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Who is Lukas Joas? After a challenging but ultimately successful rookie season, the talented 22-year-old finally drops his hammers online for all to see. We wanted to know more.

Project Phoenix by Lukas Joas from Lukas Joas on Vimeo.

(Photo: www.andimeyr.de)

Lukas Joas

Age: 22
Home: Oberstdorf/Allgäu
Home mountain: Fellhorn
Sponsors: Poc, Melt, Hirschbräu

Hey Lukas, it looks like you really went through the flames this season. But did you you come out a phoenix at the end?

I would say that I learned a lot from all the problems at the beginning of the season. When it goes really bad, but you still find a way to keep going and not quit, it makes you stronger. As far as skiing goes, it definitely made me a lot better.

If I’m a phoenix or not, I don’t now, haha.

Your narrator has an awesome voice, who is that? Nice production overall, too.

Actually I don’t know him personally? I posted this text in a forum where some people will read your text for you, and I liked his voice the best, so he got the job.


Lukas lets loose during the Legs of Steel park shoot. Photo: Pally Learmond

You’re entering into an industry where you already know how hard it can be to break through. What’s your personal formula for success?

To have fun. Something can go wrong so fast – that really made an impression on me, and for a while I was really unsure of myself when all of my sponsors bailed on me. But then I thought about who I’m doing this for in the first place. I realized that it’s because skiing is just so much fun for me personally. So I just kept going, and when you ski well, then other doors will open.

Give a shoutout to the skiers and friends who have influenced you on your path.

The biggest shoutout definitely goes to Legs of Steel. Without them I wouldn’t have been able to do this project at all. And I think it was at there shoots where I really started feeling comfortable with my skiing. Naturally also the Freeski Team German, Graupause who helped me a lot with the rest of the movie, and also all my friends who’ve got my back!
What’s next on the program?

Naturally this year I’d like to do another project. I’ll be focusing a lot on filming urban for the next little while, before I go to America for a month in February. But the most important part is just keeping it fun!


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