Toma Coconea

ON DETAIL: TOMA COCONEA / POCHIU ADRIAN

"I try all the time to beat the cable car in the way up"

Pilot: Toma Coconea
Nationality: Romanian
Birth Date: 05.05.1975
City: Petrosani
Country: Romania
Job: Paragliding Instructor
Web: www.facebook.com/TomiCoconea
Glider: SKYMAN
Harness: SKYMAN Coco-Nea light
Helmet: PLUSMAX
Sponsors:  Skyman
Assistant: Nombre Asistente
Nationality: Romanian
Birth Date: 11.11.1984
City: Brasov
Country: Romania

INTERVIEW

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

When and why did you start paragliding?
In 1991 and was love at first site.

What is your mountaineering experience?
Mountain rescue, climber, mountain guide, crossing Alps, Pyrenees, Carpathians, exploring Himalayas , Kilimanjaro, etc.

What does your typical training week consist of?
For me it is a mode of life, flying all year around, in winter ski touring , in summer running, I try all the time to beat the cable car in the way up.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Best: all the finish lines I cross,
Worst: being disqualified or injured during the race.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
Is an adventure I love and a challenge in the same time.

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
One time in 2014.

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
Yes.

What will your strategy be during the race?
To adapt depending on weather conditions.

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
Living the adventure together with the people who follow me.

What scares you the most about the event?
Nothing.

Why will he make a good assistant?
Because is my friend and I like to share the good moments with him.

Anything else you like to comment?
Nothing is easy, nothing is hard… everything is possible!