Flows Freeride Champion Max Zipser has been having one great season riding Powder all over the world. He currently just got done in Norway for the Freeride World Tour #4 in Rodal. Before that he was in his home Country of Austria doing a little winter camping in the backcountry with some good friends and hiking to some enchanted mountains.
After some weeks riding pretty much powder lines all days at home, the 4th stopp of the FWT was held in Roldal, Norway. A nice village situated in a wunderfull landscape with a small ski resort. With hiking and traversing you can reach good stuff, not as long as in the alps.
It was snowing a lot before we came here, we expected powder… The day we arrived it started to rain, followed by fresh snow the next day. Lots of wind made the conditions difficult for us riders and of course also for organizers. All in all we had inspection on 3 different faces. The reason: face option 1 and 2 are just too icy and therefore too dangerous…
Sure it is not easy to switch from one line to another within short time, but finally we all had our line in mind. Snow turned out to be soft with some crusty parts hidden in the face. When I was about to start I felt ok, but little stressed because of the tuff program we had. Not sure what was the reason I crash after my first drop. Everything went super fast. I tried to charge hard, the goal was to make it on the podium again. Anyway – part of the game. As there is one result which doesn`t count for the overall ranking, I`m still on 5th place close to Emilien, who takes 3rd overall at the moment. Congrats to my buddies Chris(3.) and Flo(1.) !!! YeaHH!!