Barely 15 years old, jacob schramm already has six, seven years as a ski racer under his belt. Eppenreuther is considered to be a rough skier. He has not yet decided on a special discipline, but as an U16 skier he is only allowed to compete in slalom and giant slalom anyway. For the youngsters super G and downhill are taboo.
At the races in the german school cup he has to compete with alpine kids or students of the skigymnasium berchtesgaden, who can do twice or three times as much snow training. Jacob is the only flatlander in the german top of his age group – he is currently in 12th place, but has also been second before – and is glad that he can train in the fichtelgebirge despite the current bad snow conditions. At the hempelsberg in oberwarmensteinach, the lift operator has created a base for the ski talent with artificial snow so that at least technical training is possible.
The schoolboy from grafengehaig has 20 races left on his schedule this year. And he has thought about what goes on in the head of a skier during a competition.