Swiss star Rebeaud takes eFMX to new heights
- The Swiss star finally fulfilled a dream last month to shred monster obstacles on an eFMX, an electric remodelling of the petrol crosser that won him a raft of medals and titles down the years.
- This SnoMX project would not have been possible on a regular FMX bike because of environmental regulations with the 38-year-old explaining it "is cool because there is no noise, no smell and no gas."
- The Payerne native, who first tricked on the cutting edge electric vehicle back in 2019, added: "For me, a Swiss guy, it's so amazing to ride my dirt bike in Laax like a snowboarder or skier."
- After a whiteout test day where the mercury tanked at -15c - which Rebeaud described as like riding blind - the sun came out on Laax and his custom-built rail, picnic table and mega ramp for the shooting day.
- There is a fine line between sticking a trick or bailing with Rebeaud's studded tires navigating the 23 metre run-in and steep landing as he "board slid" his homemade rail and pulled off a picnic table endo.
- Rebeaud revealed: "This is the hardest project I ever did! SnoMX was such an incredible experience, riding the perfect lines of Laax. It proves what these amazing electric machines are capable of."
- A Laax spokesperson enthused: "We were so pleased to be able to help Mat, his eFMX and crew achieve this groundbreaking session. Laax is committed to a sustainable future for mountain sports and this is another outstanding step forward for both sports and a better planet."