Mark’s giving away this Pro Form kit below. Here’s how:
Family photos are hilarious, whether it’s Aunt Betty’s hair or your dad’s ugly sweater. Mark shared a pretty funny one of him and his family back in the day, and we’re asking you to do the same. Load up your best (or worst) family photo to Instagram or Twitter and mention @twsnow and #sollorsproform for your chance to win. Mark will pick the best one and the winner will be notified November 1, 2012.
Pro Form: Mark Sollors
Home Mountain: Whistler, BC
Sponsors: Burton, Electric, Monster Energy, Home Watches, Showcase Snowboard Shop, Whistler Blackcomb
Weight: 175 lbs.
Stance: Regular, 24.5 inches wide, front 18, back -15
Board: Burton Custom ($500)
Boots: Burton Imperial ($280)
Bindings: Burton Cartel EST ($260)
Jacket: Burton Jacket Jacket ($190)
Pants: Burton Comeback ($190)
Mitts: Burton Profile Under ($40)
Goggles: Electric EGB2 ($90)
Beanie: Burton Tech ($25)
What was your first setup?
My first board was an old Vision with Rocky and Bullwinkle on it. My parents wouldn't buy me a board until I took lessons 'cause they thought I would give it up. I lied and said I already did 'cause I knew there was no way I would quit.
What kind of board do you like for jumping in pow?
I ride the Burton Sherlock. It's like a pow freestyle board. The shape gives it a lot of float, and it has shortened effective edges so you can ride a bigger board that feels shorter. Also, the Squeezebox core milling adds some pop and overall stability.
What's one weird piece of gear you always take with you?
The AK Oven Mitt. Jib trip or backcountry, I bring it everywhere. I just got used to wearing a mouth guard in the backcountry, but that's not weird--it's just smart.
Can you share some snowmobiling advice?
When in doubt, pin it. It's saved my ass so many times. Oh yeah, and it's hard to stop going downhill. I sent my sled off a 50-foot cliff to flat this year.