Name: Miikka Hast
Hometown: Rovaniemi, Finland
Local Mountain: Ruka, Finland
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
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!
Geilo, Norway. Photo: Ryan Hughes