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THOMAS DELFINO

Hometown: Nice, France
Currently resides: Grenoble, France
Current sponsors: Picture Organic Clothing, K2, Julbo, Addicted Snowboard Shop
Bindings: Surge Pro, Dyno DH

Thomas bases himself out of the capital of the Alps in Grenoble, France. He continues to make a name for himself in the snowboard world with his freeride prowess and smooth style. His winters have become busy with the many obligations that come with being a pro shred, so he wisely works splitboard trips into his plans each winter. Coming back from epic expeditions in Alaska, Yukon and Pakistan, he plans to keep exploring remote ranges and bring back some astonishing content.

Q & A

Talk about your most epic splitboard adventure:

During the spring of 2018, I went on one of the most breathtaking adventures of my life. Going for a splitboard tour in the great Karakoram range of Pakistan. I discovered a new world made of gnarly peaks covered by ice and snow. It was more than just a splitboard experience as we were traveling through this magical landscape.

 

What has most influenced your backcountry riding?

I've spent a lot of time watching the old TB tapes. It is crazy to see all the content that is produced every day on the social networks nowadays. I like having a fresh dose of inspiration looking at some different stuff, from freestyle to urban, but the classics still have a strong place in my inspiration.

 

What are you most excited about for the 21/22 season?

After not being able to travel last year, I'm planning to go on a big low carbon trip. It will be far, remote, and wild. And the location has some very cool glaciated terrain to explore. Besides this, I'll keep exploring my local range, Belledonne Mountains.

 

What inspires you?

Being out there in the mountains surrounded by high peaks offering their lines to our eyes. I could stay in front of a mountain imagining all the lines it has to offer for days.

 

Why ride Spark R&D gear?

It's the best backcountry gear - simple and efficient. And the crew is rad!

 

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