While his street ‘rep’ as a pro downhill skateboarder is legendary, Ras Sarunas Rasalas is also an inspirational role model through his passionate outlook on life. “The most unhappy person is the one who has no courage to dream.” It’s a live-fast philosophy that’s needed not only in downhill skating.
For an extreme sport ambassador, Ras is surprisingly grounded. Uniting people, nature and ‘one-ness’ can be encapsulated in one word that Ras lives by – IŠVIEN. When he’s zig-zagging downhill with Europe’s most enviable sceneries all to himself, there’s no chaos, just bliss.
What’s your name, age and sporting profession?
I’m Ras Sarunas Rasalas. I’m 36 years old and originally from Lithuania. I now live in the UK. I have a strong shared love for sport and nature, which led me to becoming one of the most active riders in the downhill skateboarding scene.
What awards and recognition have you received?
I’m vice-champion of the 2016 British Downhill Skateboarding League (BDSL), as well as the Baltics division. I was the first (and only) Lithuanian representative at the World Roller Games (WRG) in Barcelona 2019. I’m also the first Lithuanian athlete to compete in the International Downhill Federation (IDF) since 2013. I am a proud founder of BTR Leathers producing downhill skateboarding suits. In summers, I work with kids as a longboarding coach.
Can you tell us about any challenges you’ve faced?
Maintaining my healthy body and avoiding injuries is an ongoing challenge. It’s not easy, when we race downhill at speeds of up to 120km/hour. At that speed, one slight move or wrong decision can have huge consequences. I put my body and mind under great pressure, so it’s vital I care for both.
What was your understanding of the Omega-6:3 ratio as a professional athlete?
Surprisingly, I didn’t have much of an understanding at all. It was only when I heard about Zinzino that I started to explore it. It wasn’t a shock when I learned that my ratio was off balance.
What Zinzino products do you currently use?
Tell us about your performance since using Zinzino?
I definitely have more clarity and energy. It’s been a huge investment in my health and wellbeing.
Why should people think about BalanceOil?
BalanceOil is a high-quality food supplement that anybody can benefit from. It’s not just for athletes. We all need to take care of our bodies. Zinzino’s products not only help me achieve my professional goals but also enable me to live well in every regard.
Explain your experience with Zinzino in one sentence?
Zinzino helps stretch my limits by supporting my mind and body. These products empower, nourish and re-balance everything. It has a flow-on effect to all parts of my life.