Gina Mendez, is a skater from Panama city. She found freedom through skating 6 years ago and hasn’t stopped since. She enjoys technical sliding and lately freeride, with some freestyle mixed in. Her speciality is an insane tech slide style and her favourite move is a glove 360 to shuvit! ”Going fast means longer slides” – this captures the essence of her style.
She focuses on the use of a helmet. This sport is fun, but requires the use of serious head and body protection, given that it takes only one mistake, one miscalculation to encounter a world of pain.
Gina had a collision with a car, but her helmet saved her life, unfortunately she can’t smell bacon.
In the aftermath she has been a huge advocate for helmet wearing and safe skating.