Where was your favorite place to travel re: Snowboarding?
Erik: Now that I live in Utah, I love going back home to the Midwest. We also take a birthday trip to Mammoth’s opening weekend every year, and that’s always a good time.
Jon: My favorite place to travel for snowboarding would definitely be back home to the Midwest. After getting my pow fix in Utah, I like getting creative in the streets of Minnesota. Plus Hyland rope tow laps cannot be beat.
Where was your favorite place to travel not related to snowboarding?
Erik: Costa Rica to surf. We did that for a couple weeks ago last winter and are planning on going back this year. Can’t wait.
Jon: Costa Rica! Great surf, great food, little bit of family time, lots of partying.
Where are you looking forward to riding this coming winter?
Erik: I haven’t made any big travel plans yet, but definitely Brighton and maybe some pow days at Snowbird.
Jon: Definitely in the backcountry. Especially over the next couple years, I’d love to learn all the necessary skills to venture out into the backcountry.
What activities and hobbies over the summer have you been doing to keep in riding shape?
Erik: Jon and I were Windells campers for a couple years when we were young. Then, Flow had a signature session which allowed us to be the featured riders of the week. We ran a lot of the off hill activities and ended up meeting the Head Counselor, Cody Lee. The next year we applied and got the job.
Jon: Yup, I’ve spent the last nine summers of my life up at Mount Hood. Most of which were as a camper, then as a guest rider and eventually a counselor.
Erik: Hood is pretty darn perfect. In good health, I work at Windells and get to snowboard all year round. I also love to surf, but I suck at it. Other than that, riding my road bike, playing soccer, and skateboarding. Just bought a 1974 Honda CB200 motorcycle too, so that’s gonna take up a lot of my time.
Jon: I love riding bicycles, both mountain and road. It’s a new hobby I picked up but I plan on doing that for the rest of my life. Should keep the knees in tip top riding shape.
What are your plans for what’s left of the summer, before the snow falls?
Jon: Classes… The school year just began at the university of Utah.
Erik: Back in school now at the University of Utah. Loading up on credits so I can take an easy load this winter.
Is there anything else you would like to say to Flow Snowboarding supporters and customers?
Erik: We all know Flow, (bindings especially) have gotten some hate over the years, and I find it kind of ironic. A lot of the haters are the same guys preaching that snowboarding is all about fun. To me, Flow’s bindings are just a different (faster) way to attach boarders to their snowboards. Their products keep getting better and better, and they’ve supported Jon and I since the beginning. For that, I’m glad to be working with such a sick, original, snowboarding company.
Erik has found himself back on a more traditional Pop-Cam camber to his board by riding the White Out, while his brother Jon has been rocking the Chill & Verve with the I-Rock and EZ-Rock profile. What style of camber and profile are you riding nowadays? Is it the same camber for freeriding as it is for freestyling? We want to know. Connect with us at Flow Snowboarding via Social Media and hashtag #FlowSnowboarding.