Catch the love affair of Frenchman Jules Von Cha Cha, a skateboarder in India as he talks about his journey, his experiences with skateboarding and the major role it has played in his life.
THE JOURNEY Jules Von Cha Cha:
A coin toss on a map got Jules Von ChaCha to India in 2014. Grinding from Delhi, to being the only dude skating on the roads of Rajasthan, to exploring the skating scenario in Varanasi and finally ending up on a luna with his skateboard for a pillion in Bangalore, Jules’ skating journey has been exciting and full of life lessons.
Jules took up skating at the age of 26. Before skateboarding, he used to work at bars and hotels in Paris. For him, skateboarding is not just a sport, but a tool of life.
Skateboarder in India – Jules Von Cha Cha
The foundation for Indian Skateboarding as we know it today, was laid in 2003 with India’s first skatepark – Sk8Goa. It was built by UK’s pro skater Nick Smith.
Nick Smith is one of the early evangelists of the Indian Skateboarding scene. Back then people moving around on wooden boards with four wheels was not a common sight among the masses and would draw attention. But slowly and steadily, he revolutionized the sport across the country.
Though Skateboarding in India is still in its nascent stage, it is emerging with more and more people getting hooked to the sport by the day.
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