http://mpora.com/videos/CDK3i7BJr We found this gem on Vimeo a couple of days ago, but since it came with no description and nothing else really but the title we were a little hesitant to post it. But thankfully, Volcom, Burton, Oakley and Nixon have teamed forces to bring you a press release on SAIKO – The Iker Fernandez documentary.
Now Iker Fernandez might need some introduction for today’s 12-year-old shredders. He is one of the best Spanish snowboarders of all time, and among many other things, has starred in Terje Haakonsen’s cult movie Subjekt Haakonsen. That flick helped shape backcountry snowboarding into the way we know it today. No shit.
For completeness’ sake I’d like to add that my work mates just praised him for his fine McTwists and front 3s. And we believe this is not the full-length documentary but just a teaser. The press release? Here it is:
Longtime Nixon team rider and Snowboard legend, Iker Fernandez is without a doubt, the Spanish rider with most recognition in the International scene over the last decades. A rider who participated the last 3 Olympic games, reaching in his pinnacle winning the Pipe, not only a “competition guy” on the contrary a very complete rider.
For everything that Iker means to the International snowboarding scene, BQP films crew have dedicated a full-length documentary called SAIKO, a tribute to the greatest Spanish snowboarder of all time.
Documenting his career right from the beginning with his brothers, to the Olympics games, his trips around the world until today where he is still a living legend and idolized by not only European fans but snowboarders all over the world.