Born in Mora, Professional Skier and alpine ski racer.
Jon Olsson
  1. Any questions?

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    Bon jour!  Thought it was time for a little question session! Hit me up and give me some funny ones! Not about the RS6, that info will come according to my master plan! ;-) haha

    /JON

  2. Ikea Party

    Published at Marbella

    This is what happens when you go to Ikea!  I dropped Simon at the airport and thought I would swing by Ikea to pick up a lamp or two, ended up buying a whole lot more than that and spent a total of 5 hours alone running around in there! haha.  Luckily I had my boys here to help me mount the stuff so it all went pretty fast!

    I must say that even if my place in Monaco is not that big, it sure is a million times easier to decorate than this place!  I feel like I keep bringing home more and more things and it just swallows it piece by piece!  I do feel like we are getting closer to a homely feeling and not just a big open house now though!  One big delivery coming in from Ikea today and once we are done with that I will snap som pics!

    Weather is horrible and looking horrible for the next few days so I am glad I booked a long trip down here so I have a few extra weather days as it really looks like I am going to need them all!  Keeping my fingers crossed that it will clear up asap! Tomorrow I am at least allowed to go back to the gym so that feels great, been weird staying in the house pretty much all day long!

    /JON

  3. Sober thoughts

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    Good morning!  I thought yesterday was an early one, but today I was wide awake at 04.49! haha  Very rested though as I got to bed at a good hour! As I was taking my morning bath I came to think about the fact that I have had a ton of energy and felt great over the last few weeks, not only in the morning but I have been able to stay much more focussed though out the whole day. So I started thinking about my life and if I was doing anything different right now that could have made me feel like this.

    The only thing I came to think about is that I have not really had any alcohol in a long time. I used to be a huge club fan but these days I get to hungover so that only happens a couple times a year now, but I do like some wine with a nice dinner. But hanging out with Simon who has not had any alcohol in a few years and discussing life with him has planted a few thoughts in my head that I do like.  So instead of a glass of wine for dinner I have stayed with non alcoholic drinks and I wonder if that could be the reson that I feel as good as I do now. I mean you think that a couple of glasses with dinner would not really affect you you all, but it seems like maybe it does!

    I liked Simons way of putting it: Why have a glass of wine to feel better, is it not better to figure out why you want to feel better and work on that instead? Actually made a lot of sense to me. (I usually love a glass of wine when I am stressed) So when we have gone out to dinner down here I have thought about wine and then asked myself this question and every time I realize that I do feel great about everything at the moment so why drink something that will make me feel worse later?

    Kind of a deep one today, but its been a few great days discussing life with Simon, we have both gone though similar life with huge pressure on ourselves and the kind of thoughts we have had in our heads are very much the same, so its been awesome having him down here! Unfortunately the weather is turning to shit down here so Dumont is flying out today, will for sure miss our deep discussions about life! ;-)

    /JON

  4. Good (early) morning!

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    Sitting here in my cauch right now just as the sun is slowly rising above the palm trees on the other side of the pool. Today was one of those weird mornings where I woke up at 05.30 wide awake. So I decided to get up and get the day started! Had to clean out the fire place as it was overfull with ashes, went outside and got some wood and made a fire and a hot cup of coffee. Even though it was early it was a great start to the day! No idea why my body wanted to get up at that time as I am still not allowed to do much so I have a ton of time on my hands, but thats just life sometimes, at least I have a lot of work time before the rest of the guys wake up!

    Luca and his filmer got in yesterday so I took them over to the driving range to hit a few balls. Can still feel a weird feeling in my stomach so I was stuck with just short game, but I think that might be a good thing as I usually never take the time to work on it. Kind of fun actually to head down and “train” on my golf game. Before this trip I think I have 10 times more golf rounds then times I have hit a ball on the range, think I can already feel an improvement! (everyday you learn something new is a good day!)

    A little frustrating down here as it looks like there is a storm coming with 55km/h winds just as I am going to be cleared to ski. I have time to wait it out but Simon has a tight deadline as he has to go home and prepare his event and Lucas filmer has other work so it might cause us some problems, but I guess thats life when you do what we do, all we can do is wait and hope for the best! Its in situations like this I am stoked that I work with a lot of things besides skiing so what used to be a boring down day is now just a bonus work day! ;-)

    /JON

  5. Camo help!

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    I usually like to keep all my designs secret and surprise you guys once its done, but I am now in a situation where I can’t make up my mind! haha. I have two versions that I both love and they both have their advantages. So why not throw them on here and see what you guys think? Grey or green camo? I know grey is going to be epic as its close to what i have done in the past, and its very “JON”. But I like the fact that green is more new and I think with all the carbon it might look epic.

    So thoughts, something new or something I know works? ;-)

    /JON

  6. When to ski?

    Published at Marbella

    Good morning!  Woke up here in Marbella and saw that the sun was about to raise over the clouds so I ran up on the roof to try to get an epic shot of it, turns out it easier said then done! haha But at least you get an idea of the amazing weather we wake up to here! Health wise I am feel good but far from perfect, tried to chip a few golf balls yesterday but I could feel that anything further then 50 yards felt a little strange in my stomach. I guess the needles and camera they stuck down my throat is not fully healed, so all I can do is chill and do what the doctor told me. Frustrating as it looks like there is and weather coming in just as I am allowed to ski again! Praying that is not the case!

    Speaking of bad weather, read a comment that was asking if I really love skiing as I only ski when its 100% perfect conditions, so I figured that I would give my thoughts on this!

    Its true that this winter I have only skid when its perfect, I used to be the opposite and ski 9-5 every single day no matter what, but thats when I was 20 and my body could handle anything. I guess I have not said to much on the blog this winter about how my body has been feeling, but its been a little struggle for me as I still get sore when I jump for a day, both in my ACL knee and in my other knee as well. So its forced me to be very smart when it comes to picking days to ski on as I at this point can’t handle to many days in a row, and especially not bad days. I wish it was not so as I really want to get out there, but its the current situation and I really hope that I can handle more next winter. Seeing a physio today that has worked on Tiger Woods, so I would guess that he is as good as they get and hopefully he can help my align my body more so that I can increase the number of days I can push it! Turns out an injury heals fast, but getting 100% takes longer than I had hoped for!

    /JON

  7. Finally a new site!

    Published at Marbella

    Feels super weird to log in here in a new admin system and write a blog, its been the same for so long that I feel like I am not writing on my on blog when I am here! haha  But I am glad that its up and running, has been a nightmare trying to move it over and there is still a few small kinks in the system that we are working on at the moment, I hope that will be fixed asap!  If you find things that are not working, please let me know so I can fix it all!

    Happy to have checked one thing of my list to do though as I have a few to many balls in the air! Was up testing camo designs on my car in Photoshop until 1am last night and I think I am getting closer, but that will be a secret for a while longer!  But I feel like I have to give you something so here is another little teaser of the RS6 build. Wild??? ;-) Will be more on my instagram and on Betsafes Instgram in the next few days!  Cant wait to bring this thing to the streets!

    /JON

  8. I am alive again!

    Published at Marbella

    Well that sure turned out to be a couple of weird days! Two days ago we went to the golf course to hit a few balls before we went over to the gym. Started the gym session with some over head squats where I did 2 reps on 185 pounds, not sure if I have done much more before so pretty happy about that. Then 100 hands stand push ups (every time you took a break you had to row 15 calories) was pretty tough!  And a nice finish with 60 thrusters and 60 burpies (jumping over bar between them). So far all was great but I pushed it very hard and when I got home I felt that I had to trow up, no big deal as that happens when sometime when you push hard.

    But when I saw blood in the puke I knew that it was not normal. So went over to the hospital where I had to spend two days and I even got a camera down my throat. They thought that I had thrown up with such power that I got a tear in my upper stomach. Around noon today the doctors thought I was OK to leave as the bleeding seemed to have stopped, so that was great as I had not had anything to eat since before the cross fit session! haha So all in all good again but have to be mellow for a week and take car of myself (and possibly live a slightly less hectic lifestyle)!  The good thing was that I got home just in time to see the gardener put in the first palm trees that I have ordered, since my energy will not get me much further than that I guess thats all I will be stuck doing for a few days, but I am very happy to be out of the hospital, a bleeding stomach is never fun, but as long as you stay positive things like this pass by much easier! ;-)

    Yes, thats inside my stomach, some sort of injection they used to stop the bleeding… ;-)

    /JON

  9. Well, since Jon is at the hospital (as you might have seen on Instagram) I have to takeover the Blog for today. I will try to recreate the last two days, haha! Yesterday we had kind of a chill start into the day waking up with the sun. Later on I jumped into editing video blog mode, Jon got stuck with a lot of email work. The guys were leaving for a Crossfit session late afternoon and came back super mega destroyed a few hours later. Jon pretty much went straight into the room and came back saying that he was puking blood. So pretty much the same that happend to me in Tokio, haha. However, Simon and Jon drove over to hospital. Jon had and will stay for another night there. Poor Jon got a camera down his stomach today. But it seems like he will be back really soon. Let's hope he can eat something this evening!

    Ah, and I tried to edit a short Videoblog of our first days in Sierra Nevada. Turned out to be more of a Simon Dumont Videoblog since Jon was building the big kicker all day. Sorry I don't have any shots of the Jump that Jon was building since my camera bag got stolen. Hope you enjoy! Goodnight from Marbella.

    /Seppi