31/03/2011 | by Uli Köhler
Regis Rolland was one of the first snowboarders in Europe (if you haven’t seen the Apocalypse Snow movies then you should try to hunt a copy down to see Regis in his pomp, out-running avalanches and, improbably, 80s ski aliens in equal measure.) He’s had his hand in several of Europe’s foremost snowboard brands – Apocalypse, A. Snowboards and now APO – and you could legitimately argue that what this guy doesn’t know about making snowboards doesn’t merit knowing.
Arguments aside, Regis knows his stuff and is therefore the best person to talk through some of APO’s highlight product for next season. First up is the freestyle-orientated MTD that’s aimed at anyone who likes to send it, with a dual rocker for easy-riding fun and carbon torsion beams for solid edge hold and heaps of pop. Next is Tyler Chorlton‘s first ever pro model, the TC, which Tyler himself designed the shape for and features the combined W Rocker. Then there’s the pow-loving Spray, their new model for the deep days featuring a huge nose, narrow tail and a soft flex. To wrap it up, Regis raps on APO’s dual entry system binding, the Expresso, which allows you to fold the highback down for easy entry or use ‘em as regular bindings on steeps.
So check out what he has to say about these new bits of shred gear from the APO stable.