Name: Marko Grilc
Hometown: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Local Mountain: Vogel, Slovenia/Dachstein, Austria
Weight: 160 pounds
Stance: Regular. Eighteen degrees front, negative-fifteen rear and 23.5 inches wide.
Hook-ups: Burton, Red Bull, Motorola, Gravis, Carhartt, Adidas eyewear
Film: 91 Words For Snow/Blank Paper, December/Airblaster Films’
1. The Yugoz: Matevz, Tadej, and Domen.
2. 91 Crew-David, Sani, and Cristoph.
3. My brother Luka.
“I have trouble writing Check Out quotes-they sound a little too much like a personal favor. Who knows if we’re not best buddies, or maybe he has a hot sister? So I’ll try and keep this one real objective and stripped down to the facts.
Marko has been snowboarding for a long time now, and he’s won pretty much every Junior World Champion title you can think of, in any discipline-no kidding. It’s kind of weird that he wasn’t recognized earlier, but this is where Marko’s nationality comes into the picture-Slovenia isn’t a hotspot for the world snowboard media.
I filmed and rode with him all last season, and he kicked my ass on every single backcountry jump. If I landed a 540, he did a bigger 720-when I landed a 900, he did a 1080.
I promised not to make this sound too much like a bro hype-up, and I think I’ve failed again, but either way, Marko is really good.”-David Benedek