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Gulli Gudmundsson

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

There was not really one person it was more all the people that was riding at that time in Iceland, but my brother owned the board that I started riding on so I should think him hehe. Also the first skateboard I start skating on. He is not into snowboarding any more but I’m giving him a snowboard this season so he can start ride for fun.

Who was your local hero?

No one special but there was some older guys that was pretty good. Mostly from Reykjavik.

Is Iceland the perfect place to grow up as a skateboarder/snowboarder?

I can't really say that but I’m really thankful that I did, I guess when you do you get a pretty different style of riding because we don’t have good resorts and jumps. But its getting a little bit better and a lot of kids are riding good now, its just no media or magazines around here so its hard to get noticed!

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

I think it was this one. Method mag, Did a fakie fs lip down a double down box on a Red Bull comp in Poland. Did land it! hehe

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

Me, Eiki, Halldór and friends did the movie, The name of the movie was No Name hehe.. The whole film was about 7 minutes long I think, I had the soundtrack Be quick or be dead – Iron Maiden. We where trying to be dressed like Jp walker at this time but we had old rock music and long hair.. pretty funny!

How did you get your first sponsor?

I got it from a Icelandic store the winter after we did the movie No Name, Also we got sponsored by the shop Geiri was working at and he helped me/us a lot and now he is my team manager at Atikin.

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

Probably not as much, if it dint happened with the sponsors and all that stuff I would liked a life close to the mountains and be riding for my self everyday. But I’m stoked it went this way!

What is your favourite moment on the mountain / in the city?

Mountain: The feeling that you are surrounded with deep powder and friends.

City: Land a new trick on a rail.

What is the worst time during the time on the mountain / in the city?

Mountain: Get injured

City: Get injured

Everything else is a pleasure almost in the end accept when you get kicked out!!

How important is the time on the mountain / in the city for you?

Really important, Something that I love spending time on so its important to do it as much as I can. Also for getting a good video part because that is what I want the most.

How important is music for you in a snowboardmovie?

A lot because it has to be a good feeling in the whole video, everybody has different taste of music but a good song always helps the video to be better and more fun to watch over and over again.

Favourite videopart, ever?

Jp Walker and Jeremy jones in Shakedown

Why?

It was just so next level at that time, a big step up in the rail riding and also on jumps.. the whole movie is insane!

Olympics?

Naaaa….

Any question you would like us to ask Eiki and Halldor?

Eiki: How many backflips and frontflips have you had in your parts since No Name?

Halldór: What is Hondele and do you have any plans of doing something with it in the future?

 

 

One word answer game (please just answer with the first word that comes to your mind):

Competition: Crowd

Powder day: Fun

Double down: Tricks

Airplanes: people

Sled: Doubling

Beer: color

Porn: internet

Wet shoes: smell

Eiki: Skatetime

Halldor: Stoked

 

 

Credits:

My family, Helga, Friends, Sponsors, Geiri, Erik, Larrog’s, Pirate crew and all the people I get to work with!