Riding with your crew, pushing each other and having a blast is one of the cornerstones of this fun old experience we call snowboarding. Now, since the democratisation of videography, more and more crews are producing edits from their exploits and some of them have gone beyond the traditional ‘bro-cam’ cuts to produce entertaining, imaginative, or just downright hammer heavy video content. We’re stoked on that, so over the season we’ll be throwing the virtual Shakas to some of our favourite Euro crews, and this time round it’s the 292CREW homies. Fresh from washing off the champagne shower after winning the Finnish crew awards getting set to drop their new movie TRANNYFINDER on November 27, we rapped with the boys to see where they’re from and where they at…
How did 292 Crew start? Where did you all meet?
It all started when Our main editor, Aapo Enqvist – a.k.a Yung Hefe – moved to Vuokatti in 2011, where the Finnish ”halfpipe” high school/snowboarder factory is located. He was making movies before in Southern Finland with his home brothers but now he did not have anyone to film with, until Riko asked him if he was going to film something that season. They really hadn’t talked to each other much before that, apart from some grudging congrats after a contest that Aapo won at Riko’s home resort. Both of them were down to film and they had their first urban mission together and after that everything started naturally to flow forward. The first movie was called Snellman – Namllens, starring Riko, Anton, Aapo, Rene, Mikko, Ville and Nooa. Living in Vuokatti is the main reason why everything started. Maybe we just realised that Olympics are not for us and started to do our own thing and the school was still pretty okay with that and we could easily get to filming trips. Almost all of us had been studying there, and the young guns (Rene, Mikko, Ville, Nooa) still are.
[Aapo on the daily 292CREW grind. Photo: Roi Peteri]