Daniel Perger

IN DETAIL: DANIEL PERGER / STEFANO BERTOLDI

"I chose X-Pyr because I couldn't do without it!"

Pilot: Daniel Perger
Nationality: Italy
Birth Date: 06.20.82
City: Trento
Country: Italy
Job: Physiotherapist
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Glider: SKYWALK X-Alps3
Harness: SKYWALK Range Air X-Alps
Helmet: ICARO
Sponsors:  Starsystem, Eagle Point, Big Fish
Assistant: Stefano Bertoldi
Nationality: Italy
Birth Date: 09.24.78
City: Trento
Country: Italy

INTERVIEW

What is your greatest sporting success?
I had a lot of satisfaction from the hike and fly competition. For me it is always a success when I can finish a race, overcoming the difficulties.

When and why did you start paragliding?
I started in 2003 with a tandemfly and I fell in love with paragliding.

What is your mountaineering experience?
I live in the mountains of Trentino and I enjoy mountaineering in Lagorai and Dolomites. In recent years I'm trying to improve trailrunning.

What does your typical training week consist of?
A lot of running, weights gym, cycling and paragliding and mountaineering. I also dedicate time to the team work and mental training.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
The best memory is to have found the way to conclude the Airtour. I don’t have bad memory of the race but some difficult moments that have been opportunities to improve myself.

Why did you choose X-Pyr?
I chose X-Pyr because I couldn't do without it! I have done many other "Hike and Fly" competition like Bordairace, Bornestofly, Airtour and DolomitiSuperFly. I am an organizer of DolomitiSuperFly! I want to try the Spanish experience!!

Have you participated on X-Pyr before?
No, is the first time for me...

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before?
No, is the first time for me...

What will your strategy be during the race?
In every competition the athletes showcase new strategies. This sport has very different characteristics from the classic paragliding flight alone. We will try to give our contribution...

What excites you most about X-Pyr?
The level of the partecipants is very interesting and high, every year more and more... I am excited to be able to measure myself with professionals!

What scares you the most about the event?
The summer heat... and injuries.

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
Stefano "Toldo" is a good assistant because he's very empathic! Toldo will know how to support me and suffer with me and for me!

Anything else you like to comment?
I thank the whole organization for his work! I hope to meet many new friends and fans of this sport along the Ruote of the X-Pyr 2018!