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TOBI HANTSCH

BIRTHDAY:
4. SEPTEMBER 1989
PROFESSION:
MECHANICAL ENGINEER
LIVING IN:
INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA
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WHERE IS HOME FOR YOU?

Innsbruck, Austria but originally form Lechbruck im Allgäu.

HOW DID YOU START SURFING AND WHERE?

During a backpacking trip in Java.

WHAT’S YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE WAVE/SPOT?

All-time is hard to say.. waves generally remain the same but the atmosphere constantly changes in Indonesia.. But I would probably pick Besialu in West Indonesia.

WHAT’S SOMETHING ABOUT SURFING YOU WISH YOU KNEW 10 YEARS AGO?

Should have started earlier and do less backpacking but more Surfing.

WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER ONE SURFING DESTINATION YOU STILL NEED TO VISIT?

Mentawai Island surf charter trip.

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR DOWNTIME IN BETWEEN SURFING?

Working and saving holidays and money as a mechanical engineer.

WHAT OTHER BOARDSPORTS DO YOU DO?

Snowboarding

WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE FASTFOOD?

Pizza

WHATS YOUR UNIQUE SKILL?

Staying calm no matter what.

BEST EXCUSE TO SKIP A WORKOUT?

Too hungry, too full.

QUIVER CHOICE

RIDES:

The Battery 5’10 – 27L with a rounded squash tail is my all around Shortboard that provides lots of agility but also holds though weaker sections.

My favourite Board is the Escalator 5’11 – 29L which is a little narrower and has a pin tail to generate more speed when waves are faster, hollow and powerful. Also works good when it’s a bit bigger and still has really good agility.

As a kind of Step up I use the Escalator 6’2 – 31L for the big days when it’s difficult to catch one and to get in earlier. Helps me also to move faster to get in the right position.

MEASUREMENTS:
Tobi is 184 cm tall and weighs 75 kg

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