Dalbello DB Team

Walter
Wood

Name:Walter Wood Nationality:USA Team:DB National Style:Freeskier

Clame of Fame

Winner of the 2010 World Skiing Invitational in Whistler, BC, Colorado and five superpipe podiums in 2010.

     

Born: 3/5/92
Hometown/where you learned to ski: Evergreen, CO
Age when you started skiing: 5
Skiing Background: Parents ski patrolled while I started skiing powder at a young age.
Breakthrough Moment: Competed in first X Games at age 16.
Claim to Fame: 2010 World Skiing Invitational Champion and World Record in Halfpipe.
Favorite Terrain: Verity jumps or backcountry.
Dream Conditions: Massive step-up hip with a nice soft powder landing.
Riding Style: "when you stop having fun, you should stop skiing"
The Best Thing About Skiing: Creativity, outdoors, discovery and pushing your limits
The Worst Thing About Skiing: Lift lines and Tall-tees
The Best Training For Skiing: Skiing
Worst Injury from Skiing: Knees can definitely ruin your day.
What is freeskiing for u? Creativity and expression through two pieces or wood on my feet.
Is freeskiing evolving and what are the trends u see coming next season? The sports evolving quickly and I think we will start to see some larger sponsors in our sport and more of a demand to see stylish tricks rather than difficulty. What is Dalbello for you ? Dalbello is more than ski boots to me. They are the key connection that attaches me to control my skis and perform to my fullest capabilities.
Describe a perfect day on the mountain, no limits, just dreaming: Perfect day would entail a blue bird day, soft snow, good friends and an unimaginable feature to session with low consequences.
Superstitions: to have matching socks….
Favorite Music: Classic Rock
Favorite Band: Dire Straits. Steely Dan, Pink Floyd
Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park
Favorite Ski Flick: Ski Movie 1 by MSP
Video Game System: Gameboy Color
Other Toys: Harmonica, Drawing, Reading
Other Sports/Activities: Mtn Biking, Skateboarding, Surfing
Words to Live and Die By: When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way the way it is. Build your life, don't live it and put a ding in the universe.
Advice: Don't take life so seriously, you only get one.
 

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