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 dudes at Bad Plans. After they dropped their new film, Shmovie yesterday, we sat down with OG AG, Andreas Grong…
Who’s in the Bad Plans crew?
Originally myself, Sigurd Lindquist and Kristoffer Lerånd, but we welcome all homies.
How did you get to know each other and how long have you all been snowboarding together?
Sigurd and Kriss have been snowboarding together since birth – they grew up in a little farm village just outside of Trondheim, close to Vassfjellet. I grew up on the complete other side of town and met the boys riding Vassfjellet when we were like 14-years-old, I think. Sigurd and Kriss went off to a weird snowboard school at 16, both dropped out after two years and we have been riding together ever since.
Where do you mainly ride? Where’s your local hill?
Vassfjellet, but sadly that place has been slowly dying the last five years. So we have spent a lot of time hiking in Huken. But this year things are changing in Trondheim: our good homie Karlsen is taking over a small hill up at Gråkallen (few 100m from Huken) and it’s going to be the best rail park Norway has ever seen.
When did you decide you could start putting things out, and what motivated you to do so?
We love watching and making edits, and we have always posted shit, way before we came up with Bad Plans. It’s pretty much all we want to do. There is no future for us in school or normal society.
Where does the name Bad Plans come from?
It comes from several fuck ups due to lack of time, resources and brain cells through the years of trying to create stuff. We couldn’t find any better way to describe ourselves as a crew.
Who does what in the your crew?
Everybody films, but the homie Greggen has helped us out a lot with the street filming this past year. I do the editing and the business shit, Sigurd does all the graphics and Kriss makes patches and embroiders clothes that we sell for a small profit.