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Bright Young Things

The young Australian star Torah Bright has now a Limited Edition pro model goggle with Roxy. Designed by the Torah herself, the goggle features gloss and glitters, and is available in black or white. It comes in a full package with mirror so you can check out how good you look, and costs 198 euros.

Jukka Erätuli has left Section to become part of Nike ACG’s burgeoning European team, led by Scottish rider Graham MacVoy. The team is shaping up nicely so we’ll let you know the full team roster as soon as the ink’s dry, as they say. Keep an eye on

In what may be seen as a major coup, Rome SDS has signed Bjorn Leines to ride their shred sticks and bindings. Bjorn is an all-round ripper for whom no terrain is a problem, and his riding and attitude fits in perfectly with Rome’s philosophy of snowboarding. Apparrently he was one of the riders they wanted on the team from day 1, but the time wasn’t right. Now, however, it is and he joins the rest of the crew whilst shooting for the new Volcom movie.

Our Spanish Ed Iker has some bad news to report on behalf of Ronnie Andersson. It seems that the Swedish ripper who had an interview in Onboard last season has knackered his knee big time. “He is in Switzerland in the hospital with a broken leg, broken knee and fucked up ligaments. Looks like the season is over for him.
Would be nice to give him a big up in the mag,” said Iker. Sounds nasty. Well, from all of us here at Onboard we wish you a speedy road to recovery, Ronnie.

Dragon has re-signed Swiss ruler Markus Keller for 2006. ”Markus has shown the snowboard world innovation and style and have what it takes to difference from many other riders,” states Eric Nordström, Dragon’s European team manager. And we can only agree: After watching his awesome pipe runs at the BEO this year, it seems that Keller has the goods to become a major player in the snowboard world.

Anne-Flore Marxer, the ‘rookie of the year’, has signed with DVS shoes.

The Austrian wonderboy Marco Feichtner has completed his sponsorship list and is now sticking his board to his feet with Union bindings.

Jonathan Menthon is now riding for Rome snowboards. “I’ll be happy to help this young underground company to develop its influence in France from my resort Avoriaz, and I’m really proud to be part of that project”, said Jone.

24-year old snowboarder Scotty Arnold has moved to the Quiksilver snow team. Arnold is now sponsored by Quiksilver for both outerwear and goggles.


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