Published in Onboard Magazine Issue 119, January 2011
For a while we have been setting up riders against each other in a little web game of shred trivia called “the Knowledge". On our website you can check these out on onboardmag.com/tag/the-knowledge. The massive success of these duels based on shred history have convinced us to transfer them from web to print. In this inaugural magazine version of the Knowledge Innsbruck local sani Alibabic meets his slovenian buddy Marko Grilc. Read on to find out who came out on top...
1. Who holds the world record for the longest snowboard jump?
s: I think it’s still Mads.
Both are correct. Mads Jonsson still holds the record with 187 feet (57 meters), which he achieved in hemsedal over a 40-meter kicker in 2005. sani 1 Marko 1
2. Who won the first ever Air&style 1994 in Innsbruck?
s: I actually saw it... I think... I think it was... either Terje or Palmer.
M: Shaun Farmer.
the correct answer is Reto Lamm, now the president of the ttR. still a tie between sani 1 and Marko 1
3. What is the 2010 Videograss movie called?
s: I haven’t seen any teasers. I really don’t know.
M: What the fuck is Videograss?!
After their self-titled debut their new production is called ‘Bon Voyage.’ still no change: sani 1, Marko 1
4. Who won last year’s freestyle.ch snowboard final?
s: I wasn’t here, but... err... I think Iouri.
M: This one I need to know... Eero!
In 2009, Eero Ettala won the event in Zurich, while seb toutant won the Berlin leg of the event. sani 1 Marko 2
s: I’m blowing it [laughs].
5. Who opens true Life to souls of Mischief’s ‘93 til infinity’?
s: JP Walker? Devun?
M: JP Walker! ...no no no no, Peter Line!
Correct answer: Chris Duffi cy opened Forum’s second team movie from 2001. sani 1 Marko 2
6. Which year was the ttR founded?
M: It must have been the year when Crepel won. Five years ago.
the ttR was established in 2002. sani 1 Marko 2
M: Fuck, I suck!
7. What female rider broke her neck earlier this year filming for Absinthe’s current movie, Nowhere?
s: The French Canadian.... Marie-France Roy!
M: Marie-France Roy.
Correct answer. If you want to feed your voyeurism go watch Nowhere, as it includes footage of her accident... sani 2 Marko 3
8. What does hannah teter sell under the name ‘hannah’s Gold’?
Peter König (who sits next to Marko): “Urine!" [laughter]
M: Hannah’s Gold? She does this charity thing. Is it the same thing? All her prize money goes to Africa. That’s Hannah’s Gold.
Onboard: No, it’s a product.
M: Well, she’s really into organic stuff. It has to be something related to that. I don’t know.
the correct answer is maple syrup, but all her profits indeed go to good causes in Kenya. We’ll give half a point to Marko. sani 2 Marko 3.5
9. Which two riders went on a freeriding trip to Antarctica last year?
s: Jeremy Jones and... Travis?
M: Jeremy Jones and... ugh... was it Xavier De Le Rue?
Marko is right, it was Jeremy Jones and Xavier De Le Rue. Only 0.5 points for sani. Current score: sani 2.5 Marko 4.5
10. What movie production company started out with a fl ick called ‘New Kids on the twock’?
s: Probably Mack Dawg.
M: No clue... Standard?
sani is correct. Mack Dawg’s 1990 production was called ‘New Kids on the twock’, and it features the riding of Noah salasnek, Chris Roach, Jeff Brushie, shawn Farmer and many other big names of the early days of shred.
Final score: sani 3.5 Marko 4.5 – surprisingly, Grilo takes the victory with a solid one point lead.