hi! short update about my season! before ispo i stayed a few days in zillertal- the crew was local guy werni stock! justin, flo and mau as our filmers! photodog carlos! we got lucky with the conditions- some fresh snow- some nice spots! great times in zillertal! thx to werni! check the photos out- photos telling more then words! thx for the photos -justin! after that trip i was at ispo for one day- i had a few talks to my sponsor's, itw's..! the last days we were not lazy! our crew was on the route again- this time we shot some stuff around vorarlberg ( montafon- thx to montafon tourism for sponsoring us the tickets)! we got some really cool stuff out of the last days but now i need some days of to get my body again in a good shape! upcoming plans: i stay in europe till middle and of feb. and then i am traveling to us, canada for one month! i will be back in april! stay tuned for some more updates! all the best marco
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short update: taff season start! three days ago i almost died! thx to steve, ck and beckna for telling us that a barbed wire fence i crossing our landing! i was shocked when i saw the two meters metal poles 10cm under the snow! i had some intense days with grilo so i rested two days before i drove to zillertal on sunday! the thing with resting days is that, that the pain is coming out when you resting! so i had already back pain when i got to zillertal and on the first day shooting i twisted again my back super bad so that i had to ride and jump with super back pain! so my body is kind of fucked now and i need some more resting days and some therapy! thx to werni, christian, mau and justin for some nice but intense three days! stay tuned!
hi there! i was on the way with the pirates crew in my home valley (montafon) and we tried to do some stuff up in silvretta montafon! the crew was: victor and luka ( filmers) photo dog ( vernon deck) and grilo and i as the riders from that trip! i think we got some cool stuff! really intents days, thats way my body feels like pudding! i am going to have two or three days of and then we are on the road again! stay tuned for some more updates!
Name: Marco 'Fichtl' Feichtner Age: 28 Nationality: Austria Sponsors: Ride, 686, Level, Coal, Deeluxe, Electric, Slytech, Power balance, Clast, Sajas Skate & Snow shop and Pirates Stance: Goofy +15, -12 Home Mountain: Montafon
Marco putting in the hard yards. He has worked his Austrian ass off to get to where he is. Pic: LudschiHey Marco, How are you? Where are you at the moment? Hi Chriso. I am fine thanks! I am back home in Montafon now. I have just come back from a short wellness and snowboard trip with my girlfriend. We stayed at Werni Stock's hotel in Hintertux (Hotel Bergfried). I had an amazing time on the mountain and in the hotel. I had a few mellow months this summer as well as some hectic months. I was twice at the beach, once in Portugal for a week and another week in France. I trained a lot over the summer (biking, lot's of moto-X and climbing) to get my body in a good shape for the new season. Also every summer I try to help my parents out as much as possible. I bought a Harley Davidison motorbike this year which was a life dream. I had some good times on the bike over the summer. I also had to organize the new season contracts, but all in all it was a great summer. When and how did you first get into snowboarding? I started snowboarding in 1993 in the backyard of my parents house after I saw some snowboarding magazines. It got me super excited to try it and couldn't wait. I haven't stopped since. here Follow Marco on his travels at www.marcofeichtner.com Check out the new Pitate's film Bottom line here or the bookDvd where Marco also has engravings in there: https://www.pirate-movie-production.com/products/bottom-line-dvd-artbook
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Season Greetings from Silvretta Montafon
We visited Marco Feichtners home riding the Silvretta Montafon resort - incredible four days where nature put on her nicest white dress to welcome us. The first day we were already jumping and turning to what we would call a good start of filming in December. The following days turned out to be even better while the weather forecast predicted more snowfall. Marco took us to a spot where we had to take speed from the slope to jump a gap into a banked landing. The session was on and the first trix got nailed down when suddenly a random snowboarder aimed for our jump and bombed in the middle of the gap! We were furious about this action but in the end we let him go without physical violence. The session continued but then the grass started to show in the landing so we had to downsize our jumping. The next day 8 hours of sun were forecasted and when we stepped out of the gondola at the top of the mountain we were fascinated how everything reflected in the sun. I couldn't wait and took speed for an eye candy pow turn. Probably the spray turned on the snow shower again so we went back into the woods for more visibility. Over night we got another 30cm on top and from there on we knew that this was the best season start ever but also got worried about the avalanche danger so we would not go out of bounds. Marco showed us some cat track gaps and we played it save enjoying some maneuvers into the deep snow. Marco wanted to step up the game and found a bigger version to jump over the cat track - he landed everything and meanwhile I was hiking up higher to take a deep snow run through the trees. We were all pretty tired after four days hiking but there was one more day left before we all planned to go home for Christmas. When we woke up another half meter of fresh was added on top! Now we were really afraid of the avalanche situation and as roads around this region started to get closed we decided to leave as fast as possible so everybody could spend Christmas at home. Thanx to Marco for sharing all the excitement that Silvretta Montafon can offer! May it also snow where you are! G