Articles Tagged: rider-bios

Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails Roster Presentation

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Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails Roster Presentation

Why is this called a presentation instead of a video? Good question. But anyway, here is our presentation of the riders competing in Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails at Bear Mountain. If you can't make it to the event be sure to check back to Snowboardermag.com... the very site you are on... for our live Webcast of the contest on September 24th at 3PM Pacific Standard Time. WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST HERE

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Rider Profiles: Annie Boulanger

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Rider Profiles: Annie Boulanger

This reformed park rider has been charging big, bold backcountry lines for years, riding alongside mostly males as she solidified herself as one of the top female performers in nature terrain. Scoring herself major video parts in productions by Absinthe Films, Annie is amongst few females pushing the boundaries out of bounds.

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Rider Profile: Austen Sweetin

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Rider Profile: Austen Sweetin

Part of the new generation holding it down for the Northwest, Austen Sweetin follows in the footsteps of legends like Peter Line, so you know he’s bringing the goods to the table. A certified A grade jumper and powder slayer to boot, look for Sweetin to spread his stoke and style across screens everywhere in Forum’s “F It.”

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Rider Profile: Desiree Melancon

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Rider Profile: Desiree Melancon

Quite possibly the best thing that’s ever come from Riverside, Desiree has been putting down hammers and raising the bar for women through untapped presses and casual controlled style. Though her backlips and frontboards may look simplistic, don’t be fooled by the true level of difficulty behind her faultless maneuvers.

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Rider Profile: Dustin Craven

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Rider Profile: Dustin Craven

Craven is a loose canon. Living his life exactly how he snowboards, the word “try” doesn’t exist in Dustin’s impressively large vocabulary, there is only do. Whether riding tipsy toward a 70 foot jump or chasing unsuspecting females through a fine establishment of the night, when Craven’s on the loose, prepare for some out of control results.

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Rider Profile: Eric Willett

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Rider Profile: Eric Willett

Sent straight to Youtube fame with his ludicrous line at Breck, Willet was somewhat unknown when he knocked out big leaguers Mikkel and Torstein at last year’s Dew Tour. Seemingly in his prime, Willet’s riding is likely to ripen long before we see it rot.

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Rider Profiles: Erik Jackson

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Rider Profiles: Erik Jackson

Proving that Crowley Lake is full of hypertoxic chemicals that accentuate on-hill abilities, both Eric and brother John reign supreme on terrain of all types. A junior half-pipe champ turned out of bounds butcher, E Jack slaughters anything in front of him from massive kickers to powdery pillow lines.

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Rider Profile: Forest Bailey

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Rider Profile: Forest Bailey

Vermont has pumped out its share of technical rail riders in it’s day, including the likes of Chris Rotax, Yale Cousino and most recently Forest Bailey. Sweeping up rail jam titles across the country for the past few years, Bailey is on a mission to tackle all the metal in his path.

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Rider Profile: Iikka Backstrom

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Rider Profile: Iikka Backstrom

Amongst the riders who skipped the pond in search of better hills, Backstrom developed his smooth style on rails in his homeland of Finland before blowing up backcountry jumps world-wide. […]

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