(CARLSBAD, CA) Spy Optic welcomes Kurt Wastell to the brand’s already amazing list of professional snowboarders. Kurt has been riding the new Soldier goggle and joins riders/friends Marc Frank Montoya, David Carrier Porcheron, Todd Richards, Casey Nelson, Micah McGinnity, Priscilla Levac and Victoria Jealouse to form one of the most influential and progressive eyewear teams in the industry.

A veteran snowboarder with a progressive and skate influenced style; Kurt has been a pro since he was sixteen. His many memorable video parts with Absinthe Films, Kingpin Productions, MDP, 411 Snow, and most recently Finger On Da Trigger have helped establish Kurt’s position in the snow world. Kurt will continue to build his video exposure with Sean Johnson’s new production company Defective Films for their 2004 release.

When asked about his recent signing to Spy Optic and how the product is working for him, Kurt responded, “I’m pumped to be a part of this team and to be part of a company that’s so on the rise. The goggles and glasses are amazing! Everyone needs the Soldier goggle!”

Snow and skate segment manager Chris Saydah says, “We are stoked to have Kurt join our family.” Saydah continues, “As most people know, we also have his younger brother Van skating for Spy. There must be something good in the water up there in Newbury Park, Ca. The Wastell brothers are a great addition to our team.”

Spy fuses Italian produced, hand-made designs with southern-California action sport inspiration. Breakthrough advancements such as ARC(tm) Prismatic Polycarbonate lenses, Trident(tm) Polarized lenses, scratch resistant lens coatings, Dri-Force(tm) foam, unique frame materials and designs, and the patented Scoop(tm) venting system, continually vault SPY Optic above and beyond the competition. Scoop(tm) Technology is patented by SPY Optic; US Patents: 5,610,668, 5,898,468, 5,801,805, 6,050,684 & Des. D397,133.