Date of birth:
1993.11.24
Sponsors:
ROSE Bikes, POC, Lines Magazin, The Chillhouse, AndasBiken,
Hobbies:
Surfing, Snowboarding, Climbing

BIO

"Eric Walenta"

I started riding mountain bike when I was a kid, always with my family. I was a gymnast at that time and as soon as my training in the gym took more and more time, I almost stopped riding. After 9 years I was so motivated to ride some bikes again, that I stopped Gymnastics and began to ride some jumps at the little local park. I learned fast and got more and more into the Dirt Jump/Slopestyle scene.

I’ve been doing it for 6 years now and couldn’t imagine stopping. It’s so much fun, you get the chance to travel the world and meet so many cool people. I would never change anything!!


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2014: 12th Fise Montpellier
  • 2014: 11th Swatch Prime Line
  • 2014: 11th Colorado Freeride Fest
  • 2014: 22nd Red Bull District Ride
  • 2015: 9th Whitestyle
  • 2015: 10th 26trix

INTERVIEW 2015.06.27

What are you looking for to accomplish?

"Eric Walenta"

Having a solid season without injuries and amazing trips!

What would be your greatest achievement?

I want to get a really good result to be part of the Diamond Series.

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

The difficulty is to know how much you should risk at every single run, and to know exactly what are you good at.

"Eric Walenta"

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

Everything besides crashing. Even small tricks or jumps are really fun sometimes.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

Most of the times I’m riding alone, as there’s almost no scene where I live, but I’m always trying to get used to it.

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

I’m trying to have fun while riding, because if you force yourself to anything, it won’t help anything. The happier and more motivated you are, the better it will work out.

"Eric Walenta"

What are you most nervous about when competing?

I only hate wind. You never really know what’s going to happen and that sucks.

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

I have no idea actually, but I think my family is in the top 10.

"Eric Walenta"

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

I don’t really know, but at the end I’m always trying to find my own advices, because they make the most sense to me.

What are your future plans?

Keep on riding, travelling and getting better and better.

What are your tips for those who begin now?

I would just say that when you really wanna do something, then just do it and try everything you got to reach your goals!

"Eric Walenta"