This year will see the first Vans’ first full-length snowboard movie entitled Landline. Shot on Kodak 16mm, the film captures the talents of the Vans snowboard team as they travel all over the world.
Riders generally have a limited amount of time as a pro but are snowboarders dropped from their sponsors too early? We spoke to Terje Haakonsen, David Benedek, Sani Alibabic, Cheryl Maas and Volcom Snow Category Manager Jan Prokes to see what they think.
Cheryl Maas is not known for pulling punches, both on and off her board. In this spicy but frank interview she gets a few things off her chest, including being dropped by long-term sponsor Volcom, the state of women’s snowboarding, her openness about being gay and why others chose not to, and much more.
Last week a few of the Vans team went to check out Kalle Ohlson’s “Blue park” project and took the opportunity to take some park laps for themselves. Cheryl Maas, Markus Keller, Cees Wille, Will Smith and Sami Luhtanen on some pre season business.