Fredi Kalbermatten

As a friend or riding partner he is a very nice guy who speak his word honestly so will tell you if your landing is sloppy. If so, making you laugh with funny words rhymes and quotes.

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I know Freddie since longtime from Saas Fee and well familiar of his riding skills. I’ve seen him in the half pipe and also been competing several times in same events and can recall so many moments. As earning himself the Overall “The Ripper” Title at The Battle. Blasting the mega hips in front of my eyes less memorable knocking himself out at the Burton European open. Also competing in his own TTR event, the year when Shaun White won TTR World title there. Day before the event he took me with for a Cruise. And it was a nice cruisy run, except that our run went thru many cracks in the glacier. With bottomless holes. Thinking of the last place to want to be. But with a few heads up like follow me, don’t stop, and just don’t go over your nose in the most relaxed Freddie way i had no doubts that he devoted his life in this mountains. On top of it his family three is filled with generations of mountain guides.

Freddie earned his reputation among the Pros as The Ripper with precise sharp edge control. From riding icy pipes and glaciers, delivering standout video parts for over a decade. Big jumps tweaked into perfection with the style and signature for him, I would say is the control stomped and ability to land with execution. As a friend or riding partner he is a very nice guy who speak his word honestly so will tell you if your landing is sloppy. If so, making you laugh with funny words rhymes and quotes. Also a great dad with lots of love for his family finding the time to play wether it’s with his board, family, turntables or some good beats and vibes.

And so Fredi does his Bitchin’ Sauce
Text: Peter Ström