FREESKI

Kai Mahler

  • NICKNAME
    Height171 cm
    Age18
    Lives inZürich
  • Online with

    Samsung GALAXY S4

  • Favourite place

    Saas Fee und Laax

  • Favourite trick

    Cork 3

  • Disciplines

    Freeski

  • Left side / right side

    Left side

  • Sponsors

    Samsung / Apo / Oakley / Sporthilfe / Audi / Giro / Marker / Full Tilt / Swisscom / Sportmittelschule Engelberg / Sport Trend Shop (STS) / Red Bull

  • Successes

      2012/13
    • 2nd place freestyle.ch 2013
    • 2nd place X-Games 2013
    • 1st place Big Air Dew Tour 2012
    • 1st place Youth Olympics 2012
    • 2nd place X-Games 2012
    • 1st place Junior World Championhips 2012
  • NETWORKING & WEB

Kai Mahler

  • 5 things we want to know about Kai:
  • Kai, what are your goals for the 2013/14 season?
  • It's most important to remain injury-free and not to forget about the fun of skiing. And then certainly also Olympic qualification is another goal. But in that respect, I would not like to be under any pressure, so I take it easy.
  • And which trick would you most like to accomplish?
  • My favourite trick is the "Cork 3". You don't really have to do much besides spinning correctly. But the one I would most like to do, I am not saying. That remains my secret, so not everyone will be landing this stuff before me. But I already have a few in mind.
  • What is the best thing about your sport?
  • The team! My team has meanwhile become my family. It's no suprise, we also constantly depend on each other. I could not imagine it all without my colleagues.
  • You, in 10 years: Where will you be and what will you be doing?
  • I would like to remain on the scene for as long as possible. Maybe as a film-maker / photographer or even as a coach. I don't know yet. But, in any case I would not like to deviate from this lifestyle!
  • How do you feel about perspactives.com?
  • I think perspactives.com is awesome! Promising young talents can certainly profit a lot from it. For example, from the video contest campaign. With that we can give young film-makers a chance to gain a foothold on the scene. Which is not easy at all. However with us pros in the leading roles, one or another door could open...
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Fabian Bösch

  • NICKNAMEBuhsch
    Height171 cm
    Age16
    Lives inEngelberg
  • School

    Hotelhandelsschule, Sportschule Engelberg

  • Favourite Samsung product

    Samsung 8080 Series Full HD TVs

  • Favourite place

    Bern

  • Disciplines

    Freeski (Slope Style)

  • Favourite trick

    Double Flat 9 Blunt (and he would really like to do the Double Cork 720 Safety)

  • Sponsors

    Samsung / Atomic / Gloryfy / Level

  • Successes

      2013
    • 3rd place at World Cup Silvaplana 2013
    • 7th place at World Cup Sierra Nevada 2013
    • and naturally among his great successes is the incredibly rapid rise in the national team!
  • NETWORKING & WEB

Fabian Bösch

  • 5 things we want to know about Fabian:
  • Hey Fabian! What does perspactives.com actually mean to you?
  • It's cool to be part of this project! And I also feel honoured to be a part of this great team.
  • How did you come to freeski?
  • Already at the age of two years, I stood on skis for the first time and at the age of six, I joined the Engelberg Ski Club. Until I was 14, I did ski racing and in my last season, I was even Swiss Slalom Champion. But freeskiing simply stokes me out even more! I am very happy I made that change two years ago!
  • What does the sport mean to you?
  • Challenge, creativity and individuality!
  • Do you have a favourite destination?
  • It is Laax in Switzerland, because it has an incredibly long jibline! Outside Switzerland, I find the Keystone Park (USA) pretty cool.
  • You, in 10 years: Where are you and what are you up to?
  • Not struggling with injuries and hopefully still part of the freeski scene.
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Giulia Tanno

  • NICKNAME
    Height161 cm
    Age15
    Lives inLenzerheide
  • School

    Sportmittelschule Engelberg

  • Online with

    Samsung GALAXY S4 Active

  • Favourite place

    Laax

  • Disciplines

    Freeski (Slope Style)

  • Favourite trick

    Left 3 Tail, and the Flat 7 Japan are Giulia's aims – we are convinced: she'll soon be doing these!

  • Successes

    • 1st place Swiss Freeski Open Les Diablerets 2013
    • 3rd place Swiss Freeski Open Davos 2013
    • 5th place Swiss Freeski Tour 12/13
  • NETWORKING & WEB

Giulia Tanno

  • 5 things we want to know about Giulia:
  • Giulia, why and since when have you been freeskiing?
  • Because there is a fun park at our home in Lenzerheide, I often went with friends to the beginner's park and we practised the basics. But after a short time I noticed that I wanted to learn more. Therefore, I went to the park and started to practise more – this was probably 3 years ago.
  • Can you tell us why freeskiing is your passion?
  • It's simply an indescribable feeling when you learn a new trick. Also, I like the challenge of perfecting a new trick. And, of course, it's great to go into the mountains with friends, to be outdoors and have fun together.
  • You, in 10 years: Where will you be and what will you be doing?I hope that I'll then be in the midst of a career as a successful freeskier!
  • I hope that I'll then be in the midst of a career as a successful freeskier!
  • CCan you reveal your goals to us for the 13/14 season?
  • I will always try to give of my best in contests and naturally hope that I achieve good results. Above all, I also wish for an injury-free season and lots of fun. And then these tricks are still my aim of the season: Cork 7, Cork 9, Flat 5 and Right 5.
  • What does perspactives.com mean to you?
  • I find the project cool and I'm super excited to be part of the team and to represent Samsung!
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SNOWBOARD

Patrick Burgener

  • NICKNAMEPat
    Height179 cm
    Age19
    Comes fromLausanne
  • Online with

    Samsung GALAXY S4, Samsung GALAXY Cam

  • Favourite place

    Crans Montana

  • Disciplines

    Snowboard (Slopestyle, Halfpipe)

  • Favourite trick

    Back Flip
    "Because it always feels like I can fly."

  • Sponsors

    Samsung / Crans Montana / BOSS Orange Watches / Volcom / Anon / Shred / Slytech

  • Successes

      2012
    • 3rd place FIS WC Big-Air in Antwerp 2012
    • 3rd place freestyle.ch 2012
    • Swiss Champion 2012 | Big-Air
    • 5th place Air&Style Innsbruck 2012
    • and last but not least: Pat is the first to have done the Switch Triple Cork!
  • NETWORKING & WEB

Patrick Burgener

  • 5 things we want to know about Pat:
  • Pat, what fascinates you about snowboarding?
  • I always knew: Snowboarding is exactly what I want to be doing! Every time I tighten the strap on my binding, I am in another world. My world!
  • What is your personal highlight in your life as a pro?
  • There is not a specific highlight. I am just all-around stoked! I am living my dream, every single day. When I am on my snowboard, I simply feel free. This is my lifestyle. Also, music is an important part of it.
  • Who is your personal hero? Do you have any role models at all?
  • At the moment, above all, one person is really important to me: Claudio Alessi, Samurai and my mental coach. I can still learn so much from him. And also my family is important to me. My brothers are my best buddies and my parents always know what is right for me.
  • n retrospect, would you do anything slightly different today?
  • No! I would do everything the same. Everybody should live life in a way that he never regrets anything. Because, if you regret something, it means that you have not given it your best!
  • perspactives.com, what does it mean to you?
  • It is another piece in the puzzle which helps me make my dreams even bigger and, above all, to come true.
  • If it is not yet clear how Pat ticks, take a look here:
    www.patburgener.ch
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David Hablützel

  • NICKNAMEDave
    Height175 cm
    Age17
    Lives inZumikon
  • School

    Sportgymnasium Davos

  • Online with

    Samsung GALAXY S4, Samsung GALAXY Cam

  • Favourite place

    Laax

  • Disciplines

    Snowboard (Slopestyle, Halfpipe)

  • Favourite trick

    „I have no favourite trick, it changes all the time...“

  • Sponsors

    Samsung / Anon / Burton / LAAX

  • Successes

    • 5th place Burton European Open Laax 2013
    • 5th place Sierra Nevada World Cup 2013
    • 10th place Copper Mountain World Cup 2013
    • 2nd place Pleasure Jam Dachstein 2013
  • NETWORKING & WEB

David Hablützel

  • 5 things we want to know about Dave:
  • How would your friends and family describe Dave?
  • Presumably like this: Dave is always looking for a challenge, constantly doing extreme things and can also simply do just nothing. Dave tackles things and what he does, he does properly. And he is very friendly to all types of people.
  • Tell us something about your passion for your sport!
  • I love to stand on the board, to try out new tricks and to push the limits. I am free and can often do what I like!
  • Have you a role model?
  • Yes! Japanese rider Thaku Hiraoka. To me, he's got the best style and, at the same time, amazing control of the most difficult tricks.
  • What are you up to when you're not snowboarding?
  • Skateboarding, Surfing, chilling with my friends or cooking a Thai-Dinner.
  • How do you see your role within the platform perspactives.com?
  • I can offer young film-makers the opportunity to get good shots. I am stoked about it!








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SKICROSS

Fanny Smith

  • Height166 cm
    Age21
    Lives inVillars
  • Online with

    Samsung GALAXY S4 Active, Samsung GALAXY Cam

  • Favourite place

    “Right on top of the podium!”

  • Disciplines

    Skicross

  • Sponsors

    Samsung / Stöckli / Promega / Villars-Gryon / Leki / Red Bull

  • Successes

      2013
    • Skicross Worldchampion 2013
    • Cristal Globe Overall Ski Cross Champion 2013
    • … and an amazing 11 World Cup podium places!
    • Bronze Medal at the 2011 X Games
    • 7th place Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010
  • NETWORKING & WEB

Fanny Smith

  • 5 things we want to know about Fanny:
  • What are you happiest about at the moment, Fanny?
  • About the start of the racing season. For me there is nothing more thrilling than the buzz when lining up to race against other athletes – and winning. Above all, I am extremely glad about Sochi – I can hardly wait! It is my ambition to come home with a medal – hopefully the golden one! My dream would have come true!!
  • How would your friends and family describe you?
  • They would say Fanny is slightly crazy, fun-loving and honest. And that I enjoy life to the full and always give 100%.
  • Have you got a favourite destination?
  • In Switzerland, I prefer to go to Villars, where I grew up. Otherwise, I have no favourite place. I love travelling and being on the road. I am an adventurer and like to be free, I don't like to stay in one place for a long time.
  • How do you define your role at perspactives.com?
  • I would like to support the community and the winners with my experience and with tips and tricks where possible! Above all, I would like to make people aware of the fact that it's only if you believe in your dreams that these also come true.
  • What do you do, when you are not on skis?
  • I am constantly on the go and active, for example when I am climbing or wakesurfing. I like to meet friends – drinking coffee with them is the only moment that I sit still.
  • More about Fanny and her appearance at the Olympics Games in Sochi!
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