Nico Zacek

Nico Zacek
© Nico Zacek, Carlos Blanchard


Nickname Papa Bear
Birth Date/Zodiac Sign: 23.01.81, Aquarius ★
Domicile: Innsbruck, Austria

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    • When did you start Freeriding? Since when are you skiing? Since the age of 3, Freeskiing since the age of 19 (2000)
    • Since when are you equipped by KOMPERDELL? Since 6 years now (is that right?)
    • What do you connect with the brand KOMPERDELL? Technically top-quality and extreme safe products
    • What are your favourite tricks with Freeriding and what would you still like to carry out? Switch Cork 720 on Kicker, apart from that I am rather happy and would like to have still many beautiful skiing days, what kind does not matter
    • What ski regions/tours/places do you like most? Arlberg (Europe) and Colorado, USA
    • What were your most important achievements? 1st Nine Knights Team Competition 2009, 1st Nine Knights Quaterpipe 2008, Winner best ski photo, Red Bull Tribal Quest 2008, 1st Engadin Snow 2004/2007, 1st Orage Masters, Slopestyle Mammoth, USA 2006, 1st Freestyle Descent, Slovenia 2009
    • What is  most fascinating at Freeriding? the individual experience, nature/mountains, freedom
    • What sport would you do if there was no snow? Surfing and mountainbiking
    • What does your bone fracture status look like? Up to now few bone fractures, unfortunately my bands have suffered a little more
    • What other injuries were caused by Freeriding? No important ones
    • Did you already have an extraordinary experience with a KOMPERDELL back protector? Ha, last winter skiing a handrail I have crashed on the steps with my back. I got a severe contusion on my back, but nothing worse. I really don’t want to know what would have happened without my KOMPERDELL Back Protector.
    • Have you got an idol – if yes – who is your idol? Not really, but if I have to mention one, it would be Jon Olsson
    • What are the 3 things you would take along to a lonesome island? Surfboard, Laptop and of course my girl friend
    • What of are you afraid the most? NONE
    • What do you always pack into your backpack for your tours in the mountains? Naturally shovels and probe, LVS on body and a lot of water
    • Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In my house in the Alps, with dog, kids and as chief of the Agency
    • Favourite film? Teddyberacrisis
    • Favourite song? Gangstarr: Full Clip
    • Favourite meal? Thai, practically all
    • What is your motto? why having bad temper?