Check out: Benedetta PiniJanuary 26th, 2012 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
Our friend and photographer Alessio Scaccabarozzi interviewed a rising snowboarder, Benedetta Pini. She rips the park with technical tricks! Of course Alessio took some great pics too, so let’s enjoy the reading, and the vision. Thumbs up dudes!
Hey! Let’s present yourself like you usually do in the park
Well, I don’t know what do you exactly mean, but I usually say ”Hi, I’m Benedetta, nice to meet you” trying to smile.
Where are you from?
I’m from Monza, in Brianza.. but my heart is in Valtellina.
How long have you been riding? Did you shred with some other thing before switching to snowboarding?
The first time I enjoyed the snow it was with a pair of skis, at the age of four. I skied for about ten years but I found it really boring. Then five years ago I tried a board and it changed my way of living the mountain.
Any sponsors or hook ups (maybe in Italy is a little bit difficult)?
I don’t really agree with what you said in the brackets. I mean, it’s all about the people you know and the luck you have. Luck played a key role for me.
The snowboard and skate shop Bomboclat Monza was the first who noticed and supported me. I owe him really a lot and I warmly thank Mauro and Alessandro (il Pela). Thanks to them I’m supported by Dc Shoes Italy, who gives me all the equipment.
Your best experience on snow?
Surely my trip to New Zealand in summer 2010. I lived with some great people in Queenstown, “studying” and snowboarding as much as possible. My mom bought me the flight and I left all alone. The trip is extremely long, something like 32 hours, and I came back 4 months later with a lot of great memories and new friends. It’s impossible to describe that experience, it changed completely my way of living and seeing the world.
Where do you feel like a local?
I’ve grown in Pescegallo in Val Gerola, near Morbegno (SO), where there’s a little ski resort with freaking pow (if it snows of course). I feel at home there. You should all come.
I love also Chiesa in Val Malenco and I recently discovered Bardonecchia too.
I’m riding PBJ 144 DC, Flite Lady Union bindings, narrow stance with 17° on both feet.
Let’s discover your riding… Is it true that you love rails?
Yes, even if I began sliding only last June. But I love them.
What’s your favourite kind of rail?
I began with boxes, but I recently discovered tubes and they’re so much better.
Your favourite song while ripping the park?
None. I love the sound of the board on the bar and then on the snow again.
I have to say that Fil and I use to watch several films that are not about snowboarding (that’s my fault, I love movies) Anyway it’s a difficult question…maybe ‘People’ it’s the one I prefer
Well, I didn’t mean the ones you watch with your boyfriend… but since he’s a snowboarder, you probably watch snow flicks together… ahhaah
Favourite rider?… (not your boyfriend..)
I wouldn’t have answered him!
What would you suggest to all the girls? And to the guys who act as superstars?
I see really few girls in the park and I miss them. Wake up girls!
And guys, stop judging who’s not skilled as you, because everyone has the right to learn and there’s nothing wrong about it. At the beginning I was hopeless ahahah
Have you ever taken part to a contest?
No and I’ll never do that. First of all because I’m not competitive, and most of all because I ride for myself, just for fun. It makes me happy and I don’t care if there’s someone more or less good than me.
How do you see yourself in the future? Would you like to do it as a job?
Yes, I want to become instructor and I’ll try to pass the selections.
What would you like to say about the most important brand and shops in Italy?
I don’t care about the brands. I love Decathlon for example. I often buy there my technical underwear and sometimes even the outerwear. I wouldn’t change it with anything else. Regarding board, bindings and boots is a completely different story, but you have to be careful with the prices of some brands…
Ok, now say goodbye to all, you have to go studying..
Bye bye! Have I to greet everyone like in a tv show? Well, hi Cate (my sister), mom and Gianni (my dad) who were my very first sponsors and supporters, hi Bomboclat and DC, hi Ale -you’re a great photographer, and hi Fil, that you care about me and you teach me a lot of things.
No, I don’t speak a lot..