Dustin Craven Winning $15,000 Canadian! Hollaaaa! Photo: Oli Croteau
Benji Ritchie hanging with legendary Gerry Lopez and friend Keoni at Baldface.
What happened to the winter? It’s officially spring and everyone seems to be scrambling to get in as much shredding as they can before the snow melts. Well, here’s a quick update on the etnies/32 team.
Fredrik Austbo was lurking somewhere in Tahoe with the Standard Films crew trying to bag as many days filming as possible until he had to go back to Europe for a demo (booo-hooo). Freddy was on the never-ending contest circuit for majority of the winter. He flew out to Tahoe mid-March purchased a snowmobile so he can continue to go into the backcountry (or what’s left of the backcountry) with the Hatchets and then had to make his way back to Europe for some demo for his Bank sponsor. Freddy plans on heading back to the states to wrap up the rest of the season with the Hatchets so be on the look out for Freddy in Standard's new film due out sometime in September.
TM Eddie Lee laying out a method at Baldface, BC. Thanks for the inspiration CK! R.I.P. Photo: R. Boyse
Dustin Craven recently won the Shakedown taking home a whopping $15,000 Canadian! (that’s almost $14,950 USD) Dustin pulled off a front side 1080 to tailslide front 270 out of the box. He said it was a blast and he pretty much stayed intoxicated the entire time. Way to go Craven! Dustin’s been filming with the Capita crew all season long so be sure to check out more information on the Capita Team video due to be out sometime this fall.
John Jackson has been on a mission this season. Back and forth from Canada to Idaho and back to Canada in search of clear skies and powder! He’s been filming with Standard all season long and from the looks of it, Jackson should have another banging part this season. Be sure to check out more info and the latest news and premiere dates.
Benji Ritchie is having a great season, he’s been busy filming all season with the White Out crew. He even got to hang out with legendary Gerry Lopez at Baldface this winter.
Markku Koski kicking one out.
Markku Koski and Stian Solberg have been traveling together for the last few months in search of the next slaughter fest. They’ve been up and down the West Coast filming with the Defective crew. They’re in South Lake Tahoe right now on a Stepchild photo shoot. They’ll be there all week bagging in as many park shots for the new video as possible.
Tyler Lepore recently celebrated his birthday on April 11th with some of his good friends in Vancouver, BC. Happy birthday Rabbit! Ty’s been filming with the Capita crew all season long. He reported the local resorts in Vancouver have been the best it’s ever been this season. He’s a little sad that the season is coming to an end but stoked to check out how the Capita video will turn out.
Janna Meyen has been keeping up with her physical therapy and working towards getting back on her shred stick. She’ll be coaching this summer at High Cascade summer camp along with Wille Yli-Luoma and Leanne Pelosi so if you haven’t signed up... You should go secure your spot.
Party Pelosi at her finest, just moments before drunk dialing her TM at 2:30am.
Hampus Mosesson was last seen in Are, Sweden at the Burton Halfpipe invitational where he placed fourth. Good work Hampus! Hampus has been traveling back and forth from Europe to the states filming with Mack Dawg all season long. Be sure to check back here soon for more info on premiere dates.
Leanne Pelosi... A.k.a. Party Pelosi has been busy filming for her part in the new Runway film all season long. She was last seen in San Francisco on an etniesGirl photo shoot. She along with a few other girls were invited to the men's superpark in Keystone this last weekend. Her next destination? Who knows, maybe your neck of the woods...
Wille Yli-Luoma spent the last few weeks in Alaska trying to take advantage of the record breaking snow they’ve been getting this season. He was up there with the Mack Dawg crew trying to milk the last bit of pow. He’s back in Portland sipping on some java and getting situated with his newly purchased home. Be sure to check out Wille’s signature session at High Cascade snowboard camp this summer.
In other news...
Marie-France Roy celebrated her Birthday April 17th! Happy Birthday Marie-France!
If your not going to the Grenade games in Washington this weekend and if you’re in Laguna Beach. Come check it out.
WCI – Mammoth Mountain: May 4–6