Swiss star Rebeaud takes eFMX to new heights

Swiss star Rebeaud takes eFMX to new heights

Red Bull X-Fighter champion shreds obstacles on electric powered bike.

Former Red Bull X-Fighters champion and five-time X Games medallist Mat Rebeaud has taken eFMX to new heights as he tackled a set of unique hand-built obstacles around the world famous Laax snowpark for the SnoMX project. Here is all you need to know:- Rebeaud has been riding since the age of four, inspired by a long family lineage of MX riders, with one of his first exhibition sessions at the resort of Laax in the Surselva Region way back in 1999.

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- 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."

 Red Bull X-Fighter champion shreds obstacles on electric powered bike.

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- 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.

Red Bull X-Fighter champion shreds obstacles on electric powered bike.

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- 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."

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Swiss star Rebeaud takes eFMX to new heights

- 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."

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Swiss star Rebeaud takes eFMX to new heights

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