Florian "Flo" Orley

Achievements/ movies / comp results / other proud moments:

- Vice World Champ Freeride World Tour 2011
- Many Contest Victories in Freerie Comps since 2000
- Filmtrips all over the world
- Stuntmen for Vin Diesel`s Triple xXx
- Crossing the Pacific on my sailing catamaran in 2010.

Favorite areas or descents:

Hochfügen, Austria.

Describe your riding background

- When I was 10 years old, snowboarding was just starting in Europe, and my hometown Innsbruck was the hotspot! I wanted to be cool so I started riding….and never stopped.

What was your big breakthrough or defining moment in skiing?

- Winning the Verbier Xtreme in 2000, this being my first ever freeride comp.

Describe a skiing experience when things got out of hand:

- As a young rider, I went ridig by myself a lot. I got buried by a slide up to my chest once, not being able to deploy the airbag I was wearing. This experience made me not more cautious, but more aware of how fast things can happen.

What are you up to when you’re not riding?

- Hanggliding, Surfing, B.A.S.E. Jumping, Biking.

Any training advice or suggestions?

- Do as many different things as you can and have fun.

Who or what inspires you?

- People who are trying to live their dreams, even if it`s hard.

How do you see riding evolving in the next five years?

- Freeriding I a big hype in Austria at the moment, I think this will produce a lot of very good riders!

Do you have any vices that you would like to share?

- Don´t be sucked into the working game without a vision.

What are your future plans or goals in riding?

- Keep riding on the highest level as long as I can, and then pas this experience on to the next generations!

Florian "Flo" Orley's favorite kask setup.

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