Achel Machin

Achel Machin

  • HOMETOWN:
  • Ville d’Avray, near Paris, France

  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • February 5th, 1992

  • SKATEBOARDING SINCE:
  • 2014

  • STANCE:
  • Goofy

  • FAVORITE TYPE OF SKATEBOARDING:
  • Mixing dancing and freestyle on a longboard.

  • BEST PART OF SKATING:
  • The feeling of freedom and letting go while riding as well as the family-like spirit of the community even when traveling all around the world.

  • LAMEST PART OF SKATING:
  • Getting injured and shitty weather is the worst.

  • WORST HABIT:
  • Overthinking what I want to do instead going with the flow. And also not being able to take it easy and rest when I am injured.

  • BIGGEST PET PEEVE:
  • Not being able to ride for one reason or another.

  • WORST ACCIDENT:
  • Luckily I’ve never had a serious accident (knock on wood), but more just the regular falls causing annoying and never-completely-healed injuries.

  • BEST EVENT:
  • So You Can Longboard Dance in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and La Grosse Rando in Paris (a giant cruise through Paris with hundreds of boarders!).

  • ONE THING EVERY SKATER SHOULD KNOW:
  • No matter the size of your board or what you do with it, we are stronger together.

  • DREAM SKATE DESTINATION:
  • I have already crossed a few off my list (California and South Korea are a couple), but Australia and Central/South America remain unknown to me.

  • THREE FAVORITE SKATERS:
  • Lotfi Lamaali, Aboubakry Seck, Brenno Brelvis (wait, they all ride for Paris Trucks!). But aside from longboarding, Rodney Mullen, Kilian Martin & Connor Burke.

  • FAVORITE TRICK:
  • Spins. No wait! No-comply bigger-spin. No, I mean, G-turns. Damn, I can’t choose.

  • FAVORITE BAND:
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

  • BEST CONCERT YOU HAVE ATTENDED:
  • Carbon Kevlar in Paris

  • FAVORITE MOVIE:
  • Samsara by Ron Fricke

  • FAVORITE SKATE VIDEO:
  • “Dance Down The Town” from Loaded Boards

  • FAVORITE FOOD:
  • Mozzarella di bufala with salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

  • FAVORITE ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF SKATING:
  • Playing or listening to music, binge watching TV shows, making videos, hanging out with my friends or my girlfriend. Oh wait, did I forget traveling?

  • FAVORITE BEER/ DRINK OF CHOICE:
  • Beers, beers and beers. But not those dark, heavy ones that could practically be food.

  • WHO ELSE HELPS YOU OUT?
  • Majutsu Longboard
    Skate Blood Orange
    DockSession
    Faguo Shoes

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