Manuel Rodriguez

Manuel Rodriguez

First name: Manuel
Last name: Rodriguez
Home: Zurich, Switzerland
Homeresort: Davos, Switzerland
Snowboarding since: 2009
Year of birth: 2003
Favourite board: Jibby 126
Stance: regular
Best results:
> 3rd, Audi Snowboard Series Davos 2014, U13
> 6th, Audi Snowboard Series Grindelwald 2014, U13 6th
Interview
- nickname: Manu
- strengths: Young and strong-minded
- weakness: Impatient
- fashion accessory: No specific brand, it has to strike me
- color: Red / Blue
- food: Fajitas
- drink: Water
- piercings or tatoos: None
- book: Percy Jackson
- music: Almost anything
- best holiday location: Cuba / New York
- best way to relax: In bed with music
- magazines: Pleasure Mag
- websites: Skate videos on youtube
 

If I cash 1.000.000€ in the lottery then...
I would build myself a private halfpipe
 
Your house is burning...
Family, iphone
 
Best Memories...
Yearly holidays in Cuba

What means snowboarding to you?
Everything!!!

What kind of rider are you?
 
I love riding the pipe
 
What do you like most about Völkl Snowboards?
The jibby board is the best board I have tested so far
 
The place to be?
DAVOS, Switzerland / cool and compact park, pipe at the bottom of the mountain with lots of spectators 
 
Your signature trick? 
Front five
 
Which trick do you want to learn next?
Back five
 
How do you motivate yourself and learn new tricks?
Lots of skate and tramp training during summer, on-snow training in winter as often as possible.
 
You had any dangerous situations on the mountain so far? 
No, fortunately not
 
Highlights of last season?
3rd at audi snowboard series in Davos. Other than that, 2014 was not my best season – got injured in February and my season was over too early!!!
 
Blue bird & perfect conditions – who should be in your riding crew? 
Iouri Podladtchikov, coolest rider at the moment
 
The best Snowboard trip ever was...
I love every single day on my snowboard
 
What stuff is in your backpack when you head up to ride or travel?
Snack, drinks, tools – that’s enough
 
What is your favourite contest & why?
Audi Snowboard Series contest in Davos – my home resort
 
What do you do when you are not riding? 
Skate, Tramp, Wakeboard, Music
 
In five years I want...
… to be at the Sports School in Davos
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