26/02/2014 | by tristan
This has no relevance to snowboarding but it was just too good to miss we had to share it with you out on…
The Mexican ski team (a one-man operation consisting of a Mexican/German/Austrian with the epic name of Prince Hubertus Von Hohenlohe!) will apparently be taking to the slopes of Sochi in this uniform – made up to look like a Maricahi! How rad is that?
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) January 27, 2014
Apparently he has about as much chance of winning a medal in downhill skiing as we do, but anyone who’s got the balls to wear a get-up like that has to be worth knowing about right?
Not only that, the more we started finding out about Hubertus (how good is that name btw?) the better things got. His story is pretty crazy for starters. He has established Spanish residency, has an Italian mother and gained citizenship in Austria and Liechtenstein, but it was Mexico, where he was born, that Hubie opted to fly the flag for founding the Mexican ski team in 1981.
He is still the only member of the team and in Sochi he will also become the second-oldest winter Olympian in history!
This ski sensation has been competing in the Winter Olympics in 1984 and apparently this isn’t the first time Hubie has taken the piss with his uniforms… Check out thism from Vancouver 2010.
Featuring bullet straps, pistoleros and a post & packaging design, Hubie’s fantastic Vancouver outfits were hard to beat. But we reckon he has outdone himself this year with the brilliant Mariachi outfit.
And the fun just doesn’t stop there with this guy. Whilst researching the Prince, we realised he isn’t actually a prince at all, and that skiing is just his spare-time hobby.
His actual job is (please be prepared, this is possibly the best thing you’ll read all day)… He’s a pop-star. Yes a pop-star, and goes by the very suitable name of ‘Royal Disaster’. And we have been so kind as to share his video with you guys… Take a look!
Back in November, we took a look at the worst Olympic uniforms ever, but we just couldn’t bring ourselves to add Hubie to that list. It’s just too brilliant. So move over Norwegian Curling Team…. Prince Hubertus Von Huhenluhe has arrived!
On the other side of the spectrum we have a couple of pictures here of what we think qualify as the coolest uniforms you’ll be spotting in Sochi. Check out the Canadian Skeleton Team’s helmets!
Eric Neilson went for a “Demon Head helmet that is on fire” telling Yahoo News:
The story behind mine was pretty much that I wanted a very “bad ass” helmet. I know you can’t put that in a write up, but that’s what I wanted. It’s pretty much a “Demon Head” helmet that is on fire and is breathing fire out of the mouth that are skulls.
We’re not even sure that grammatically qualifies as a sentence, but who gives a shit when he looks that insane?