Tips for Landing Tricks and Recovering from Injury, with Fabio Wibmer

Photo: Hannes Berger / Red Bull Content Pool.

Editor’s note: This episode was originally January 11, 2021.

Fabio Wibmer is an Austrian trials rider and mountain biker with almost 7 million YouTube subscribers and his videos have been viewed more than 1.2 billion times. He’s known for starring in videos like Wibmer’s Law, Fabiolous Escape 1 and 2, and most recently, Home Office. In addition to trials riding, Fabio is also a winning downhill and freeride mountain biker.

In this episode we ask Fabio:

  • How are you feeling following your dirt bike crash in November?
  • Do you have any tips or tricks for recovering from injury? How do you fill your time off the bike?
  • Are dirt bikes just a hobby for you, or is it something you use to get better on the mountain bike?
  • Like a lot of people, I imagine you started riding bikes as a kid. When did you realize that you were more talented, or maybe just more passionate, than the other kids?
  • Who were the riders who inspired you as you were growing up?
  • Are there any tricks you really wanted to include in a video like Home Office, but weren’t able to complete? How do you know when it’s time to give up on a trick and move on?
  • Do you consider yourself a perfectionist?
  • Where do you get your confidence?
  • Which video project are you the most proud of?
  • What are some of the skills that cross over between trials and freeride mountain biking?
  • What’s the secret to pulling off a really good tail whip?
  • What are some of the best mountain bike trails you have ridden around the world?
  • What do you have to say to younger riders who look up to you?
  • If you weren’t a trials rider and Red Bull athlete, what would you be doing instead?

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