What the Pros are Rockin’- Chad Otterstrom

What The Pros Are Rockin’

Name: Chad Otterstrom

Age: 26

Height: 5′ 8″

Weight: 158 pounds

Home: Breckenridge, Colorado

Roots: Shoreview, Minnesota

Sponsors: Forum, Foursquare, ThirtyTwo, Smith, Etnies, Bluebird Wax, Alycium, Active Ride Shop, DEFCON, Breckenridge

Stance: Goofy, between 21 and 22 inches wide, with 18 to 24 degrees of angle on the front foot and negative-three to negative-nine degrees on the back. I ride a little back from center, maybe one inch.

Board: Forum Destroyer 157 ’cause it works for everything. If there’s powder, I’ll ride a 160 cm.

Boots: ThirtyTwo Prions. I like stiff boots—they last longer.

Bindings: Forum All Terrain Xybrid ’cause they’re good for riding the pipe.

Riding style: I have no real distinct style—every time I do a trick it feels different. I like to ride it all—pipe, jumps, and jibs.

Quote: “For the ladies.”


What’s in Chad’s photo:

Board: Forum Destroyer 157 ($420)

Boots: ThirtyTwo Prions ($130)

Bindings: Forum All Terrain Xybrid ($260)

Jacket: Foursquare EP System Attached Hood Convertible Liner ($240)

Pant: Foursquare EP System Convertible Liner Cargo ($210)

Goggle: Smith Fuse Regulator with platinum mirror lens ($85)

Hat: Homemade

Gloves: DEFCON Coverts ($60)

Photo: Mark Gallup