He is the man of many handplants; 8 in quick-fire in fact. Whilst it’s not quite Jeremy Jones’ wallride bonanza of a few seasons back, it’s still more handplants we’ve seen in one edit for a while now.
That’s not to say Marc Swoboda is a one-trick pony; he’s a pure-bred stallion with a bigger banger arsenal than a North Korean General. Whilst he might be better known as an urban fox, he travelled out to Gulmarg, India, with Elias Elhardt and Knut Eliasson last season to tackle some Himalayan alpine descents.
Whilst we’re not expecting him to start competing on the Freeride World Tour quite yet, it’s always interesting to see riders taken out of their preffered terrain and see how they perceive new terrain. Hell, that’s how Johan O made his name.
Whilst Marc might not have had the most productive trip in terms of stacking footage, we reckon he still took something from that trip that he could apply to his everyday riding. That’s the beauty of snowboarding.
Whether it’s the gargantuan Hippie Jump in Kitz, or some late night Nesselwang laps; Marc’s poise and control is flawless. If you look at his huge backside air on the hip, he holds it all the way down, only to release it just before re-entry. Magical shit.
Don’t even get us started on that ridiculous switch backside 270 boardslide to finish things off. It’s a piece of art.