BOB LATASTE ~ RIVERBOARDER

2015 RIVERBOARDING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 2nd Overall  bob lataste world champion riverboarder

2013 RIVERBOARDING WORLD CHAMPION

  • 1st – Slalom
  • 1st – Boardercross
  • 1st – Endurocross

HOMETOWN: Bordeaux, France

WEBSITE: http://bordeaux-palmes-aventure.fr/

TYPE OF BOARD: Custom hydrospeed

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Seasoned race veteran

FAVORITE RIVER: Vénéon (video below)

SPONSORS: AM Paris, Face Level Industries

RIVER BIOGRAPHY: 

ENGLISH:

Bob was born a few kilometers from the French Atlantic coast, and he began to nage en eau vive (literally translated, swim in the river) hydrospeed (what they call riverboarding in French) at the age of 8 years old.

From the first training he was pleasantly surprised by the ease of the water, so he decided to launch fully in the activities that would quickly become a passion.

He was frequently among the best youngsters in the discipline of hydrospeed, and he joined the adult category / Elite in 2008. That’s when the revelation of a new competitor for best French at the time.

He quickly joined the national team of Riverboarding and perfect his technique during training camps increasingly common.

In recent years, he shares his experience with the young people of his club, so they can in turn control the river and build their list.

His teaching is based on the mastery of basic skills before thinking about the performance or speed. Coaching that often pays off. Alizee Lambert’s little evidence is protected.

According to its success is due to the quality of the sport education he received from a young age and are in support of his friends and competitors that give every day, the desire to excel.

Expatriate in Indonesia a few months during his childhood, the young man was eager to take the plane to share his culture Riverboarding with other competitors. He saw this move primarily as an exchange between “men of the river.”

But they did not forget, as his faithful training companions Gaultier Lebegue and Tristan Guyard to defend the colors of his country during the competition – the men from France swept the podium taking gold, silver, and bronze in Slalom, Boardercross, and Endurocross along with the overall podium.

734470_10202405995740564_1053371706_nCAREER RESULTS:

2nd place – 2015 Riverboarding World Championship

1st place – 2015 French Slalom Championship

2nd place – 2014 French Slalom Championship

Riverboarding World Champion 2013 – 3x Gold Medal winner and overall champ (won gold in Slalom, Boardercross, and Endurocross)

4 times Champion of France Downriver

3 times Champion of France Slalom

National Fair Play Award in 2010

Won 5 times the French youth competition

FRENCH:

Né à quelques kilomètres de la côte Atlantique Française, Bob commence l’hydrospeed À l’age de 8 ans.

Dès les premiers entraînements et agréablement surpris par son aisance aquatique, il décide de se lancer pleinement dans l’activité qui deviendra rapidement une passion.

Fréquemment parmi les meilleurs jeunes de la discipline, il entre dans les catégories adulte/Elite en 2008. C’est alors la révélation d’un nouveau concurrent pour les meilleurs français de l’époque.

Il intègre rapidement l’equipe nationale de riverboarding et parfait sa technique pendant les stages d’entrainement de plus en plus fréquents.

Depuis quelques années, il partage son expérience avec les jeunes de son club, afin qu’ils puissent à leur tour maîtriser la rivière et construire leur palmarès.

Son enseignement est fondé sur la maîtrise parfaite des techniques de base avant de penser à la performance ou encore la vitesse. Un coaching qui souvent porte ses fruits. Alizee Lambert sa petite protégée en est la preuve.

Selon lui sa réussite est due à la qualité de l’education sportive qu’il a reçu dès sont plus jeune âge et au soutient de ses amis et concurrents qui lui donnent chaque jour, l’envie de se dépasser.

Expatrié en Indonésie quelques mois pendant son enfance, le jeune homme est impatient de prendre l’avion pour aller partager sa culture du riverboarding avec les autres competiteurs. Il voit ce déplacement avant tout comme un échange entre ” hommes de la rivière “. Mais ils n’oubliera pas, tout comme ses fidèles compagnons d’entrainement gaultier lebegue et tristan guyard, de défendre les couleurs de son pays lors de la compétition.

Son parcours :

Champion de monde – 2013 (won gold in Slalom, Boardercross, and Endurocross)

Remporté 5 fois la coupe de france des jeunes

4 fois champion de france de descente

3 fois champion de france de slalom

Prix national du Fair play en 2010.

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