heavy. Mountain Bike World Cup: Chainsaw Prize
Etienne Massu will animate the Mountain Bike World Cup Village by creating chainsaw sculptures. He is also the author of the prizes to be awarded.
If some polish and polish their sculptures to give them a shiny side, Etienne Massu values nothing more than the raw ‘country’ fir wood. For more than five years, he has been making chainsaw sculptures from reclaimed wood.
Totems, gates, the coat of arms of a brand… and this year, the awards of the Downhill MTB World Cup, including that of the super fan who still spends his time at home in Loucrup.
A job that requires precision and technique, which he nevertheless finds easy to achieve – unlike those around him. It must be said that he regularly uses this tool as part of his work. He teaches the young people of the IME Campan how to deal with it, because he is a technical teacher of green spaces.
“The mountain bike and the chainsaw go hand in hand”
The member of Lourdes VTT designs his first pieces for his friends, first names engraved in the trunk, gifts for weddings, housewarming parties… Then he diversifies his activity and by displaying it, wins his first professional order: the brand’s coat of arms Commencal MTB.
Etienne Massu smiles: “The mountain bike and the chainsaw go hand in hand. Downhill, the fans make noise with it.
The instrument being part of folklore, when he was offered to volunteer at the World Cup, the president of Lourdes VTT, Patrice Borderer, asked him to do the rewards. But also to get the village moving by doing a demonstration on site. You will therefore be able to see him sculpt live on Saturday and Sunday.
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