From what we can tell out of the Onboard office in Munich, we're fired up by the two full days of proper winter we just experienced, including a couple cms of snow, that turned a dirty-ish brown after two hours and basically shut down half of Munich's traffic.
But you gotta take what you can get, eh? And just in time for that almost crazy onset of winter, the new Onboard issue is out for you to enjoy! Wanna get a little insight into what to expect this time around? Let us do the work for you and just lean back and scroll down...
20 years of Onboard? 150 issues? WAIT WHAT?
Yep, that's right, we've been around for a little while now and what better way to celebrate a milestone birthday than to swirl the Whiskey glass and take a trip down memory lane? There is none, so that's exactly, what we did. Did you for example know, that in the year dot Onboard editors used to live in a very fine vehicle called Roger the Bus? Or that Onboard's first video project called Board Games was basically a round up of anyone and everyone who was in snowboarding in the fabulous year of 1997? Or what the deal was with the "Europe sucks" issue, that caused quite the dramaaah?
Office days are long and harsh, especially during winter, which is why we gladly accept every excuse to swap the office for a bar, this time to bro down with one of the most stylish and creative jibbers Europe has to offer right now - Benny Urban. Wanna know about how 11-year old Benny sneaked his way into not just watching the Atomic snowboard team put on a show on Hamburg's infamous Kiez but actually got them to let him ride in it? Read it here first, people!
In what place in the world are you very likely to accidentally knock over a snowboard pro whenever you close your eyes only for a mere second? Right, that's Mt. Hood during summer time, which is reason enough for Team Onboard to hop on a plane and spend a proper chill time in Oregon with Ethan, Nico, Halldor and every other pro of planet earth - and a bunch of insanely stoked kids of course.
Pat Moore was raised by a mountain, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire to be exact. That should explain a lot about why the movie Volcom dedicated solely to him - Mr. Plant - was all sorts of awesome and left us wanting - wait for it - moore. Tom Monterosso sat down with him to chat about his past, inspirations and his most important movie project to date. Dude's got stories to tell!
Matt Georges was out on a mission with Victor De Le Rue, Thomas Delfino and Victor Daviet but for the Olympics in Torino they were eight years late. Luckily they found more than a few epic powder fields and made them their playground for the week. What does a pink bunny suit have to do with all this? Better read to get the deets!
You thought that's it, that's all for this issue? Better strain your ears, caus there's plenty more. How about a story about Jeremy Jones' epic Higher adventure for example? Or KBR's King Cobra? Always wanted to know what gear Roope Tonteri wears to charge hard? Are you still trying to get those Backside Kicker Spins on lock caus the Send Off Session boys Roope, Markku Koski and Werni Stock would love to help you out with that!
There's not much left to say for us, caus if you still think your time is better spent on Facebook, than raging through our new issue, not even the best brain surgeons of the world could help you. Sorry, mate!