Here’s the second part of the TTR World Tour’s history (the first part is here) as told by the peeps at the centre of the whole thing. So that’s the riders themselves. From Terje and Reto Lamm (winner of the first Air & Style) to the first ever tour champions Mathieu Crepel and Cheryl Maas, the biggest names talk about the tours development over the years. Despite the fact that snowboarding moves quickly, and new talent is constantly coming up through the ranks, what’s interesting is that the 2006/07 champions were Shaun White and Torah Bright – the pair who’ve just won the Olympic Gold Medals – plus ca change eh?
Tristan first stepped on a snowboard at the age of 12, and (despite being a bit rubbish) has made a point of riding as often as possible since. He joined Whitelines in 2009, and writes, shoots, films and edits for both the magazine and the website. Having headed up the team in charge of the Whitelines Buyers' Guide for the past four seasons knows more about the geeky side of snowboard kit than anyone should ever have to know.