Powerslide's story began back in 1994, when the inline boom was launching. The whole “new inline skate wave” crossed the Atlantic Ocean and resulted in the foundation of POWERSLIDE. The driving salesman and speed skater Matthias Knoll alongside his business partner Stefan Göhl set the stage and created an impressive company history. Initially POWERSLIDE’s assortment of products was composed for the most part by those already established in the booming inline paradise in the USA. However, it didn’t stop there, soon they completed their collection with some well known in-house brands, before finally going on to create their very own product line. By 1997 the dream of creating their own brands had become a reality. Now they had to take control of the situation, learning from setbacks and always evolving and improving.