Sarka Pancochova

Sarka Pancochova

From: Uh.Hradiste Age: 25

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11/01/90

Birth Date: 11/01/1990

Birth Place:  Uh.Hradiste, Czech Republic

Currently living: Zlin, Czech Republic; Breckenridge,CO

Sponsors: Volcom, Flow, Red Bull, Zeal optics, Level, Chimpanzee energy bar, Unequal

Website: http://www.redbull.com/cz/cs/snow/athletes/1331587836059/sarka-pancochova

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sarkafanpage

Instagram: @sarkasnow 

Twitter: @sarkasnow

What do you love the most about being a pro snowboarder and what is the toughest part: I love being free and doing what I love the most as my job. I think that’s the biggest goal in anyone’s life.

How do you mentally prepare youself for a contest: Usually for me, contests are not about competing against anyone else but my self. But it depends how much in tune I can get with the situation. It takes years to be a wise and great competitor. I feel like I learn from my mistakes and do better every time. Breathing is a good exercise to do right before I drop in. It brings me back to the present moment.

How do you describe your style: Poky - I poke as much as I can. Haha!!

What do you like to do during your down time (when you are not snowboarding): Rock climbing is something I love almost as much as snowboarding. It makes me strong and it’s a great challenge. Surfing is of course an awesome summer activity.

What do you think about the current situation of snowboarding and the contest battle of TTR and FIS: I would love for snowboarding to not be part of a ski federation. But as we all know there is a lot of politics, especially around Olympics and I don’t think FIS will give up the money from snowboarding that easy. But I hope eventually we will have only one pro tour and one amateur qualifying tour. That’s the plan for the future.

What's more inspiring to you at this moment, love and happiness or money and fame: Always love and happiness. Money and fame are fake (but fun for a little bit).

What's the secret to your fit body: Rock climbing and hiking pipe.

Fancy restaurant or local night club: Root down, Denver - Great place to go hang out with friends and to grab something to eat and drink.

What makes Volcom Women's so unique: There is something about being a Volcom athlete. You have to be badass in some kind of way and it applies to us girls as well. We are badass chicas.

What do you want the girls out there reading to never forget: When you do a favor for somebody, don’t expect things in return. Do it from pure kindness. It will come back to you eventually.

And snowboard for fun always (:

 

 

 

 

 

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Womens
Shot 3-Layer Gore-Tex® Jacket Techstimonial with Sarka Pancochova
You'll be ready for a heavy-duty winter adventure with the Shot 3-Layer Gore-Tex® Jacket. With the phenomenal waterproofing that Gore-Tex® commands, and cozy flannel inside at the back, you'll laugh in the face of Mother Nature. This top-notch outerwear style includes extra security with the Recco® Avalanche Recovery System. Not to replace your transceiver for heavy-duty days, this built-in rescue system can help in an emergency. Extra warm features like the jacket-to-pant Zip Tech® interface, Face Tech® to protect your precious skin and extra cozy 2-way cuffs will keep you cozy all day long. "I love this jacket because it keeps the snow out of my pants when I fall on jumps or ragg doll in pow."  - Sarka Photo credit: Vanessa Andrieux @vanessandrieux
Womens
Sarka Pancochova Season Edit 2013-14
Sarka Pancochova's textbook style has turned heads since our favorite Czech rider first entered the snowboard scene years back. She has been killing it for the past few seasons earning TTR World Tour Titles and just keeps getting better and better each year. Her season edit is a collection of inter-contest park shots and some of them were shot during our unforgettable Volcom Women’s team trip in Austria last March. From buttery gaps to boardslides to big floaty 540s and 720s, Sarka does everything clean and precise. And if you didn't already, don’t forget to watch our Volcom Women’s Team Up @ Kitz
Womens
Volcom Women's Team Up @ Kitz
Last March our global women’s snow army teamed up, cleared up a short window in their season and decided to defy the natural elements and do a team shoot in only a few days. They’d clearly done something right in the past as stars aligned letting the full script play out with blue bird park days, snowflakes the size of tennis balls and waist deep pow after the season’s biggest dump, to wrap things up. Cheryl making the Austrian landscape look even more amazing. Sarka Pancochova, Cheryl Maas, Elena Hight, Christy Prior and some family riders hanging close by; neighboring Switzerland’s own Joel Juchli “JJ” and the French Anouck Grau all rallying to do some true riding. A team that’s known for keeping busy with contests, Dew Tour, X-Games, Opens, FIS qualifiers… Olympics.. suffering from the typical “so many places to go and so little time” syndrome, sometimes deserves a bit of slack. A proper team trip at our favorite resort Kitzsteinhorn, in the Austrian Alps. The perfect spot when wanting to tackle everything. This was long overdue. A great chance for new and old riders to kick back and relax after all the contest madness and to think about what snowboarding really means to them. Little did we know, they took the assignment to heart and put on a shocking bar tab, some sick riding, chicken dancing and smiles so unforgettable they convinced us to step up the game for our next team trip. The Euro part of the team showing off their modeling skills. Christy's bs 180 japan air. A lot was scheduled for these intense few days together, including a round table with our outerwear designer Carolyn, but the team hustled, fuelled by each other’s energies, and this edit is the proof. Think we got ourselves the itch for another pow trip… Christy mastering her board with a style unlike others. JJ and Kari traversing over to the park. Sarka's all smiles watching her teammates ride. JJ has the talent to slow down time when she locks in on a rail. Another lift back to the top of the pipe by Kitzsteinhorn's friendly park crew. Elena (left) and Sarka (right) playing with the sun. And then there was snow. Elena's on her way to shoot our Pika TDS Down Jacket Techstimonial. So much snow in fact that we spent most of the day riding waist deep in it. Kari occasionally got barried. Old tracks, new tracks.. it's all good fun when you for a brief moment get lost in a cloud of pow. The end of our last day, looking back at all the sick lines. Until next time. Big thanks to Active Hotel in Kaprun and all of Kitzsteinhorn with it’s more than “fine" snow park crew for treating us like royalty! Photo credit: Vanessa Andrieux
Womens
Bobs on Tour with Cheryl & Sarka
They decided to shake off all the post-contest season stress.. brrr… hit the road and focus on a different side of snowboarding. Cheryl Maas, Sarka Pančochová and their friend Aimee Fuller decided to adventure through Norway to the mountains of Folegfonna on Motorbikes to combine their two passions, biking and snowboarding. A unique crew, the open road and summer snowboarding at its finest! Enjoy their teaser and stay tuned for the full short film, dropping in November.
Womens
Womens snow is on fire!
This weekend, our women's snowboard riders were melting the snow! Killin'  it at the Annual JLA Banked Slalom in Mammoth, as well as the 2014 Community Cup at the Keystone Resort in Colorado. Eleven years ago snowboarding lost Jeff Anderson, one of its most passionate and influential riders. To honor Jeff’s memory his brother Billy created the JLA Banked Slalom at Mammoth Mountain. This year, our girl Elena Hight won the second Annual JLA Banked Slalom! Jeff Anderson memorabilia was given to the riders as the prizes. Elena stoked about first place, but even more on her favorite Jeffy photos of all time! Next up was the Community Cup. An event dedicated to women’s snowboarding in an atmosphere ideal for women, and women only! This year our girl Christy Prior nailed it, taking home first place in Slopestyle, as well as first in the Rockin’ Rail Presented by Kicker Audio where Cheryl Maas joined her on the podium in third spot. Cheryl didn't stop there but also threw down in the Big Air section where she took 2nd place with a backside 9 melon grab. Besides these fantastic scores, Sarka Pancochova was right behind them with second place in Slopestyle! So proud of our entire team! CONGRATULATIONS to all of you! Christy dominating the competition, winning Best Method & Best Rail Trick! So proud to bring home a win! Christy Prior (middle) and Sarka Pancochova (right) Team methods by Christy Prior, Cheryl Maas and Sarka Pancochova.
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