Bene Mayrer has been making a name for himself over the last few years thanks to high-profile performances in Poor Boyz Production films, as well as Nimbus and Legs of Steel. He started off the season by taking the Best Rider Performance for Poor Boyz Productions’ Revolver at IF3 Europe.
Meyer first clicked in at age three, and gradually developed a passion for moguls and racing. He landed a spot on the German national team by age 15. At 16, Bene tried freeskiing and was an instant convert: “Freeskiing sets no boundaries to my creativity. I can totally express myself.”
The most important thing to Bene is enjoying skiing, but his accolades have been stacking up. He placed fifth at the Red Bull Linecatcher in 2010, a freestyle event in the French Alps where he competed against the likes of Candide Thovex, Sean Pettit and CR Johnson.
Meyer has tried everything from halfpipe, to backcountry to park, but he finds the most reward in jumping kickers and working on doubleflips – in both directions.
After a cruciate ligament sidelined him for two seasons early in his career, Meyer stresses the importance of calculating all risks while skiing. Meyer has been hitting to gym to help his muscles match his mental strength.
Meyer has remained focused on school—attending evening high school in Innsbruck, Austria.
Q & A
What is your idea of happiness?
Living life the way you wanna live it and not worrying about anything.
Where would you most like to live?
The European Alps, moste likely in Austria somewhere.
What do you most value in your friends?
They are always there for me and I am there for them.
What is your biggest weakness?
I cant stop when I should.
What do you enjoy doing most?
Skiing with friends. And being with my family.
What is your most marked characteristic?
If I set a goal, I'll go after it until I've achieved it.
What is your idea of misery?
Not having what you value the most.
Who are your favorite musicians?
Iron Maiden, and Lemmy from Motorhead.
What is your favorite food and drink?
Wiener Schnitzel with a Red Bull.
What do you most dislike?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
What is your present state of mind?
I'm sick lying on the couch, so on a scale 1-10, maybe a 5.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
What's a pet peeve?
Which fault in others do you most easily tolerate?
Forgetting about something.
Which fault in yourself do you most easily tolerate?
I guess that I dont stop when I should.
What is your motto?
If you dont try it, you wouldn't know if it would work.