Rip Curl’s pow slayer Victor Daviet is among the new generation of French snowboarders. In exceptional snow conditions in Europe over the winter of 2012/13, he was finally able to fully show off his talents, stomping doubles and triple in backcountry, riding fast untracked lines and sending handplants on natural terrain.
In 2013 he also won the prize for best French video part of the year – for Funny Life produced by Almo Films – at the Snowboard Garden Festival in Grenoble. He then went on to show off his amazing skills, including a triple backflip, in Rip Curl’s The Search is Everything.
Born on 9 January 1990 in Gap, in the southern part of the French Alps, Victor began snowboarding at the age of eight, honing his talents at his home base of Vars in Queyras. He has been riding for Rip Curl since he was 15, and has also picked up sponsorship deals with Salomon snowboards, Atmo Crew, P.A.G nkw and ABranlerCrew.
Snowboarding is all about having fun for Victor, whether in slopestyle or his favourite backcountry, where his technical background allows him to ride all kinds of terrain – as he explains: “I really prefer spending some time with my friends in the mountains doing powder and heating kickers than jibbing.” During the summer, he takes a break from snowboarding by studying at business school in Annecy, and he also likes skydiving, surfing and partying with friends.