Name: Miikka Hast

Age: 24

Hometown: Rovaniemi, Finland

Local Mountain: Ruka, Finland

Height: 5’7″

Weight: 150 pounds

Stance: Regular. Twenty degrees front, negative-ten rear, and 23 inches wide.

Hook-ups: Flow, Gotcha, Dragon, Demon

Results: Fourth place, The Session At Vail, 2005; first place (Team Finland), The Battle, 2005; third place, Nippon Open halfpipe, 2004.

Film: Pop/Absinthe Films

Influences:

1. Travis Rice

2. Romain DeMarchi

3. Terje Haakonsen

Sure, we see plenty of new talent on the rise in our Check Out column-problem is, half these kids never develop. We patiently wait for follow-up photos and film, but they never surface. With Miika, we have even more bangin’ shots for later issues!

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Geilo, Norway. Photo: Ryan Hughes