1 Name , Family name , date of birth , profession , usual spot e/o preferred spot.
Torsten Kern, 03.10.1967, mechanic, Klausberg + Speikboden/ Valle Aurina. 2 Material used: boards , bindings , boots, helmet , goggles , clothing.
Xtasy snowboards, Fritschi binding , Deeluxe boot , Briko helmet, Julbo googles , different cloths
3 Since when you are on hard snowboarding.
4 Why hard?
Nothing else can give you the same pleasure
5 What do you think about new tecnologies: decamber, rocker, taper, multi radius, materials such as carbon fiber and titanal , plates.
Some of the new technologies are just made to push the selling, to give people feeling something new is born. We build our boards in the traditional way with regular camber to give the power to the board and make high speed possible. Rocker makes sence for freestyle boards in park and outside freeride areas. We came back to make radial side cuts, so the rider can change his line , not the board gives the line. Carbon, Kevlar or titanal we already use for several years. It depends what the rides likes to get. Those materials make sence to give more power and stiffness.
6 What could help the raise back of the hard snowboarding.
I am sure it already started to raise back..we have a lot of new riders started and even the Olympic games will push it. A good way is to go out and ride a lot. If people see what you can do on an alpine board they get interested.
Make interesting websites like yours..perfect way to get people interested and make events.
10 Tell us something that we didn't thought.
One of the best feeling in life is if you give a guy a board you made and the smile in his will never ends while riding.