11/11/2010 | by Uli Köhler
You know Travis, we know Travis, and you also probably know that after carving himself out a niche as one of the most progressive, creative and eclectic snowboarders of his generation, he seemed to just disappear. Well, there were the rumours of him starting from scratch as a regular-footed rider (Travis rides Goofy), training to be a sushi chef and enrolling himself in art school but now he’s come back to the shred and jumped back in bed with old sponsors, K2. He’s even been filming for this year’s Respect Your Elders project – a movie packed full of rippers who are on longer spring chickens but rip nonetheless
K2 are obviously pumped to have the guy back and TM Kevin Winkel had this to say:
“As many of you may have heard, Travis Parker has been back on the scene, filming in this year’s Respect Your Elders film presented by Airblaster and K2 Snowboarding, helping K2 design boards, boots, bindings, helmets and more from the inside out, and helping to educate the world with his Environmentally Challenged Fuel Television Show.
Personally, I couldn’t be happier to have been able to bring Travis back in to work with K2 Snowboarding. He is truly one of the most amazing human beings I have ever had the pleasure of working with, a legend in snowboarding, and after a few years away, I know that snowboarding has missed him. Here’s to keeping snowboarding fun! Welcome back Travis!”
Still on the K2 tip, they’ve just dropped the teaser for their 2010/11 team promo vid. Featuring all their rippoids, like Eero Niemela, Shaun Mckay, Jordan Mendenhall, Leanne Pelosi, Danny Larsen, Gretchen Bleiler,Travis Parker Wille Yli-Luoma, Jake Kuzyk, Robbie Walker, Nick Dirks, Tim Eddy, Chris Beresford, Matt Belzile and more, the full movie will be spread out there shortly. In the meantime, here’s the teaser…