19/01/2011 | by Tom Copsey
Welcome back to our daily review of the 12 months that made up 2010. After the Olympic month of February and the TTR title fight in March you would have thought things were rather mellow in April. But in retrospect it wasn’t only the Eyjafjallajökull volcano that exploded that month…
April seemed to be the month for snowboard teasers. The Sandbox teaser dropped, the teaser for the Buffalo session at Cerler was released, and so was the Sanesation trailer, the so-fresh-it-drops-in-2011 Rome movie The Shred Remains and the Finnish Unionfive teaser.
Then the Intercrew comp goes down in Chamrousse and the Twisted Tricks session in Tourmalet, which maybe made April more of a late contest month. Further proof was added with the Absolut Park Spring Battle, the Ride Shakedown in Canada, the PBRJ in Laax, and the legendary Onboard/Vans Junk & Funk comp (it is so legendary not even a video exists of it). And of course there’s still the Wängl Tängl – Europe’s true indie comp. Here’s the Highlights Show.
In other event news Roope Tonteri became World Rookie Champion, again, and Enni Rukajärvi continued her winning streak at the Oakley Girlssession in Finland. Oh, and there were a few noteworthy team trip edits: The Head Team went to the US. The Völkl team travelled to Spain, and the Nitro team did Bulgaria.
Regarding riders and their antics the month saw a lot of videos, and interviews: Kazu and Torstein ripped Northstar. We caught up with Marco Smolla. Elias Elhardt curtailed his winter. And we spent a whole day with Mario Käppeli.
What else? The Grenade Games went down again, almost half of our team went to the Kamp K2 and is still stoked about it. Martin Kalliola became the Horsefeathers King of S.N.O.W., the Rookie Fest highlights dropped, the DC Monster session went down in France, the second teaser for the Peace Process drops, and finally the Vans Dawn of the Shred movie got a whole island excited.
See you tomorrow for the month that was May 2010…