Two sponsor changes dropped in our inbox today. First of all, Rusty Ockenden is now on the Rome team. Here’s Rome about their new team rider (we highlighted Rusty’s memorable quote for you):
Rusty made the move to Whistler, BC right out of high school to snowboard amazing terrain every day. Like an incoherent Intervention subject, Rusty was officially addicted to powder. To support his habit he got a night job as a bartender so he’d be able to save up and buy a beat-up truck and sled to get himself in the backcountry where some of the best moments of his life have, and continue to happen.
Rusty’s been filming with Sandbox since day one, and grabbed the ender part in this last seasons’ film, Now You Know, while also putting together a part in F__K It.
“I love filming and riding pow, I have a truck that works, a lady to do The Underwear Dance to, and I just bought a bed from IKEA…. I’m so stoked now to get on Rome and can’t wait to toss my body through the air” – Rusty Ockenden
Welcome to the team Rusty. We’re stoked to have you. Keep an eye out for Rusty in The Shred Remains, Fall of 2011.
And in other news Trevor ‘Trouble’ Andrew is from now on part of the YES. Crew. Which is kind of sick as this reunites him with many of his ex-Burton team buddies: JP Solberg, DCP, Romain de Marchi and Tadashi Fuse.
YES Snowboards is stoked to announce the signing of Trevor “aka Trouble” Andrew and the release of his signature Trouble model for 011/012. Trevor and his former teammates of Romain, DCP, JP and Tadashi, are a crew once again.
“I’ve been riding with this crew for years, and we’re family. I respect them as riders and identify with the philosophy of the brand they have built. YES is one of the most progressive and real snowboarding companies out there today, and I feel right at home.”
A modern Renaissance man since the early days, Trevor has been mixing multiple talents and passions with his snowboarding since the beginning. While he’s busy with a growing music career, Trevor still kills it the precious few times a year he gets to escape the urban, nocturnal world of NYC and return to the mountains. Trevor maintains legend status in snowboarding, and is a great addition to the roster of YES Snowboards- a company full of legends that bring support and respect to snowboarding culture.
The Signature Trouble Model will come in 154 and 158 lengths and is a blunt-nosed, true twin with CamRock.
Demand it this fall at cooler shops everywhere or online at yesnowboard.com.