TSG ambassadors are upcoming riders, great legends or dedicated people we respect for their performance. Check them out here.
Sam Beckett Really talented UK vert kid that is part of the world tour showing the the future of vert skating.
Jürgen Horrwarth Jürgen defines skateboarding as an attitude to a form of art that aligns beautifully with bodily manoeuvres.
Renton Millar The Melbourne skate legend describes himself as skateboarder, traveller and husband. He combines all three perfectly and is crowned World Cup Skateboard Champ.
Jocke Olsson Jocke is a vert legend from Sweden and everybodies nice guy. Besides skating he has a passion for fly fishing.
Bienvenido Aguado His name mean welcome and we welcome Bienve to our team. The spanish rotation talent sticked the world 1. double front flip.
Thomas Genon The only Belgian on the FMB World Tour is a true slopestyle talent and brings vertiginous progression into the freeride discipline.
Casey Groves Casey is a top 10 rider on the FMB world tour, a podium finisher at Crankworx Whistler, and a star in several feature films. Calm but rad!
Ramon Hunziker Ramon is the poster child for progressive Swiss dirt jumping and freeriding. After dominating the national scene, he is now entering the international stage.
Amir Kabbani Ambitious, consistent and determined! But this is only one side to characterize Amir, he is a nice and funny dude as well who just loves riding his bike.
Sam Pilgrim You know what to expect when your nick name is leopardhead... aggressively he attacks dirt and street grounds like an animal while always staying nice and friendly.
Timo Pritzel Timo evolved from bmx pro to dirt pro to team coach to business man with his own clothing brand without ever loosing his natural niceness.
Angie Hohenwarter Sweet when you see her, but tough when she rides down the 4cross or downhill parcours.
Alessandro Barbero The italian bmx machine!
Patrick Guimez The french BMX pro lives in beautiful south of France and hosts its own event. Lords of Dirt is a friendly jam session with international riders.
Markus Hampl Markus collects bmx titels but besides riding he loves building dirt tracks and is one of the best builders worldwide.
Ricardo Laguna Multi-talented Vegas sunny boy who competes in BMX, hosts TV shows, organizes events, builds dirt courses, teaches at clinics, appears as guest speaker at schools... everything is possible!
Daniel Wedemeijer Daniel aka. the flying Dutchman is definitely the Netherlands finest export when it comes to BMX. He is well known for his technical stylish riding skills and being a genuinely nice guy.
Angie Marino Angie Marino is one of the best female BMXers in the world, but not content to rest on her laurels. She started Yeah Zine, a online site for girls that ride BMX.
Elias Elhardt Elias is a real bundle of energy, rocking with great performance and style.
Iouri Podladtchikov I-Pod is one of the sickest riders around blowing up the scene on the slopes and charming everyone with his smart and funny character.
Gian Simmen First Olympic halfpipe winner back in 1998. Gian is still part of the scene, competing for fun and coaching the swiss freestyle rooky squad.
Anne-Flore Marxer Open-minded and energetic, Anne-Flore rocks whether it\'s in the park, backcountry or dance floor. The 2011 Freeride World Champion collects magazine covers and pushes women riding.
Silvia Mittermüller one of the strongest female riders in the snowboard scene able to take it from the pipe to the park to the pow with ease.
Benedikt Mayr Loves riding backcountry as much as park and is a funny and open-minded personality.
Taylor Seaton Consistently going bigger and bigger with each hit, Taylor\'s innate mastery of the transitions adds a fluid style to his run unlike any other.
Caja Schöpf Caja is one of the best female german freeskier and the only girl in the german FIAT Freestyle Team.
Daniel Fetz Successfull self-made wakeboarder and dad, that doesnt only dominate the international scene but also runs his own wakeboard school.
AMBASSADORS TSG ambassadors are upcoming riders, great legends or dedicated people we respect for their performance.
Date of birth
Ohlstadt in Germany and Innsbruck in Austria
Home Spot (Park)
Ehrwald, Mayrhofen, Hintertux
FIAT Freestyle Team, Dakine, Voelkl, Oakley, Dalbello, Marker, NiceOne, Contour
travelling, biking, hiking, climbing, theatre and everything else I can do outside in the nature and in the mountains
The best highlight was beeing invited for Nine Queens 2011 and 2012
Depends where and when, because all colors can be awesome if they match.
YOUR LIFE IS FULL OF TRAVELLING. DO YOU STILL ENJOY IT OR WOULD YOU SOMETIMES PREFER STAYING HOME?
I still love it, that\'s why I am not just traveling in winter with my skibag but also in summer. I try to see as much places in the world as possible. I love searching for new adventures, meeting people and learning about other countries and their culture. This summer, my backpack and me went on a journey all the way from Mexico to Panama. Fantastic times!
AND HOW LONG DO YOU NEED TO RECOVER FROM A JETLAG?
Not that long usually. I think if you don\'t spent too many thoughts about being jetlagged; it\'s the best to fight it. My tip is to stay awake, eat healthy and work out. I\'m anyways mostly so excited being somewhere else that I forget about it.
ANY RECOMMENDATION ON HOW TO NOT GET BORED ON LONG OVERSEA FLIGHTS?
Hard question, because I get bored super easily and I can\'t sit quite very good for a long time, so I mostly try to sleep as fast as possible without waking up before landing. But bring some good music, a good book, some gossip magazines and hopefully you have some good movies on board, then flights are half bad.
TELL US A LITTLE ANECDOTE THAT HAPPENED DURING ONE OF YOUR TRIPS. ANYTHING, BE IT FUNNY, SPECIAL, WEIRD. WHATEVER COMES IN YOUR MIND?
To me all trips are kind of special, especially when I get the chance to share the memories with friends. Be it the trip with Lena Stoffel heliskiing in Himalaya or the trip with Aline Bock to Norway, living one week on a boat. But the India trip was kinda interesting when we got to the security check with our ABS Backpacks, in Kashmir, the war is not that long ago, so the check was really hard and they were not that much stoked about or gas patrons, as you can imagine. But we blond ladies made it easily through.
IF YOU USED TO RIDE WITHOUT HELMET, WHAT CHANGED YOUR OPINION?
I actually always skied with helmet, because also with helmet, I managed it already a few time to get knocked out, which is never a nice experience if you think about what happened if I wasn\'t wearing a helmet. My head is probably the most important part of my body, so no reason to not protect it.
DO YOU WEAR YOUR HELMET CONSISTENTLY WHEN SKIING OR ONLY ON CERTAIN DAYS? IF YES, WHY?
I usually wear the helmet consistently, not matter if in the park or freeriding. I\'m used to it and it doesn\'t bother me anymore. Meanwhile, I actually feel rather naked without my helmet. If I ski without helmet, it must be a very, very mellow day.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE RIDING WITH TSG HELMETS? WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THE HELMETS?
I really liked the brand and was really happy, when the cooperation started 3 years ago. I was impressed by the small and strong familiar team who stands behind the brand TSG. The helmets are very light, stylish and the shape is perfectly fitting me. I\'m super stoked as well, that I got the possibility now to design my own pro model, which has been always kind of a dream to me.
HOW ABOUT OTHER PROTECTION GEAR? DO YOU WEAR ANYTHING ELSE BUT A HELMET?
I do wear the back protector. Kneepads don\'t make to much sense to me as a skier. But the back protection feels great and safe.
WHAT DO YOU DO ON A DAY OFF SLOPES?
Probably any other kind of sports. I\'m a very active person, full of energy and really bad in relaxing. So if I\'m not skiing, I might be cross country skiing, skitouring, working out or in summer running, biking, swimming, surfing, climbing. You see, I\'ll never get bored.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER PASSION THAT YOU FOLLOW BESIDES SKIING? WHAT IS IT, HOW DID YOU PICK IT UP AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT IT?
Definitely traveling! Since I was a small kid, I always used to travel lots with my parents so I always had a great passion for being away from home. When I was 16, I just worked, to afford my next trip in holidays. I enjoy it so much to experience other countries and their different culture, nature and lifestyle. To me it was always important to realize those trips and I know it\'s a great luxury, being able to travel. And still, enjoying it being on the road, being away from home, I know how beautiful it also is in Bavaria, back home with family and friends.
YOUR SPORT AND PASSION IS DEPENDENT ON A HEALTHY PLANET. DO YOU GIVE ANYTHING BACK TO MOTHER NATURE?
That\'s always a tricky question to somebody traveling so much like me. Having a car sponsor and flying back and there all around the world. I\'ve been educated very close to nature and my parents taught me to have a great ecological awareness. Especially since my dad\'s job was being the chef of the Bavarian ecological administration. In my job it\'s hard to abandon flights, cars, big ski resorts, which are all great harms to nature and ecology, but I try to be well aware of this and to keep it always in my consciousness. Like sharing cars instead of going in 3 different cars, recycle, use the bike in the city, etc. There are small things we all can do. People need to give up thinking that everything they do is just a drop in the ocean, because the ocean exists of millions of drops.
OCCUPATION IF I WAS NOT A PROFESSIONAL SKIER?
Well, I studied Psychology and finished my Diploma in 2010. Now I\'m doing another master in economics psychology. So, I should be all set up, when my skiing career is going to be over. But were I\'ll end up and what I\'ll be working? I think nowadays it’s hard to tell. The most important is to be flexible, fast, well organized and open minded. I could imagine opening a bar at the beach or working as psychologist back home, you never know.
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