For a while we have been setting up riders against each other in a little web game of shred trivia called “the Knowledge”. On our website you can check these out on onboardsnowboarding.com/tag/the-knowledge.
JP Solberg has been a household name in snowboarding ever since he won the Transworld Rookie of the Year award in 2002. Over most of the decade he impressed us with his backcountry prowess and style. However, with his untimely exit from the Burton global team, his era seemed to have ended. But fortune favours the brave and he landed on his feet with his own board company YES.
For this month's 13 for luck we tracked down young german ripper Marco Smolla in his beloved hometown of Munich. For the first time in three years the bavarian steered clear of severe injuries and locked down a solid video part in Isenseven's latest banger Don't Panic.
What can you say about Markku Koski? He's a rider that's difficult pidgeonhole as hits hard wherever he rides. See his Samurai Pipe skills and you'd think he's a U-Jump rock, but then he'll throw a cab 9 pow stomper or hold it down on the streets and have you scratching your head trying to decide what he rides best. The answer? All of it. Here's his rig...
Back in the days, Paavo Tikkanen and Joni Malmi were the two masterminds behind the phenomenally successful Euro Gap 1 and 2 movies. And it was apparently during a game of hockey that Joni and Finnish filmmaker Jaakko Itäaho decided on the making of Euro Gap 3.
Niki Korpela has been blowing our minds ever since we saw him as a 15 year-old scamp busting the kind of poked front 5s Ingemar would be proud of and then dropping back 9s with the same effortless Finnish steeze.
We heard Cheryl Maas was down at the Volcom warehouse the other day to shoot her new Electric ad with photographer Mathias Fennetaux, so our French ed got on his bike and set off down the road to check what what was going on and do a quick catch up interview with her.
Onboard caught up with the Austrian ripper to pick his brains and to get the lowdown on his new flick, dropping this autumn.
Rome TM John Cavan checks in on Skype with Marie-France Roy to find out about her recent injury, how’s she’s doing, and what’s next for her.
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