Martin Petz

ON DETAIL: MARTIN PETZ / NADYA KAMBANOVA

"I love flying, I love hiking, I love spending time in the mountains, I like competition. Combine all that and you have X-Pyr"

Pilot: Martin Petz
Nationality: German
Birth Date: 01.06.1986
City: Berghof
Country: Germany
Job: Tooling designer
Web: www.martinpetz.de
Glider: OZONE LM6
Harness: KORTEL Kolibri Pro
Helmet: K2 Route
Sponsors:  Pauly ConsultEkochem, Kortel Design, Stodeus
Assistant: Nadya Kambanova
Nationality: Bulgarian
Birth Date: 16.07.1988
City: Berghof
Country: Germany

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
Task wins in PWC, Worlds and Europeans.

When and why did you start paragliding?
2005, a friend who was a hanggliding Pilot went to the training hill with me. I was imediatly hooked.

What is your mountaineering experience?
A lot of hiking, bivouac, some climbing and via ferratas.

What does your typical training week consist of?
Running, Hike & Fly, long hiking at the weekend.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
I have many good memories, it's hard to pick one.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
I love flying, I love hiking, I love spending time in the mountains, I like competition. Combine all that and you have X-Pyr.

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
Yes, in 2014.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
In the X-Pyr and in one PWC.

What will your strategy be during the race?
Make the most of every day.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
Crossing the Pyrenees by foot and Paraglider.

What scares you the most about the event?
Bad weather.

Why will he make a good assistant?
Because she knows me best.