One of the best moments was when I won Wake The Line 2011 just after I tore my Meniscus and doctors said I could not ride. I remember my knee felt pretty bad before, but I pulled through and got a W in Germany in front of a local crowd. That was pretty big to me.What lessons has wakeboarding taught you?
Wakeboarding has taught me resilience. Especially my knee-injuries, which felt like they just would come hit me again and again (and still might do today) It made me work out a lot of things physically and mentally and made me always get up again.What does it mean to ride for LF?
All my wakeboarding is based on LF. I am so grateful for their continued support. It’s funny, but it feels like I have grown up together with the brand.Who or what inspires you?
I draw inspiration from outstanding personalities, whether it be athletes or philosophers or entrepreneurs. I guess mostly athletes who are both philosophers and entrepreneurs, too. haha, Like Kelly Slater, John Florence, Travis Rice, Jeremy Jones, Elias Elhart, Eric Koston, …What do you think you are doing too much of or too little of because of wakeboarding?
I think no matter if I was wakeboarding or not, I always tend to put too much on my plate.
I'll go with three here:
- BroStock 2010 (or 11?) what an experience!!!
- Getting to make a series of 12 limited Peak boards with Jimmy at the factory in Dubai in 2011.
- Basically all the team trips, from the ones in the States to Europe to Asia and Australia!
I'm born in the year of the monkey, if you ask the Chinese calendar what my spirt animal would be…
Hey I'm Nico, 29 years old, dad of two wonderful sons, smart, creative and a fan of life.
Other athletes like John Florence, Kelly Slater or Travis Rice.
My favorite thing to watch is when someone lands something new, whether it’s winch hit or the first time someone hits a kicker.
I'm a big fan of snacks, give me any (as long as they veggie).
I love winching, but if I had to choose for the rest of my life, I’d go with Cable.
I'll go old school here: Ben Greenwood and Shane Bonifay.
LF is a brand of true wakeboard pioneers that is still run entirely by wakeboarders, pushing and supporting and promoted by the best athletes in the world and relentlessly caring about how to innovative, whether it's shapes and designs or spearheading the movement towards more sustainability in wake.
My parents ran the cable park Allgäu, so I pretty much grew up at the park. All I cared about at a young age was wakeboarding. It is such a cool sport, the amount of self-expression you can put into it is crazy, the amount of joy you get out of it is endless. Plus you get to share all this with people equally passionate about it!
Wasserski Langenfeld, 313 Wake Park, Thai Wake Park
Unlimited? I'd build my own dream wake park in the South of Portugal and invite you all there!
A lot of highlights… I found it really cool for many of us to get together at 313, shredding together after a long time of lockdowns and enjoying and absolute great vibe during the contest there!
Yes! I'm working on something that will connect and help people of all levels to learn and improve their riding!
I love snowboarding and surfing. And I like to do things with my kids, whether it's playing outside with them as if I still was a kid or reading a book to them or building lego or whatever. I also like to learn new things...
I really like good food, so I'd go to an organic grocery store and appreciate every single isle in there.
I'm a pro wakeboarder, I guess I'm in a dream already!
I have a Cajon and I sing lullabies for the kids, does that count?
Surfing or Snowboarding. Or wait, maybe soccer, then end my career early but still being able to surf, snowboard and wakeboard for the rest of my life.
I wish I would say Yoga and Meditation. Maybe some day when the kids allow for that. Right now, first thing is coffee.
Becoming a father and really growing into this role, while still being a pro wakeboarder.
Giving my kids the opportunities and support to chase their dreams while not stopping to chase mine and my wife's.
I would really wanna go to Japan to snowboard powder some day.