01/08/2011 | by Tom Copsey
Like it or not, Twitter has become a great way for a lot of people to communicate. Snowboarders are no different from you and me, and a lot of them have taken to the easy-to-use short message system that Twitter is. Through our own humble participation via @onboardmag we convinced ourselves that we know something about the snowboard scene on Twitter. And since it is such a beautiful way to get the latest news, to keep in touch and to avoid being productive at all we share with you our list of the 11 snowboarders you should follow on Twitter.
The Norwegian Black Metal follower and Pirate is also one of the few Europeans who are actively using Twitter and not just cross-post stuff from their Facebook. More than enough reason to follow him!
With the inception of the WAS riders’ union the Rockstar rider has recently become some sort of spokesman for the snowboard community. Also included in his tweets: sunbathing pics of his girlfriend.
He is what most people expect Shaun White to be on Facebook: witty, engaging and endorsed by almost 40,000 followers.
Jamie is from a new breed of European riders. He is down with his website, facebook, and also very active on Twitter. Hell, even his sister has a Twitter account.
Freerider Jeremy Jones might be a little more serious than most other riders on Twitter, but in return you’ll get the latest on his gnarly backcountry adventures, POW acitivities (@protectwinters) and other climate-change related news.
This young Norwegian is on her way up. If you don’t mind the odd Scandinavian mumbo-jumbo you’ll get a good insight into her shenanigans.
As long as this girl from Lake Tahoe keeps winning competitions all over the place, her tweets will remain just as interesting.
Elena Hight & Linn Haug
If you’re into the classic unfiltered “Had yummy cereals for breakfast” kind of tweets, these two female riders will be your bowl of Kellogg’s.
He might have moved away from the core snowboard scene but his stream-of-unconsciousness straight from NYC is highly captivating.