Saturday, December 9, 2023

Waterskier Nikolas Plytas unveils slick tricks on snow

by Miles
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Nikolas Plytas has made a name for himself with a series of challenging stunts, such as conquering the famous shipwreck at Elefsina.

The Greek waterskier’s latest project saw him take to his board on snow as well as his beloved water.

The 25-year-old from Athens started in 2006 with a bullish ambition to not only break his own personal records but also smash longstanding records laid down by other athletes on the water.

Aged 19, he conquered the famous shipwreck at Elefsina, where he performed tricks over the rusty hull.

At the same time, he waterskis as much as possible at his sporting homes – Lake Caiaphas in Zacharo and Aliartos Lake – where his coach George Hatzis has a waterski school.

Nikolas Plytas: mixing waterskiing and snowboarding in Greece | Photo: Red Bull

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For his latest project, Plytas switched up from his usual habitat on the water to his hobby surface on snow to take the breath away with his insane skills in two of the most beautiful places in Greece.

Plytas performed a unique trick show while being pulled by a jet ski along the icy waters of Lake Plastira and moved to Pertouliotika Livadia.

With the help of a portable electric winch, he snowboarded from the snowy areas into the streams, along bridges, and over natural obstacles.

“I always wanted to combine watersports and snowboarding, and – when I saw these two places, this idea came to me immediately!” said Nikolas Plytas.

“The issue of speed was a major obstacle. In water, the winch goes slower than it goes in the snow, so I had to find a speed to do for both terrains.”

“It took me a while to find the ideal speeds. This was an unprecedented experience until the next one.”

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