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BIO:

Roots: Grew up in California. Now I migrate between SoCal and the PNW during the winters.
Age: I am 10 years old in PRO Snowboarding Years
Sponsors: K2 Snow, iNi Coop, Dragon, Dakine, Active Ride Shop
Current Home Mountain: The Cascades
Role Models:James Dean, Craig Kelly, Lincoln, Dali Lama, Dane, Dad, Brother, Devun “deluxe” Walsh, Kevin Durant.

BIO:

Roots:Nigata, Minami Uonuma
Age: 26
Sponsors: Allian, INI, Deeluxe, Flux, Smith, Gallium, Scorpion, Savage
Current Home Mountain: Ishiuchi Maruyama
Role Models:Michael Jackson.

BIO:

Roots:Pacific North West
Age: 32
Sponsors: INI, Smokin Snowboards, Smith Optics, Pistole Boardshop
Current Home Mountain: T-Line
Role Models:Those around me.

BIO:

Roots:Northwest
Age: 27
Sponsors: iNi, Smith Optics, Smokin Snowboards
Current Home Mountain: Mt. Hood
Role Models:Everyone who has inspired me to be a better person and enjoy life.

BIO:

Roots:San Mateo, CA
Age: 21
Sponsors: Arbor Snowboards, INI Coop, Boreal Mountain, JAX
Current Home Mountain: Boreal Mountain
Role Models:Paul Heran, Under-Dawgs, Jonas Michilot, Vin, DAE.

BIO:

Roots:Born & Raised in Rutland, VT
Age: 24
Sponsors: INI, GBP. JSLV, Rockstar
Current Home Mountain: Northstar This Season
Role Models:Everyone in my Gremlinz family influences me everyday of my life.

BIO:

Roots:Quebec, Canada
Age: 24
Sponsors: Axis Boardshop, INI, POP Headwear, G-Shock
Current Home Mountain: St-Sauveur, Quebec
Role Models:My Brothers Factory Crew.

BIO:

Roots:Hibbing, Minnesota
Age: 25
Sponsors: INI, Smokin Snowboards, Boreal Mountain, Wend Wax, Rad Gloves, Side Surfers
Current Home Mountain: Boreal
Role Models:Too many to mention.

BIO:

Roots:British Columbia
Age: 25
Sponsors: INI, Lib Tech, Whistler/Blackcomb, Flux Bindings, Spy Optics, Saxx Underwear, Remind Insoles
Current Home Mountain: Whistler & Blackcomb!
Role Models:Terje, Jamie Lynn, Nico, Rice, Dane Reynolds, Sinatra.

Colin Spencer

Where do you live: Breckenridge, Currently Northwest Mt. Baker

Sponsors: iNiCooperative

Age: 23

Home Mountain: Keystone

What intrigued you about INICooperative when you first heard about what was happening: I really like to see guys come out onto the Snowboard scene doing new things and doing it how they like it. INI is like a family not a huge cooperation and I am stoked to be part of something so ground breaking and “core” in our Red Bull world.

                

What is your favorite terrain to shred: I like it all, anytime I am on my snowboard I am ready to go! Right now pillows in the trees sounds tasty.

Who did you grow up riding with: I grew up riding with my good friend Tom Carroll who was a big inspiration and like a brother to me. I have ridden with all sorts of different groups from contest kids, hesh law rail dogs, to hippie soul boarders. I feel every group has something to offer and it is cool to see how everyone perceives snowboarding so differently.

Why do you use Eco friendly products: As I travel more and more you can see the impact we can have on our planet and it is just ignorant to go day by day without putting in you part to help out. It is not hard and our mountains and oceans need our help!!

What do you do when your not Snowboarding: Surf, Skate, party, meet new people try and share experiences with as many people as I can in life, whatever it may be doing.

What projects are you currently working on: I am working on the Nike Chosen video contest, if you are reading this please go to Nike Chosen f.b. page like and share the 4 Reel crew! haha selfless promotion. OH and watch out for me in next years YES movie!

Favorite shred videos: YES. Its a movie, Afterbang, That’s it That’s All. Artofficial and Return of the Wildcats.

Favorite contest: Ride Shakedown.

Best place you’ve been able to ride: Silverton CO.

People that have inspired you in life: Tom Carroll, DCP, J.J. Thomas my brother dad and mom




BIO:

Roots:Welches Oregon!
Age: 20
Sponsors: Mt. Hood 26, Dakine, Rome SDS, Spy Optics, INI COOPERATIVE Boi!!
Current Home Mountain: Timberline MT. HOOD OREGON
Role Models:Travis Parker- absolute fun attitude, Torstein Horgmo- Style and progression, Aaron biittner- Style.

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J.J. Thomas

Where do you live: Encinitas, CA

Sponsors: iNiCooperative, Marley mellow mood beverage, Breckenridge Resort, Tactics Boardshop, Oakley eyewear, Celtek gloves, YEA.NICE headwear, Pantech Cell Phones.

Age: 30

Home Mountain: Breckenridge,Co

What intrigued you about INICooperative when you first heard about what was happening: I’d say the sustainability and the connection with 1love.org was a real attention getter for me. It’s a real honor to be part of.

            

What is your favorite terrain to shred: My favorite terrain to ride is perfectly cut half pipes on sunny days and powder, anytime, anywhere I can get it.

Who did you grow up riding with: I grew up riding with friends named Ryan Whitford and Brett Pajerski. I was fortunate to learn how to snowboard in summit county, Co where lots of pros live and really a few like Todd Richards, Frank Wells, and Ali Goulet were always down to ride with me and give me tips when needed.

Why do you use Eco friendly products: I just try my best to lower my own personal impact on the planet because all of the things I love to do depend on having a healthy and properly functioning Eco system.

What do you do when your not Snowboarding: When not on the snow I can be found in the water. I try to surf as much as I can when I’m home in San Diego.

What projects are you currently working on: I am currently working on rehabbing my knee. I got hurt at the first event of the season so I am focused on healing and get back on the snow this summer of 2012.

Favorite shred videos: Melt down project, whiskey 2, the first Forum video.

Favorite contest: Any one of the biggies at Breckenridge, Co!

Best place you’ve been able to ride: Breckenridge,Co, Japan, Interior BC, Jackson hole, Utah.

People that have inspired you in life: Mom and Bob and all my friends. Terje Hakonsen, Bob Marley, Todd Richards, Lance Armstrong, Danny Way, Travis Rice.




Jake Aaronson

Where do you live: Needham Massachusetts

Sponsors: iNi Cooperative, Dakine,Vans, Smith, Yes snowboards, 525 east

Age: 17

Home Mountain: Waterville valley NH

What intrigued you about INICooperative when you first heard about what was happening: My main attraction towards ini is the focus on environmentally friendly products and the creativity of the riders.

    

What is your favorite terrain to shred: I mainly like to ride park but pipes fun to.

Who did you grow up riding with: I grew up riding with a lot of people due to the amount of mountains I used to ride at. When I rode out of loon I rode with sean ryan. And when I moved to waterville I rode with kai wiggins and brendan hart.

Why do you use Eco friendly products: I use eco friendly products because they are better for the environment and have an affect on other people to change to reusable products.

What do you do when your not Snowboarding: When I’m not riding I like to wakeboard, Rip around my friends little honda 80, and hangout with my friends from home.

What projects are you currently working on: I am currently working on getting my high school diploma and what I want to get done for the upcoming season.

Favorite shred videos: My favorite video is black winter.

Favorite contest: My favorite contest is last call at loon mtn.

Best place you’ve been able to ride: Favorite place to ride has to be mammoth california.

People that have inspired you in life: People who have inspired me in life are my coaches and alumni from waterville valley academy.




Tyler Osland

Where do you live: From Soldotna, AK, Currently living in Eugene, OR

Sponsors: INI Cooperative, Dragon Eyewear, Yea Nice, Tactics Boardshop

Age: 27

Home Mountain: Alyeska Resort Alaska

What intrigued you about INICooperative when you first heard about what was happening: INI is taking a huge step towards the longevity of snowboarding by using new, more sustainable fabrics.

                    

What is your favorite terrain to shred: Unique backcountry

Who did you grow up riding with: Boarderline crew in Alaska

Why do you use Eco friendly products: Because I’ve read and seen the negatives of not using Eco friendly products…it’s not good

What do you do when your not Snowboarding: Surf, skate, read, listen to Hip Hop & Reggae

What projects are you currently working on: Filming for Blog posts

Favorite shred videos: Subjekt Haakonsen

Favorite contest: LBS

Best place you’ve been able to ride: Mt. Baker on a bluebird pow day is pretty good

People that have inspired you in life: Amazing friends and family

All Photos by DSImagery

Zack Black

Where do you live: Breckenridge, Colorado

Sponsors: The Station, Breckenridge, INI, Unity, DYE, Satellite, YEA.NICE

Age: 21

Home Mountain: Breckenridge Ski Rresort

What intrigued you about INICooperative when you first heard about what was happening: INI caught my attention as soon as I heard about it. Between their environmental efforts of using hemp and recycled materials and their connection to the One Love foundation I like everything about the company’s agenda.

    

What is your favorite terrain to shred: I love everything about snowboarding, I spend a lot of time in the halfpipe but when I am home I love cruising random runs looking for powder, cut-outs, logs, and random jibs.

Who did you grow up riding with: I grew up riding with my older brother Jake as well as our close friends Dylan Bidez and Brett Esser. All of us loved to charge anything the mountains could throw at us and we still do.

Why do you use Eco friendly products: As I love winter and I will do anything I can to protect snow and my active, outdoor lifestyle

What do you do when your not Snowboarding: When I am not snowboarding I play coed soccer and go to school.

What projects are you currently working on: I currently and working on some things with Satellite Boardshop for their video this season as well as videos for my friends and my blog The Station, http://www.shredthestation.com

Favorite shred videos: YAfter Lame, Givin

Favorite contest: Most contest are the same but if I had to choose one it would be the Dew tour at Breckenridge excluding the ridiculous registration lines.

People that have inspired you in life: Jim Smith, Jake Black, Dylan Bidez, Broc Waring, Brett Esser, Matt Ladley, My Parents, Craig Kelly, Everyone who appreciates the little things in life.

All Photos by Matt Powers

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