Madi Strohecker - Longboarder/Snowboarder (PA)



Your Age: 16

Your Location (where do you ride mostly): In PA at Bear Creek, Elk Mt., Blue Mt.

Weapon(s) of choice: My Arbor Axis longboard, Burton Feelgood snowboard, GoProHero3+

What is the most difficult part of your activity/sports for a beginner? The easiest? The hardest is keeping your balance and stopping. Easiest, having fun!

What is the best and worst thing about being female in your sport? The worst is that boys don't think you can be as good as them. The  best is there are lots of hotties on the mountain.

What would you like to see change in your sport to make it better for you and other female athletes? More apparel geared towards girls. Just like what SheShreds is doing! Girl power!

Besides your ability and style factor as an athlete, how would you describe your personal style? I am a total hippie/skater girl and I love wearing snapbacks.

What are your favorite brands/designers for your sports apparel and for stepping out? Burton, Arbor, SheShreds!, Obey, Reckless, Vans.

Let’s hear your thoughts on how important looking good is to feeling good. “Being” your personal best? I like to stay positive, laugh, and smile. Never give up and try your hardest!

I bet in your experience you have seen some crazy crashes. Describe one. I was bombing a hill in San Fran, lost control of the board and hit the ground and can say ROAD RASH!!

What usually gets people hooked on your activity/sport? That rush you get after making it down the mountain. Plus it's tons of fun!

What are your expectations for this activity/sport? I plan on shredding till I can't. I'll be such a cool grandma boarding down the mountain.

What do you do in your spare time when you’re not riding/shooting/competing? I'm a dancer and compete in competitions. Dance is my passion along with shreddin' of course! I do all kinds of dance but my favorite is hip hop and jazz.

What is your biggest goal to accomplish this/next season? Lots of things! I plan on working on more parking and tricks.

Favorite conditions? Pow day!

What turned you on to your sport? I used to ride my dad's skateboard when I was little.

What would you say is your signature trick? I love dancing on my longboard

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