23/12/2009 | by Tom Copsey
Rampant rumors have been confirmed by Ride Snowboards that 17-year-old Quebecois phenom Sebastien Toutant is the newest member of Ride’s International snowboard team.
Sebastien Toutant, affectionately known as Seb Toots, is a Montreal-based shredder that has stomped his way to the top of the current TTR leader board by taming some of the biggest snowboard contests around the world. His latest accomplishments include winning the Freestyle Berlin Big Air, claiming second place at the Freestyle.Ch. Big Air comp and crushing the Burton NZ Open slopestyle event. Last season Seb captured Ride’s attention by winning the Ride Shakedown event in front of 20,000 fans at Mt. Saint Sauvier, Quebec, for the second time.
“What’s this kid going to do next?” said Matt Sickels, Ride’s team manager. “He has the ability to win every event he enters. Whatever he does, we’re glad he’s going to be doing it with a Ride board and bindings. He’s a rising super talent who’s just getting started.”
Ride looks for versatility in its pro riders and which it found in Seb, according to Sickels.
“It wasn’t only Seb’s big air and slopestyle skills that impressed us but his professional approach to his career that is only equaled by the fun he is having. Seb is a super well-rounded snowboarder that shows potential in all disciplines of snowboarding. He’s joining a team that is the most progressive in the industry and his input will play a big role in helping Ride continue to develop state-of-the-art products.”
“Ride is the real deal,” Seb said. “The gear gets it done like no other. I’ve been a fan forever so being on the team is so sick! It’s perfect timing and I want to grow with a team and a brand that keeps bringing snowboarding to the next level.”
Seb will be riding the Ride Kink 147, DH 151, and Society 151 boards, and Contraband™, Delta and EX Bindings during the 2009-10 season.