Michael Hayböck (AUT): It’s nice that I can be there again. I don’t feel really competitive yet, even though there were some good things in training. First and foremost, I am glad that all the therapy has paid off and that I can jump with you here. Physically I was fine today, but I missed a little feeling on the hill.
Thomas Lackner (AUT): For the first jump in the World Cup in a long time it was quite passable. I keep making my minor mistakes, dying every now and then, but the jump in qualifying was one of my better ones.
Fatih Arda Ipcioglu (TUR): I am really proud and happy for the second time. It’s actually a good thing that I couldn’t qualify in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, I was a bit tired after all the media meetings. But now I’m in good shape and we’ll see what happens tomorrow.
Severin Freund (GER): There is never a guarantee that things will go well on a hill if you train there a lot. But Innsbruck is really a special hill, so it can help if you come up with a concept in the summer. I can’t look for the perfect position here too early, but rather at the end of the radius.
Manuel Fettner (AUT): Actually all the jumps were okay today. It feels really good when you make good jumps in training and get a good feeling for qualification. The jump in qualification was perhaps the weakest, but it was also at a good level.
Stephan Leyhe (GER): I needed the two training jumps, it’s a tight radius and a short take-off table. My goal for the two competitions in Austria is to improve my jumps and have fun with it.
Karl Geiger (GER): The jump in qualification could have been better, but all in all, the day was okay. In Garmisch it was just stupid and bitter, I have to put it away now. It’s a challenge, but I have to tackle it now.
Jan Hörl (AUT): Ryoyu Kobayashi is extremely strong and consistent at the moment, so it became second for me. I am very happy, that was another very good jump and I have to continue working there. I was never far away, it was just small mistakes that made a big difference.