Thursday, 28 January 2010

On the way to Chamonix

The last two days I was at home in Innsbruck and now I'm going to Chamonix for the second stopp of the Freerideworldtour. Jippppeeeee!!

Beside doing some training to stay in shape, I took the chance to hike with my buddy Joggl Zangerl @ my home mountains and we found some good runs. Even if the winter this year could be better, there is always something to ride!!

impressions from our tour:

droping in

Monday, 25 January 2010

FWT Russia postponed to Chamonix

After about a week here in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia the first stopp of the Freeridewordtour is postponed to Chamonix the next weekend. Because of bad weather, meaning no sunny day it was not possible to have a fair and safe competition. No problem for us riders, we went riding most days and had some nice runs and a good party in Sochi. Tonight I`m flying back home, stay there for a couple of days before I leave to Chamonix.

found some pillows...

good tree runs...

...and deep russian powder!!

Friday, 22 January 2010

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Waiting for contest day

Finally I got all my boards and the other stuff I missed and we went riding the last days. Snow conditions are not very good, but it`s still not too bad to ride. Wet snow, almost like surfing... No matter, Russia is an adventure by itself and we have lot of fun here!! Contest is probably on saturday, the next days it`s suppost to snow and the the weather should clear up.

wet snow makes it dangerous
taking 4 chairlifts to go up
Today we had BIB draw and some autograph sessions at the ski resort and I’m really lucky with my bib. I expect not too much tracks and some riders to watch before my start.

Nastrowje and doswitanje (trying to learn some russian words beside this)

Sunday, 17 January 2010

FWT - Russian Adventure

Arrived in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia for the first stop of the Freerideworldtour 2010. Unfortunately I’m here without my FLOW Infinite and the protection stuff... boardbag is still in Vienna. Hopefully I get it all with the next flight on Tuesday morning, but to make sure to get my board I asked Mitch Tölderer to bring another one. Thänx Mitch!!

So today I do some workout, relax at the pool in our hotel and tomorrow I go riding with some stuff from other riders. Snow conditions and weather could be better, but there is some good powder on the top of the mountains, as the others told me ;(

Most important I feel good, Russia is a great experience and best of all, I’m here for more than another week!!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Oops! We did it again ;)

Just two days after my last hike, Alex Hoffmann and me went for another time! We choose a different line to ride and now I feel ready to compete in Sochi for the first stop of the Freerideworldtour. One more week to ride, hopefully good conditions here in Austria...

climbing up


Alex goes deep...

...Max goes steep

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Hiking my home mountains

Alex, DCR, Fabi and me went for a hike next to Innsbruck and luckily we found something nice and steep! Blue sky and deep powder to ride, what a good day...

Alex and Fabi changing to crampons

summit 2435m. Just beautifull...

NO fall zone

some small slides went down

me above Innsbruck

good cold radler after the hike (me, DCR, Alex)

Freerideworldtour 2010

Soon the Freerideworldtour 2010 starts with its stop in Sochi/ Russia!!
Followed by Chamonix/ France, Squaw valley/ USA and the big final in Verbier/ Switzerland.

Check out the presentation and all the NEWS about the Freerideworldtour...

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

safety session

Me and some friends, who usually ride together, trained the worst case. We all tried to learn from each other and finally it was a funny day!
LVS, shovel and probe is very important and we never ride without. BUT most important is HOW TO USE it... PRACTICE SAFES TIME and maybe the life of your buddy!!

Mo, Martin and me - trying to find alex ;)

discussion: Max, Michi, Arthur, Joggl

time is running... 15 minutes to survive!!

FLOW product profile

Check out this link: BOARD, BINDING, BOOTS I'm riding

Komperdell Katalog10/11 - Foto shooting

Never CRASH without PROTECTION...

Here the stuff I trust:

Helmet (available @ Sport Spezial Innsbruck)

Specially after my injury 2006 I'm never riding without!! Take care!

facts about me

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Name: Zipser Max

Date of birth: 31.10.1984

Homebase: Innsbruck, Austria

Hobbies: Climb, Surf, Hike, Bike, Travel

Most frequented spot: tyrolien alps

I do: freeriding, big mountain riding

Favourite trick: exposed lines and speed...

First time on snow: 1987
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Snowboarding since: 1996/97

Job/ Profession: Student Pharmacy

Days on the mountain/ year riding: 100+

motto: the faster you go, the quicker you learn...

What do you love?: Snow and waves

What do you hate?: Warm winters and cold summers

Your favorite 5 Snowboarders of all time?: Brunner Thommy, Jeremy Jones, Xavier De Le Rue, all the dudes from IBK


Burger TV episode 3 from Burger TV on Vimeo.

Monday, 4 January 2010

contest RESULTS


4. OVERALL Freeride World Tour

4. Tailgate ALASKA - World Freeride Championships

3. FWT Verbier Xtreme/ SUI
2. FWT Courmayeur/ ITA
6. FWT Chamonix/ FRA
5. FWT Revelstoke/ CAN
11. FWT Roldal/ NOR
7. FWT Fieberbrunn/ AUT


Freeride World Tour

4. FWT Verbier Xtreme/ SUI
2. FWT Fieberbrunn/ AUT
6. FWT Sochi/ RUS
4. FWT Engadin, St.Moritz/ SUI
8. FWT Chamonix/ FRA

4. FWQ Hochfügen/AUT


Freeride World Tour Qualification
7. OVERALL Freeride World Tour

1. FWQ Fieberbrunn/ AUT
3. FWQ EngadinSnow, St. Moritz/ SUI
9. FWQ Nendaz/ SUI

2. FWT Chamonix/ FRA (instead of Sochi/ RUS)
8. FWT Verbier Xtreme/ SUI
9. FWT Squaw / USA
14. FWT Chamonix/ FRA (big crash at the end of a good run)


Freeride World Tour (FWT)

2. FWT Tignes/ FRA
4. FWT Verbier/ SUI
8. FWT Sochi/ RUS
2. FWQ Monterosa / ITA
4. FWQ Fieberbrunn/ AUT

further results:

1. EngadinSnow Big Mountain Invitational/ St. Moritz 2008
3. Freeride Worldtour Qualifier/ Mammoth 2008
1. Wildsau Award @ CheckTheRipper 2005 and 2008
2. Trails of white/ Kampenwand 2006
3. X-over Freeride BoarderX/ Kitzsteinhorn 2005
1. Weisser Rausch/ Arlberg 2004
1. BoarderX Tirol Tour Overall 2004
2. Udssr BoarderX - Schlick 2004


Jager Couloir Mont Blanc du Tacul 4248m (55°)

Gervasutti Couloir Mont Blanc du Tacul 4248m(55°)

Spencer Couloir 3449m (50°)

Mont Mallet shoulder 3800m (50°)

Eiger West 3967m (45°)

Aletsch Horn north 4193m (50°)

Pallavicini Rinne Großglockner north 3798m (55°)

Biancograt 3995m (43°), Bernina

"Innerkofler Eisrinne" Monte Cristallo 3221m (53°), Dolomites

Hochgall north 3436m (53°), Rieserferner Group

Hochfeiler north 3509m (52°), Zillertaler alps

Hochferner north 3463m, Zillertaler apls

Cima Presanella north 3558m (50°), Adamello-Presanella alps

Cima Tosa "Canalone Neri" 3173m (48°), Brenta Group

Sagwand north couloir 3228m (50°), Zillertaler alps

Taschach north 3358m (50°), Ötztaler alps

Hinterer Brochkogel north 3628m (50°), Ötztaler alps

Wildspitze north 3768m (50°) , Ötztaler alps

Similaun north (direkt) 3606m (50°+), Ötztaler alps

Hintere Schwärze north 3624m (50°), Ötztaler alps

Marmolada north 3250m (50°), Dolomits

Fuscherkarkopf north 3331m, Glocknergruppe

Johannisberg north 3453m, Glocknergruppe

Weissseespitze north 3518m, Ötztaler alps

Habicht north 3277m, Stubaier alps

Zuckerhütl north 3507m, Stubaier alps

Daunkogel north 3330m, Stubaier alps

some more...