ALEXANDER Ilyin – REAL EXTREME!
Alexander Aleksandrovich Ilyin is one of the most extreme snowboarders, occupying 25th place in the world freeride rating. Standing on the board at the age of 26, he continues his dangerous career for 12 years. As an extreme sportsman claims, before starting skiing in the mountains he had a good office job. With the advent of a new hobby, Alexander began to devote more time to snowboarding.
Over time, she decides to leave the office with the words “why work when you can ride.” This decision turns his life upside down. In 2011, for the first time takes part in a freeride competition in Russia. He won prizes and came out the winner at the stages of the Russian Cup. And since 2012, he has been the winner and winner of the stages of the FWQ World League qualifying round (Freeride World Qualifier), moreover, he is part of the Russian team Jeremy Jones Snowboards. Winnings do not stop the snowboarder in his path, pushing for new commitments.A year later, Verbier Freeride Week takes second place in Switzerland and Ukrainian Freeride Masters first place in Ukraine. At the moment, the freerider has more than 30 sports achievements, the replenishment of which does not stop. An honorable place in his list of awards is highlighted by the Khibiny Open Cup, won in 2016, in the Russian stage of the Khibiny Open Cup.
In the near future, he plans to go through the maximum of the Freeride World Tour Qualifier contests and enter the top 20 athletes on the planet in the FWQ ranking. He is also preparing to take part in filming and projects, to take photos and video reports from competitions and training trips and wants to discover new skiing spots. As a freeriding teacher, he intends to work with clients at freeride visiting schools around the world. Extreme is sure that everyone should have extreme blood and in this place is engaged in the popularization of extreme sports.
The conqueror of the mountains wants to get to Alaska and ride on the famous steep slopes, as well as in British Columbia. Snowboarder sponsors are well-known extreme sports equipment and energy drink companies such as JonesSnowboards, Halti, Gorilla, Dragon and others. Cooperation lasts more than 4 years without an off-season.
Alexander Ilyin, born in the Pushkin Mountains, gave vent to travel around the world. Throughout his career, he has made many tours and trips abroad of his native country. He spent 112 days of skiing in 7 different countries, visited more than 18 resorts in total for 2013-2014. The athlete’s favorite country is Italy, and the Alpine mountains and slopes serve as a favorite place for skiing. Also a lot of significant achievement is climbing Mount Elbrus and Mont Blanc. The athlete has other hobbies besides mountain skiing, such as surfing, trampolining and volleyball. However, he spends most of his free time snowboarding. He has favorite companions and colleagues to his taste: Ivan Malakhov (ski), Anya Khankevich (ski), Anya Orlova (snowboard). The hero finds new friends from hobbies, arranges training and competitive riding. In 2016, Alexander Ilyin tested himself as an actor and took part in the filming of the serial film Ride The Planet “RideThePlanet: APRIL”.
He also excelled at blogging. Being one of the most widely read bloggers in the ski and snowboard audience, his materials are in the top views. His video and photo content is watched not only by fans of flight on the boards, but also by novice travelers, as well as his friends.
“Freeride is really cool! The freedom of choosing the terrain and the aggressiveness of skiing are decided only by your mood and preparation. It is much more than just skating and more than emotions. This is your own way. Stepping on it once, there will be no turning back. ”