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Born to fly (eBook)

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Meet the godfather of freestyle. Eric Hymans was Australian skiing’s original wild man. Who won two Australian mogul championships after starting Falls Creek’s iconic Team Red with a bunch of talented athletes. His story from skibum to number one to recluse is both humorous and shocking. Soaked in emotion. 

Team Red was instrumental to the explosion of freestyle skiing during the 1980s. Establishing the Summit Masters they planted the seeds of freedom. This tale is set during the birth of freestyle. It uncovers the circumstances that made game-changing performers and the relationships that saw an enigmatic character refine his art then ultimately fall from grace. Epic times at the forefront of extreme, along with the perils that exist. 

This story also visits the pioneering days of Falls Creek when Bob Hymans built the first chair lift in the Southern Hemisphere. Laced with historical significance and a refreshing candour, this is a tale of skiing wisdom and nostalgia. Memorial edition featuring 68 black and white images.

Meet the godfather of freestyle. Eric Hymans was Australian skiing’s original wild man. Who won two Australian mogul championships after starting Falls Creek’s iconic Team Red with a bunch of talented athletes. His story from skibum to number one to recluse is both humorous and shocking. Soaked in emotion. 

Team Red was instrumental to the explosion of freestyle skiing during the 1980s. Establishing the Summit Masters they planted the seeds of freedom. This tale is set during the birth of freestyle. It uncovers the circumstances that made game-changing performers and the relationships that saw an enigmatic character refine his art then ultimately fall from grace. Epic times at the forefront of extreme, along with the perils that exist. 

This story also visits the pioneering days of Falls Creek when Bob Hymans built the first chair lift in the Southern Hemisphere. Laced with historical significance and a refreshing candour, this is a tale of skiing wisdom and nostalgia. Memorial edition featuring 68 black and white images.



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