Where to start with this flashback?… It’s the opening section from Veeco Production’s Subjekt Haakonsen, an entire film dedicated to the man himself.
It’s fair to say that the term ‘legend’ gets bandied about a lot in the snowboarding world, but if there was one guy who could sit at the top with a crown on his head, watching over all the other snowboarders, it might as well be Terje.
If there was some sort of elite level legends round table meeting held annually in a secret mythical mountain location where all the legendary snowboarders across the globe went to hang out and ride, Terje would be the only guy who knew the location and passed out the invites.
If there was one guy who had the responsibility of communicating with all the legendary souls we have lost to the mountains over the years to communicate their message back to the wider snowboarding community, it would seem that Terje is the man to answer their call.
We’re obviously getting a little carried away here but you get the picture. Terje Haakonsen is still a massive inspiration to so many snowboarders it’s crazy and this section, heck, the whole movie, deserves to be watched over and over, to be admired, studied, learnt from and then emulated in every way possible, because it’s Terje, and that’s the only reason we need to give.
(This might be my last post for a while. Thank you dudes for reading my ramblings. I hope to be gracing this Onboard HQ keyboard for you all again next winter so until then, have a rad summer! It’s been real.)