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My name is Mikel Artega, I have started skating with Aritz Ortega and he is one of the guys I know best. Since we were kids, his passion has always been skating. Everyday we went rolling from sun up until the sun went down. Even when he was really young, you could notice that he was going to be "someone" because he always stands out over the others. He has the "gift" and a technique that you cannot see in other skaters. He rarely fails, but when he does, he learns from it an keeps on and on. He is a really focused rider.
Introduction by Mikel Artega
Edit by Angel de la Iglesia
Photography by Angel de la Iglesia, Thomz Negrat & Fernando Marmolejo
Personally I believe he has the behaviour of a true pro for the following reasons: He has won everything by himself. He's the kind of guy you always want to skate with, a friendly and humble person. A very constant skater, he pursues his objectives until he gets them. He has some really good, sometimes a bit mad and risky, ideas. He always tries to help to improve every situation. He works out 6 days a week to keep his body fit. He takes his job, whatever it is, seriously and this makes it so easy to work with him on anything such as filming. He usually places near the top of any contest he attends to. What can I say? He is a good skater, and a better person.
Name: Aritz Ortega
Hometown: Bilbao, Spain
Sponsors: Razors Skates, Vhertikal Shop, Kaltik Hardware, One Love Rolling, Rollerspain.
Current set-up: Razors Mathias Silhan Sl, Kaltik Frames Stephen Swain, Eulogy Jeff Dalnas wheels, Titen abec 9 Bearings
Best rolling edit you have seen in 2012 so far: Charg!ng
Bad habit: Drink Coke and skating with a lighter in my right pocket
Hidden talent you have that no one knows about: I can eat more than 1kg of food every day
Your mother always said: Be carefull!
Skater of the year so far: Nils Jansons
Favorite food: Gazpacho
What's your biggest weakness: The rain
Craziest moment in skating: Travelling with homies and sleep with the homeless in the street
Favourite gadget: My ipod shuffle
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