Extreme-Boarder. Petr Lorenz.
1 Name , Family name , date of birth , profession , usaual spot e/o preferred spot.
Petr, Lorenz, -sorry, this is secret ;)-, Engineer/Researcher, Lenggries/DE
2 Material used: boards , bindings , boots, helmet , goggles , clothing.
Swoard Gen3 175M + Burton Custom 164, F2 Race Titanium (soon hopefuly) + Burton Soft-Binding, Blax Toni + UPZ RC10 (soon hopefully) + "32" Softboots, Helmet HEAD, Clothing Waveboard + Orage
3 Since when you are on hard snowboarding.
Since ever – I think since 1994; Since then also on Softboard
4 What do you think about new tecnologies: decamber, rocker, taper, multi radius, materials such as carbon fiber and titanal , plates.
Decamber, etc. – I do not like those, I like camber; titanal plates – maybe, does it really make that difference? I do not know. For me the first is the Technique, then the technology.
6 What could help the raise back of the hard snowboarding.
Better Technique for Softboard-Snowboarding + better teachers for softboard snowboarding. I think that BOTH Softboot + Hardboot IS ONE AND THE SAME THING, NAMELY: SNOWBOARDING. IMHO one should not want to raise one or the other. They are complementary. Today, all the stuff like decamber, duck-stance, etc. is focus on "be able to ride in one day". This is nonsence, and people, who really like to do sports, have got it. Unfortunately, most of those went back to ski, rather that snowboard, because the REAL snowboarding with technique in riding is not any mor available from the teachers. Softboard is the mainstream today and this is the fact: I think that if people at softboard get really interested in learning to ride, they will one day find out that they want to try also hardboot. And those, who are serious with the sports, will have no problem at having both: softboard and hardboard.
7 Training techniques.
Watch out for book materials, Internet materials/videos, discussions, watch out for other boarders at the piste and most important: ride, ride, ride, because only by doing comes learning.
10 Tell us something that we didn't thought.
In my opinion Softboard + Hardboard should live in a symbiosis.
They are both the same: snowboarding, which we love. And they complement each other so nicely!!!