Some of Russell’s biggest achievements include wins in most of the biggest events, including the Orage European Open, Red Bull Playstreets, JOI Big Air, Barcelona Snow Show, London Freeze, Volkl NZ Freeski Open, Austrian Open , Volkl Newschool Picknick and Frost Gun invitational. In 2009. He recently took silver medal at the US X-Games. Russ was invited to film with the premier ski film production company, Matchstick Productions (MSP) and featured in the film “In Deep” and “ The way I see it “ which released in the same year.
Born: Campbelltown NSW Australia
Hometown/where you learned to ski: I Grew up skiing at a ski resort in Australia called Thredbo.
Age when you started skiing: I was 4 years old
Skiing Background: I Ski raced until I was 12 and then I started doing freestyle competitions
Breakthrough Moment: Was getting 2nd place at the US open in 2007
Claim to Fame: I saw Hulk Hogan in Sydney Airport haha
Favorite Terrain: The park in Thredbo is awesome
Dream Conditions: A pow day in Thredbo skiing with all my mates
Riding Style: Relaxed and fun
The Best Thing About Skiing: You are free to express yourself the way you want
The Worst Thing About Skiing: All the luggage I end up travelling with
The Best Training For Skiing: Is trampolining.
Worst Injury from Skiing: I shattered my Knee cap into 30 peices
What is freeskiing for u? Is being able to ski how you want where you want
Is freeskiing evolving and what are the trends u see coming next season? Yeah skiing is going crazy right now. I see rightside double coming into competitions
What is Dalbello for you ? The best and most comfortable ski boots I have ever used,
Describe a perfect day on the mountain, no limits, just dreaming: Ski pow all morning with my mates and when that gets tracked go ski the park
Favorite Music: Reggae
Favorite Band: Sizzla
Favorite Movie: No idea
Favorite Ski Flick: MSP - In deep
Video Game System: PS3 - with Call Of Duty
Other Toys: My skateboard is super fun
Other Sports/Activities: Skateboarding
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