Mathias Wicki

Mathias Wicki

First name: Mathias
Last name: Wicki
Home: Enntbaden, Switzerland
Homeresort: Davos
Snowboarding since: 2006
Year of birth: 2000
Favourite board: Völkl Xbreed 150
Stance: Goofy +15/-15
Best results:
> Swiss Championships
> Zermatt, Slopestyle, 2012: 2nd place (Boys under 13)
> Audi Swiss Snowboard Series (Boys under 15)
> Grindelwald, SBS, 9.2.2014: 3rd place U15
> Qparks Gstaad Mountain Rides Open, 16.03.2014: 3rd place U15
> World Rookie Tour 2014
> Trentino Rookie Fest, 23.2.2014, Halfpipe, Boys under 15: 3rd place
> Rankings
> Audi Swiss Snowboard Series Tour 2012/13, Boys under 13: 3rd place
Interview

- nickname: Mathi

- strengths: happy to help out others, balanced character

- weakness: sometimes tired

- fashion accessory: cool haircut

- color: green

- food: Chicken wings

- drink: water

- piercings or tatoos: no!

- book: Winnetou

- music: Rap

- best holiday location: mountains with lots of powder

- best way to relax: sleep

- magazines: none

 

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

Go snowboarding all over the world a full year.

 

Your house is burning...

I save my snowboarding gear!

 

Best Memories…

Riding fresh powder Davos with friends.

 

What means snowboarding to you?

It's not just a sport, it's a lifestyle.

 

Has your life changed beeing a snowboard pro?

I still go to school and am no pro yet. But my life will no doubt change I will become a pro.

 

What kind of rider are you?

I ride to have fun on the board and with my friends.

 

What do you like most about Völkl Snowboards?

It is a great team and the quality is fantastic.

 

The place to be?

Laax has great infrastructure, but I probably prefer Davos.

 

Your signature trick?

BS 360 tail grab

 

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

High and stylish jumbs with long grabs are great.

 

Which trick do you want to learn next?

FS 720

 

How do you motivate yourself and learn new tricks?

I take my motivation from the fun I have on the board.

 

You had any dangerous situations on the mountain so far?

I had a bad compression in my left knee in the warm-up runs for the SLS in Grindelwald, and was very glad that it had not been worse!

 

Highlights of last season?

Coming 3rd in the World Rookie Series pipe contest in Monte Bondone boys under 15.

The Gangs of Thyon weekend was just great fun!

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

In perfect powder, I want to enjoy the day with the family - if the park & pipe are great, I certainly want my friends from the team along.

 

The best Snowboard trip ever was...

I really liked the World Rookie Finals in Ischgl this year.

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

Hairwax, my skate, a good book.

 

What is your favourite contest & why?

Burton European Open in Laax, because there is always a great ambiance.

 

What do you do when you are not riding?

I skate, play land hockey, make karate, make fitness programs and trampoline.

 

In five years I want...

I want to be in the Sports Gymnasium in Davos and want to be in the Swiss A team.

 

LAST WORDS

I thank a lot Völkl Snowboards for have given me the opportunity to ride of such a great team.

A big thank to all my trainers - and especially Chri, who showed me how much fun freestyle snowboarding is, I am sad that she had to pass away so early. And also my current trainers from the Davos and the Swiss Youngstars team deserve a great thank you for all your efforts & time.

It is always great to spend fun days with my family in powder runs and contest days.

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