On December 10, 1999 Option Snowboards of Vancouver BC signed Joni Makinen of Jarvenpaa, Finland.

“After a long search for finding a new rider to complement our team, we felt that Joni will make a great addition to our program,” says team manager Chad Perrin. “We were looking for a rider who was already established on a worldwide level, and when it came down to it Joni was the obvious choice. We got a lot of support from our pro team, reps, and distributors about signing Joni.”

Joni is riding for Option Snowboards only, he will remain on Sessions, 32 boots, Drop gloves, and Arnette goggles.

Joni is already working on his pro model with us at this very time. Joni will get three pro model sizes for the 00 – 01 season. The addition of Joni solidifies our growing team. We are trying to build a team of reputable, performance driven riders to complement our company philosophy of performance products – Joni fits that philosophy well. We know that by signing Joni that this has opened some new doors to possibilities for Option-NFA. We are stoked to have Joni on board!!

2000 Option -NFA Team
Kevin Sansalone
Joni Makinen(Option only)
Andrew Hardingham
Jon Cartwright
Steven Brown
Carsten Bahnson
Eerik ILves
Chris Naugle
Frank Mahuex
Ryan Van Lanen
Charles Perrault(NFA only)
Pierre Luc Gagnon(NFA Skate)