what happened: i slammed super hard on my neck three years ago and somehow my neck never really healed up. last october the pain in my neck came back! i thought after my season i am going to get it fixed, so i was snowboarding almost every day with a weird pain in my neck! you cannot stop your season before your season has started- for sure you could but i couldn't. then in february i overshot a jump and i slammed super hard on my shoulder! i never really went to the doctor to get it checked and as i wrote before, my plan was to get it fixed when my season is over. after that i flew to the us for one month to get some more shots but it was more fighting the pain as to get some stuff done. two or three days after i came back from my us trip- i woke up and i couldn't move my head and that was the moment where i decided that i have to visit a doctor! short update about my body feeling and therapies: the therapies are going well but longer then i thought and its not over yet! i have still lots of pain in my neck and shoulder and every week two or three times therapy! my shoulder was good after i got a cortisone injection three weeks ago but i started training to early so the pain in my shoulder came back and now i have to start over again! regarding my neck: last saturday i went to get some mri pictures because my doctor in swiss said, the healing process takes way to long and maybe we have to change the treatment after we now whats really going on with my neck! i hope its going to get better soon- because iam getting over it! all the best fichtl p.s big thx to martin kessler ( physiotherapist) and to dr. bruno gröbli ( chiropractor) for trying to heal me up!
thx to snowboardmag.com! check it out!
hi guys! just came back from my trip to us! i have to say it was not really my best trip! we got super unlucky with the weather! i arrived on the 7th in bellingham. when i arrived it started raining in baker for almost 8 days! in those 8 days i was two times on the mountain-snowboarding in rain ( it was fun). in those 8 days we tried out our sled's and justin realized that his sled died ( no way to fix it and no way to travel around-bummer) after that it started snowing crazy, almost to much! it stayed good for three days and then its started raining again for one day and after that it snowed a little bit but not really a lot! in those three days i shot two days with the pirates and one day with 686 ( team shooting)! the good thing we shot a story for snowboard with tim pearce and i good some stuff with 686 ( ad, some action) so the trip was not for nothing! regarding my shoulder: still have pain. i could no even start my sled- thx to fredi for starting it up all the time!
hellllllooooo! i am back home from my trip to japan! short story about the trip! my first filming day started not how i expected it! i tried to jump through some trees and i knew that further down were some more trees in my run out! first try was mellow but the on the second try the landing spit me out, directly into the trees! you can trust me it was a hell of a slam!!! i had to go to the hospital to get some stitches and now i have a little scar above my eye! at the next day my snowboarding felt a little bit weird but after some jumps i got used to it again! from that time on we snowboarder 5 days- one day off and then another 7days with lots of hiking! from my point of few it was one of the best and productive trips ever but super exhausting time for my body! last words: everybody who got the change to travel to japan should do it! the people there are so amazing, helpful, such a nice country!!!! check out the photos, they tell more the words! shredd on!
short flashback about the last weekend! we had our world premiere in innsbruck/austria of our new movie UNIQUE8! thursday: ludschi our art director was organizing a pirate art show -where they showed some art from the isolation camp from 2012! already thursday night was busy with people. we had around 300 visitors at the show!
friday: world premiere of unique 8, big up to jocki for organizing this event! it was the first time that we showed our movie in a cinema theater! jocki had to book three cinemas to get every body stoked! he said to me 850 people watched the movie! after the cinema premiere we had two parties going on in two different locations!
saturday: second stop dornbirn/vorarlberg- home premiere! the bar or night club was totally booked out! the crowed was unbelievable- party till 6 in the morning!
mountain trial bormio:
two and a half days mountain trial biking in bormio/ italy!
amazing training's trip with my local friends ( leo, knickl, pingi, potzi)!
it was a crazy trip: two and a half days trail biking from around 8am till 7pm, around 14 hours on the bike, around 20 liter's of gas, between 10 000-15000 altitude differences over the 2,5 days,! each of us had to carry 2liters of extra gas! without the extra gas it wouldn't be possible to race the whole day and get not stuck somewhere on the mountain! crazy experience- thx boys for the good moments!