Von: Uh.Hradiste Age: 26
Birth Date: 11/01/1990
Birth Place: Uh.Hradiste, Czech Republic
Currently living: Zlin, Czech Republic; Breckenridge,CO
Sponsors: Volcom, Flow, Red Bull, Zeal optics, Level, Chimpanzee energy bar, Unequal
What do you love the most about being a pro snowboarder and what is the toughest part: I love being free and doing what I love the most as my job. I think that’s the biggest goal in anyone’s life.
How do you mentally prepare youself for a contest: Usually for me, contests are not about competing against anyone else but my self. But it depends how much in tune I can get with the situation. It takes years to be a wise and great competitor. I feel like I learn from my mistakes and do better every time. Breathing is a good exercise to do right before I drop in. It brings me back to the present moment.
How do you describe your style: Poky - I poke as much as I can. Haha!!
What do you like to do during your down time (when you are not snowboarding): Rock climbing is something I love almost as much as snowboarding. It makes me strong and it’s a great challenge. Surfing is of course an awesome summer activity.
What do you think about the current situation of snowboarding and the contest battle of TTR and FIS: I would love for snowboarding to not be part of a ski federation. But as we all know there is a lot of politics, especially around Olympics and I don’t think FIS will give up the money from snowboarding that easy. But I hope eventually we will have only one pro tour and one amateur qualifying tour. That’s the plan for the future.
What's more inspiring to you at this moment, love and happiness or money and fame: Always love and happiness. Money and fame are fake (but fun for a little bit).
What's the secret to your fit body: Rock climbing and hiking pipe.
Fancy restaurant or local night club: Root down, Denver - Great place to go hang out with friends and to grab something to eat and drink.
What makes Volcom Women's so unique: There is something about being a Volcom athlete. You have to be badass in some kind of way and it applies to us girls as well. We are badass chicas.
What do you want the girls out there reading to never forget: When you do a favor for somebody, don’t expect things in return. Do it from pure kindness. It will come back to you eventually.
And snowboard for fun always (: