Aline Bock

Aline Bock

First name: Aline
Last name: Bock
Home: Überlingen am Bodensee, Germany / Innsbruck, Austria
Homeresort: Arlberg, Austria
Snowboarding since: 1996
Year of birth: 1982
Favourite board: Cashew, Yavana, Selecta
Stance: Goofy, +16/-6
Best results:
> 1. Austria Montafon - Banked Slalom – 2012
> 1. La Clusaz/France - Freeride World Tour Women – 2012
> 2. Schruns/Austria - Freeride Festival by Eric Themel - 2011
> 2. Squaw Valley/USA - Freeride World Tour - 2010
> 2. Verbier/Switzerland - Freeride World Tour - 2010
> 3. Japan - Tenjin Banked Slalom – 2012
> 3. Chamonix/France - Freeride World Tour - 2010
> 4. Nendaz/Switzerland - Freeride World Tour Women - 2011
> 4. Verbier/Switzerland - Freeride World Tour - 2011
> 4. St Moritz/Switzerland - Freeride Engadin Snow - 2010
> 6. Chamonix/France - Freeride World Tour - 2011
> 7. Hochfügen/Austria - Freeride World Tour Women - 2011
Interview

- nickname: ali, bocky, aisha…-they are all pretty bad! ;)

- strengths: I can be quite spontaneous, loyal and you can rely o me if I promise something.

- weakness: I can´t wait… I really hate waiting

- fashion accessory: errr , I always travel with my espresso machine from now on ;)

- color: turquois

- food: argentinian meat and redwine

- drink: oh, redwine again

- piercings or tatoos: yes, both

- book: veronica decides to die

- music: reggae dancehall

- best holiday location: south west of france, Portugal – I love that coast

- best way to relax: surfing

- magazines: not really

- websites: alinebock.de ;)

 

 

If I cash 1.000.000€ in the lottery then...

I would go on a surf boattrip with my best friends immediately, but some money into charity organisations, buy a house at the beach and one in the mountains, buy a van… travel with my mum somewhere to swim with dolphins ;)

 

Your house is burning...

errr that sucks, I hope I got an insurance..someone still in there?

 

An Affair to Remember...

next question!

 

What means snowboarding to you?

It´s  a big part of my life, a hobby, a passion, a job.

To me freeriding is about expressing myself in my riding style, being creative with chosing a line but also to be a professional athlete.

I love traveling, meeting other people from different countries and cultures, with different traditions and habits. But when I travel with snowboarding or surfing we are sharing one big passion for the mountains and the waves and that brings us together, I really love that.

 

Has your life changed beeing a snowboard pro?

no, my passion became my job, but i feel very blessed to have the opportunity to travel the world and see new places, i probably would never see, if i wasn´t snowboarding like that. Bring on some new adventures, thats just the best part of it

 

What kind of rider are you?

I love to ride the cashew board when there is a lot of powder… It has a rocker shape to keep you at the surface… it makes it a lot easier to land your tricks in deeper snow conditions. Floating on the surface-best feeling ever!

 

What do you like most about Völkl Snowboards?

We all have a lot of influence in the boards, I love that völkl let us be part of the production and design! It helps a lot to understand a perfect shape and how it all works. Thans völkl to be party of the whole process

 

The place to be?

Arlberg, Austria – it just offers you everything! Steep lines, cliffs, wide open fields.. and  unforgetable après ski…!!!

 

Your signature trick?

bs 180 nose….method air and huge pow sprays are my favourite…I haven’t invented the bock flip, but I might some day ;) watch out

 

What kind of style is up to date? What trick is done?

Well I guess the double/triple corks are taking over. I have to admit, I can´t do them, but I am okay with that! I would rather looove to be able to do some fast stylish butter tricks in the pow after riding out a cool line!

 

Which trick do you want to learn next?

I would like to land a huge cab 180 of a big cliff…or windlip-dropping in!

 

How do you motivate yourself and learn new tricks?

Learning by doing… if your are crashing hard-get up and try harder!

 

You had any dangerous situations on the mountain so far?

Two seasons ago I crashed on pure ice with my head riding out of a line. My injury helped me to realize that snowboarding is not the most important in my life. Being healthy and getting out of bed in the morning without pain is so much more important than anything else. It can be over in a second and I have learned to say "no" and listen to my body when I am tired. When i need a rest, I rest. Injuries can be a good thing though, they bring you down to earth and make you think. And sometimes you come back stronger than before. physically and mentally. 

 

Highlights of last season?

My last trip to Norway was my season highlight last winter. We were living on a boat and crusied around the Fjords of the Lyngen Alps splitboarding up the mountains every day. 1000-1400 hm each day, 7 days, but the views were so stunning that it was definitely worth it!

 

Blue bird & perfect conditions – who should be in your riding crew?

my friends and people I trust and rely on

 

The best Snowboard trip ever was...

Roxy Russia trip!  A pure adventure jumping over everything that was made out of metal !

Have a look at the podcasts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKTwCQfJgus

 

What stuff is in your backpack when you head up to ride or travel?

Shovel, probe, water, transceiver – to put on! Dark Chocolate!

 

What is your favourite contest & why?

The Verbier Extreme is an amazing event. I feel very blessed to have been part of it several times!

 

What do you do when you are not riding?

I am planing my next surf trip! ;)

 

In five years I want...

to surf and snowboard even better than I do now!

 

LAST WORDS

A big huge THANK YOU to all my sponsors Völkl, Roxy, Dakine, Deeluxe, Ortovox and Jeewin…my mum and dad for always supporting me, my friends for being my friends ;)

And don´t take it all too serious, it´s just snowboarding!

 

RIDER RELATED WEBSITES or BLOGS

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