Riders to Watch

From the January 2013 Issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding

Who To Watch from This Past Winter and the Next

Interviews with Ståle Sandbech, Frank April, Danimals, Johnny Lazz, Forest Bailey, Rusty Ockenden, Helen Schettini, and Brandon Cocard. 

The names of certain riders start popping up again and again throughout the season. We hear rumors about whose part is coming together, witness some of the tricks go down firsthand, maybe even help pull a bungee or pack a lip for some of them. When winter’s over, we watch the new crop of videos, scour photos, and look at contest results. From there we start a list on which riders we think should get an interview. It’s got a lot of names at first, but it gets shorter. Just because someone put out a good part this year doesn’t guarantee him or her a spot. They’ve got to have momentum built on solid riding in the past, but also show promise that they’re in it for the long haul. Get to know these eight riders. They’re pushing the level of riding today, and we hope they’ll do so for a long time to come.

Continue to the next page to read the interview with Brandon Cocard…