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ON DETAIL: TOMA COCONEA / DANIEL PISICA

“I like to discover new territories and I know the Pyreenes are spectacular.”

Pilot: Toma Coconea
Nationality: Romanian
Birth Date: 05.05.1975
City: Petrosani
Country: Romania
Job: Flying instructor
Glider: SKYMAN Cross Alps
Harness: SKYMAN Coco-nea
Helmet: Plusmax
Sponsors: Skyman, Rexona, Red Bull, All Mountain, Krondent, S-Karp, Armcomp
Assistant: Daniel Pisica
Nationality: Romanian
Birth Date:
City: Bucuresti
Country: Romania

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
Twice second place at Red Bull X-Alps

When and why did you start paragliding?
1991

What is your mountaineering experience?
Mountain rescue, climber,

What does your typical training week consist of?
Flexible, depending on the weather and the time of the year. Minimun 10 km running daily, skiing, climbing, flying cross country.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Best memories are all the finish lines I cross, and the worst I have, is being disqualified in 2009 from the Red Bull X-Alps competition.

Why does the X-Pyr interest you?
Because is a new challenge.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
I have flown in the Pyrenees once before.

What will your strategy be during the race?
To be at the take-off places at the right time.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
I like to discover new territories, and I know the Pyreenes are spectacular.

What scares you the most about the event?
Nothing

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
Is a good friend and is experienced.