Let’s face it–we pretty much get the shit-end of the stick around these parts. There’s no globe-trotting or face shots for us. We get all the jobs no one else wants to do, like transcribing fifteen hours of interview tape or finding all the board specs for the Buyer’s Guide. Yeah-freakin’-hoo.
This month was no different–Coyle asked us to dig up a bunch of facts for the Peter Line article by going through all the back issues of the magazine. Of course, we said, “Sure, no problem.” God forbid he gets off the couch and does something on his own for a change–lazy son of a bitch.
Anywho, flippin’ through page after page of old magazines, a few things slowly came to our attention: 1. There were some companies back in the day that had some of the gnarliest teams ever. 2. Another couple, had they kept all their riders over the years, could have had all-star lineups.
So, in the never-ending quest to pump you full of useless information, we compiled some lists of woulda-couldas from the snowboard world. Now, keep in mind, this is a mishmash of team riders throughout the years and by no means a complete account–for that would require more work, and we’ll be damned if we do more than the bare minimum. It’s not like they’d even notice if we worked harder–the bastards.
What if these companies still had all these riders?
Morrow–Todd Richards, Josh Dirksen, Tyler Lepore, Tara Dakides, Nico Droz, and Janna Meyen.
Division 23–Peter Line, Mikey LeBlanc, and (Co-owner of CAPiTA) Blue Montgomery.
Silence–Blaise Rosenthal, Chad Otterstrom, Wille Yli-Louma, Chris Dufficy, TransWorld’s very own Cody Dresser, and Dave England (yup, the same one from MTV’s Jackass).
Shorty’s (Yeah, they had a snowboard team)–Devun Walsh, Chris Brown, Kevin Young, and Dionne Delesalle.
Airwalk–Romain De Marchi, Bjorn Leines, and Gaetan Chanut.
Joyride–Jason Murphy, Joni Makinen, Bobby Meeks, and a gang of others that Dresser is always going on and on about–like Nate Cole, Dale Rehberg, and Jake Blattner.
Rev–JP Walker, Jeremy Jones, Mitch Nelson, Roberta Rodger, Tim Ostler, and J-F Pelchat.
Honorary mention goes out to M3, who had Blaise Rosenthal, Scotty Wittlake, Chad Otterstrom, Micah McGinnity, and Brandon Bybee all on the payroll not even three years ago.