Sami Luhtanen

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

I have two big brother who made me interest snowboard and skateboard, I remember when I see my younger brother ride his snowboard looks to easy and same time crazy I got feeling have to learn this, this is my first snap snowboard experience.

Who was your local hero?

RadMike who is one guy same town as I and he´s about 40 year old and his all skate trick as old as he

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

I got first shot in Snowextreme magazine 2006 young gun article, I do fs270 in one rail which was higher than me and pic was sequence and I land

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

my first small video part was wannabe movie I not remember whats song I have. In my view my first real video part was last year when I film all season Kbr snakebite movie, I do not know song name

How did you get your first sponsor?

Was the year of 2005 One evening I riding my local resort Vihtiski and Teemu Takamaki come told me they organize ridersnight contest in serena next tursday, and I went to the contes which was my first contest and I get second place in contest next season I start riding ridesnowboar

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

If I not have support behind me, snowboarding change back to the same what it was when I only dreaming filming to snowboard, every evening riding ski resort in finland...

What is your favourite moment on the mountain?

Sunshine fresh snow not can see tracks

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

I don´t know what is it worst time on the mountain

How important is the time on the mountain for you?

So important all the silence and so nice hang in the wild I want to learn so much more how riding powder

How important is music for you on a snowboard movie?

Music is it so important in movie

Favourite videopart ever?

Andreas Wiik Derelictica


I always remember this part

Have you seen the Whiskey movies?


How did you get in contact with the PiRATE project?

Last autumn I was innsbruck do some Dakine gatalog shoot and We seat down firs time together some coffe place where Marco dakine team manager speak and I drink coffee. And last january I got first time chance go film with pirate guys in luleå with Kalle Ohlson, that was good trip

Are you playing any instrument or doing other arty stuff?


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

Indescribable feeling be a part of pirate

Competition: afterparty
Powder day: sunshine
urban: Broken winch
photo: Flash
Sled: Good day
wine: white
beach: Relax and play beach volley
injury: feels like that take to much time when you back skateboar or snowboard
Terje : Perfect method
Boozy the Clown: tough expenditure

Credits: Family, Friends, Kbr crew, pirate crew, sponsors, hermannin pojat, Heiko Knauer,