NEIL WILLIMAN

NEIL WILLIMAN
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Profile

Birth Date/Zodiac Sign: 26.01.1986 Wassermann ★
Domicile: NZ/UK

Replies- Visions

    • When did you start Freeriding? In Mum’s tummy
    • Since when are you skiing? As soon as I was too big for a backpack
    • Since when are you equipped by KOMPERDELL? Been using the poles for a while but only officially sponsored as of 2013
    • What do you connect with the brand KOMPERDELL? My hands
    • What are your favourite tricks with Freeriding and what would you still like to carry out? Spinning around off cliffs would be my favourite and spinning further around in the future is a goal
    • What ski regions/tours/places do you like most? Anything beginning with A or T, like Austria, Alaska, Åre and Treble Cone / Temple Basin
    • What were your most important achievements? Competition-wise I suppose it would be qualifying for the FWT twice, personally I’m pretty proud of self funding and motivating my way to skiing in the northern hemisphere regularly
    • What is the most fascinating at Freeriding? That it is a simple concept, but impossible to perfect
    • What sport would you do if there was no snow? Fire Dancing and surfing, I already do
    • What does your bone fracture status look like? My back, arms and knees are looking better these days
    • Did you already have an extraordinary experience with a KOMPERDELL back protector? It’s extraordinarily comfortable
    • Have you got an idol – if yes – who is your idol? Charlie Lyons, for being the best without really caring or trying to hard
    • What are the 3 things you would take along to a lonesome island? My girlfriend, a surfboard and a lot of seeds
    • What of are you afraid the most? Cotton wool, well not really scared it just feels really gross. So if I get injured don’t put it on me.
    • What do you always pack into your backpack for your tours in the mountains? Cheese, and Pieps
    • Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Ripping harder than I am now - Favourite film? Tumeke or 2meke
    • Favourite song? ‘No One Said it Would be Easy’ by Cloud Cult is on top of my itunes most played but I’m going to say ‘Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset’ or ‘The World at Large’ by Modest Mouse are my true favourites
    • Favourite meal? Marmite toast entré, Fish and Chips main, Steak and Cheese pie
    • What targets/plans do you have for the future? Get better, have more fun and be awesome.

Results - Successes

7th place FWQ 2013 (France)
1st place FWQ 2013 (Switzerland)
6th place FWQ 2013 (USA)
Crested Butte Extreme Skiing Championships (USA)
2nd place Sickbird Award FWQ

16th place FWT Chamonix (France)
19th place FWT Fieberbrunn (Austria)
11th place Roldal Freeride World Stop (Norway)

Videos

POV Winning Run FWQ Andorra from NEIL WILLIMAN on Vimeo.