AthleteI'm 16 Year Old Professional Snowboarder Maddie Mastro. I've been fortunate to score a spot on the podium at some of the most coolest competitions, but am currently training for the ultimate goal. The Winter Olympic Games. AMA!
Oct 25th 2017 by Maddie_Mastro • 15 Questions • 361 Points
Thank you for all the questions!!! I've got to go! GOODBYE and THANK YOU!!!I found my footing in the snow at age two—on a pair of skis. It took a princess-pink snowboard to convince me to make the swap from two sticks to one when I turned six, and I've been on a streak ever since. At 16 , I am one of the youngest females leading the charge for women on the halfpipe, scoring a spot on the podium at some of the country’s most prestigious competitions for the last two years, including the third-place prize at the U.S. Grand Prix of snowboarding in Mammoth. I love to surf and spend time outdoors. I am currently training for a spot on TEAM USA for the Winter Olympic Games. AMA! https://www.instagram.com/maddie_mastro/
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if you could ski bum in any town in the world, which would it be?
Mammoth for sure!
What are you feelings on downhill combat snowboarding?
Should it be an Olympic sport?
Hmm, I've never heard of downhill combat snowboarding. It sounds like it would be fun.
and Carly Margulies she's a lady boss
Hi. Good luck! Was there a certain trick you remember landing for the first time that made you think you were ready to compete? Thanks!
Thank you! I don't really remember a certain trick, for me it was an overall feeling. I remember just feeling confident in all my tricks and my halfpipe run which made me feel ready and confident to compete.
There are lots of different ways to train to do inverted tricks like airbags (you land on it) or trampoline training. I learned my first inverted trick by just trying it straight on snow, ahaha. But I have trained on both trampolines and into airbags to learn inverted tricks.