Wild is probably the best definition

Maxime Pinot


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Maxime Pinot

PILOT

  • Nationality
    France
  • Birthday
    December 18, 1991
  • Occupation
    Paragliding instructor / pro pilot
  • Residence
    France
  • Experience
    2 X-Pyr
  • Wing
    To define
  • Harness
    NEO Stay Up Pro Model 2
  • Helmet
    SUPAIR

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ASSISTANT

  • Nationality
    TBD
  • Residence
    TBD

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    Neo
    Salomon
    Cebe
    La Sambuy
    Xctracer


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What is your greatest sporting success?
Winning the Superfinal

When and why did you start paragliding?
In 2005, when I was 13. Because my dad was flying and I was just waiting to be the legal age and the the minimum weight to start flying.

What is your mountaineering experience?
Basically H&F in the Alps, some ski touring, and trail running races. Not much but enough for H&F races

What does your typical training week consist of?
It’s adaptable regarding the final goal. But basically 15h of endurance training on a normal week + flying whenever the weather is good.

What are your best and worst sporting memories?
Best: reaching Monaco in 2019 during the Xalps with the team.
Worst: day 8 of the Xalps 2021

Why did you choose the X-Pyr?
Because it is the best H&F event together with the X-Alps. The Pyrenees are even wilder. And I still like the idea to cross a massif this way, from one side to the other one.

Have you participated in the X-Pyr before? How was it?
In 2018

Have you flown in the Pyrenees before? What do you think about them?
I know some parts yes, with the X-Pyr but I was also in high school in Font-Romeu (east part of the Pyrenees). I’ve competed also many times in Val Louron, Luchon etc. Wild is probably the best definition

What will your strategy be during the race?
Trusting my choices.

What excites you most about the X-Pyr?
To race again in this environment.

What scares you the most about the event?
Not much, or like always: being reasonable when risk isn’t worth it.

Why will he/she make a good assistant?
Still have to decide who is coming with me this time. I hope Jérémie will be back, maybe Nans also. But I know it has been a lot of investment for them all over last years.

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