Lars Oesterle

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

My mum signed me into a snowboard course in ´92, telling me I should try sth new or else I gonna break my neck while racing with skis.


Who was your local hero?

Ecki and the nitro “cerro” posse


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

Back in ´95, poster in a for free magazine of a big European sports retailer. It was a bs air over the corner in Hintertux and of course I landed it.


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

I think I t was in the first pirate movie attempt on VHS and it was called “decent frames”…


How did you get your first sponsor?

I won a in city contest in ´94 in Heidelberg. After that I got some packages of “nale”(which is todays elan I think).


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

As it is my passion, I would for sure. Only thing would be the time factor, ´cause you need a job to survive…


What is your favourite moment on the mountain?

Being together with your friends in silence.


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



How important is the time on the mountain for you?

Recreation time !!!


How important is music for you on a snowboardmovie?

Hmm, I would prefer a movie playing hip hop music from the beginning to the very end…


Favourite videopart, ever:

Gigi rüf, destroyer



Before gigi went to the states to film his part, we were living in his uncles hut and went shredding every day… two month later, gigi got “rookie of the year”- how amazing…


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

Beeing in the nature: - 60%
Having a good time with your friends: - 100%    
Doing your job: - 70%


How did you get in contact with the PiRATE project?

I grew up wth ecki and got to know balsi like 10 years ago, shredding in damüls. It was just a evolution from being shredders to do a project like backyard, heading into the pirate project…


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

Their my friends, running THE European snowboard movie !!! proud of it !!!



My parents for backing me up always, my sister for backing me up, my girlfriend nina for backing me up, also my sponsors, mainly hot-zone.tv , else analog and adidas eyewear…And the PIRATES crew