Sometimes it is the best thing to check out the other side of the fence. Ok, usually it works that way. It may just be a little bit uncomfortable, put in in unknown situations, give you the feeling that you really suck at some things… but also, and this is whee it becomes so much fun, the feeling to learn something new is worth all the pain! No, I didin’t lear how to save the world. I only got to play in a pump track. But it is so much fun!!!
This year, Gummi Love is organizing a pump track series, the Pump-King Challenge! There are four stops in Switzerland & suggest you find yourself some strong legs and join in!
„Adrenalin – Junkie mit Hirn“ (adrenaline junkie with brain) is easily the nicest title I came across for interviews I gave. The TV crew of Virus Voyage accompanied me to this year’s Wolzen Bolzen free ride. Not a place where I can really shine with my riding as I still consider racing my pony… but the view was great, the event simply lovely, there was a chair lift, sun & a really long and very windy mountain road.
The footage and photos the Virus Team gathered makes me really happy!
There is Swiss TV talk shows. Who would have thought!?
I had the pleasure to be invited to our talk show master Kurt Aeschbacher, it was a hot summer day and the studio was at +42° Celsius … steamy. Once more I got to give the safety and legality talk and it was all about convincing the guy that I am not mentally handicapped, even tough I downhill skateboard.
Another great experience with the SRF putting me in front of a camera! Thank you very much for giving me this opportunity.
For the third year now, it is a pleasure to work with Tanja at Chixxs on Board.
The first „Chixxs get together“ beginner clinic this year we held in a local 20km/h spot, perfect for the first meters on a longboard.
The second edition is about to come up & I can’t wait to see the girls who are signed up for the intermediate clinic in September. Sign up here. That one will be happening in Luzern where Number One Skate Shop hosts the group.
My favorite quote for edition #1 of the girl who just came for the stoke of skating in a ladies group: „I’ll just try all the stuff switch now!“ she made me wanna hug her!
Cooles Chick, is the printed title of the article. I was glad to see that the online editorial staff picked „Vom Ballett aufs Brett“ (from ballet on the board), nevertheless a great possibility and an afternoon with a great photographer.
At the moment, I really enjoy to have creative friends taking off in different directions. They are writing, experimenting with electronic music… and they shape snowboards!! KORUA Shapes
In snowboarding, I think I missed the point where I would have been fearless enough to become really good. It was always fascinating for me to jump kickers and experiment in the half pipe… but to be honest, it just never was quite good enough! Carving, going fast and cutting lines into fresh pow on the other hand was always my thing!
Eventually I got bored by the standardized, soft-ish, rocker/cambers that were available and I cut down on snow time simply because I was bored.
…just until Nicholas Wolken put an Apollo56 under my feet.
The huge nose and tiny tale make it a playful, squirrely companion. Fast turns and tight carving on slopes are super fun and if you take Apollo56 for a swim in some powpow, you’ll be the first one to run up the hill again to get a another line!
A huge THANK YOU! to KORUA Shapes for hooking me up with my new favorite toy!
Oh, oh, it’s been way too exciting this year! … I never even got to update this here. Sometimes, focussing on living makes more sense than letting the world know what you do 😉
More to come about an awesome trip to Japan & cowboys on the West Coast.
I’ll get ready for the first Chixxs Get Together in Zürich now! A longboard workshop on our city spot, initiated by Tanja at Chixxs On Board, a platform for ladies in board sports based in Zürich.