Right afterwards I quit with skiracing around 10 years ago, I moved towards the Arlberg and bought my first pair of freeride skis. Since then I was fascinated by this sport and there’s still no better way to down a moutain than with long turns and big drops.
Huascaran 186cm; Beast 16; Vulcan – the ideal combination of light weight and powerful skiing!
Name: Björn Heregger
Residence: St. Anton am Arlberg
Hard to tell. In the end it comes down to love what you are doing, no matter where and when…
1st Snowfever Big Mountain 2007; 2nd Columbia Ride Week 2008; 1st Nendaz Freeride 2009; 3rd Roldal Freeride Challenge 2011; Freeride World Tour 2009 and 2012;
Hike2Ride 2010 (http://vimeo.com/17525121);
It’s probaby the combination of speed and esthetical moves. The best moments are to be found, when everything is working out smoothly and the efforts of the hiking and climbing pay off in one single run. These moments are hard to express in words but everyone who experienced those kind of moments, knows what I am talking about.
For skiing, your core muscles play a very important role to stabilize your whole body and work with the forces of a high jump or a speedy turn. You do train these muscles either in a gym with specific excersises or with other sport such as climbing. Nevertheless, the training should be fun and you should do it intrinsically, not just because you feel like you have to.
A lot of things but certainly not a skier…;-)
The sport of freeriding is more and more evolving towards light but still powerfull equipment with which you easily access remote areas and lines but still are able to enjoy the skiing. For the equipment my vision is to use one ski, one binding and one boot for almost every purpose and conditions.