Abigail Berg, Snowboarder (ID)

May 28, 2017

Abigail Berg, Snowboarder (ID)


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 Your Age: 26

Your Location (where do you ride mostly): Grace, Idaho


Weapon(s) of choice: Snowboarding, filming, photography, skateboarding, and art.

What’s an average day for you like? I spend most of my days doing mom stuff for my beautiful girls, and in my spare time I make chainsaw carvings and snowboard.

What is the most difficult part of your activity/sports for a beginner? The easiest? The hardest part for a beginner is intimidation that needs to be overcome, and the easiest part is the fun that just starts to come when you get the hang of it.

What would you like to see change in your sport to make it better for you and other female athletes? It seems pretty good to me.

What are your favorite brands/designers for your sports apparel and for stepping out? SheShreds!

How dangerous do you really think it is compared to what people do in their regular activities? I believe that snowboarding is no more dangerous than any other activity.  To the average person, snowboarding appears to be a bunch of hooligans hucking themselves off of junk, and by some miracle, landing it. But for me, snowboarding is very calculated, and you have to build up to the different levels of snowboarding.

I bet in your experience you have seen some crazy crashes. Describe one. This might seem a bit contrary to my last statement, but.... My husband and I were on a board demo trip for Humanity Snowboards, and the very first jump was a 30ft table top that my husband didn't check out before he hit it. He went about 60ft past the nuckle of the jump, landing way in the flat nocking him completely unconcious, and stopping his breathing for awhile. Needless to say, I was a bit freaked out. But he survived, and we still love snowboarding together.

What usually gets people hooked on your activity/sport? For me, it was the joy I experienced while doing it.

What is your favorite trick? Laid out back-flip.

Do you own any other toys? A few chainsaws and a skateboard.

What gets you pumped up for the day? The Spirit.

What are three things you could not live without? My husband, my daughter June, and my daughter Eva.

What are your expectations for this activity/sport? Enjoy it for as long as I can.

Who have been your biggest supporters in getting you to where you are now? By far my husband Andy.

Who’s your favorite rider/shooter (photo/video)? Kjersti Buaas 


What do you do in your spare time when you’re not riding/shooting/competing?  Mom stuff and artwork.

How about in the off season to stay in shape? Hiking, hunting, skateboarding, and yard work.

What is your biggest goal to accomplish this/next season? Land a double back-flip.

What do you do to prep for a competition? Haha! I'm terrified of competing. I'm always a nervous wreck when I compete, so I'm sure I have no good advice here.

What competitions and other awards have you won? Include your non sports accomplishments also. I have won many local rail jams, and I won an online video contest that got me a trip to High Cascade, and an online photo contest where I was interviewed by ESPN.

What’s your favorite “way” to ride (wake sport- specific, cable, boat, winch)(Snowsport specific- park, freeride/backcountry, urban)? Urban, and in the woods.

Favorite conditions? Powder.

Where would be your biggest dream place to ride and why? Heliboarding some waist deep pow.

What song(s) do you listen to while riding that puts you in the zone? Eye of the Tiger.

What turned you on to your sport? It was fun, and I picked it up fast.

Any new tricks you’re working on? It's not new, but I'm going to land it this year.  A double back-flip.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done in your sport? Tried a double back-flip.

What other extreme/action sports are you into? Skateboarding.

If extreme/action sports didn’t exist, what would you be doing with all the free time you’d have? Art.

What’s your favorite board/bike/sled to ride and why? I own a Whimsy Spot snowboard, made by Humanity, and that has been by far the funnest board I have ridden.

What’s the trick to riding features and not killing yourself? Practice.

How would you describe your riding style? Unique.

What would you say is your signature trick? Back-flip.

Favorite drink of choice to refresh yourself after a long day of riding/shooting? Water.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I'm already pretty grown up, and I appear to be an artist, mother, and amateur snowboarder.

Any of your own web pages or social media buttons you want links to? Youtube, Vimeo, FB, Instagram,Twitter etc. etc. @snowycreations 

 



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