Snowboard Freeriding with Flo Orley | Gillette World Sport



we look at the precision needed to pick the perfect line in freeride snowboarding rearing is poured out in the wild and the nature the thing the amount of mountains to ride is endless at all saying all mounds of this planet will ever be written I my name is Laura Lee I'm a pro free rider and I come from Innsbruck Austria well everybody knows snowboarding surfing on frozen water and as soon as you're leaving the mark and groomed terrain then you're a free rider a lot of times we get feedback you guys are absolutely crazy it's just right down mountains jump 20 meter high cliffs without knowing where you're going this is simply wrong you prepare every single turn every drop every air we do and then after you do we turn this picture around in a hat so when you're at the top actually have to know where you're going but when you're really good at visualization and you know where to go you can focus on the style you can supersize jumps you can go faster so that's why it's important when I'm approaching a big cliff and I know my landing field 50 meters further down is only like one or two meters wide for sissies everything there no humping off it is anger I'll land exactly where I need to so you have to be very precise or not together when you're an extreme sportsmen fear itself becomes something like an instrument when everything in the preparation has been right then you don't feel fear at the top but when there's the fear factor gets bigger then to me I realize that something the planning was wrong did I do my exit plan is wrong in case of an avalanche for example this is gonna be dropping in but you see the big wind lips behind me so fear is more for instrument that plays important role in the planning before you actually drop in within providing you have endless opportunities venture out into the backcountry on your split board you can do high alpine climbing with your ice axes and ropes just to reach one single couloir so depending on what you do you have to choose the right gear that's correct – it's a safety stuff cause I think that's the most important thing I live with is my avalanche backpack with a carbon fiber cartridge for light weight in case of an avalanche I do have a trigger in the trekking Pole and if I pull the trigger the compressed air from within this carbon fiber cartridge we inflate is back which gets about this size with your 2.5 seconds and I will stay on the surface from avalanche normally stops it goes every day it was the basic avalanche gear shovel a probe and the transceiver so in case it's light you can unbury somebody or somebody can figure out well I think it's important to have a really good helmet that always ride with my back detector and my boots are kind of special made so they're really good for climbing on rocks and ice well as soon as you're venturing out into backcountry a bit further you definitely need a split board so the porter split in half already in hiking Moto's you have skins which go on the bottom and when you want to go down you just put these halves together slide the binding over this way and you have a snowboarder to go down it's really important to bring your crampons because when you get to I see your needles and of course holes and these four holes are perfect because it fit into your backpack on the way down and once a further out I always bring the square down jackets just for safety and one of the most beautiful things in freerunning is that you usually don't do it alone you do it as a team it's a safety issue out in the backcountry even if you have the smallest of avalanches you can't get buried but if you have a friend with you who can dig you out and see your safety insurance the Avalanche is the biggest danger everything else is quite predictable by the slope that is safe on one day might not be safe the next day the further you venture out into backcountry the steeper the slope see right around 55 degrees it's pretty much this deep if you can right we have to beware of the dangers in the backcountry the funny thing is that the satisfaction factor of one run kind of changes throughout the season early season are you happy with just a couple of how-to turns the towards the end you might do a one tells me to climb over a full day just to get one run down gonna wake her way up the camera shaking a little bit it might be the most satisfying run of the whole season adapted to local conditions and especially learning about the snowpack where rewriting is super crucial so every day is a new challenge that's great to me one of the amazing things in our sport especially when it comes to competitive free riding is that you're setting the challenge yourself you choose the line you want to take and then it's up to you to be up to that challenge I consider myself really lucky haven't been able to live my passion for a decade and a half I'm looking forward very much even when I get older to do expeditions all over the world with my snow one

2 comments

  1. I know Flo from the many times he has come to my town in Alaska. Now I make my own POV backcountry videos at faithandaction.net.

  2. What is the music used in this film of Flo Orley Pro Freeryder I think it's Lovely and would like to hear the whole music

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