Born in Varese, in the north of Italy, I used to ride bikes since when I was a kid. At the age of 8, I discover a DirtJump Park just 10min from my home and I started to go there. It was 2003, when I started to do some 4x and then the first real jumps on steep kickers.
Just two years after, I discovered the NWD film series and from that moment a new world with tricks and competitions opened to me!
I do my first contest in my local park in 2005, after that I started to travel around Italy with my parents and doing all the competitions. My local bikepark closed in 2007, so I started to build my own jump with some friends, the same jump I’m using right now for training.
In 2010 I had my first FMB event in Riva del Garda. It was the first time for me competing with Pro riders like Kelly McGarry, Andi Wittman and others.
Right now I’m planning to do a video part with some sick tricks!
Next year I’ll compete in the FMB and I’ll try to do my best.
I don’t really know now! I still have lot of stuff to do…
This sport is dangerous! The worst part for me is the fight with your fear for the crashes, brake bones, pain. It’s really mental.
When you land a new combination which you are working for a long time. Sometimes it happened to me to land a trick after 5 years of training and thousand tries…
I use to be alone, almost every day, and I practice on my jumps. I have 3 straight jumps, medium size built to be technical but easy to trick.
My routine is to go ride every day, except raining days, starting with the basilar trick to be warm and faster. Then grow up with the level tricks. I use to have always a new trick to try at every session.
I’m competing for 5 years and right now I’m feeling really good also in the last minute before dropping. The secret I think is not to care about the result, just ride and do what you planned for your run
I think right now is my boss from work :D He is really proud of me and is pushing me a lot. He’s also helping me with everything I need since I’m working in a bike shop.
Have always an objective!
Next year I’ll compete in the FMB World Tour, then I’ll see what to do since I’ll not have any sponsor next year I’ll be free.
The “Patrick Rafting Center” organizes Basic, Advanced and Safety Courses for Rafting Guides, with immediate opportunities and pay with an established framework to Rafting Guide.
-Intensive course on the security river.
– Reserved for those who have already participated in the courses BASIC and ADVANCED.
Location: Pescara River & Aventino River, Abruzzo region or where requested.
For participation in the courses the following conditions are required:
– Increased age
– Medical Certificate for sports activities such as rafting and
similar (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– No Photo – C.V. sports (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
– Current employment status
– Identity card, Tax Code (to be submitted at the beginning of the course)
From the first fly to water-start:
The goal of that course is to give you a good knowledge about safety in kitesurfing, good control of the kite and start to ride the board.
You will learn how to:
- do the spot analysis
- fly the triner kite
- to set up the equipment
- start and land the kite with the help of one assistant
- body drag “downwind” and upwind
- do the board recovery in body drag
- do the self-rescue and the self-pack down
- first water start and ride
You can choose to have private (270 €) or semiprivate lessons (210 €).
The course is arranged in 3 lessons of 2 hours each, for a total of 6 hours.