20/09/2006 | by Onboard
Name: Ronnie Andersson
Hometown: Skellefteå, Sweden
Ronnie kicked off last winter riding a bunch around his hometown of Skellefteå with Peter Lundström before heading to the snusless wastes of the European Alps. Filming with the MMP crew, shredding rails on the Red Bull Driveby tour and a bunch of traveling and shooting occupied most of his time until he got injured. Blowing your knee is never a good thing, but Ronnie remains upbeat: “I have to do ten months of rehab, but I’ll be back this winter… …Super fun season, thanks everyone.” Onboard wishes you the speediest of recoveries, dude.
What was the first board you every owned? It was a Burton air 5.5
Board of choice: Uninc 160
Boot of choice: Burton Ion
Binding of Choice: Burton P1
Goggle of choice: Dragon, the Mace model
Outerwear of choice: Endeavour jkt and Pneumatic pant (XL of course)
Stance, stance width, binding angles: Regular, 61cm, front +18 back -9
Sponsors: Burton, Analog clothing, Dragon, and Stale lifestyle stores
What’s so special about the board you ride?
It’s so special because it’s both stiff and soft. You can ride everything with it, it just depends on how you push the board. It has the best construction ever, and it suits me so good because it’s totally an all round board.
What one other item do you always go riding with?
My snus, of course.
What about your boots?
Flexing back they should be stiff and flexing forward way soft, and of course a really pimped shape and graphic.
What do you look for in your bindings?
Good fit and stability, and not too much forward lean. The base of the binding has gotta be stiff.
What’s so dope about your outerwear you’re rocking?
They’re really technical for all types of weather, they’re really baggy and I think Analog is setting the standard when it comes to design.
What one other item do you always go riding with.
My snus, of course.
I really would like to thank everyone who kept me motivated and didn’t lose faith in me doing my injuries, both from sponsors and from friends and that’s the spirit of snowboarding. It’s true love for our ways to live, ride, shred and respect each other… peace.