Home Mountain: Loon Mountain, NH / Yawgoo Valley, RI
Stance: Regular, Front 12°, Back -9°
Board: Rome, LoFi Rocker, $459.99
Boots: Vans, Ferra Hana Beaman $239.95
Bindings: Rome, Madison Boss $259.99
Jacket: 686 GLCR Uptown Insulator $160.00
Pants: 686 Parklan After Dark Pant $200.00
Mitts: Howl, Kuzyk Mitt$79.00
Goggles: Vonzipper Cleaver Wildlife Frame$130.00
Accessories: Crab Grab, Crab Trap Traction/Claw Label Beanie, $16/$18
Rome, ThirtyTwo, Von Zipper, Ass Industries, Civil, Loon Mountain
Words: Gerhard Gross
In an ideal case scenario, a rider would win the Rookie Of The Year and follow it up with a different Riders’ Poll award the following season. That doesn’t happen often. In fact, the only other rider to do it was Leanne Pelosi when she won Rookie Of The Year in 2004 and then the Women’s Readers’ Choice and Women’s Rider Of The Year awards in 2005.
With a solid street part in Rendered Useless, and her generally lighthearted vibes, Rhode Island’s Mary Rand has clearly gained some fans. She picks up the Women’s Readers’ Choice award, putting her on similar tract to Pelosi, Jess Kimura, and Marie-France Roy as they were coming up in the past.