Forum and Foursquare are proud to congratulate their Finnish shred machine Niki Korpela on winning the Slammer Gaala Award for Finnish Rookie of the Year 2008.

Niki Korpela (17) has been on fire last year winning the Austrian Rookie Challenge and the Qualification for the Wängl Tängl. Further more, he has been shooting across the world with some of the best photographers and spreading the word with his tweaking style!

Niki will be spending the winter with fellow Forum Team mate Ethan Morgan travelling between contest and shoots around the world.

In winning the rookie of the year, Niki is following some big footsteps with past winners including Peetu Pironen and Juuso Laivisto, so he is in good company.

Representing Foursquare, Niki favours the Doug Jacket and the Smith Pant and rides a Forum Youngblood 52, Republic bindings and Kicker boots setup, which you will see him rocking this season.

We wish Niki all the best for this winter and congratulate him on such an award!