Circuit: World Cup
many pair of goggles, usually two with
frames, to be ready for every weather.
I have a couple of pair of sunglasses,
because I like sunglasses as fashion.
I’ve been with Atomic since I was a first
year J4, so I guess about four years.
My brother had switched and the rep
was there so I tried them for the heck
of it and I liked them a lot. Plus my
parents figured it would be easier if
we were both on the same skis.
I wear Stealth arm guards for GS
and always wear a back protector, although sometimes not in slalom, and I
use a chin bar.
To New Zealand I took two pair of
boots, a firm and a soft, and six pair of
skis... I think. I have a variety of bags.
An Atomic ski bag. To New Zealand
I only brought four pairs of ski poles,
two for slalom and two GS. I probably
travel with three pairs of slalom and
two pair of GS. But it was freezing the
first day in New Zealand and I bent
and snapped a pole and then I had to
put pole guards on another set. For
the season they’ll all have pole guards
installed to avoid that problem. I take
two speed suits.
Dressing for the Occasion
I love hats and I would usually rather
wear mittens than gloves unless it’s
a spring day. I wear a watch. As far
as base layers, a polyester-like layer
under the GS suit. Sometimes for
training slalom I’ll wear training shorts
underneath. For after skiing, my Sorel
boots, or I might wear sneakers.
I usually have carried one helmet, although I have started to carry two because I don’t want to be caught. And as
I like to travel with a stone, fairly
fine, if I need to [tune] and the tech
isn’t around. ... I also pack a scraper,
which can be used for many things,
like clearing off a windshield. My MP3
player is my phone. I listen to music
and I love listening to music on race
day. I usually put on the biggest playlist I have and let it run. I have a computer and an iPad, which I like a lot,
less weight, and convenience.