Jocki Köffler

Who brought you into snowboarding? Have you given him any thanks for his influence?

My older Brother brought me into snowboarding. He was my personal teacher. So i benefited al lot from him.but maybe i haven’t given him has much thanx as he should get.


Who where your local heros?

The east side locals.Dieter Steinhart, Stefan Gruber, Jens and Fips from New Sports  from Vienna.


Where and when was your first snowboardpic published? What trick was it? did you land it?

My first Snowboaerdpic was in the „Snowboard revue“ , an austrian magazine. This was in 1996. The trick was a FS Rodeo 720 no grab in the pipe but the magazione called the trick a „frontside i don’t  no what“ because FS Rodeos in the pipe didn’t exist at this time. I sticked one out of about 20 tries. I was sessioning with stefan Smolle and he sticked the rodeo before me so he was the first guy everr doing a frontside rodeo in the pipe.


Where was your first video appearence with what music(local snowboardmovie...)?

My first  Part was in Phil Tramsals COSA NOSTRA in 1998. I went to France wit Friedl and Wolle to film for two days and i had five jumps in the movie. Back then it was much easier to film a Videopart then it is nowadays. The music was some 70ies funksoul or something like that.


How did you get your first sponsor?

My brother was sponsored  already and he presented me to them and so i got one board for half the price. Thanx bro.


Whould you still ride as much as you can, if noone would support you (no sponsors, no filmers and photographers) ?


What is your favourite moment on the mountain?

The moment  before dropping in  a sick powderline when you know ist going to be super sick.


What is the worst time during the time on the mountain?

Building kickers.


How important is the time on the mountain for you?

Very important because i am out in the fresh air and it is much calmer and slower than in the city.


How important is music for you on a snowboardmovie?

Very important. The right song with the right riding makes the difference.


Favourite Videopart, ever:

Terje in Subject Haakonson



I think because when i bought it i was the biggest Terje fan and i watched it so many times and i still like to watch it.


Give me your percentage of importance of the following factors to go snowboarding:

Beeing in the nature: 49.9%
Having a good time with your friends: 49.9%    
Doing your job:0.2%


How did you get in contact with the Pirate project?

I was sailing with my ship to Jamaica when suddenly a big Pirate boat appeared on the Horizon. I was to slow to escape and. so the Pirates destroyed my boat and took everything I got. I had the choice to conquer the world wit them or to walk, the plank. I chose the first option, which I now deeply regret.

How important is it for you to be a part of it?

They destroyed my ship, man. I build it myself for five years so that i could go to Jamaica and then you ask me this question? No, seriously I am super proud to be part of it. What I like is the fact that everybody helps out each other and with this way it always works the best.



Basti, Flo, Ludschi und alle anderen Pirates, Ästhetiker ,Sepp, Barbara, Stefan, Essentialists,,n.asa, Sissi, und an all meine Freunde.



Lib Tech, Protest, Demon