Roope Tonteri is one of Onboard's favourite riders to hang out with. Hailing from Kouvola, Finland, he first popped onto our radar a few years back when he won the crystal ball of snowboard contests that is the World Rookie Finals, before proceeding to score a chance to film with renowned Euro movie crew, Pirate Movie Productions. The subsequent edit had our minds blown by his precocious riding and chuckling at his pronunciation of 'really'. 'Rearry?' Roope Tonteri hasn't looked back since then, and has notched up several memorable podium performances, not least at the Burton European Open in 2011 when he put down a Cab 1440 on his last hit. Today, if it's any kind of park feature – from yawning kicker gaps to hips to jibs – Roope Tonteri can be relied on whether he's blitzing through mind melting spins or slowing it down and styling it out. Roope Tonteri is also better at skateboarding than you.
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