Alek Oestreng Trades Contest Life for Street Rails | Insight

Alek Oestreng is a student of snowboarding with a minor in skateboarding. He executes his tricks properly, often in a line. He’s not into performing stunts; he’s interested in snowboarding, and his views stem from dedication to a lifestyle that comes with riding a board on concrete or snow.

Alek speaks of the difference between snowboarding and skateboarding, for him:

“[Snowboarding] kind of got a little serious, while skateboarding’s always been just fun. I can go out and do whatever I want to do, ya know? I don’t have a trick I have to learn or need to learn… Just go out and skate with your homies, and if you learn a new trick you’re stoked.”

The carefree attitude Alek associates with skateboarding provided the inspiration for him to take his snowboarding in a different direction this season. Shedding the pressures often placed on someone in his position—someone who gets paid to snowboard—Alek stacked textbook clips this year that prove his mastery of board control, and he had fun doing it.

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