The name Patagonia conjures up images of a wild and faraway landscape, of warm woolen jumpers and sheepskin rugs in old log cabins. To be honest, this was about the extent of my knowledge as we set off to this legendary region of Argentina on a southern hemisphere adventure.
Last month if I remember right, we were talking about the incredible variation you get in snowboard bindings and how incredibly exciting it all is. This month, (you’ll be even more excited to know) I’m going to talk about boots. Ah, the joys of it! There’s so much to say…
Thus pronounced Tim Warwood, the man tasked with providing live web commentary for the Nike 6.0 Air & Style in Munich. OK, so Tim’s never been shy of a dramatic statement for the camera, but as he struggled to articulate the mindbending tricks being thrown down one after another(“There goes another spinny one!”) I couldn’t help but agree with him.
Travis Parker is a legend. An integral part of the early-noughties Robot food crew, he helped change the way snowboard films were made, breaking down the traditional banger after banger format to include stupid tricks and piss-about sections.
It’s hard to believe that Mikkel Bang has only just turned 21 years old. The blonde-haired Norwegian has been a progressive force in the snowboarding scene for nearly a decade now; in fact he first burst onto our screens as a prodigiously talented grom in Standard’s White Balance, way back in 2003.
In Norwegian fairy tales, some characters crop up again and again - one of the most popular of these is a fox called Mikkel. A mischievous little creature, Mikkel likes to play tricks on his fellow animals, using his natural abilities to outwit them.