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Kalle Ohlson

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

My mom bought 2 boards for me and my 4 siblings to share, so I guess it was mom and dad who did the first push. Not sure who influenced me at the very beginning, I just know that I was way stoked when I saw the boards. I remember the moment so well!

Who was your local hero?

Cleas Lundin, my older brothers friend!

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

I think it was in onboard, when you could send in you own pics, it was I sick bs rodeo in a corner we build in Tandådalen, Sweden and no I did not stomp it!!! haha

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

Probably in chris sörman and  Mannis snowboard trick tip movie, "Pago"! Don’t know the music but the trick was bs 5.

How did you get your first sponsor?

I just sent some e-mails out to distributions with pics and claims. The first sponsor I had was probebly Santa Cruz.

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

Yeah off course, probably more riding back home though with local friends!

What is your favourite moment on the mountain?

When the sun is shining and everybody is stomping tricks! And you have beer to celebrate it all with!

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

When it´s snowing and your just standing out there on the mountain protecting a jump the hole day, just so the turists (or in US the slednecks) wount make tracks in the landing!

How important is the time on the mountain for you?

Very, It´s were I can have the most fun and do my thing!

How important is music for you on a snowboardmovie?

Very important! A banger part need banger shots AND music. You can even have mediocre shots and end up with a good part if you just have the right music (also editing).

Favourite videopart, ever:

Chad Otterstrom, in "The Revival"

why?

I thought he was the man. He was the rider I wanted to be as a kid.

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

Beeing in the nature: 20%
Having a good time with your friends: 50%
Doing your job: 30%

How did you get in contact with the PiRATE project?

I met a part of the crew in Åre MANY years ago. Next year I was lucky enough to shoot with the pirates on 1 trip and then it went from there.

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

Pirates is my tool to be able to show my riding, so it´s more then important! I´ve been filming for pirates for many years now, and they've always had my back so THANK YOU very much!

Credits:

Basti Balser, Chris Sörman, Hans Åhlund, Viktor Skogqvist, Ludschi, Flo, Heiko, Peter Lundström, Anders Neuman, Oxbow, Artec, Vans, Adidas eyewear, David Livet, Gentile, Beckna, Nils Nilson, Dragan, Blaise, Eric Nordström, mom and dad, brothers and sister, family, friends and many more....