Petja and Sarka ready and waiting!
The Flow Team continues to up the ante on their list of ace riders with a bumper crop of new talent. Flow amateurs Petja Piiroinen and Sarka Pancochova struck gold at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Italy, winning the big air titles for both the men and women. Petja is quickly taking after his famous brother Peetu, who most recently took home the overall Burton Global Series title this season. Sarka who hails from the Czech Rep. is quietly throwing down backside 720’s for the ladies, and is one of the promising up and coming females on the circuit. Flow is “stoked to have not just one, but TWO World Jr. Champs on its team of talented riders”.
The accomplishments of Petja and Sarka add to an already incredible season of the Flow Team. All of their riders had a killer season, whether it be magazine cover shots, web coverage, contest circuits or film parts. To name just a few, Antti Autti landed the cover of TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine along with a full-length interview, while fellow Finn Risto Mattila, took 3rd overall in the TTR rankings for this season. Both Antti and Risto have also been filming with the Northern Scrapbook crew. On the other end of the world Teammate Scotty Lago has been keeping busy all year filming with 3 major crews including Grenade, Travis Rice’s project and Absinthe films. Scotty also found time for two exclusive interviews, one in TransWorld and the other in Snowboarder Magazine. Flow’s newest pro rider, Tim Humphreys has a long list of success under his belt from this season and just may be Rookie of the Year! The 08/09 Flow pro team’s roster includes Antti Autti, Scotty Lago, Risto Mattila, Timmy Humphreys, Clair Bidez and Mercedes Nicoll. Petja and Sarka join Flow amateurs Jeremy Thompson, Christophe Reynders, Jed Hoffman, Scot Brown, Izumi Amaike, Jake Black, Nial Romanek and Shane Fortier.