Archive for December, 2016

Dale Rehberg

Dale Rehberg had a major influence on the growing freestyle movement in the early 90's. From Burton, to Joyride, to Ride, to Silence, his riding represented the leading edge of the progression of the sport. Dale continues to work in the industry for Flow down in California. It was rad to interview this icon of snowboarding.

Duckboy

Keith Wallace grew up in Idaho and as a young snowboarder in the 80's his father drove him to snowboarding competitions all over the US and Canada. Keith was picked up by the Burton team  and joined the likes of Brushie, Jacoby, and Craig at the beginning of what would evolve into Olympic halfpipe snowboarding.

Palmer

Shaun Palmer, one of the most successful competitive professional snowboarders to ever live. He's like snowboarding's MJ or Gretzky. He's won X-Games and the Banked Slalom and World Cups and so much more. But before he was the world's greatest athlete he was snowboarding's signature bad ass. If you do a Google search for "snowboarders" his image comes up pretty quickly down the list and he's the only first generation snowboarder in with the Olympians and Travis Rice. American flag outfits and bright red clown hair were his trademarks in the early 90's. He qualified for the Olympic boardercross team in 2010 but tore his achilles and couldn't go.

Today, Palmer still lives in Tahoe and has rejoined the Sims team and put out a pro model based on the original clown board. He's going to the Legendary Banked Slalom at Mt Baker this year, and FNRad is betting he's going to win.

Russell Winfield

Originally from the eastern USA, Russell Winfield was a prominent pro snowboarder in the early 90's and a pro for Burton. Russell was one of the first three pro riders for the newly formed Ride Snowboard company in 1992 and helped develop the Ride brand (as well as Cappel Clothing which lead the industry in style-influenced technical outerwear) during his two years at Ride. Russell makes his home in Washington State and still shreds Steven's Pass and Baker regularly. If you listen closely, you'll catch some Mike Leblanc in there as he was staying with Russell the weekend we recorded.