What The Pros Are Rockin’ – Laura Hadar

Laura Elizabeth Hadar

Age: 21

Sponsors: M4, Holden, Oakley, Nikita, ThirtyTwo, etnies, Flux, Coal, Milo Sport, Satellite

Years snowboarding: 9

Roots: Carbondale, Colorado

Home: Salt Lake City in the winter and Portland, Oregon in the summer

Height: 5’4″

Weight: 130 lbs.

Stance: Goofy, 21.5 inches wide, with seventeen-degrees angle on the front foot and negative-nine on the back.

Forward lean: None.

Board: I ride the M4 Vixen 141 ($319) for street stuff and rails and the 146 for park and fun riding. I also ride the 149 or 152 in pow, depending on how deep or wet the snow is.

Boots: ThirtyTwo Lashed, size 8 in white ($190).

Bindings: Flux “Wonder Breads,” Titan in white ($190).

Personal settings: I heat mold my boots and detune my edges on my rail boards.

Tuning techniques: I try and wax, but usually I just do it for a contest or if my board is super dry.

Outerwear: I like to wear stuff appropriate to what I’m doing. In the spring at rails, I keep it mellow with jeans and a long sleeve or something. I definitely believe in saving as much skin as possible by wearing long sleeves and gloves.

Jacket: Holden Mila jacket in brown herringbone ($360).

Pants: Holden Karmella pants in black ($240).

Gloves: Grenade Homeless gloves.

Goggles: For rails, I stick with sunnys-either the Oakley blades ($110) in neon yellow or the Oakley women’s Grapevine ($130) in polished black/black gradient.

Riding style: Anything with good friends is good fun. Surprisingly enough, though, I’m not really into the cold cold. I just can’t hang; I’m a puss. So I’d say a perfect day usually is in the spring in a sweatshirt and sun.