It just keeps snowing and snowing and snowing....
The ThirtyTwo team photo shoot turned out to be a huge success! Despite a couple broken collar bones and semi-decent weather conditions, the team had a blast hanging out and shredding at June Mountain. We even celebrated Freddy Austbo's 17th Birthday on 4/20/05! Here's a quick update on what the ThirtyTwo/etnies team riders have been up to lately...
The season is winding down and most of the riders are scrambling to get in their last minute powder shots while others are planning a break from the snow.
ThirtyTwo boots are swell!
John Jackson is wrapping things up with his season. He recently spent a couple of weeks helliing with the Standard film crew in Canada. They pretty much wrapped up the season of powder so now it's all about park kickers and booters. John's chillin in his home town of June Lake for the next couple of weeks. He'll be shredding Mammoth until they close, if they plan on closing...
Markku Koski is pretty much done with his filming part with Standard films. He's "going-going back-back to Finland-Finland" to get surgery on his shoulder. He'll be rehabbing as soon as possible and most likely staying in Finland for the summer. Good luck Markku!
Tyler Lepore needed to get some inspiration to get back into art mode so he's heading to Barcelona to start designing his board graphics. He's planning on hanging out for a few weeks to take a break from snowboarding to catch up on some R&R while he's out there. We'll catch up with you in a few weeks Ty!
Benji Ritchie recently finished up his part with Whiteout films. He'll be chilling in Whistler for the remainder of the season and then editing his part which should be due out sometime during ASR San Diego.
Wille Yli-Luoma is taking a little break from snowboarding right now. He's getting settled into his new apartment in Portland. He drove down to Southern California last week to indulge into another passion of his, music. He dropped in on all the best equipment you can get to be "the DJ that saved your life." He's been spending some quality time spinning on the wheels of steel. Look out Portland DJ Free Wille maybe touring in your neck of the woods. He's also heading to Sweden to hang out with his daughter Lilou for a few weeks.
‘Til next time keep the dream alive....
Mahalo, Danke, Tak, Merci, Keetos, Gracias, Arrigato misto-robato!