Watch our final instalment of some of Eero Ettala’s key career moments, as we build up to the release of his new movie, Ender. If you missed it check out yesterday’s post – it’s that time he only went and won the frickin X Games despite dropping first of the pack.

Ender will be streaming for free for 24-hours on onboardmag.com, Sunday 1 November 2015, from 21.00 CET, so to get you frothing we hit up the man himself for some words on his memorable moments that we’ll drop leading up to the release of Ender. Today, we wrap up with his full part from season 1 of Cooking with Gas - a web series that shook the game up by, for the first time, releasing Grade-A video shots immediately...

Cooking with Gas – Season 1 Full Part – 2012

"This was the year I was riding again after coming back from back-to-back ACL surgeries, so I had been out for almost 1.5 years at that point. Me and Heikki were supposed to start filming for the People movie, but I kind of felt that kids were not paying that much attention to movies anymore and it would be better for our names to do something of our own.

"So we decided to be one of the first guys to put all of our A-grade footy onto the web pretty much as soon as the tricks were landed. The feedback on CWG was surprisingly good and doing this was definitely the right call for our careers. I was relieved, that I survived the season without knee injuries and, trick-wise, I was most stoked on the switch double back off the wall and the backside 180 through the electricity tower."

*BONUS FULL PART* Euro Gap 3 - 2010

"Mack Dawg was done making movies. I had just finished filming for my Tracking Eero TV show and it was time to figure out a new filming plan. Instead of trying to get back to filming with Standard Films or getting on the Absinthe crew we decided to make our own movie, called Euro Gap 3. [Watch Euro Gap 3 in full.]

"Joni Malmi and Paavo Tikkanen made Euro Gap 1 & 2 a long time ago and those were legendary Finnish shred flicks, so we decided that it would be fun to make a sequel to those. It was pretty much like going back to the roots, filming with a full Finnish crew and going wherever we wanted and not where the filmers told as to go.

"We didn't print any DVDs, which was rare at the time, we just put the video out for free, streaming on the web. Not sure if it was the right thing to do at the time, but at least I saw a lot of others following our footsteps afterwards. I was pretty satisfied with my own part in this movie, but mainly this season is remembered for my contest results than video part."

Ender of an Era: Eero Ettala’s Key Career Moments #4

Watch our fourth installment of some of Eero Ettala’s key career moments, as we build up to the release of his new movie, Ender. If you missed it check out yesterday’s post – it’s his seminal part from MDP's Follow Me Around.

Ender will be streaming for free for 24-hours on onboardmag.com, Sunday 1 November 2015, so to get you frothing we hit up the man himself for some words on his memorable moments that we’ll drop leading up to the release of Ender. Today, we continue with that time he rocked up to the X Games and won the whole damned thing with his first run, despite dropping first. As you'll read below, it meant a lot to him…

X-Games Gold - 2010

"This totally came out of blue to me. 2009 wasn't really a great year for me… I didn't really learn anything new on my snowboard and wasn't completely satisfied with my footage in Tracking Eero.

"Going into the 2010 season I learned backside double corks while competing at Freestyle.CH and ended up winning the comp with that trick. Just before X-Games I learned double backside rodeo 9s at a contest in Korea and ended up winning that comp with the trick, so going into X-Games I had two new tricks. And I of course I knew how to do switch double backs.

"I was already thinking on the plane flying to Aspen that my dream run in the comp would be backside double 10, double backside rodeo 9 and switch double back, but I had never combined those three tricks in a row. I barely squeezed myself into the finals with a run switch double back, switch back 5 and back 10, so being last to advance I was first to go in the finals, which is usually a huge disadvantage. But on my first run I ended up landing my dream run at the time and could just sit back and watch everyone else try beat my score in their three runs. They didn’t.

"This sort of happened when I wasn't sure if my career was going uphill anymore, so winning X-Games made a huge difference."

Ender of an Era: Eero Ettala’s Key Career Moments #3

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Watch our third drop of some of Eero Ettala’s key career film moments, as we build up to the release of his new movie, Ender. If you missed it check out yesterday's post - it's his breakout part with Standard Films in White Balance.

Ender will be streaming for free for 24-hours on onboardmag.com, Sunday 1 November 2015, so to get you frothing we hit up the man himself for some words on his key video highlights that we’ll drop leading up to the release of Ender. Today, we continue with his seminal part in the 2006 Mack Dawg Productions movie Follow Me Around

Follow Me Around - 2006

"This movie came out in 2006, so I was 21 years old at the time. This is the part on my career, that I’m the most proud of. I ended up winning the Video Part of the Year from Snowboarder Magazine and also the Rail Rider of the Year award.

"Jaakko Itäaho from MDP was pretty much working as my personal filmer for the season. I would do solo missions with him and photographer Pasi Salminen in Finland and he would be in the same crew with me the whole time in the USA shoots, so I feel like he put a lot of effort on making my part came out the way it did.

"It was the ending part of the movie and my ending trick was the double backside rodeo 1080, which had never been done before that. I feel like this was the part that actually made a big turning point for my career and people started taking me more serious, hah!" - Eero

Ender of an Era: Eero Ettala’s Key Career Moments #2

Watch our second instalment of some of Eero Ettala’s key career film moments, as we build up to the release of his new movie, Ender. If you missed it check out yesterday's post - it's his infamous Sponsor-Me tape.

Ender will be streaming for free for 24-hours on onboardmag.com, Sunday 1 November 2015, so to get you frothing we hit up the man himself for some words on his key video highlights that we’ll drop leading up to the release of Ender. Today, we continue with his part in Standard Films' White Balance

White Balance - 2003

"This part sort of put me on the map. White Balance came out in 2003 and I was 18 years old when filming for it. I had been filming for Marco Lutz’s movie, Primevil, the year before this and it was a huge opportunity and step for me to be able to film in the USA for a production company like Standard Films.

"This was the first year I was taken out to the backcountry and I struggled pretty hard, but managed to land some stuff, so when that was put together with my street footage and late-season park footage from Trysil and Hemsedal I ended up having a full part mixed in with a rap tune.

"When filming for this I still didn't quite understand how much work goes into filming a full part. I mean, if Lasse Andersen from Oakley wouldn't have talked me into getting to ride at the Burton shoots in Trysil and Hemsedal, I for sure wouldn't have had a part in the movie. Almost half of my footage is filmed from those sessions.

When this part came out I realized how seriously I had to take it if I wanted to get a full part in the next movie also. I really liked the backside rodeo 7 up the step-up in this part and also the slow-mo ‘guy in the sky’ footage from the park shoots. I would still consider this as one of my favorite parts of my career to this date." - Eero

Ender of an Era: Eero Ettala's Key Career Moments #1

Watch the first instalment of some of Eero Ettala's key career film moments, as we build up to the release of his new movie, Ender.

Eero Ettala has had what you could comfortably call a killer career in snowboarding. And while his career as a Pro is by no means done, last winter he went all-in to film his last ever movie part that would be the culmination of a documentary movie, Ender.

Ender will be streaming for free for 24-hours right here on onboardmag.com on Sunday 1 November 2015, so to get you frothing we decided to hit up the man himself for some words on his key video highlights that we'll drop leading up to the release of Ender. Today, we start with his infamous Sponsor-Me tape...

Sponsor-Me Tape - 2001

"All of this footage was filmed in the season 00/01 when I was 16 years old. The footage was originally filmed for the infamous Storbis #1 but in the end I also used it as my sponsor-me tape.

"I was getting free boards from Allian at the time, but in the summer of 2001 I got on Nitro and have stuck with them ever since. Me and my buddy Visa Vertanen would just go on missions together and film each other, that's how most of the footage was gathered.

"This was my first season of actually trying to do something in the streets, so I was pretty hyped on that. Getting out of the Talma park into the streets of Helsinki!" - Eero