Bald E-Gal : Hooks And Hammers : Opening Full Part Shane Ruprecht

Shane Ruprecht’s opener from Bald E-Gal’s new movie Hooks And Hammer. We caught up with Shane on his season.

Who is was your favorite person to ride with this past winter? 

My favorite person to ride with this season was Drew Poganski. I love riding with Drew because he is super motivated to film, and he creates a fun atmosphere wherever he goes which makes it easier to go out and get stuff done.

What was the hardest trick to land this year?  

The hardest trick to land was the half cab tailpress on the triple kink. It took me so many tries to get it without tapping. I think I made it through the rail 3 or 4 times before getting a good one. 

Where was your favorite trip? 

My favorite trip was the trip to Big Bear with Grilo. It was my first time to Bear, which was insanely fun, and we rented an RV that we drove from LA to Bear for the week. 

When did you feel on top of the world this season? 

I definitely felt on top of the world after landing the frontboard to frontboard transfer. I had been thinking about doing it for a few weeks, and it is a very high-bust spot. We got in and out with about an hour of daylight without getting booted. I also cracked my board a couple tries before landing it which could have changed the entire outcome. 

Why do you love snowboarding? 

I love snowboarding because it is so gratifying. I love being able to do something that you can get so stoked on with your homies. I love putting in hard work filming a part, because when you see it all come together at the end of the season you realize it was all worth it. Sometimes it may not be exactly what you wanted, but even then it still gets you stoked to go out and shred again!

Shane Ruprecht

Backside Tailslide 270 out. PHOTO: Ryan Taylor