• Introducing the GFS Camp Downdays Team Favorite tricks, drinks and good advice: Get to know the invited skiers for Downdays Week at the GFS Camp in Tignes.
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    Introducing the GFS Camp Downdays Team Favorite tricks, drinks and good advice: Get to know the invited skiers for Downdays Week at the GFS Camp in Tignes.
    David Malacrida
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    6:11 am
    June 8, 2016
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    When Julien from the GFS Camp suggested that we do a Downdays week, it didn’t take long for us to say yes to a week of fun on skis with friends in Tignes. We feel really lucky to have this great team of skiers out with us, and we want you to know more about them. And don’t forget to join us from July 23-30 for the Downdays Week at GFS Camp in Tignes!

    gfs camp-downdays freeskiThe ski squad for Downdays week: a group of talented and unique individuals

    JOONA KANGAS
    Age (date of birth): 19 (28 April 1997)
    Hometown: Sirkka, Finland
    Home ski resort: Levi
    Favorite tricks: Butters
    Least favorite tricks: Screamin’ seamen (I’ve done it once)
    Favorite food: Sautéed reindeer
    Favorite drink at the bar: Génépi
    5 adjectives to describe your skiing: Buttery, pressy, tappy, tweaky, hand draggy
    Best trick on the trampoline: Double flip tricks
    Best trick on the slackline: Jump tricks
    Best trick on the miniramp (skateboard): Fs tailslide to revert kind of trick
    What do you expect at the GFS Camp?: Good times!!!
    Why you could be a good coach for the kids: Because I love coaching kids! They are always so stoked about everything!
    Why you could be a bad coach for the kids: I don’t have enough life experience.
    First trick a kid should learn: 180
    Three pieces of advice you will give to the kids: Learn the basics, learn to spin both ways and be happy!

    joona kangas

    joona kangas

    DAVID BONNEVILLE
    Age (date of birth) : 23 (5 November 1992)
    Hometown: Annecy
    Home ski resort: La Clusaz
    Favorite tricks: Cork 9 blunt
    Least favorite tricks: Rightside tricks haha
    Favorite food: Burgers or Pizza
    Favorite drink at the bar: Beer, Genepi and whiskey
    5 adjectives to describe your skiing: Fun, chill, go big or go home, fast, tweaked
    Best trick on the trampoline: Flat 5 or cork 3
    Best trick on the slackline: If I can stand up on it it’s great! haha
    Best trick on the miniramp (skateboard): Rock’n’roll
    What do you expect at the GFS Camp?: Spending some good times with friends, the kids and the GFS crew, with the sun and a good park… yeah some good times for sure!
    Why you could be a good coach for the kids: Teach them some good spirit and teach them to never forget to have fun!
    Why you could be a bad coach for the kids: I don’t know, maybe because I spend too much time at the bar!
    First trick a kid should learn: Pushing on his legs on a takeoff before learning some tricks and when it’s on, backflip and 360, and maybe the most important, the BREBIS grab is very important !!!! haha
    Three pieces of advice you will give to the kids: Take your time, enjoy your tricks and you will put a lot of style into it, and do what you want; and log out of all your social media and go ski !!!!!!

    David Bonneville

    David Bonneville

    QUENTIN LADAME
    Age (date of birth) : 22 years (25 May 1993)
    Hometown : Crots
    Home ski resort : Les orres
    Favorite tricks : Flat 9 high safety
    Least favorite tricks : Switch front flip (very bad at it)
    Favorite food : Mummy’s food
    Favorite drink at the bar : Picon biere
    5 adjectives to describe your skiing:
    Engaged (I like sensations)
    Clean (I try to be at least)
    Angulation (I learn this word from ENSA)
    Diversified (I’m trying to get every trick, i’m almost obsessed with it)
    Best trick on the trampoline : Dub underflip reverse high safety
    Best trick on the slackline : Cork 9 out?
    Best trick on the miniramp (skateboard) : Rock (bangger)
    What do you expect at the GFS Camp? Mostly good times, meeting people, enjoying the glacier, having fun and skiing a lot
    Why you could be a good coach for the kids: I like to share my passion with people who like it too, so I hope that i can bring something to them.
    Why you could be a bad coach for the kids? I may talk too much about it sometimes:
    First trick a kid should learn: 360 for sure (basics first)
    Three pieces of advice you will give to the kids?
    -Take your time (don’t try to get doubles the first year that you’re trying freestyle please)
    -Be with your friends (skiing may be an “individual sport” but without friends this sport means nothing)
    -Express yourself. Try to be good with what you already have. If you’ve got some abilities with some tricks, just try to get it more easily and get more steeze on it.

    downdays team pictures--david malacrida

    LUCAS STÅL-MADISON
    Age (date of birth): 23 (23 June 1992)
    Hometown: Stockholm
    Home ski resort: Riksgränsen
    Favorite tricks: hand drags and handplants
    Least favorite tricks: Pretzels
    Favorite food: Organic veggies
    Favorite drink at the bar: White Russian
    5 adjectives to describe your skiing: Fun, impulsive, random, quick
    Best trick on the trampoline: Spread eagle
    Best trick on the slackline: spinaround
    Best trick on the miniramp (skateboard): nose stall
    What do you expect at the GFS Camp? Full blast all the time
    Why you could be a good coach for the kids: Because I’m still a kid 🙂
    Why you could be a bad coach for the kids: Because of my limited French vocabulary, haha
    First trick a kid should learn: 180 and then 360 but also grabs are key!
    Three pieces of advice you will give to the kids: Play around, don’t stress tricks, but try as many as possible!

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