[Nils, putting the Rip Curl Quest jacket through its paces in Japan. Photo: Matt Georges]
Nils Arvidsson is a veteran of both the streets, the park and the backcountry. With a few seasons of juggling following the contest circuit and filming his attentions shifted more to movies and he hasn’t looked back. His credits include Standard Films and Absinthe, along with some Scandi flicks and for his sponsors’ team movies, and he even graced the cover of our dearly departed print mag.
A man with a memorably fine front 10 shifty-shitfy in his sack of stunts, he’s as adept on booters and slaying pow as he is downtown, not to mention the fact that Nils was the first dude we ever saw try to crack the triple cork code. This fella has previous when it comes to riding fast, loose and hard. In short: all the attributes needed for a stand-out snowboarder.
Last winter, Nils’ focus was strictly trained on filming again, both for his own full part and appearances in Boom! and First Layer by his other sponsors Nitro and Vans. “Things were good until I broke my arm really bad in the middle of February, which ended my season then and there,” Nils says yet despite only shooting for half the winter and being ‘super bummed’, in retrospect he was at least content with his footage: “looking at what I got I was kind of okay with it. I normally never get satisfied but at least now I have something to blame it on, haha!”.
Nils has had a long relationship with Rip Curl, so when we decided to take a closer look at their all-conditions Quest jacket, it was only natural that we hit this Swedish G up…