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Roope Tonteri. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi

Words: Tom Copsey

Roope is so good at snowboarding it almost hurts. Effortlessly managing to balance out progressive, technical riding with some more relaxed style, he’s been kinda all-in on the contest tip in recent years, but now he’s spreading his wings and filming a bunch for the Grilosodes. We’re waiting on the Roopesodes…


Burton – Custom 151


“I like the Custom because it’s a really good all round board – you can ride anything you want on it. It’s also a really stiff board so it’s good for going fast. And I like to go fast.”


Burton – Malavita Re-Flex


“I really like the EST channel system; you can set your stance just exactly the way you want – there’s almost infinite options. And I go for the Re-Flex version because it gives more board flex, and at the same time gives me a really good feeling on my board…”



March 18, 1992


Kouvola, Finland


Goofy. 15° Front, -9° Back


Burton, Anon, Red Bull, Kouvola



Burton – Imperial


“These boots are ready to go from the first run. When I take a pair of new boots I don’t want to have to get used to them or wear them in. These just fit to my foot perfectly from day one.”


Burton – Campus Jacket/Hellbrook Pants


“I like the Campus because it looks a little bit like street-style jacket and it keeps me warm during those cold winter days up in mountains. The Hellbrook pants have good pockets so I can always fit in all the small stuff I need to have with me up on the mountain. Headphones, screwdriver and cash money.”


Anon – M2


“I like M2. They have really good visibility and its suuper quick to change your lens if you need to because of the magnetic frame attachments.”


Burton – Spectre Mitt


“Good to get my grabs with these mitts and they’re also really light to wear. It almost feels like I’m not even wearing mitts at all.”

Roope sends one to the moon in Squaw. Photo: Dean 'Blotto' Gray

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