Lately, it's been pretty easy to track Eero Ettala because he's been off the shred train and laying low. The Finnish shred star had to surgery on his knee, which put him out of the game for six months. After long days of rehab, Eero finally made an appearance back on snow at High Cascade Snowboard camp in Mount Hood, Oregon.
From the looks of this edit, Eero appears to be better than ever and gets after summer snowboarding with Russell Winfield, Kevin Jones, Eero Niemela, Eddie Wall, Aaron Biittner, Peter Line and Iikka Backstrom. The crew rolls deeps, and we're pretty sure HSCS didn't know what hit 'em.
Stay up to date will all things Eero at Ettala.com.
The long grueling battle between snowboarding and skiing continues. The latest rivalry ensuing over multiple, very serious, games of ping-pong.
Finnish rider Eero Ettala challenges pro double planker Simon Dumont to a paddle battle - providing much entertainment for the workers enjoying their lunch break. And let's be real here, ping pong tables should always be included in an office layout plan.
In between much shit-talking, the Red Bull team riders break a sweat over ping-pong, showing that they obviously don't need to be on the hill to get competitive.
So what do we think? Finland vs USA in a heated ping pong match? We're thinking that Simon is probably still high on life after killing it in his burly custom built 'cubed' halfpipe...
Find out for yourself:
Enni RukaJÃrvi is a name you should know by now.
The Finnish snowboarder dominated the slopestyle scene this year and has been popping up all over the place.
The twenty year old ripper became an official member of the Burton International Team in early December and has been taking down contests titles ever since.
In January, she clenched gold at the X Games in Aspen, in February she won the first annual FIS World Championship event in Spain, and in March Enni edged out Jamie Anderson for gold at the Burton US Open. With this many mega contest titles already in the bag, there's no telling how far this young gun will go.
Even shred legend Eero Ettala is hyped on Enni and caught up with her for some quick hits in Finland.
A Moment With Enni RukajÃÃÃÂ¤rvi from Eero Ettala on Vimeo.
Nike really out did themselves with last season's D-Pad Session. We brought you the teaser from this bang-fest and now for your viewing pleasure, Nike 6.0 has dropped the full length video.
The cinematography coupled with the insane level of riding is our definition of progression.
Get ready to get your mind blown.
The venue, Folgefonna, Norway. The aim, to create a session that ends the season on a high and to get some of the great snowboarding minds together to push creativity and progression in the 20 hours of sunlight that Norwegian summers have to offer. With a set up created by legendary shaper Lars Eriksen, everything was in place to pretend we were back on those old computers experimenting with what was and wasn't possible. Bring on the 'The Nike 6.0 D-Pad Session'.
The dozen riders selected for the task was a mix of established names who gave their take on modern snowboarding and next generation riders who did their part to kick snowboarding into the future: Gjermund Bråten, Ethan Morgan, Gerome Mathieu, Ståle Sandbech, Jamie Nicholls, Terje Håkonsen, Jake Blauvelt, Matt Ladley, Mason Aguirre, Eero Ettala, Kevin Bäckström and Erik Botner.
And after seeing the footage, it is safe to say that the future of snowboarding is in safe hands.
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The Euros are killing us softly with how many bangers they are capable of throwing down these days. This teaser is absolutely out of control. The opening clip is ridiculous enough but the riding, the shots, the editing...full on proper. With major rippers featured in "Euro Gap", the full length film will be highly anticipated. Not only do they deliver shredding-wise; they are professionals at having an awesome time. That's all anyone wants, right?
Pablo Films is producing a snowboard movie, named "Euro Gap 3″!
Euro Gap 1 & 2 were made in the late 90's by snowboarders Joni Malmi and Paavo Tikkanen. After 10 years, we thought it was time to come up with a serious remake.
Featuring: Eero Ettala, Heikki Sorsa, Markku Koski, Fredu Sirvio, Joni Malmi, Hampus Mosesson, Niki Korpela
Free streaming Fall 2010