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finishing my competitive carrer in verbier with a double podium
what a weekend!
only 10 days after a 3rd place at the world tour comp in alaska we had the finals of the tour in verbier,
on the mythical bec de rosses where my carrer started 16 years ago in march 2000.
i knew i still had a chance for the overall podium and the bec is my favourite mountain on the tour:
long, steep, gnarly, just the way i like it - which is not so much true for all riders on the tour, and so i was the only snowboarder to go into the more radical middle part of the mountain.
visibility was unfortunately horrible due to some high grey clouds, and it was really hard to see. so after a clean upper part i had troubles seeing the landings of my main cliffs, which led to two wabbly landings and the loss of some points, putting me in second place behind sammy lueke.....but the judges were still not sure asfter 2 days if they had taken the right decision (-;
anywyy congrats to sammy fot the title, he is the best and deserves it more than anyone!!! and i was still happy, because the second place here put me into second place overall as well, and with two silver medals in one day it should be easy for me now to say goodbye to the freeride world tour as a rider and retire....well it should be right????
tough conditions prevailed in andorra for the first comp of the season.
a thin snowpack with warm temperatures and a super early start ment that was hard to judge the conditions.
i dropped in with bib nr. 4 and had a challengin line with a drop into a narrow couloir followed by a solid exit drop. still, i slowed down a bit to much at the entry dop and thus 6th place was the fair result.
together with my mates banni zanon, chris schnabel, seb paschinger and flo albert as filmer we ventured out into the wild north of iceland`s troll penninsula.
it was an incredbile trip in this partly unreal landscape shaped by ancient glaciers.
magic sunsets on the peaks overlooking the ocean and beautiful hikes on our splitboards into galcier bowls were among the highlights. our friends from viking helicopters flew us to the most amazing spring snow lines, and in between we climbed some crazy couloirs.
we also had a fun day with the junior snowboard rippers in the small ski resort of akureri, did a soulfull sunset kicker session and had a few drinks with local crew....oh yes and there is surf in island, too!
the movie will be out on film festivals this summer, so watch out for it.
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