One week in the Land of the Rising Sun...
Vitals & set ups
Riding since: 1999
With Rossignol since:
Other sponsors: Quiksilver, Vans, Moskova, PAG crew and A Branler Crew
Boards: jibsaw 57
Bindings: cuda v2.
Regular / Goofy: Regular
Favorite resort: Laax, Davos, Saas Fee, Avoriaz…
Dream resort: Mammoth, Park city
Safe trick: Switch five
Current best trick: Back 10
Next best trick: SW Back 10
Favorite music: Reggae Dancehall
Favorite magazine: Onboard
Favorite snowboard website: Fluofun.fr
Favorite non snowboard website: Youtube
Best memorable session:
It was first of January 2010, nobody couldn’t ski because they drunk too much on New Year’s Eve. There were like 40cm of perfect powder under a perfect blue bird, I rode with my father and we found some crazy stuffs to shred.
Best trick up until now:
I think it was a backside ten double cork during a photoshoot in Val d’Isère with some skiers friends. One of the greatest feeling I’ve ever had on a board.
Backround in snowboarding:
I started snowboarding when I was six in Tignes, I really liked that and I decided to register in a snowboard club. I rode as much as possible since then after school, every single week end… I really enjoyed snowboarding with my friends and family. One day I decided to do a contest with my club, I did a pretty good result and it gave me an ever bigger motivation. Since this day I really focused on snowboarding. When I was fourteen, I won the France championship and I enter in the French Federation. The following year my parents agreed on me following school courses from home so I could ride most of the winter. From the moment I entered the French Federation team, I did a lot of pipe and since I spent more days on snow I progressed and learned new tricks. Last year, I filmed a little bit with Harakiri (French snowboarding production) and did some contests. I’m now seventeen and I still enjoy snowboarding more than anything. This season is key as I have to graduate from school and get to ride as much as possible as I will blow a fuse if I don’t ride enough.
Contests: 1st La Session 2010, 2nd overall ranking in Europa Cup 2010 and 1st at Intercrew 2010
Others: With my friends, we founded the best crew ever: A Branler Crew, a source of unlimited motivation, laughs and good sessions.
Goals in snowboarding:
My main goals for the upcoming seasons are to get as much fun as possible when I am riding. I will try to progress and enjoy on every terrain, backcountry, park, jib and freeride. I’m planning on entering some big TTR contest such as the O’Neil Evolution and the BEO, Rest of the time I’ll be filming a lot with Harakiri, hopefully ride some good halfpipe and progress so I can get a chance to go to Sotchi. I’m looking forward to travel around the world and meet new cool people and cute girls!