Trips to foreign countries are somewhat hit or miss. And my trip to Sweden was no exception. The weather was crappy for fourteen days straight, two of the riders bailed out at the last minute, and a snowboarder aired out of a quarterpipe and landed right on Whitey’s leg. But I guess it wasn’t all bad, there were actually some good times, like the day Jacob Soderqvist was doing these frontside lipslides. We were sessioning a park just outside his hometown of Falun and it was closed to all, except Jacob’s friends. In between runs, we’d chill at a small shack at the bottom of the hill, barbequing, drinking some frosties, and listening to one of his friends spin records. We snowboarded ‘til it got dark and then hung out for another hour. It had o be the most fun I had the entire trip, Oh wait, I guess the two night I spent with a Norwegian aerobic instructor were pretty sweet, too. –Nathan Yant Bjuras Ski Center, Falun, Sweden

Nov 2000 Issue 14.3

315 Pages

Trips to foreign countries are somewhat hit or miss. And my trip to Sweden was no exception. The weather was crappy for fourteen days straight, two of the riders bailed out at the last minute, and a snowboarder aired out of a quarterpipe and landed right on Whitey’s leg. But I guess it wasn’t all bad, there were actually some good times, like the day Jacob Soderqvist was doing these frontside lipslides. We were sessioning a park just outside his hometown of Falun and it was closed to all, except Jacob’s friends. In between runs, we’d chill at a small shack at the bottom of the hill, barbequing, drinking some frosties, and listening to one of his friends spin records. We snowboarded ‘til it got dark and then hung out for another hour. It had o be the most fun I had the entire trip, Oh wait, I guess the two night I spent with a Norwegian aerobic instructor were pretty sweet, too. –Nathan Yant Bjuras Ski Center, Falun, Sweden PHOTO: Whitey/ Destroyer

Issue highlights:

 

  • The Swedish Doinklet
  • Dave Downing
  • Kevin Zacher Photo Essay
  • Jeremy Jones
  • The Road to Alaska
  • Wallpaper
  • Check Outs- Chris Hotell, Peter Iversen, Alex Auchu, Nicolas Mueller