Finland’s prime backcountry rider Antti Autti has joined forces with the like minded people at Korua Shapes. Antti’s snowboarding has taken him from climbing on top of podiums to hiking up remote mountains in the backcountry and hence his tool box has been in need of updating. With Korua Shapes surf inspired quiver ideology Antti has a choice of the perfect board for any condition.
With matching philosophies Antti and Korua Shapes seem to be something way more powerful than just a mere match, we are talking about a love on first sight in the gondola.
Antti elaborates: “Korua Shapes boards are exactly what I’ve been dreaming of for a while now. I’ve been yearning to have a quiver of boards to suit the terrain and my mood. As I’ve been a pro for over 15 years and filled my life with snowboarding it has become a bit harder to get that “YIHAA” feeling every day while riding. Obviously on epic powder days and when riding steep lines it’s easy to achieve, but on those everyday runs on your local hill it has been harder and harder to find. Now with a quiver of shapes I can pick up something that gets my heart racing just carving down groomers and the “YIHAA” is there everyday. I guess its obvious that I’m super stoked on this partnership.”
Antti’s long time riding buddy and now team mate / boss Nicholas Wolken is exhilarated to have Mr Autti on board the Korua Shapes.
Nicholas chimes in: “Anttis passion for snowboarding is bigger than ever, and thats what we are looking for. We are happy to have such a good friend and amazing rider in our crew!”
As far as perfect matches go, this one has to be on the peak of them.