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  • Writer's pictureAlba Pardo

Mary Luggen Full Part + Interview

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks, Mary Luggen, one of the most talented female street riders in Europe, has released her full part. We have reached her to ask her a few questions about herself and her season. She also gives us some important tips for those who want to start riding the streets, so check this out!

For those who still do not know who you are, can you tell us about yourself and why you started snowboarding?

Hi there. My name is Mary Luggen i’m a half Austrian half Swiss. I grew up in Serfaus, a beautiful place in the Austrian Alpes (Western part of Tirol). Growing up in a mountain village with two bigger brothers made it quite easy for me to start snowboarding. I mean, not that easy, it took me ages to learn how to turn. It was pretty frustrating at the beginning but suddenly it worked out and started having fun. Then my big brother and his friends started to build a fun park there, and that is how all began.

We know that the streets are no joke and have nothing to do with a perfectly shaped park. But how is it for you and what do you like about it? Did you move anywhere else to film your part this season?

(Laughter) I’m glad you guys see there is a huge difference between street riding and park riding. I mean, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing better than a nice shaped park riding with friends! But when it comes to street riding, there is nothing nice in shape. Most rails are rusty and have a sketchy inrun. It’s a lot of work to find and  prepared a spot . Specially with my attitude. I always want to have a proper landing even when it’s flat concrete (I don’t know why but I feel a lot safer when I know I have like kind of a landing). But I guess it is the challenge I like, seeing something urban and thinking about riding it: maybe it works maybe not! I don’t know what to say I’m in love with this shit.

Also an important part for me, that I really like, is going on a street riding trip. For my last part I went to Czech Republic, Italy, French, East Germany and of course I filmed a lot at home.

And finally, sick part, Mary, so congrats! Do you have any suggestions or tips for the people out there trying to start filming the streets? 

Thank you, it means a lot to me! And for the people who wanna start street riding, my tip would be:

  1. Start easy

  2. Make sure you have your ollie Pop really locked.

  3. Always one or two extra shovel full of snow in the landing for safety reasons (even though it’s more work)

  4. Very important; warm up!

  5. And the most important thing is that you have to be hundred percent sure what trick you wanna do. Then do it don’t back up!

  6. Good luck and all the best!!

THANK YOU, MARY! Now watch her killing the streets!



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