How many Whitegolds have you sold so far? Only about 50 boards, no joke. These are rare. Who do you see as the ideal Whitegold customer and why? They are not cheap but they aren't way out there expensive either. He or she looks at the spec sheet on the website [and] asks a lot of questions about construction and design.
They want high quality and some individuality and exclusivity. Not everyone is going to have one of these boards on the hill. They aren't ultra-technical with gimmicks and gadgets like other high-end boards some brands are putting out. These are no gimmick boards: straight up good wood and glass, a little carbon and a really fast base material. The shapes and flexes are made for all mountain freestyle riding.
These boards can ride everything because I like to ride everything: park, rails, backcountry jumps and lines -- even the Baker Banked Slalom and the Whistler Chinese Downhill are perfect for Whitegold boards. What's the deal with that new powder board, The Stogie? The Pocket Woody? Looks pretty retro but it's clear it performs The new Woody project is exactly what we are all about, i. We all love to ride pow and these boards just make riding pow so effortless.
The feeling you get when you're on one of these boards is pure style and flow. We wanted to try some sustainable materials as well. Johnny and I are both surfers and I am really interested in what Fletcher Chouinard and others are doing with all wooden surfboards. Why does the snowboard world need Whitegold and what are your plans for the brand in the next few seasons?
The snowboard world doesn't need Whitegold, that's why we aren't shoving it down their throats. We are just here making some cool boards. Try one, you'll love it. Okay, enough hype on the new rare boards Could you name some favorite videos you've been in charge of either with Sandbox or Skids or both? The original "Skids" movie was cool because we had no intentions of anything and then some people got a hold of a copy and gave us awesome reviews. It was the start of something cool.
The first Sandbox video was cool for me 'cause we started shooting a lot of 16mm film and taking it a little more seriously. It was a good time to start that and it was what we wanted from our filmmaking.
We spent a whole month shooting that and it was the first time we rented a studio space and used proper lighting and had a script and used computer tricks. We worked super hard on that and it got noticed by a lot of people so that was really rewarding for us. How about a quick run down of your last season, especially your involvement with the snowboarding component of the Opening Ceremonies at the Winter Olympics? That was the project I just couldn't get the hint and quit.
I get hired to be one of three riders to do this amazing stunt and jump through the Olympic rings at the Opening Ceremonies. At first, I didn't even know if I wanted to do it, if I wanted that kind of exposure, if it was totally bad for the core of snowboarding, if it would ruin me. David Aubrey was picked to do it, too, but he bailed 'cause he thought it was lame and not his style.
So after racking my brain for weeks, I decided to do it. Before we even started shooting I blew my knee and was out for months, so I missed the entire first filming of actual riding that you see in the video before the big jump through the rings. That was my first chance to bounce on the whole project, but no: I decided to continue on.
So we design a practice jump up on Blackcomb to work out the jump and all the dynamics of jumping and landing a plus-foot step-down on complete plastic. One of my first days on the practice jump I crashed and broke my C6 vertebrae in my neck So now I am so over it, this thing sucks, it's lame, I'm out Well, I recover and they had done a lot of work on the practice ramp so I reconsider and decide to step up to the plate again.
Now we are in B. First day of practice I freakin' land my jump but, riding out, I catch my toe edge on the plastic at the bottom of the ramp at maximum speed and slam hard straight onto my chest, breaking my collar bone and four ribs really badly. I'm in so much pain and I get rushed to the hospital. This is the final curtain for me and the Olympic rings stunt; I was finally officially out.
They say things happen for a reason and this one took me a while to figure out. In the end it all worked out great for Johnny Lyall and the stunt was a huge success. Everyone worked really hard on that project and the whole crew was really amazing to work with and I am glad I was part of it -- in my own freakish, injury-inducing way. Skip to main content Skip to navigation. Kevin Sansalone interview. KD admits overthinking as Nets fall into hole.
Brooklyn Nets. Fury TKO's Whyte, indicates he's ready to retire. Yanks fans throw debris at Guardians after game. Cleveland Guardians. KAT plays with 'rage,' lifts Wolves with 33 in win. Minnesota Timberwolves. Japanese ace loses perfect streak on 1st pitch. So Kev, you have been really busy over the past decade, give our readers a little update on what you are doing these days? However, the most exciting thing for me right now is getting the chance to tail-guide at Baldface Lodge in Nelson BC.
A lot of people do not know about your project Whitegold how did WG come into fruition? I rode for Option Snowboards out of Vancouver BC for about 10 years and we made some amazing boards in our own local factory. I learned a little bit about board design and developed a passion for building boards. I connected with a factory in Austria with a close friend of mine and we made some beautiful boards and I just sold them out of my garage in Whistler. I live in the neighborhood of White Gold so I just decided to call the boards Whitegold.
Has a fun connotation to the white gold we all love; snow. You just recently started splitboarding and now you are a guide at Baldface, how has that evolved your love for Splitboarding, and what led you to becoming a guide? Most of my backcountry experience has been either hiking in the early days up Mount Seymour in North Vancouver or Snowmobiling in the Whistler backcountry. So splitboarding has been a really fun new adventure for me.
Where with the splitboard you can rip a bunch of amazing laps off the resort quite easily. The guiding thing started for me back when Craig Kelly made the switch out of competition and into more backcountry riding and his owning route into guiding. I was a young shredder and was just finishing my early phase of pro snowboarding for Santa Cruz Snowboards. I started getting certified with my Level 1 Ops and Wilderness First-Aid courses and was on my way haha.
And somehow snuck my way into the Westbeach Classic and landed that trick and won. That got me into the X-Games where I did that same trick again and won gold there it was crazy. So pro snowboarding started up again and I put the guiding thing on hold for about 10 years. So thankful to everyone up there and for the opportunity, it feels like a family up there now. For guiding, we are mostly riding split boards because if we ever need to go up-slope or cover some serious ground traversing we need to be able to get into tour mode quickly and start moving.
How has splitboarding changed your perspective on snowboarding and the mountains?
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That makes me the luckiest guy in the world. Oh yeah, my job is okay too. Kevin's job is more than just okay. He gets to ride the best ski hills all winter and meet hot girls. Now he's even making his own boards for Option Snowboards - the company that sponsors him. Too see more on Kevin or to check out Option Snowboards head to www. A founding member of the Seymour Kids crew, Kevin has shaped North Vancouver snowboarding as we know it, dabbled in pro mountain biking and started a snowboard video empire in the process.
Hell, he even recently started a snowboard company, Whitegold, utilizing all the product development skills he honed as a part of the Option Snowboards pro team. Kevin was born a stone's throw away from Mount Seymour, in North Vancouver, BC, and was sliding sideways on it by age 14 when snowboarding was first introduced to the masses.
Snowboarding occupied all of his thoughts and energy for years to come as he moved up the ranks from shop rat for Deep Cove Snowboards to pro snowboarder for Santa Cruz and eventually Option. While with Option, Kevin had no less than nine pro models and was intensely involved with design and production methods on all of them, learning a ton about snowboard manufacturing in the process.
When he wasn't in the factory figuring out the perfect epoxy mixture, Kevin was on the hill progressing his riding, not to mention snowboarding as a whole. As a virtual unknown he won the Westbeach Classic in , solidifying himself as a legitimate pro.
One of the first to master the backside rodeo, he threw it down switch to earn himself X Games gold in big air in , beating out Peter Line and Kevin Jones in the process. He kept his winning streak alive by taking the Westbeach Classic big air again in Check out the other Living Legends Living Legends.
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