Staff Profile - Joselin
Where can we find you on Instagram? @strawberry_shortskates
Which Five Stride shop do you work in? Portland
What is your history with roller skating & what type of skating are you into now? I learned to skate as a kid on some super sick Sketcher skates. When I was 16 I got my teenage dream summer job as a roller skating server at a 50s diner in Boise, Idaho called “Rockies Diner”. After that I talked about getting skates for about 5 years and I will never forget watching videos of park skaters before it was popular and just being in AWE. I never bought any until OF COURSE Covid hit and I jumped on the roller skating bandwagon and got my first pair of Moxi Jungle skates. I primary do park skating nowadays, but I also love cruising around on trails, and practicing dance moves in my living room.
Tell us about your roller skate setups & gear that you love...
Park Set Up:
- Moxi Jade Jack Boot
- Avanti Magnesium Plate
- CIB Slide Blocks or Wildbones Sliders
- Bont Park Flow Wheels
- Bones Red Bearings
- Olive Green Derby Laces
- Pink Gumball Toe Stop
Cruising Set Up:
- Moxi Clementine Lolly
- Powerdyne Thrust Plate
- Moxi Gummy or Bont Street Flow Wheels
- Rollerbones Bearings
- Rainbow Derby Laces
- Powerdyne Toe Stop
- Moxi rainbow skate leash
- S1 Silver Sparkle Helmet
- 187 Black Pads
What is your favorite skate spot? Luuwit Skate Park
What's your favorite thing about working at Five Stride? Seeing and learning about different skates, plates, wheels, etc.
Tell us one fun fact about yourself that isn't related to roller skating! I collect and sell vintage clothing/goods and am starting to making my own clothing!
What do you love most about roller skating? The freeing feeling of skating and the cool people I’ve met through the skate community.