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Athlete Bio

Espen Fadnes

BIO

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Name Espen Fadnes

Any nicknames? Fast-Dog

Where were you born? Molde, Norway

Where did you learn to ski/ride? Molde, Norway

Who taught you to ski/ride? I was part of the local Alpine Racing Club

Who inspired you in skiing/riding while you were growing up? It was a combination of the top alpine racers and the legendary telemark skier Morten Aas.

Breakfast of champions? That’s coffee. I'll eat on the way to the powder.

Best après meal? Chicken Wings!

Connect with Espen: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Interview

What do you enjoy doing to give your body a break? (Recovery routine, healing tips, etc.): TV-Shows. I love TV-Shows. Breaking Bad, The Wire, True Blood, Game of Thrones, Shameless. Love it all.

Can you tell us about some of the gear you were using in your segment with WME? Head Monster is a new line of all round backcountry skis. They work well for speed riding. Tyrol AAAdrenalin gives me the combo binding of racing performance and hiking. I wear a Berghaus Frendo Gore-Tex set. When it comes to the actual wing, Im using a specialized riding rig that is easier to keep off the ground compared to other wings. I use both helmet and goggles from Dr. Zipe. It’s basically skiing gear with a wing as an add on.

Other than professional athlete, what is your dream job? A Formula1 Race Car Driver!

Most memorable moment filming with WME this year? On one of our rides my leg-strap popped off high up on Mont Blanc. Bad experience. My equipment is my responsibility, and it was both scary and embarrassing to fail on equipment control.

Your idea of a perfect vacation sans skiing? West Coast of Africa. Pick-up Truck. A couple of surf boards and good friends.

Mantra to live by? Try to make the heart and brain move in the same direction.

Tunes to ski to? Massive Attack, great for freeride comps!