Elias Elhardt

Name: Elias Elhardt   Birthplace: Konstanz, Germany   First Mountain: Sinswang lift, a tiny skiresort right by the town I grew up in. I think I started skiing there at the age of two 2 :)

Where do you live now?
In beautiful Innsbruck, Austria.

Whats your current Local Mountain?
There’s lot’s of great resorts within 30min. of driving from home. I’d say dependent of conditions any of these resorts, like Nordkette or Axamer Lizum, would be my favorite „home resorts“ right now.

What board do you ride?
The Santoku 162cm or 159cm. I just love how it floats on powder and yet is so agile in any other kinds of conditions.

What bindings do you ride?
The Zero in M. I like it rather soft.

What boots do you ride?
Deeluxe promodel „Deemon Elias"

Can you describe yourself in one sentence?
Lost in space.

Are you on TikTok?
No

What´s your favorite trick to watch?
Any tricks from natural take offs get me most exited.

What´s your favorite trick to do?
Any 720 that works out on a natural take off makes me super happy.

If you could learn one trick right now what would it be?
SW bs rodeos.

What is your favorite book?
The Stranger by Albert Camus

What do you do when your not snowboarding?
I guess I’m doing some kind of sport on most days, weather that’s Skateboarding, Mountain biking or Hiking. Preferably of course with friends. Besides that I also love listening to audio books and podcasts.

Do you listen to podcasts if so what´s Favorite podcast?
Haha, perfect next question. I have a view that I really like. My favorite ones are „Das Philosophische Radio“discussing a different philosophical question every week, „Was Jetzt?“ the daly news podcast from my favorite newspaper „die Zeit“ and then there's "Looking Sideways“, a great board sport interview podcast from my friend Matt Barr.

Best snowboarding Hack (advice) you have?
Having a specific handbag for all your gear. This helps me to make sure I got all my things together on a daily bases when heading out to a resort.

Do you have any special advice for board set-ups?
I mounted my bindings with a bit of set back with a stance of 52 cm (I think) and 18+ in fron and 0 on the back binding. That works well for me.

What is your favorite snack to bring to the hill when snowboarding?
Any kind of nuts, for sure! In combination with a Banana that’s perfect.

Where can people find out more about you or follow you?
I guess the films „Contraddiction“ or „Narcis“ I did recently are probably the most honest expression of my views and snowboarding. Apart from that, of corse classic Instagram is easiest to keep in touch. @eliaselhardt

Why should people support Nitro?
Because it’s a true snowboard brand, that’s still owned by the people that started it over thirty years ago. Now it's run by a tight knit group of very passionate snowboarders that do their best to contribute with their work to the sport, our community and the world beyond.

What is your favorite thing about snowboarding?
To let go in movement.

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