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Fredrik Evensen

Who brought you into snowboarding? Have you given him any thanks for his influence?

I was skiing ever since I can remember. I didn't really know much about snowboarding until after I got hooked on skateboarding when I was around 10. In one of my skatemagazines I remember I saw a picture of a guy on a snowboard doing an ollie over his buddy and it looked like the sickest thing ever. So that picture is definitely the main reason why I snowboard today. Kinda random. 


Who was your local hero?

There was for sure a few older boys who was killin it in "Varingskollen" when I first started. Ulrik Badetscher and I was always trying to ride with them. Almost stalking them. Haha. There was one guys called Henning Marthinsen. He's only a few years older than me but he was super good! He actually had a short carrier, including winning the artic challenge in Oslo some years ago.  It's funny, cause I remember so clear how Ulrik and I spent every day in that resort studying the best riders, and then when we go there now, I can totally sense that we are being watched and looked at in the same way. 

Where and when was your first snowboardpic published? What trick was it? did you land it?

I had some stuff in a Norwegian magazines when I was super young. But the first picture I remember ever got in Europe was from my first trip to the alps in 2003 for the Headbanger summer tour. We went to iceripper camp in engelberg for a combined Head/pleasure week. Fischi shot a fs board slide on a pretty cool flatbar. It's was sick to get that in a magazine. 

 

Where was your first video appearence with what music (local snowboardmovie...)?

Around ten years ago I was part of the coolest movies of all time called "G-Had"! It was full of Oslo riders, most of us friends. Danny Larsen and Erik Botner was in them. And Andreas Wiig had some stuff a few years. It was mainly park jumps and park rails. But that was the shit back then! 

 

How did you get your first sponsor?

One of the local heros at Varingskollen started to take really good care of me. I guess he saw some potential and he really motivated me to step up my game. After many years he started driving me to local contests, and even helped out so the resort made some special jumps for us were we could learn new tricks. He had some friends that owned a small board store called "Marg&Bein". And that became my first sponsor. I got Gnu boards and some outerwear from them. 

Would you still ride as much as you can, if no one would support you (no sponsors, no filmers and photographers) ?

For sure not, but I know I would appreciate time on my board even more than I do now. I love snowboarding, and I love my job. But it's not like I wake up in the morning and crave to go try a double cork of a scary jump. That's the work part of it! When I "quit" snowboarding I will just go have fun and enjoy the good part of snowboarding. 

What is your favourite moment on the mountain?

There's so many things it hard to pick one. But I guess doing powder runs through trees would be my favorite. Specially if it's kinda steep and every turn is full cover blower! 

What is the worst time during the time on the mountain?

When conditions are bad, but we still need to get shots or pictures done. That sucks bigtime. 

How important is the time on the mountain for you?

There's not many things I would trade for what I do right now. Being in the mountains is a huge part of my life. For sure there is times when I hate it, but hating something just shows how much it really means. 

How important is music for you on a snowboard movie?

 I'm not sure. I guess it sets a mood and can help a part become great. 

Favourite videopart ever?

There's two parts that I really love. The last Alaska part from TB6 - Carpe diem. And Gigi's part from absinthe with the sinnerman song. I always wanted to see Gigi make a new part with the second section of that song. It would be amazing. 

why?

The Alaska part from TB6 is just insane. The riding, the music and the feeling I got 10 years ago when I saw it for the first time. It's just too good! Old school standard films, Metallica and Alaska! That's what snowboarding is all about. 

Have you seen the Whiskey movies?

I saw them a few times but don't remember much. I never really got too stoked on them. 

How did you get in contact with the PiRATE project?

It was kinda just luck. Up until end of February last winter I was filming for standards new movie, but they had to cancel the whole thing due to lack of riders, or budget or something. So I was super stressed. Luckily Pirates was also in the need of an extra rider since they had some problems with injuries in the crew. I'm super happy it worked out. Couldn't have played out any better. 


Are you playing any instrument or doing other arty stuff?

I'm not any good but I enjoy playing guitar. I also love working with wood, making snowboards and skis and shit. I'm also building my first wooden surfboard at the moment. It takes a while, but I think it's gonna turn out epic. 



Competition: awesome! Coolest thing to watch! 
Powder day: can suck if you go out with a camera. Never sucks if you go just for fun!
urban: not for me
photo: Love it! 
Sled: double love it!
wine: yes please
beach: wanna go
injury: trying to quit
Terje : chill dude. 
Boozy the Clown:  I don't know 
 

Credits: All my sponsors. Mari, and my family for supporting me from the beginning. Varingskollen resort for letting me play around since I was young. Bene and Schiller @pleasure,  Gogl @MBM and Copsy @onboard. Espen Lystad and Frode Sandbech. Thomas Harstad and Per Løken for getting me the sponsors I still have today. Justin and Dylan in Washington and the whole Baker family.