Frido or Frodo
10th on the AFP big air ranking
Date of birth
ski, surf, trampoline
Volkl, marker, SB sportswear and Spy optic
Fridtjof is still a young gun.
The Norwegian rider was born in Oslo and is just 18 years old. Nevertheless, he already has a first place at the Swedish Open and has been wowing crowds across the globe for the last couple of years now, almost becoming the first guy to throw a triple cork at the recent Frostgun Invitational in Val Thorens, only just crashing out on the landing.
Before being part of the Völkl Freeski Team in Norway, Fridtjof spent his time skiing alpine and telemark – which is practically a rite of passage for Scandinavians. But neither of these disciplines fulfilled the goals Fridtjof had as a skier: He just wanted to have fun and do well in the competitions he participated in. So, Fredricsson switched to twintips and from then on he got his influence from the latest ski movies and tried to take as much of his ambition into the world of freeskiing as possible. In summer he lives in Oslo and still attends school. For training he does a lot of trampolining. Having notched up some great competition results already this season, and coming close to landing a triple in competition, Fridtjof is definitely one to watch out for!
What is your favorite ski in 2011/2012 Collection?
Why do you like this ski?
Good on rails, small jumps and big jumps
What conditions do you use this ski for?
What other skis in the 2011/2012 collection do you ride?
Can you tell us a little about each pair of skis, and about what sort of conditions you use them for?
I use the chop stick for back-country. Both to cruise around with in the powder and to hit BC jumps! Super funny and playful ski!
What about bindings? What bindings do you use? And where do you mount them?
I use the Jester and I like to have them mount on the center of the ski
Favorite skier: Eric Cartman
Ski hero growing up: Tanner Hall
Home mountain: Hemsedal
Height: 190 cm
Ideal day in the mountains: powder, sunny and a good park
How would you describe your style: tries to have a clean style, so hopefully that’s what describes it!
Favorite place to ride: Hemsedal
Best snow trip: Badgastein
What age did you start to ski: 2 years old
What cant you live without: water…
Favorite phone App. Angry birds!
Goals and plans: just finished school, so be able to ski as much as possible. Be filming and competing!