on...
Klaudia Hartmanis : "That was another great year for me. Looking back on all my performances and remembering all those amazing trips makes me smile."
Season summary and traveling memories of Klaudia Hartmanis, the Freestyle Slalom Women's World #2, in her latest interview…
Maryna Boiko : "I spend a lot of time on skates - it's my hobby and my job at the same time, and I like it!"
Brand-new interview with Maryna Boiko, the current World #3 in Women's Freestyle, on her 2014 skating season...
Alexandr Timchenko : "I am satisfied with everything I did [this season], I remained quite steady and reached a new level..."
Brand-new interview with Men's Freestyle Slalom World #6 and 2014 World Vice-Champion in Pair Slalom, Alexander Timchenko, about his last season and his plans for the upcoming year…
New video - Sk8 Dance & Slalom with Feng Hui & KSJ
Here is the new video by KSJ, showing dance choreography and slalom skating with Classic Junior World Champion 2014, Feng Hui.
Zoé Granjon : "I'm really satisfied with my achievements this year and hope to do even better in 2015..."
Interview with Zoé Granjon, Women's Freestyle Slalom World #6 and Speed Slalom World #2, on her 2014 season, her next goals, and her skating with her sister...
Michał Sulinowski : "Stay positive!"
On the menu of his brand-new interview: Season summary, travelling memories and plans for the upcoming season...
New video : Plinio Marcos Rezende | Profile 2015
Here is the new profile video of Plinio Marcos Rezende filmed by Raúl Díaz-Guerra. Enjoy this nice edit!
New video : Miriam Fatmi | MiniProfile 2015
Here is the small but very nice profile video of Miriam Fatmi, Spanish Slalom skater and Freestyle Slides Women's World # 4. Enjoy !
January World Ranking
The World Ranking of January is out !
After 3 starter events last month, there is no change in the top 20 for Freestyle Slalom, Speed and Slides categories.
We are happy to announce a new World Ranking category, which is Free Jump. The very first Free Jump Ranking was made according to the results of 2014 free jump competitions held during the WSS events over the world. There were a total of 26 events in 2014, 11 in France, 4 in Brazil, 3 in Uk and Spain, and only one event in Germany, Italy, Romania, Poland, Russia and Argentina ; we hope more countries will held a free jump competition in 2015.
The Free Jump winners of the open competition at the World Championships 2014, Thomas Rataud (Fra) and Maeliss Conan (Fra) are the first skaters to lead this new World Ranking. Flavien Du Peloux (Fra) and Maud Oguey (Fra) are taking the second places. Third places are for Gonzalo Cobo (Arg) and for Slides World Champion 2014, Bohdana Hotsko (Esp). Soon the Free Jump calendar will be added to the world slalom series website, so stay tuned to check the opportunity to compete and get some points for the new World Ranking!!!
Video profile : FLOW | Klaudia Hartmanis
Here is the new video from Singapore filmed by Michał Sulinowski and starring the current Freestyle Slalom Women's World #2, Klaudia Hartmanis.
December World Ranking
The World Ranking of December is out !
There were only two prime events in December 2014 so no changes in the TOP-20 in all the disciplines.
Here is a small overview of the World Ranking 2014.
The leader of the World Rankings have changed 13 times during the 2014 season : 5 times in Men's Freestyle Slalom, 3 times in Men's Speed Slalom, twice in Women's Freestyle Slalom and once for the other disciplines.
2014 started new leaders of the Freestyle Slalom Ranking, for both, Men and Women's categories.
Freestyle Men : For the first time of his career, Ye Hao Qin (Chn) got the first step of the Freestyle World Ranking in January 2014 and kept this title for 3 months, till March. He replaced Romain Lebois (Fra), who was on the top during 1,5 year before and took the lead back twice in 2014, in April and August. Since May to July the first step of the Freestyle Slalom Ranking was for Yu Jin Seong (Kor), who stayed on the top for 3 months and for the first time of his skating career. A new leader appeared in September, double European Champion 2014 and Classic World Champion 2014, Sergey Timchenko (Rus) is a new world number one, for the first time of his career and for 4 months till nowadays.
Freestyle Women : Su Fei Qian (Chn), who already led the Freestyle Slalom Ranking since October 2011 to April 2012, came back to the top in January 2014 and stayed there for 7 months, until July. She was replaced by Daria Kuznetsova (Rus), who got a double victory at the Europe and World Freestyle Skating Championships 2014 letting her come back to the top in August 2014. She was already leading Freestyle Slalom Ranking since July 2012 to December 2013 and she is now keeping the first position for 5 months.
Speed Men : For 8 months (from January to June and form August to September 2014) and for 17th months before (all 2013 and 7 months in 2012) Simone Nai Oleari (Ita) was the World Number One in the Men's Speed Slalom discipline. Guo Fang (Chn), who was already on the top in 2008 for 4 months, took the first place in July 2014, but only for one month.
New leader of the Speed Slalom Ranking, Speed Slalom World Champion 2014, Savio Brivio (Ita), climbed up to the top in October and stayed there for 3 months already. This is the first time in his career he is leading the World Ranking.
Speed Women : Barbara Bossi (Ita) was leading the women’s Speed Slalom World Ranking for 8 months in 2014 (from January to August), plus 4 months in 2013 and 23 months before (2010-2012). She was replaced by Speed Slalom World Champion 2014, Wang Tzu Chien (Tpe), who is now staying on the top for the first time of her career and for 4 months already, since September 2014.
Freestyle Slides Men : For 6 months in 2014 and since December 2012, Kirill Ryazantsev (Rus) was leading the Men's Freestyle Slides World Ranking. He was replaced by the World Champion 2014, Huang Hai Yang (Chn), who is staying on the top of the Men's Freestyle Slides Ranking for 6 months already, since July 2014.
Freestyle Slides Women : For 9 months (from January to September) in 2014 and since December 2012, Olga Fokina (Rus) stayed on the top of the Freestyle Slides Women World Ranking. The World Champion 2014, Bohdana Hotsko (Esp) replaced her in October 2014. She is now staying on the top of the Freestyle Slides discipline for the 3 last months.
The new season have already started with events in France and Germany. Stay tuned on the world slalom series website where we are updating the calendar 2015 as soon as we have any news. See you in 2015 and good luck for the new season !!!
WSS Brasil 3
The last two-cone event of the year was held on December, 13-14, in São Paulo, Brazil. This competition was the biggest WSSA event in Brazil so far…
New video : PARIS EN ROLLERS (WFSC 2014)
Here is the new video by Francesca Florian about skating in Paris, including some footage from WFSC 2014.
Battle Africa 2014
Accro Roller club and their president, Babacar Ndiaye organized the seventh edition of the "Battle Africa" in the capital of Senegal, on December, 7th - 8th…
New video : All Inline Cup Lishui 2014
Here is the official video of the AIC 2014 filmed and edited by Vidal Bao, showing the best moments of this event held on August 22th - 24th in China.
Wang Tzu Chien : "I felt absolutely delighted and thrilled. All my hard work and efforts had finally paid off..."
She is the brand-new world number one and the winner of all the big events she took part in during the season. She also renewed her World Champion title from last year. Here is an interview with Wang Tzu Chien…
International Freestyle Skating Championships 2014
The last three-cone event of the year was held on November, 28-30, in Singapore. Skaters from all over the world competed in the main disciplines...
New video : WFSC 2014
Here is the official video of the WFSC 2014 filmed and edited by Cezary Powierza.
The last Chinese three-cone event of the season was held on November, 21-23, in Wuyishan. Skaters from 15 countries of Europe and Asia competed in the main disciplines...
November World Ranking
The World Ranking of November is out ! Two Asian three-cone events in November (Wuyishan and IFSC 2014) made some changes for this month’s rankings.
A mistake was made last month, in the October’s Slides Ranking. Please, check the new October Ranking online. We apologize for the wrong information given. According to the corrections in October’s ranking, we have a big news - We have a new leader in the Women's Slides World Ranking, for the first time of the Slides World Ranking history since October !!!
Freestyle Slides Women : We have a new world number one! The Slides World Champion 2014, Bohdana Hotsko (Esp), won 2 place and is up to the top of the world ranking. She is the first skater to replace the one and only leader of the Women's Slides World Ranking, Olga Fokina (Rus) who is down to the second place for the first time of the Slides World Ranking history. The best up is for Maryna Boiko (Ukr), who won 6 places and entered the TOP-10 at the rank #7.
Freestyle Slides Men : No changes this month, but according to the mistake in the October’s ranking, here is fresh information. The Slides World Champion 2014, Huang Hai Yang (Chn) is still on the top of the World Ranking. Brais Garcia (Esp), after his second place at the WFSC 2014, won 6 places and is up to the 2nd place. The best up last month was for Denis Lamtsov (Rus), who won 9 places and entered the TOP-10 at the rank #8. Chung Yung Tzu (Tpe) lost 4 places and is down to the 9th place.
Freestyle Men : Sergey Timchenko (Rus) is still at the top of the World Ranking. Ye Hao Qin (Chn) won 3 places and is up to the second place. Because of what Alexandre Claris (Fra), Zhang Hao (Chn) and Romain Lebois (Fra) lost 1 place and are down to the rank from 3rd to 5th respectively. The best up this month is for Sawangsri Kanchanok (Tha), thanks to his victory at the IFSC Battle 2014, he won 12 places and entered the TOP-20 at the rank #12; and for Zheng Yi Fei (Chn) who won 84 places and is up to the 20th place. Li Yu Chen (Chn) is up to the 16th place (+6).
Freestyle Women : Daria Kuznetsova (Rus) is still on the top of the World Ranking. The Classic Junior winner of the IFSC and Wuyishan 2014, Feng Hui (Chn) won 4 places and is up to the 5th place. Because of what Zoe Granjon (Fra), Angelika Prucnal (Pol), Anastasia Zenkova (Rus) and Ksenija Komarchuk (Ukr) lost 1 place and are down to the rank from 6th to 9th respectively. The best up this month is for Wang Ding Yu Xin (Chn) who won 28 places and entered the TOP-20 at the rank #16.
Speed Men : Savio Brivio (Ita) is still at the top of the World Ranking. The best up this month is for Ye Hao Qin (Chn), who won 24 places and entered the TOP-20 at the rank #5 and Li Yu Chen (Chn), who won 21 places and is up to the 17th place. Jimmy Fort (Fra) and Guo Fang (Chn) lost 2 places and are down to the 6th and 7th places respectively. Yu Jin Seong (Kor) is up to the 10th place (+8).
Speed Women : Wang Tzu Chien (Tpe), is still at the top of the World Ranking. The best up this month is for Camilla Morbidoni (Ita), who won 17 places and entered the TOP-20 at the rank #8 and for Angelika Prucnal (Pol) who won 12 places and is up to the 12th place. Barbara Bossi (Ita) is down to the third place (-1) and Zoe Granjon (Fra) is taking the second place (+1).
Savio Brivio : "My goal for the next season is a new record..."
Speed Slalom World Champion 2014, Savio Brivio with a small interview about his victory, new wssa world record and his first place at the world ranking…
New video : IFSC 2014
Here is the new video, made by TienQ, showing the best moments of the IFSC 2014, which was held on November 28 - 30 in Singapore. Enjoy!