Category: Features

Event Preview: Hotzone Opening Hintertux 2016

The Hotzone Hintertux Opening is the the best way to celebrate the official start of the European winter season. This year the Opening kicks off on the 30 Sept which is only 6 weeks away. We will be there and so should you, check the article for all the details.

#TBT Terje Haakonsen, TB2

TB2 by Standard Films had one of the strongest crew of riders ever assembled in one video. Terje was ahead of the game at that time and his ender part has to be one of the best remembered parts in history. This part made his Haakonsen Sword board one of the most collectable ever.

#TBT Peter Line, The Resistance

Forum’s first team video “The Resistance” by Mack Dawg Productions was groundbreaking on it’s release in 2001 and remains many people’s favourite snowboard vid. Head honcho, Peter Line added random video graphics, matched his pro model board to his Fear and Loathing acting antics and threw down hammers.

#TBT Danny Kass, Full Metal Edges

Full Metal Edges was so raw when it came out that Grenade exploded almost overnight. Danny Kass was on a solo mission to make pipe legit again after years of stagnation.

Brand Profile: Makia

Makia is now in it’s 15th year and the collection looks stronger with every release. We wanted to find more about the brand, it’s history and future, so took it upon ourselves to interview legendary snowboarder and Makia brand manager Joni Malmi to discover more.

The Chill Foundation

With less and less young people taking up snowboarding any program getting the youth into snowboarding can only be a good thing. The non profit Chill Foundation created by Jake and Donna Carpenter seen 20,000 youth take their first turns on a snowboard in North America alone and has now expanded into Europe and Japan. We caught up with Chill’s Executive Director; Alex Bornstein to discover more.

Inside The Rome Lodge

With Ispo increasingly on it’s last legs, brands are forced to find innovative ways to display their products. What better way than to rent out an entire resort and fill it up with media, shops and pros each week? We went to discover more of what goes down at the Rome Lodge.