Boti Fricz and Oli Orban are two up and coming Euro riders from Hungary. While Boti spends his school years in Austria (snowboarding in the off season), Oliver lives at Gyõr at one of Hungary's better cable parks. Boti excels not only on the water, but on the mountains as well. Oliver has a bunch of technical hammers up his sleeve. They visited Florida for their first time recently and I got to tag along with them. Check out this dynamic duo or, as we like to call them, The Euro Connection!
BF: Botond Fricz
OO: Oliver Orban
WW: Years riding?
BF: I've been riding for eight years and my first competition was in the same year.
OO: My first wakeboard experience was in 2010 and it was love for the first sight. Two years later I started racing.
WW: Board and bindings?
BF: Liquid Force Butterstick with Trek
OO: Liquid Force Peak and 4D Form
WW: Life jacket?
WW: Eye color?
WW: Favorite breakfast?
BF: Ham and eggs
WW: Favorite people to ride with?
BF: I think Szebasztian Szolath. I've been riding with him more often this summer and I learned so much new tricks.
OO: Most of all I like to riding alone. This time I can focus.
WW: Best results?
BF: 2010 World Championship - 1st place, 2017 Hungarian Championships Obstacles Only - 1st place
OO: The most successful year for me was 2016 because I won the European and the World Championship in the category U15.
WW: What did you think of America for your first visit?
BF: I think America is a great place for riding wakeboard and I want to come back as soon as possible
OO: America was for me a training camp for European Championship.
WW: Where did you get to ride?
BF: I were at two cables at Ski Rixen and at OWC. I liked them both really much.
OO: I were at two cables Ski Rixen and at OWC.
WW: Special thanks to anyone?
BF: I want to say thanks for my sponsors: @wakeshop, @liquidforcewake, @mysticboarding, @skullcandyhungary, @ridecable, @boxershop.hu and for Norbi Vasko (@norbifilms) and for my family for making this possible!
OO: A big thanks for my sponsors: @wcpgyor, @wakeshop, @gpwakewatersports and Norbi Vasko.