My name is Guillaume Coste, I'm a 27yo web developper living in Toulouse, France.
I've been skating since I was 15yo, mostly streets and skateparks, until 4 years ago when I bought a penny and tried to go downhill on it. I found that it wasn't really appropriate and I needed something more stable to go down bigger hills, that's how I got into longboarding.
Longboarding redefined my vision of skateboarding, I discovered new sensations and another kind of freedom.
Throwing fast standup slides on super slidy wheels really is my thing. Sliding hands down is pretty shamefull to me !
I am currently riding a Moonshine Outlaw, Gold painted Bear Kodiaks, and Powell Peralta Snakes. My favorite setup so far.
I quickly became involved in the local longboard scene, helping out our local association : ALT, of wich I'm now president.
Every year, in september, we organise a freeride: Back To The D35. On september 9th 2017 we organised a freeride at the Col de Menthé, wich is a 2.5km long road with 13 hairpins. There are more than a hundred riders comming from every part of France and even Spain.
Last summer, with the help of our local skateshop, I organised a (non official) slide jam with over 30 participants.
Being sponsored would be a great oportunity make more of these events with a better support. It would also be a great oportunity to get even more involved in the longboard community, have a chance to discover new spots and ride with new people so I could get even better !