Lately Finland has become known for breeding some of the best snowboarders in the business, and it's because of riders like Eero Ettala that it's earned this reputation. The fact that Eero grew up riding on the tiny (we're talking three turn mountain here), hard packed glacier snow of Talma, Finland didn't stop him from progressing into one of the strongest riders in the world. Eero's got everything from 1260's in the park to double backflips in the backcountry in his bag o' tricks. There has even been rumors whispered of a triple backflip in the works.
The leaders in the snowboard industry caught on quick to Eero Ettala and his formidable skills, and companies like Oakley, Red Bull and Nitro were keen to sign the newest Finnish wonder-kid. Mack Dawg Production Company, one of the paramount snowboard movie making companies in the business for 20 years running, also took note of Eero's talent and promptly threw him into the mix with full parts in both "Picture This" and "Follow me Around".
Eero's payed his dues in the saturated world of snowboarding. He's bounced back from surgery and injuries, placed respectively in the Winter X Games Slopestyle (where it's an honor to just be invited these days), and spent plenty of time in the backcountry digging out snowmobiles and building kickers.
After Mack Dawg Production hung up their hat in 2008 Eero, with the help of Oakley, turned his sites to his newest project, a multimedia project called "Tracking Eero". You can check out some of the webisodes and the trailer for season one right here on GrindTV.com, and find out more about the highly talked about TV show and Movie project that documents his 2008/2009 season traveling around the globe at www.trackingeero.com