Michal Bekeš returned to the High Tatras. The Slovak who holds a speed record of 223.464 km/hour used the local pistes to test his material for next season.
Michal Bekeš, who was born in Ždiar, sees the Tatras as his local resort where he made the first national speed record of 160.79 km/hour in 2015. In mid March this year, he improved his speed record on the piste in Lomnické sedlo (saddle) to 174.57 km/hours. The ongoing racing season is slowly ending for Michal, so the participant of World Championships, World Cups and extreme Speed Masters races is focusing on preparation and testing of new material for next season.
“Braking records in France that was supposed to be one of the last events of the season has been cancelled so I and my team have decided to start preparing for next year. Thanks to quality conditions on the pistes, we could test several pairs of skis and how they behave, we have gone all out including the use of a latex suit and a special helmet to simulate the racing conditions as much as possible. We have tested skis of various structures so that I can choose the best combination,” explained Michal Bekeš.
There is one more race ahead of him, taking place in Are, Sweden. Red Bull Homerun should be the last event of the season. And for the next season, Michal wants to be in top form. “I leave nothing to chance, will pay more attention to skis, want to improve the aerodynamics and plan a surprise in connection to this. But let’s talk about it next time,” concluded the speed skier from Ždiar.