SNOW TEAM

Nial Romanek
NameNial Romanek
Nicknames: Nalyay, Nail
Age: 29
HometownHibbing, Mn
Where do you live now? Truckee, CA
Number of years riding: Half my life
Home resort: Giants ridge/Boreal Mtn
Hook ups: I got what you need. Jk Smoking snowboards, Bonfire outerwear, Common Apparel, Deluxe boots, Dang Shades, wend wax, outdoor tech, DAMAGE
Current set up: Smoking 156 Annialator, frankenstein bindings, Deeluxe boots
How did you get into snowboarding? Went on a class ski trip in fifth grade to go ski Giants ridge. Saw a kid hit a rail on a snowboard and I never looked back after that.
Best place to ride in MN: Giants Ridge duh
Favorite memory snowboarding: That’s an impossible one to answer. Too many great times out there.
Favorite trick: Making my snowboard flex
Favorite snowboard film: Robot Foods Films
Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: Maybe make food!  Not sure that one’s a hard one probably just doing whatever my friends are feeling on doing.
Why should people support their local shop? Well that’s a pretty easy question. They have the most knowledge of all products, so that will help you actually pick out the right gear! Shops also give back to the local snowboard community by hosting event like movie premiers, rail jams and things like that. Plus what happens if you break something you think Amazon is going to be able to get your stuff fixed for you so you don’t miss a day on hill. Didn’t think so Prime isn’t that fast!
Shout outs: Yeee Yaaaa Diss way Dat way
Extra Credit Questions
Have you ever puked off a chairlift? No
Have you ever had to pee off a chairlift? Yes and I also know of someone shitting off a lift
Have you ever made out with a girl on a chairlift? Yep
Have you ever fallen off a chairlift? Close but nope Thank God!
Anything we need to know about riding the chairlift with you? There might be some funny smelling smoke around!

Dan Spooner
Name: Daniel Spooner
Nicknames: Spoonbaby, Spoonman, Spoonmon, Spoondawg…
Age23
Hometown: Duluth, MN
Where do you live now? Haven’t left!
Number of years riding: 17
Home resortChester Bowl/Spirit Mountain
Hook ups: Damage, Rome Snowboards
Current set up: Rome Reverb Rocker 155 Midwide, Rome 390 Boss bindings, Rome Libertine Boots
How did you get into snowboarding? So my parents would take me to sledding hills around town and after I saw some kids snowboarding I started standing up on sleds to copy them. It looked like the coolest thing ever. My mom and dad figured it out and got me a real set up for Christmas and I’ve been hooked since day one.
Best place to ride in MN: Spirit Mountain and LUTSEN #lutsenliving
Favorite memory snowboarding: When I lost my powder virginity at Mt. Bachelor...that was a life changer for sure.
Favorite trick: 180 degree spins
Favorite snowboard film: Pretty tough to narrow it down…I grew up watching a lot of Mack Dawg, Bald Egal, and Think Thank videos.
Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: Skate, play and watch soccer, hang outside, travel, camp, build stuff…
Why should people support their local shop? Shops live and breathe snowboarding and want to help you have the best possible snowboard experience. By supporting them they’re able to put on cool events and make stuff happen in your area.  
Shout outs: My family for their years of support, my girlfriend Sarah for understanding my snowboard addiction, Ben for putting me on the shop team and doing everything he does, Rich at Rome for bringing me on board and always hooking it up, my friends for keeping the hype alive, everyone I’ve looked up to or helped me in some way over the years…thank you!!!
Extra Credit Questions
Have you ever puked off a chairlift? Not yet.
Have you ever had to pee off a chairlift? Been able to hold em’ all in so far.
Have you ever made out with a girl on a chairlift? Nope.
Have you ever fallen off a chairlift? I have both fallen and jumped off a chairlift.
Anything we need to know about riding the chairlift with you? Rap battles.

Barry Buhr
Name: Barry Buhr
Nicknames: buhrito
Age: 39
Hometown: Frazee, MN
Where do you live now? Duluth, MN
Number of years riding: 30ish
Home resort: Spirit Mt
Hook ups: Capita, Union, Coal
Current set up: Capita DOA 156 w/Union Contact Pro’s & Capita UltraFear 155 w/Union Flight Pro’s
How did you get into snowboarding? The first step was instinctually standing up on the sled in the
backyard. Then I saw a snowboard at the sledding hill and begged until I got a plastic board for
Christmas 1988. In 1992 I got a “real” board with metal edges.
Best place to ride in MN: Lutsen
Favorite memory snowboarding: SO many...gotta go with a tie between:
1) Did a Haakon flip in front of Terje in the Sierra halfpipe and he said “hell yeah”.
2) I was learning Michaelchucks and Jeff Brushie asked me how to do them.
3) any epic pow, park, street, or backyard day with friends
Favorite trick: method
Favorite snowboard film: Perceptions
Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: mountain biking and playing guitar
Why should people support their local shop? Local shops pretty much create and maintain the whole local snowboard scene. They bring the snowboard community together.
Shout outs: all my friends and family who’ve either ridden with me or supported my lifelong passion
Extra Credit Questions
Have you ever puked off a chairlift? I feel like I must have, but not that I can recall.
Have you ever had to pee off a chairlift? Yes
Have you ever made out with a girl on a chairlift? Yes
Have you ever fallen off a chairlift? No, but I’ve jumped
Anything we need to know about riding the chairlift with you? Safety first

Viktor Simco
Name: Viktor Simco
Nicknames: Viktorman
Age: 29
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Where do you live now? Venice Beach, California
Number of years riding: 18
Home resort: Lee Canyon (Vegas)
Hook ups: Rome
Current set up: Rome
How did you get into snowboarding? Lived in Riverside at the bottom of Spirit Mountain
Best place to ride in MN: Lutsen
Favorite memory snowboarding: Learned a backflip at Lutsen a decade ago, then learned a switch
backflip at Whistler, BC, then a double backflip at Stevens Pass, WA.
Favorite trick: Switch backflip
Favorite snowboard film: Happy Hour
Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: Surf
Why should people support their local shop? It’s the lifeblood of the local culture. They have the pulse on the up and coming generation through the OG’s. Real shops make an impact in the community even outside of skating / snowboarding and never stop making shit happen.
Shout outs: The person that made it possible for me to make a living snowboarding by moving us to the bottom of Spirit Mountain, my dad Papa Ron.
Extra​ ​Credit​ ​Questions
Have you ever puked off a chairlift? Mt. Hood
Have you ever had to pee off a chairlift? Mammoth
Have you ever made out with a girl on a chairlift? Yes
Have you ever fallen off a chairlift? Not on accident
Anything we need to know about riding the chairlift with you? Enquist is WASHED. Simco is BACK.

Eric Christopherson
Name: Eric Christopherson
Nicknames: E
Age: 40
Hometown: Detroit Lakes
Where do you live now? Duluth
Number of years riding: 28
Home resort: Spirit Mt
Hook ups: Rome, 32, Damage
Current set up: Rome Agent 156 w/ Targa bindings
How did you get into snowboarding? Skateboarding
Best place to ride in MN: Spirit Mt
Favorite memory snowboarding: Learning how to ride at Detroit Mountain
Favorite trick: Front Board
Favorite snowboard film: Mackdawg Stomping Grounds
Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: Hang with family and friends, Skateboard
Why should people support their local shop? The shop supports the local scene and puts on fun events for everyone. Always good to shop local and support the local economy. Support the shop because the shop does a good job of supporting the companies that are doing good things for snowboarding.
Shout outs: Family (Andrea, Olivia, Ollie, Parents and Sister) All my Friends along the way especially (Ben, Barry, Mike@32 Rich@Rome)
Extra Credit Questions
Have you ever puked off a chairlift? Nope
Have you ever had to pee off a chairlift? Nope
Have you ever made out with a girl on a chairlift? Long time ago...
Have you ever fallen off a chairlift? Jacket got caught on one @ Buena Vista and I was hanging there about 10ft off the ground.
Anything we need to know about riding the chairlift with you? I used to fall asleep on the chair.

Brian Wilson
Name: Brian Wilson
Nicknames: Senior Wilson
 Age: 28
HometownVirginia Minnesota
Where do you live now? Carnelian Bay, Lake Tahoe, California
 Number of years riding: 17
Home resort: Giants Ridge
Hook ups: Damage Board Shop, Must Be Minnesota
Current set up: Ride Burnout, Ride Revolt bindings, Adidas boots
How did you get into snowboarding? I surfed, Skimmed, and Skated in Maui when I was a kid. Eventually, I moved to Virginia Minnesota when I was 10. I was always on a board, so it made sense after moving to Minnesota to start snowboarding. Fell in love and have been riding ever since.
 Best place to ride in MN: Giants Ridge, Spirit Mountain, Lutsen
 Favorite memory snowboarding: Every moment I’m on my board with friends, are the best memories.
Favorite trick: Rails: Back 180 Switch 50, Jumps: Back 720 Nose
Favorite snowboard film: Any Videograss, Sugar Shack
 Favorite thing to do outside of snowboarding: Skating, Hiking, Boating, Golfing
 Why should people support their local shop? Because your local shop is part of your local community, and supporting your local community is better than any corporation.
Shout outs: Family, Friends, Metal Music, Damage Boardshop, Must Be Minnesota.
Extra Credit Questions
Have you ever puked off a chairlift? Many people have asked me this question, and in fact the answer is yes - many times in my day. (Shouts to Kenny Powers)
Have you ever had to pee off a chairlift? Yeeeah, couple times, I definitely peed on myself a little Have you ever made out with a girl on a chairlift? Yes, watch your own bobber
Have you ever fallen off a chairlift? Jumped off into a tree once
Anything we need to know about riding the chairlift with you? Either you suck farts or join in on my pterodactyl screaming

Jared Jordan
Current board setup? Nitro T1 155.

Favorite crew to ride with?  Zee Spleff Crew.

Go-to trick? Back One Sw Nosepress.

Trick that you hate? Sw Back One.

Why people should shop at Damage and not online or the mall?
Because you always have to support local and stay true to the game. Damage is the truest.

Goals for the winter?  Snowboard as much as possible.

Blondes or Brunettes?  Brunettes all day.

Favorite video part?  Scotty Wittlake in Happy Hour.

Favorite beer to chug on the chairlift?  Ranger IPA.

Jumps or Jibs? Natural.

Best resort to ride in MN?  Spirit Mt.

Itunes or Hardcopies?  Hard copies.

Reverse camber or camber?  Camber.

Sponsors and hookups?
THANK YOU DAMAGE BOARDSHOP, HOBO HEADWEAR, 32, NITRO SNOWBOARDS, ZSC and my FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Mark Wilson
Current board setup?  Rome Butterknife, Rome 390's.

Favorite crew to ride with?  Keep The Change dudes, Damage Crüe.

Go-to trick?  Switch backlips are a fun one for down bars 

Trick that you hate?  I'm not a big fan of 180 in 360 outs.

Why people should shop at Damage and not online or the mall?
Because Damage is a shop run by people who actually skateboard and snowboard. They throw contests and premieres and do everything they can to better the local skate/snow scene.

Goals for the winter?
Film another video part most likely with the Keep The Change guys and just get as many days on board as possible.

Blondes or Brunettes?  I like em all.

Favorite video part?  There are too many good ones to narrow it down.

Favorite beer to chug on the chairlift?
Twisted Tea. Easy chug with no carbonation!

Jumps or Jibs?
I grew up riding more rails but I like to get some air-time too.

Best resort to ride in MN?
Giants Ridge and Lutsen are rad for all-mountain. And if you wanna head a couple minutes into Wisconsin Mont Du Lac and Trollhaugen are my favorite for rope tow boardin.

Itunes or Hardcopies?  Hard copy!

Reverse camber or camber?
I've been on a flat board for a while now.

Sponsors and hookups?
Damage Boardshop, K2, Dakine, Celsius Boots, and Dragon Optics.

Eric Enquist

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