FREESKI: Adrenaline junkie Richard Permin pushes the limits

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Everything seems possible if you watch Richard Permin: Gnarly gap-jumps in the park, out-skiing avalanches in Alaska or throwing double corks off kickers and cliffs alike.

Richard Permin is one of the rare multi-talents who masters pretty much all all disciplines of freeskiing.

With a first place at the big air event, King of Style in Stockholm and third places at freeride events such as the Red Bull Linecatcher and the O’Neill Big Mountain Pro and a great repertoire of tricks and radical lines in numerous video parts, Richard has proven his capacities in freestyle, freeride and backcountry freestyle alike. No easy feat, but taken with ease, much as everything just seems to look simple and easy if Richard tackles it.

On the other hand it’s not that easy to find any information about the 26-year-old Oakley rider, apart from his city of birth – Lyon, France – and some statements about his love for skiing and for Rock’n Roll. Well, it seems as if Richie – as his friends call him – prefers to let his riding do the talking. All the better, since his riding is powerful, determined, imaginative and impressive, and he couldn’t have selected a better spokesperson.

Check out Richard’s award winning freeski segment in Matchstick’s 20th anniversary edition Superheroes of Stoke that won Richard the “Best Single Shot” award at the International Freeski Festival in Annecy, France.

Not to be missed.

Watch the Richard Permin interview here from ATOMIC SKIING on Vimeo.


Marion Schmitz


December 11, 2012

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