ProForm: Marco Feichnter
In his native land of Austria, Marco operates under the guise Fichtl. It’s his nickname and it’s stitched to his pro model boots with a scruffy skull and bones drawing to serve homage to his roots in the Pirates film crew.
Sponsors: Ride, 686, Deeluxe, Electric, Level, Clast, Himaya, Skullcandy, Sajas Skate & Snowshop, Skins, Pirates
Years snowboarding: Sixteen
Roots: St. Gallenkirch, Austria
Home: St. Gallenkirch, Austria
Weight: 142 lbs.
Stance: Goofy, 22.5 inches wide with fifteen degrees in front and negative-twelve degrees on the back.
Forward lean: None.
Personal settings: I like to have a little bit longer nose, so I set my stance back a little. Also, a good sticker job is always important to me.
Tuning techniques: I like to have a nicely waxed board, I also like to detune the edges on the nose and tail.
Most important part of your setup: My stance.
Describe your riding style: Austrian mountain rat style!
Board: Ride DH 155 ($460)
Boots: Deeluxe ID Fichtl size 8 ($240)
Bindings: Ride EX ($160)
Jacket: 686 Mannual Antic Jacket ($150)
Pants: 686 Smarty Original Cargo ($200)
Gloves: Level Utah ($110)
Goggles: Electric EG1 ($95)
Beanie: I’m always changing my beanies, this one came from a street market in L.A.