We are glad to have Nico on board for so long. Not only because he’s already developed four signature features with us, but also because he always brings new ideas to the table. And, when it comes down to it, he’s just a great guy.
This conversation is an excerpt from the interview that was published in the first UNIT Magalog. If you haven’t read it there yet or if you’re missing it in your collection, you can order your copy for free here.
Let’s get right into it: How important was Wake the Line to your path as a wakeboarder?
The event was definitely very important for me. When was the first Wake the Line? 2008, right? I can probably say that I’m the only rider who competed in every single contest. Wake The Line was the coolest event from the beginning. In the first three years I got third, second and then first. That was a nice progression. Then I blew it two times and got third, which was also great.
I always got really excited for the event. If I’m forced to list my successes today, then I usually mention my win at Wake the Line, which that year was also the self-proclaimed “Freestyle Wakeboard Championships.” (laughs) It’s a good feeling to be able to say, “Look at this. I was world champion.” Especially for people who don’t know wakeboarding so well, like the mainstream media.