Those of you who have sent Letters into our humble publication and recieved a prize for your troubles will surely know how it feels to be sponsored by bag specialists Gravis. So raise a glass to Ickle Mikkel Bang, Who now also knows the feeling of joy from recieving free Gravis kit. Just in time for christmas aswell.

“I couldn’t be more stoked to bring Banger onto Gravis, he is a great addition to the crew of riders, surfers and artists that we already have!” said Dave Driscoll, Snow Team Manager. “With the recent addition of Heikki Sorsa and now Mikkel I’m excited to see the momentum they will bring to the brand moving forward into the future!”

Born and bred from the Burton family, Mikkel started riding at the young age of seven and year after year has progressed his snowboarding skills and style. During the 2007 season, Mikkel won the AM division at the Air and Style and took home first at the New Zealand Open in slope. In years past, Mikkel has filmed with Standard Films as a member of the "smalls" team and has been filming most recently with a crew of Burton riders.

“I’m really looking forward to joining Gravis – they make great shoes and bags” says Mikkel, stating the obvious. “The crew is awesome and I can’t wait to meet new people and make new friends with the team.”

Here is Mikkel in his early years, To Check his new lanky steez get a copy of the new Burton movie "Thanks in Advance" http://mpora.com/videos/0oCPKu9BR

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