A Different Season
Alek Oestreng is a student of snowboarding with a minor in skateboarding. He executes his tricks properly, often in a line. He’s not into performing stunts; he’s interested in snowboarding, and his views stem from dedication to a lifestyle that comes with riding a board on concrete or snow.
Alek speaks of the difference between snowboarding and skateboarding, for him:
“[Snowboarding] kind of got a little serious, while skateboarding’s always been just fun. I can go out and do whatever I want to do, ya know? I don’t have a trick I have to learn or need to learn… Just go out and skate with your homies, and if you learn a new trick you’re stoked.”
The carefree attitude Alek associates with skateboarding provided the inspiration for him to take his snowboarding in a different direction this season. Shedding the pressures often placed on someone in his position—someone who gets paid to snowboard—Alek stacked textbook clips this year that prove his mastery of board control, and he had fun doing it.
Supported by: Rome Snowboards and Smith
Insight is a multifaceted project about the personalities and places that comprise it. Each rider involved was selected because of their quest: a unique desire to achieve an individual goal is what unites this eclectic collective. The title of the project is quite literal. The goal of Insight is to delve into the lives of those involved, exposing the particular motivations each has to strap in—be it atop a stairset, powder field or couloir. Featuring: Victor De Le Rue, Red Gerard, Jason Robinson, Victor Daviet, Elias Elhardt, Dylan Alito, Bjorn Leines, Josh Dirksen, Toni Kerkelä, RK1, and Bear Mountain.