The Pirates Bottom Line Is… Marco Feichtner (Part 2)

Marco Feichtner – FS 180 | Cooke City, MT | Photo: Crisin Cannon

Words: Christian Bach

Marco Feichtner was part of the Pirate crew from day one and has found a home to present his backcountry-only freestyle snowboarding. Marco has managed to find tons of pow despite the miserable winters that have struck Europe over the last two seasons. And he holds a lot of stomp, meaning he not only moves a lot but also at a very fast pace.

Hi Marco. How has your season been?

MARCO: Well I should say [there have been] ups and downs due to snow conditions, and it came to an end after an injury I took away from one of the best sessions in years.

Sorry to hear that – but tell us about the session in Vorarlberg, Austria.

I had a massive Gap Session with Gigi and Flo Eckhardt at a secret spot in our mutual home Vorarlberg. It was crazy, and we killed it there. But unfortunately I was out of business after that since I bombed my shoulder on the jump. A bummer and season-ender – at least Basti just called me and said I had some good shots bagged before hand.

How is working with the Pirates?

The Pirates helped me to enter the scene. I am pretty comfortable with all the routines and the way they work. I think the best thing about them is how they lose themselves in detail once the course is set – that helped me and taught me a lot.

What does a filmer need to bring in order to work with you?

Backcountry skills for sure! He has to have an eye for “the spot” and an even better one for the angle to cover it, which is actually valid for the whole crew. Plus, I want my crew to have one goal – so putting rail kids and backcountry shredders together doesn’t really help the harmony.

Want more? Check out Part One of “The Pirates Bottom Line..” with Basti Balser.

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