Jacob Wester is , despite his young age, already a super star in the freeskiing world. What strikes most people meeting him is that fact to be very mature for his age. He is currently filming the biggest and most prestigious freeski film in the world , Match Stick Production
Born: Täby, Stockholm, Sweden
Hometown/where you learned to ski: same as above
Age when you started skiing: 5 (xcountry skiing before that)
1st Time Skiing: in my parents backyard, age 2, on xc skis
Skiing Background: alpine racing, then moguls
Breakthrough Moment: 2009 : 1st place Freestyle.ch Big Air, 2008 : 1st North American Open Breckenridge, Co ; 3rd XGames Big Air, Aspen - Co
Claim to Fame: biggest air on a hip maybe? (mammoth 06)...i dont know?
Favorite Terrain: trickable 30 ft cliffs with pow landings
Dream Conditions: same as above, all over the place.
Riding Style: trying to look like im not trying
The Best Thing About Skiing: being airborne
The Worst Thing About Skiing: the season is too long!
The Best Training For Skiing: waterramps, definitely
Worst Injury from Skiing: broken ankle
What is freeskiing for u? an opportunity few others have
Is freeskiing evolving and what are the trends u see coming next season?1. yes. 2. even bigger tricks off cliffs.
Is style important? obviously.
Describe a perfect day on the mountain, no limits, just dreaming: a flat take-off 50 ft cliff with slight gap to a big, pow-covered rollover landing with a safe run out. and a friend with a sled.
Superstitions: dont have any
Favorite Music: anarcho punk
Favorite Band: Against Me!
Favorite Movie: Primer
Favorite Ski Flick: Free Radicals 1
Video Game System: dont have one
Other Toys: my surfboards, my Rickenbacker 360 guitar, and my drums.
Other Sports/Activities: Surfing, playing music, Fishing
Il Moro "T" I.D.