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ON DETAIL: MARTIN PETZ / NADYA KAMBANOVA

“I’ll try to be at the right place at the right time”

Pilot: Martin Petz
Nationality: German
Birth Date: 01.06.1986
City: Berghof
Country: Germany
Job: Tooling designer
Web: Martinpetz.de
Glider: AIRDESIGN Volt Superlight
Harness: KORTEL Kolibri
Helmet: CHARLY Loop
Sponsors:  Charly Produkte, AirDesign
Assistant: Nadya Kambanova
Nationality: Bulgarian
Birth Date:16.07.1988
City: Berghof
Country: Germany

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
Winning a PWC Task 30 Minutes ahead of the second Pilot

When and why did you start paragliding?
2005, a friend took me away from the computer to the training hill

What is your mountaineering experience?
Hiking, Via Ferrata some rock climbing

What does your typical training week consist of?
Biking to work, Hiking on tarmac, running, hike&fly and some stretching

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
There are so many, but mostly good ones.

Why does the X-Pyr interest you?
The combination of Hiking, Paragliding and Competition in the Pyrenees

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
Yes, in the WorldCup in Val Louron

What will your strategy be during the race?
Trying to be at the right place at the right time.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
Every single part of it is exciting.

What scares you the most about the event?
Having problems stopping me from taking part.

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
She knows me, and she is a very good organizer.

Anything else you like to comment?
Thanks to Air Design and Charly Products for supporting me.