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Matti Kinnunen is joining the Amplid Research Cartel

12:47 28th March 2008 by Onboard Snowboarding
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20 years old Matti is one of Finlands hot and upcoming riders, doing both the TTR tour as well as the Nokia Worldcup Events. Apart from several video appearances he will have a very impressive movie part in SCRAPBOOK with his posse riders such as Antti Autti, Risto Mattila and Markku Koski.

Matti ended up 2nd in the Graz Big Air and 3rd in St.Petersburg.

Watch his latest promo video right here!

Matti is riding the amplid “verdict” for streetrails and the “falconoid” for park and big air.

Your are riding since…?
Since ’97

How did you get into this ?
I was riding with skis since I was 4yr old and then I got bored to ride with four edges and snowboarding looked way more cooler. Besides that, my dad and mom were also riding with skis and I thought ‘hey, I don’t wanna be like them’, haha…

How would you describe your personal riding style?
I wanna do tricks that feel good.

What’s your favorite ski/board model and what stance are your riding?
Now I’m riding with Amplid Verdict 56. It’s very balanced in big kickers but still pretty agile in jibbing. Perfect for parks.
Stance depends on what I’m riding for. Just what feels comfortable.

What’s your best trick you are currently pulling and what are you working on?
Right now I’m the most stoked of getting a new trick, switch backside 3 but totally corked! But I don’t really think I’m training or working on tricks, I just try to do them when I feel like.

Your favorite riding spot?
Ruka in Finland, there is the perfect park right now! If you don’t believe me, you should go there. I also like any place where is good powder or good parks.

What do you consider your most precious achievements in your live as a rider?
Getting to ride in different countries and places.

What would you buy if someone would give you 1 Mio. fuckin’ Euros?
First of all, I’d buy some alcohol and then think about it again on the next day…

What is there what money can’t buy for you?
Good memories.

In case you had 10 more minutes to live – what would you do?
I’d go to some extreme high place and jump from there on the last minute without a parachute.

Your possesion – what would you never give away?
Phone and laptop, can’t live without them anymore.

Your top 5 loves?
friends, girls, shredding, party and having fun!

And your top 5 hates…
Wet socks, wet pants, wet gloves, wet beanie or any wet things on me except ladies..haha

What are you most afraid of?
Well, maybe injuries but can’t think about them too much.

Do you have any role model?
Everyone I know well, someone can always be as a bad example.

Your recipe to make a better world?
Don’t stress out too much!

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