Pierre, the asphalt snowboarder
My name is Pierre Linckenheld, I’m 33 years old, originally from Strasbourg, France, and an adopted “Lausannois” since 2011. As the assistant manager of the Café de Grancy, a famous Lausanne bistro, I serve great food and drinks with passion and a smile to everyone who walks through the door of this magical place! As soon as work is over, I swap my waiter's apron for a helmet and jump on my Freebord, a six-wheeled extreme sports skateboard allowing me to reproduce the glide of a snowboard on asphalt! A professional rider and videomaker, I’m known worldwide in this discipline thanks to the videos that I produce featuring me riding down the most beautiful slopes in Switzerland and elsewhere. My motto: Skate like a snowboarder!
« For me, Lausanne is a paradise for urban gliding. It’s got slope, great asphalt and a real rolling sports culture! There's nothing better than starting your ride session at the famous Skatepark HS36 in Sévelin and then hurtling down the legendary slope of the Vallée de la Jeunesse, which is closed to traffic. »