Lotfi Lamaali / 1983 / France
Sponsored by Loaded boards, Orangatang wheels, Paris Truck Co, Boosted boards, EXTREME and Nectar and began longboarding in 2008
“I competed on the very first edition in 2013, second 2014 and in 2016, and was a member of the jury during the 2015 and 2017 editions (China edition as well) . This year my role will be member of the tourists federation haha”
Why did you go longboarding and why did you continue?
“The feeling of freedom on wheels is pretty unique and addictive so I’m pretty sure that I will continue taking this drug till I get old.”
“For me SYCLD is an awesome opportunity to meet again friends who are all over the world the rest of the year, skate, chill and also SYCLD for me is one of the most efficient measuring tool of the longboard dancing community growth.”
What did impress you the most at SYCLD? Which moment(s)?
“I can’t hide my admiration for the skills of Duo Duo, That guy was the one who brought that “flame” back to my eyes in terms of creativity and fresh tricks. He really wowed me and the rest of the jury members as well when he did his very first runs at SYLCD. Pretty stoked to have him in the skate team btw. I think his runs were pretty epic and one of the most exciting moments for me as a Jury and spectator.”
What is the most funny SYCLD story you have?
“There are so much funny moments, but I think the most funny one was at the after party when 2 of my homies were drunk AF (Or high, or maybe both lol) and tried to explain their feelings about being here at SYCLD. I will not reveal their names but they will recognize themselves haha.”
What would you like to see in the dance competitions in 2018?
“Well if I was judging this year, it’s pretty simple I would’ve liked to see ‘something new’.”
How do you see SYCLD in 3 or 5 years? If you could decide the future?
“All over the place and gathering more and more dancing queens and kings.”
What else would you like to add?
“That will be my first “Passive” edition. I’ll be there just hanging out , skating , livestreaming and partying with y’all guys. Can’t wait !”