Hi I'm Erik Roner; Professional free-skier, BASE jumping veteran, member of Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus, star of Roner Vision on Network A. I just released a video of me driving my late friend Shane McConkey's snowmobile off an 800Ft / 250M cli...
***Thank you to everyone who sent in questions, I tried to answer as many as possible. I was amazed that so many of you are stoked on what I do, that's just awesome! I'm off to Australia for a while with the Nitro Circus crew so I've got to wrap up this thread. Thank you again, and keep an eye out for the next episode of Roner Vision. Until then you can see what I'm getting upto by following me @ErikRoner on Twitter.
Hi I'm Erik Roner; Professional free-skier, BASE jumping veteran, member of Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus, star of Roner Vision on Network A. I just released a video of me riding my late friend Shane McConkey's snowmobile off an 800Ft / 250M cliff before I parachuted out. AMA!
Today I released a crazy video that I'd love for you to watch http://youtu.be/fzaU2EoZc_s
The video shows me riding a snowmobile off an 800Ft / 250M cliff in the backcountry of British Columbia, Canada before ejecting out with a parachute. Some might think this is crazy but for me it was a tribute to my late friend Shane McConkey who was my partner for many years in pioneering ski-BASE jumping (where you ski off a huge cliff and then release your parachute).
Shane was an amazing and talented guy. Please check out the movie that was made about him http://mcconkeymovie.com/
Here's a bit about me...
I grew up in Northern California and loved the outdoors. When I was 18 I headed to BYU to play soccer. There at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains my love for skiing won over my desire to play ball, but I still managed to graduate with a degree in Graphic Design.
I've traveled everywhere with skis and parachute in tow, and made numerous first descent ski BASE lines from Chile to Argentina to Alaska to New Zealand and all over Europe.
Currently I have a web-series on http://www.youtube.com/networka called Roner Vision but you also might have seen me in some of these magazines: Powder, Skiing, Outside, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Men's Journal, and FHM.
In 2005 Motocross legend Travis Pastrana, and the Nitro Circus crew contacted me to help BASE jump dirt bikes into the Grand Canyon. I loved them and they loved me so together we did two seasons with MTV, a sold out live World Tour, and the recent completion of a 3D feature film.
And I'm also the father of the craziest two-year-old daredevil on the planet - Oskar Roner!
And I must say a huge thank you to my sponsors Hurley, Rockstar, Scott, Klint, DNA and Backcountry.com.
PS- Check my Twitter page @Erikroner and you'll see that this is really me!