Name: Charles Pieter Guldemond
Hometown: Laconia, New Hampshire
Local Mountain: Northstar-at-Tahoe
Weight: 170 pounds
Stance: Goofy. Twenty-five inches wide, fifteen degrees front, negative-seven rear
Hook-ups: Santa Cruz, Planet Earth, DC Shoes, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Nu Wave Sports, Ski-Doo
Results: Second place, 2006 U.S. Open slopestyle; third place, Vans Cup at Northstar-at-Tahoe slopestyle
Film: Draw the Line/Standard Films, In Transit/Alterna Films
1. Damian Sanders
2. Shawn Palmer
3. Chad Otterstrom
You killed the U.S. Open slopestyle and now everybody knows you?
Yeah, nobody cares who you are until you do something big. But it’s cool-it felt good to finally do well in a contest.
How long have you been shredding, where, and with whom?
I’ve been riding for about ten years. I come from the East Coast shredding ice with Pat Moore and the PSU crews-but two years ago I ditched ‘em for Tahoe.
Did you go to a snowboard academy?
I went to Waterville Valley Acadamy. I skipped classes every day for make-believe photo shoots and took full advantage of my hippie teachers-they were cool, though.
You are known as the slope guy. Where do you want to improve?
I’d like to have a top-three pipe run. It would also be nice to drop some lines in Tahoe-I’ve been waitin’ to do that.
What is more important, filming or comps?
Filming, because that’s where style counts-contests are just huck fests with big prizes.
What’s the best thing about being fully sponsed?
Asking for stuff.
I heard you build trailers in your spare time.
I have, but it’s not my favorite thing to do. I work for DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen in my spare time-just call me tub boy.
Are you a li’l East Coast buzzard?
Check the height and weight-I ain’t little, but I am a buzzard.
Who was your favorite snowboarder five years ago?
I’d have to say Devun Walsh.