International rider Nicolas Garel took a few minutes to sit down with us and answer some questions about his riding, background, and how he got into the sport!
Check out the first in a series of Freebord rider profiles!
Q: How old are you? || Nicolas: I’m 17
Q: Where do you live? || Nicolas: Paris, France
Q: What’s your board setup || Nicolas: 83 MidWide Bamboo deck, pads between board and baseplate, trucks loose, bindings ducked, and maximum rocker.
Q: How did you get started? || Nicolas: I was riding the waveboard until a friend made us discover Freebord, I immediately wanted to buy one!
Q: How long have you been riding? || Nicolas: 3 years
Q: What’s your favorite thing about Freebord? || Nicolas: To have complete control of your board.
Q: Do you snowboard, if so where? || Nicolas: Yes I snowboard all years in the “7 Laux” next to Grenoble in the french Alpes. I started snowboarding after riding a Freebord.
Q: What would you say to others thinking about getting into the sport? || Nicolas: This is a really good sport and the community is very cool.
To see some of Nicolas Garel’s riding, check out his most recent solo edit below: