Text & Photos by Kalle Viira
It is not big or beautiful, but it is the best available and it is there. Autumn storms raise the wind speed to 20 meters per second in Hanko, a small summer destination town on the south-west coast of Finland, and that means the surf is up.
Photo Sylvain Cabannes Text Kalle Viira The sport that usually comes to mind when you think of Nepal, the Himalayan Kingdom that covers eight of the world’s 14 summits of over 8000 meters, is mountaineering. Some might think big mountains would be great for...
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In the early 90’s, Rob “Whitey” McConnaughy started making snowboard films with his friends in Colorado using a VHS video camera. In the ear- ly era of larger than life snowboard films like Snowboarders In Exile and Critical Condition, Whitey brought the style and attitude of skateboarding into the world of snowboarding. Big kickers, big ollies, big rails, and big personalities combined with humor and fun.
Sun Angle is a band from Portland Oregon, a city famously known for having more breweries than any other city on Earth. This is a good thing because Sun Angle are a true party band in its best form. Their live shows are a cyclone of sweat, sound, dance, tequila, pot smoke and ultimate freaking out. Sonically reverbed guitars, spastic hyper-fast drum beats and hypnotic trance like bass lines swirl together in a beautiful frenzy making you shake and smile.
Since it’s beginning in year 2000, Capita has paved the way snowboards look today. Even though “being ahead of others” never even was their point, says Ephraim Chui, or Eph as he’s usually called, the man behind Capita’s visual identity.
Danny doesn’t only unleash his creativity on a snowboard. He’s also possessed when it comes to drawing.
Sideways is a music festival in Helsinki featuring a wide range of international and local artists. The location is ideal for urban festivals – it’s held in an old slaughterhouse complex, kind of meatpacking district of Helsinki with several different stages and easy access to public transportation.
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Peetu Piiroinen is a man of few words. Over the years he has made a name for himself through various podiums across the planet, but on rare occasions has he opened up his thoughts about snowboarding. The following action packed video trails Peetu around Europe after the busy contest season has ended and shows another side of his riding. Peetu reveals his point of view on progression of snowboarding and what keeps him motivated after a decade of traveling the world with his snowboard.