Flow Snowboarding team athlete Sarka Pančochová has been travelling all over the globe this winter. We had the opportunity to catch up with Pancochova this week to see how her winter travels and snowboarding have been going.
How has the start to your winter been and where have you been riding?
I went all over the place. November was little bit early for my knee to start riding. Instead I went to California… surfed and went rock climbing. I spent most of December in Breckenridge, CO getting my feet back. It has been going pretty great so far.
Breck. Nice. Who have you been riding with up there?
Mostly with my roommates Celia Miller and Sandra Hillen. Also Cheryl Maas came to visit and we took some fun runs.
What kind of training and rehab were you doing for your knee in order to get back to competing?
I have been biking, surfing, rock climbing and also going to gym a lot. Mostly balance exercises. It’s going pretty great. I’m slowly coming back to feel like myself on my board again.
You were in Kreischberg, Austria for the FIS World Championships, right?
The course was really slushy and then got super icy. I ended up pulling out. I needed more time to get back and get my tricks together. I wanna be 100% killing it when I compete.
What’s next on the agenda? Where are you planning on travelling to or riding?
X Games, the European Open and US open. I am going to Turkey ride some pow in February. I am also planning on going to Mt. Baker for the Banked Slalom. A lot of powder riding and filming this year. I can’t wait.
Are there any other events or film shoots of note you want to mention?
I am trying to work on my own thing. Film little bit this year and see what happens. I want to include all my friends and have lot of fun.
You have joined Protect Our Winters project. What would you like to say about your work with POW?
I always feel like I need to do more for the environment. The snowboarding I do is not the most clean sport so I try to make up for it everywhere else. Protect Our Winters is great way to get people involved and educate about how they can help.
Have you had a chance to check out the Sarka Pančochová film BOB’s On Tour (CLICK HERE) or her Winter 2013-14 edit (CLICK HERE)? Pancochova is up in Colorado for X Games and the rest of the Flow Snowboardinlg crew is headed to Colorado too for SIA in Denver. If you are going to be at SIA , swing by and say hey. Let us know via social media, tag us and use the hashtag #FlowSnowboarding and #FindYourFlow