Juuso

Juuso Laivisto

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

There was not any person. I just saw snowboarding on TV. That looked so cool and I wanted to try it so bad. After first day I got so into it that I couldn’t stop doing it!

Who was your local hero?

There were so many of them. At that time I didn’t know their names.

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

I think it was in onboard magazine back in the days. Probably 5 or 6 years ago it was this thing called toiletpaper. I was doing frontflip and my friend did backflip at the same time.

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

It was in year 2004. Some Finnish snowboard movie. I can’t remember name of the movie or the song in my part. I only saw that movie once, because I never got copy of the movie.

How did you get your first sponsor?

When I was 13 and I used to do some contest in Finland and I saw some other riders riding for some companies. So I decided to send “sponsor me video” to smith and ride, that’s how it started.

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

I would ride as much as I ride right now, but I wouldn’t be able  to do as many snowboard trips what I’m doing right now.

What is your favourite moment on the mountain?

Everytime you are scared and still push yourself to get something done, that’s for sure the best feeling.

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

Right now only thing what comes in my mind is this little accident what happened couple weeks ago. I hit my elbow on the sharp rock. I’m still waiting it to get better that I’m able to get back ride some fresh snow.

How important is the time on the mountain for you?

It’s super important. Right now I feel it because I have been back home couple weeks and haven been able to get there..

How important is music for you on a snowboardmovie?

When I watch snowboard movie I’m getting stoked on to hear some music what I like, if the music is dope, that makes snowboarding look even better.

Favourite videopart, ever:

Too many to pick only one.

Why?

Too many video parts what I enjoy wathing

Give me your percentage of importance of the following factors to go snowboarding:

Beeing in the nature:100%
Having a good time with your friends:100%
Doing your job:100%

How did you get in contact with the PiRATE project?

It all happened last fall when I was talking with Grilo about his season and he was telling me all these good things from pirates crew. Next day he talked to Basti about me because I was into to work with this crew, that’s how it happened. Thanks guys for making it happen!

How important is it for you to be a part of it?

Super important! I’m stoked to be part of it now. Pirate is making good movies and the crew is super cool.

Credits:

Basti, flo and pirates crew. Sponsors, Friends and family.