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Lobster Cream Week in Iceland

A week in Iceland, during a time of year when the sun shines for more than four hours a day, would be fun for anyone. Now add in two of Iceland’s biggest celebrities, a Midwesterner getting his first taste of Icelandic women, a french Canadian rail assassin, a loose cannon from the UK, a Norwegian nicknamed “Fridge,” and a member of Iceland’s new wave, whose dad also happens to work as a sled guide. Not only will you have the “best week of the year,” but make a video that can garner reactions such as this one:

So you know the video is worth your watch, you fucking heathens.

Stunts: Halldor Helgason, Eiki Helgason, Frank Bourgeois, Colin Wilson, Fridtjof Tischendorf, Sparrow Knox and Baldur Vihelmsson

Video: Diggles

$$$$: Lobster Snowboards

Colin Wilson Fries Up Hump Day

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Midwest-Bred Colin Wilson is a tall drink of water with a mellow demeanor, and a ton of board control. Though plagued with injuries, his positive attitude and Trollhaugen upbringing have enabled him to make his way through the snowboard world as a Burton Knowbuddy and now a Lobster global am. With a slot in the VG am movie due to drop this fall, Colin will continue to turn heads with his controlled tall-guy style and hefty bag of tricks.

How tall are you?

I think I’m about 6’2”.

Do you ever wish you were shorter? I feel like snowboarding is one of the few things where being short is an advantage.

No, I think it’s kind of cool being a little bit different. I don’t think people realize how much harder it is to snowboard when you’re tall. It’s a lot more to control, but I think that’s what’s kind of fun about it is the challenge for sure.

You’re filming for the VG am movie this year. What can you tell me about that project?

It was pretty spontaneous this year. I really had no plans and I got asked to do it which was really cool. I definitely didn’t expect it, but it was definitely a huge opportunity that I was really stoked to get. Just trying to make the best of it. I broke my back earlier this season at the second spot. After six weeks I was back filming with those guys and that was probably the best feeling I could have had. Back on my board, back with the boys.

Who else is filming for the VG movie?

The am movie is Riley Nickerson, Jesse Gouviea, Brady Lem, Jordan Morse, Jordan Small, and I feel like I’m forgetting one but I think that’s about it. It’s a pretty small crew.

Are they doing a pro movie too?

They’re doing a pro movie and they’re also doing an Adidas movie, so the Adidas guys are doing that one, Derrek Lever, Mark Wilson, Tommy Gesme and Wiz and all those other dudes that are really good. They’re doing their own thing with Colton Feldman. What’s cool about the am movie is it’s not really it’s own thing. All of us riders, whether you’re in the pro movie or the Adidas movie, whatever you wanna call it, we all get to film together. I’ll go out and film with Jake or Joe and the Minnesota boys and it’s all going into different projects but we’re all hitting the same spots. It’s really cool.

Sounds like we’re in for a good Fall of movie drops.

Oh yeah. Riley Nickerson. That’s all I’m gonna say, but he’s got some stuff for people to see.

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This was at Elm Creek. That day we went out and hit a few spots and it was really nice out so wanted to keep snowboarding. We had this idea to go to elm creek and went snowboarding. It was really cool, there was a bunch of kids watching. We all started snowboarding and I feel like it created this energy like it was a band performing. We were just doing trains on everything and people were getting really stoked on it, it was fun.

How did you break your back?

I broke my back on a street rail. I over-pressed a little bit and gutted a kink rail really hard. Pretty much broke my back from the contortion. I had a spinal fracture, I fractured 3 vertebrae in my lower back, broke a few ribs and bruised everything on my inside on the left side. What took the longest to heal was mostly just my organs and my muscles on my side. My back actually felt pretty good after about three weeks.

Was that your worst injury?

Back in 2012, at Superpark 17 at Mt Bachelor, it was day 2, second run. I was bombing down to a step down and there was a photographer standing on top of it. I was bombing, no stopping and he jumps in front of me to stop me. I tried to stop, and I almost came to a stop but didn’t and slid off the edge of the step down. I don’t know how far I dropped, but way too far to walk away from and completely destroyed my knee. It was like a list of everything in your knee, like a bomb went off. I was out for a whole season and half of the next one. In the meantime, the Knowbuddy program was starting, and Zack Nigro had hit me up right after I had surgery and I told him, I just had surgery, I’m not going to be able to snowboard this whole season. And he’s like, nah dude, we know, we got your back. They sent me a snowboard and gear, clothes and everything. He was like take your time, don’t worry about it. I spent the following two season trying to mend my knee back into shape and learn how to snowboard again. Ended up having a second surgery to clean up my knee. It took me a little while to get back. It was a big mental thing for sure. It taught me a lot. I got into carpentry at lot more during the off time. When I got back into snowboarding I took it more seriously in the way to taking care of my body and being healthy, but i didn’t take it more seriously like it had to be a job or anything like that. I still have a very mellow mentality about snowboarding. The best way to do it is to not take it seriously, that’s when you do your best. That was a pretty gnarly injury.

You’re from Wisconsin, right?

Yeah I actually grew up in Wisconsin, right by Trollhaugen. I went to the same school as Ethan Deiss, him and I have known each other since we were about 3. We used to wrestle together. We grew up snowboarding together and going to summer school and stuff like that together. Getting in a lot of trouble when we were little. I grew up there until I right after I graduated from High School. Eventually made my way to the Twin Cities and went to school part time and filmed with my friends, the Impaler guys. It was actually Working for the City at the time with Stark and Brett Spurr, Chris Duncan and Sam Duncan, that was pretty cool. I live here now and I love it. I’m close to all the hills for the most part. I’m further away from Trollhaugen then I would like but I still make it there plenty of times a week.

What’s the difference between Minnesota and Wisconsin?

Wisconsin, at least where Trollhaugen is, is a a little more redneck I feel like. It’s a little more rough around the edges than kids who came from the city. You get a different mix of cultures and kids who were raised different. It has its good and bad but it all kinda works out. Everybody’s homies with everybody. There’s not a bunch of crews and everyone’s not real cliqued up trying to be cooler than everybody else. We all kind feed off of each other.

What was it like growing up riding Trollhaugen. Is that why you’re so good?

(laughs) I don’t think I’m good. Trollhaugen is my home. I don’t live in Wisconsin any more, my family doesn’t live there anymore, so when I go to Trollhaugen that’s the closest thing I feel to home for sure. I have a lot of history there. I started snowboarding when I was 8, I skied there when I was little. When I got into snowboarding it all changed and I quit playing winter sports and all that. My parents would drop me off every day after school and I would snowboard till it closed.

What was Ethan like as a little kid? Has Burton changed him?

No, Ethan definitely my best friend. He’s like a brother to me. I think Burton changed his approach to snowboarding. They’re more of a simulated type brand as far as they way they market their riders and their expectations and things like that. I think maybe that has taken a little bit of a toll on Ethan, but he has insane amounts of talent. I don’t think we’ve seen Ethan’s best video part yet. I’m pretty excited for what he has to come, he’s filming with Absinthe and he’s always got something up his sleeve.

While we’re on Burton… you were a Knowbuddy, are you excited to be somebody now?

There were so many people that were so bummed on the Knowboddy thing, but I tried to be as optimistic as I could with Burton and the whole Knowbuddy thing. With Ethan being on Burton, I kinda had an idea and a taste of how Burton works with things. I didn’t necessarily have this goal to be on Burton for the rest of my life and I didn’t have that expectation. I knew it was kind of a stepping stone. It definitely built a foundation for me in snowboarding and helped me with meeting people. I met Bridges and spent a week with the Snowboarder guys when we did an editorial and it was definitely one of the best trips of my life. I got nothing but good things from the whole opportunity. It led me to getting on Lobster and led me to where I am now, which I’m stoked on.

How did you end up getting on Lobster?

A couple people that I didn’t know had hit me up. I didn’t really know if they were serious or not because the guy that hit me up was French and I couldn’t really understand and of his words. I kinda thought it was joke at first and the Haldor hit me up. He spoke really briefly and said he was down to put me on Lobster if I was down. I talked to Diggles and everything kinda came together from there. It was pretty mellow. They don’t really have any expectations of me other than to have fun and film a video part.

So Eiki and Haldor don’t make you do crazy shit?

No, they don’t at all. I actually got the chance to hang with Haldor while he was here in Minnesota. We didn’t really get to film together, which I wish we could have, but we were both doing our own projects so we were pretty busy. He came over one night though and we went out in Minneapolis. He was just the raddest dude. That’s when it really clicked with my with Lobster, I got this immediate satisfaction. I was just so stoked to be a part of it. All Haldor wants to do is have fun, so I’m excited for what’s to come.

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“I had just landed on my face off of a wall ride. I imagined what it looked like if someone was on the rope and they saw it happen and I just started laughing, so that’s why I’m laughing in the picture.”

You work construction as well. What sort of stuff do you do?

I’m an independent contractor, so I work with other contractors and do my own jobs as well. I do new construction and I also do finish carpentry, finishing houses and remodeling old houses. Kinda do a little bit of everything.

Do you do that in the summer?

Yeah and I do it on and off during the snowboard season. When I get time gaps or if the snow is really bad or it’s really cold and there’s just not a lot of snow. I’ll just work that week or in-between trips. For the most part I try to limit it to working spring through fall and taking the winter off.

Do you ever think about moving West?

Yes and no. I always have this itch to wanna move west every time I travel there, but I always get sucked into staying here in Minnesota. I think it’s the fact that it’s a really good place to be stationed as far as work and the community here and the connections and the resources here. As long as I have the ability to travel to those places more often than not I think that replaces the idea of having to live there. I definitely want to move somewhere else in my lifetime to try other things. As I get older I feel like I’m going to get out of street snowboarding a little more, as my body won’t be able to handle as much, and there’s definitely other parts of snowboarding that I want to explore as far as backcountry and stuff like that I really want to get into.

Is there anything specific that you want to do in the future?

I’ve always really liked snowboard parts that have everything in them. Like Keagan and Kazu, they always have street stuff and backcountry stuff and they always have really well rounded parts like they can do anything. That’s always what I’ve followed as far people that try to blaze a new trial and try new things and not just do the same tricks that everyone else does.

What about Mike Cassanova?

He’s insane… at snowboarding. He’s both, but he’s just one of the raddest dudes. I’ve known him since I was a young dude and I’ve always idolized him as far as his style and his approach to snowboarding and as far as just being humbled and always having fun. Like don’t worry about sponsors and what people tell you to do all the time, just go out and have fun. Put some good music in your ears. It’s not always about doing the biggest and gnarliest tricks, it’s about being able to do them controlled and with good style and I’ve always liked the fact that he’s a really proper snowboarder, so I’ve always idolized him in that way.

What are you most hyped on in snowboarding right now?

Honestly, I don’t follow snowboarding very closely as far as watching tons of videos and keeping up with that stuff. I’m stoked on what I’m doing right now and the projects that I’ve been working with. All I wanna do is see my friends’ video parts, that’s all I really care about.

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“That just his last weekend that was the first day I experienced this season of full on spring boarding. That was a really good day at Trollhaugen. We grilled out, it was a textbook bluebird day, grilling in the parking lot, drinking beers with everyone, we didn’t film much because we were having too much fun snowboarding, but we managed to get a couple photos.”

What’s the secret to a good fish fry?

Shore lunch, eggs and panko. You need some wall eye, you batter it all with the shore lunch and then just drop it in the deep fryer or pan fry it. It’s the best. But first you gotta get good fish. I like to fry fish that I catch. get a bunch of Walleye or crappie from Northern Minnesota or our cabin and just fry em up. It’s pretty cool.

How often do you fish?

In the summer I fish every weekend. Not a lot of people know, I feel like when they come to Minnesota. Some people, not gonna say any names, but some people come and are like this place seems so boring. In the winter when they’re filming and it’s cold, but they don’t understand what its like here in the summer. There’s lakes everywhere, there’s amazing views and trails and rivers. I have a cabins that I go to, so it’s definitely a great place to be.

Everywhere is better in the summer. As a snowboarder I feel bad saying that but summer rules.

That’s why it’s hard for me to leave. I like being here in the winter. It’s close to an airport, there’s spots everywhere, there’s resorts everywhere, there’s friends everywhere and people who wanna film. It’s a lot easier to get things done and make things happen, but as soon as you run out of snow as far as filming it’s not the most productive place to be.

Did it snow in Minnesota this year?

It did, just a week ago we lost all our snow. We were filming in Duluth last weekend, and they’re losing all their snow now it’s starting to get warm up there. Minnesota is always tricky. We might end up getting a foot of snow in the next two weeks, but with the weather being the way it is now probably not.

What’s next for you? Got any trips planned?

Right now I’m trying to plan a trip to Bear with Jake OE and some guys to possibly do some stuff with Snowboarder mag, but I really just wanna go where there’s snow and keep riding my snowboard. I wanna head to Tahoe to keep filming there, they just got a bunch of snow, and then spend some time in Bear, then make my way to Mammoth for Holy Bowly and Superpark. That’ll be my next month and we’ll see where I end up from there.

Is there anything else you’d like to say to the snowboarding public?

I don’t really wanna tell anybody what to do or anything, but I just feel like snowboarding is getting a little carried away with trending and being the coolest thing and being these isolated, solo artists. I feel like it should be more of a team effort. People need to try and help each other out and work together to climb the ladder instead of everyone trying to one up each other and be the coolest person and be part of the coolest crew. Be a little more humble.

Snowboarding as a team sport.

It is 100%. If you think about it you can’t go to a spot and film a trick and get it edited into a movie by yourself. You have to have a filmer, you to have people to help you shovel, you have to have people to run a winch or pull a bungee. Not to mention the support that you have from your friends when you’re at a spot or when you’re snowboarding in general. Going snowboarding by yourself can be fun sometimes, but that’s what I love the most about Minnesota. The Minnesota and Wisconsin snowboard communities, you can go snowboarding and you don’t have to call anyone. You know there’s gonna be somebody there that you know or you’re down to shred with. It’s pretty cool.

Sponsors, shout outs?

Definitely big thanks to Haldor and Eiki and Diggles and all the dudes at Lobster and Switchback. David and all the snowboarders at Trollhaugen. The whole midwest crew and all my friends from around the US and across the globe, I want to thank all of them for all the support they’ve given me and making snowboarding what it is. Shout outs to my family and all of my friends, Trollhaugen, Lobster, Switchback, Videograss, the Impaler, Zach Nigro, Alex Andrews and all the dudes at Burton.

Europe – A Five Stan Review: Part 1

What I have learned so far on my trip to Europe is that nothing in life is free. While it’s true that Bataleon and Lobster Snowboards graciously booked my plane ticket to London, and Monster Energy is taking care of my hospitality while I travel with the movie tour, I am paying for this trip in irreparable liver damage. In fact, within 24 hours of being in London (the first stop), I lost my jacket, hat, passport, and half of a tooth. I really can’t complain though, as I retrieved the passport, and I can say with certainty that this has been the wildest outing of my life.

My official purpose on this trip is to MC the events for the two movies premiering at each stop. The first is the BYNDXMDLS movie featuring Kevin Backstrom, Tor Lundstrom, Brendan Gerard, which was edited by Ryan Scardigli (Diggles, duh). It’s short and sweet, as it’s comprised of highlights from the online episodes, as well as a couple new clips.  The second movie is MasterBayTable, Sexual Snowboarding’s newest creation, containing new and old members of the beloved Europeon snowboard crew. Parts from Ethan Morgan, Nils Arvidson, Eiki and Haldor make the movie entertaining and easy to get people hyped for (the official job of an MC, of course.)

The tour will take us to London, Stockholm, Tallinn, Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Innsbruck, so I will break this journey into two post, and rate them on a 5 Stan Scale. (1 Stan being the worst, 5 Stans being the best)

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London is fucking massive. Apparently 15 Paris-sized cities could fit within it. To me, this was perhaps the least memorable stop of the trip thus far, partly due to the fact that I had been to London before, but also the fact that I was legitimately blacked out half of the time I was there. Saying “what’s up London!” in a scenario that was remotely justified was definitely a fulfillment of some rockstar fantasy. Or should I say Monster fantasy. The afterparty donned several free bottles of liquor and a magician named Jerry who made things appear in Haldor’s shoe.

Highlight: Experiencing the UK Snow dome culture. The second day in the UK we drove a couple hours outside London to a place called Milton-Keynes. It’s an indoor snow dome within a mall. Inevitably, the scene inside blends  “mall kid” with “snowboarder” 0h so well.

 

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Simply put, Stockholm is a beautiful city. It’s no wonder there are so many recognizable spots that have been hit by Jed Anderson, Nick Dirks, Gus Engle and countless others. Beyond that, everyone is dressed like they are in a Kanye West fashion show, and the girls are all tens. Though Kevin denies this, he is a celebrity in Stockholm, and was able to get us into the most Posh VIP  club in the city. Like a scene out of a  movie, we walked by a giant line of people waiting to get in and the bouncer threw his arm out in from of me, aiming to stop my under-dressed, bug-eyed ass from entering swank town, but Diggles spoke up that we were with Kevin. Once inside we hung out in the cathedral-looking club and eventually went to an even more VIP club WITHIN THE FIRST CLUB.

Highlight: Skating by myself around the city in the morning. This trip is pretty scheduled and the stops are tight and full of meetings with shops for signings, so the fact I got to escape and see the city for a few hours was something I appreciated immensely. The other highlight would of course be that I made it into the most exclusive club in Sweden wearing a sweatshirt and slip ons.

Tallink Ferry from Sweden to Estonia – 6 Stans

Rather than fly from Stockholm to Tallinn, a Monster tour bus picked us up in Stockholm at 3 pm the day after the premiere. This bus is absolutely insane: There’s a lounge area with couches, a kitchen, and a conference room in the back complete with a glass table, Big Screen TV, an X-Box. Perhaps most importantly the bus also contains Stu and Oliver, two absolutely hilarious British blokes who drive it all over Europe for various events.  We drove a couple minutes to the ferry and parked the bus inside a massive cruise ship. We then walked up five flights of stairs to enter into a casino-looking boat cabin and immediately got to drinking champagne. The ferry drive is 15-hours long and overnight, so the boat is equipped with several restaurants, stores, a dance club, and a full theater.  Skinny hallways resembling those from The Shining mazed around each floor and led you to various rooms each, blasting their own special brand of house music.

After a hearty meal and several bottles of wine, we made our way down to the theater and casino where we sat at table and watched  entertainment acts varying from American Pop music cover bands, to mesh-laden men doing sexually suggestive dance routines with fog billowing from behind them.

Highlight: Waking up at 8 am with a champagne hangover and walking to the store barefoot to get water. The tables have turned. Everyone stares in awe at ME about what they are seeing. To their credit, I look like a complete mad man at this point, and I have not taken my coon skin hat off for two straight days.

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Like Stockholm, Tallinn is another beautiful Eastern European city with tight cobblestone roads and century-old buildings. The only reason it didn’t get the highest remarks was I showed up there feeling like such a pile after the ferry I couldn’t really explore it properly. After allowing a statue of a baby to pee in my mouth for a photo, the crew went to the local board shop, Surf House, where Haldor, Eiki, Kevin, Tor, Diggles and Johannes answered some interview questions from the owner of the shop. I liked this premiere stop a great deal as the after party felt like the most genuine interaction between the locals and traveling team. Other nights the crew would end up disbanded by the end of the night, but in Estonia we hung together and drank with the locals for a solid 4 or 5 hours and had a lot of hard laughs. To the people of Tallinn: YOU GUYS GO HARD, TAKE CARE OF THE BALLOON BELLIED MAN! (Sorry, you had to be there)

Highlight: We ate dinner at a place called Old Hansa, a traditional Estonian restaurant with no electricity and the people dressed in medieval garb. Our waiter asked the most handsome, powerful and agile guest to identify themself as the “table master,” so naturally I selected myself and was referred to as “Master Stan” by the waiter the whole night. I was given power over the night in important decisions such as, who gets to drink, when should we get more food, and most importantly, required to give a toast before drinking a very strong-tasting pepper Schnapps. I told everyone, including the Estonian media that had joined us for dinner, they all owed me their first born child.

Now we drive for two straight days in the Monster bus to Warsaw, Poland. Talk of Berlin being the gnarliest stop of the trip has me in fear of my life, for I can’t even imagine partying harder than we have already, but as we commonly say on the trip, “Let’s Send it, huh?”

 

 

Site Check: Lobster Snowboards 15/16

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It’s an interesting indication of how the Helgasons have matured when a board with a graphic depiction of a naked stripper having her face ripped off by a canister vacuum is a sign their art is moving in a less disturbing direction.

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They’re still on the Bataleon 3BT program, because if it isn’t broken don’t fix it, and the lineup looks like they’re doubling down on what they’re good at- jib/park baords. I don’t remember them doing a youth model before, but the idea of typical-suburban-parent coming to this site because little Suzie asked for a Youthboard for Christmas is pretty amusing.

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Eiki really got something right here. More than once I’ve found snowboard companies not telling people that something glows in the dark. Which is insane, in most cases something that glows in the dark is inherently better than something that doesn’t. Why wouldn’t you tell people up front?

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Halldor’s pro model comes in a totally cutting edge orange and camo colorway, and with an asymmetrical version of the trusty 3BT profile. So that’s all abaord on two trendy trends, but what I want to look at is that the both pro-model Switchback Bindings are being sold straight through Lobster with no mention of what brand they are, while Switchback’s site is still flogging last year’s wares. Are the Helgasons just focusing on one thing at a time, or has the binding business been back burnered?

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I don’t know why, but I’m imagining both of them saying this simultaneously. Like some kind of possessed viking press conference.

So we’ve got strippers, cartoon violence, and a couple of Euros. And they’re on 3BT so the similarities to Bataleon are really quite striking. But like I said anything that glows in the dark is better than anything that doesn’t, so they’ll take a narrow lead in the standings with 87 points.

Check the site for yourself here- http://www.lobstersnowboards.com/

The standings so far-

Rank Brand Score
1. Lobster Snowboards 87
2. Bataleon  86
3. Endeavor 74
4. Arbor Collective 71
5. Holden 62

 

Lobster’s Super Limited Special Addition Graphics are OUT NOW!

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It’s that time again; the Lobster Special Addition boards are being released today for the 2015-16 season. Halldor and Eiki kept them secret for several months, and today, for the first time, the graphics are made public. The boards will be available on Lobstersnowboards.com and at select retailers worldwide. These boards are a late release and numbers are super limited. You’ll instantly achieve mad street cred if you score one now. Hell yeah!

http://lobstersnowboards.com/boards/

Lobster special additions are LIVE!

Eiki and Halldor present the all new Lobster Special Addition graphics for 1415. These graphics were decided a few months back, but have been kept secret… Until today! The Helgasons made an introduction video on the beach in Monaco to show the whole world the sick new Jib and Park Special Addition graphics. Check out the edit over on lobstersnowboards.com to take a closer look at them. You can even order your favourite from our web shop and be set for the snow already! As ever, they are limited edition so DO NOT BE AFRAID of ordering today..

http://lobstersnowboards.com/

Hump Day Gets Nasty with Halldor Helgason

As one of the most radical young dudes in snowboarding these days, Halldor Helgason’s rise from Iceland to mind-fucking the X Games with a perfect score (Big Air 2010) less than 10 years after first strapping in almost sounds surreal. And if you’re to consider a year after that he would launch and create a snowboard brand in 2 days, call it Lobster Snowboards and have graphics showcasing nasty vaginas with teeth that would be immensely popular, you would scream “Shit on my tits! Can this barely-legal dude walk on water?” Yes, it’s all true. Living the dream, kids. Halldor Helgason is slamming vaginas onto snowboards so you and I don’t have to. Winning contests, standout video parts, and a successful blog doesn’t hurt that much, either.

How has the early season and new year been treating you?

It has been really good so far. Been filming for X Games Real street back home in Iceland (he’s in the finals now), so a fun start of the season for sure. My plan was to film all over Scandinavia, but there was no snow at all, so I was lucky to get some snow on Iceland.

What would you like to accomplish this year?

Same as always – ride as much as I can, film, do a couple of contests. Just cruise around and try to enjoy my season as much as possible. Also, want to do as much as possible for the brands we started. As always, I only do max four big contests per season so I have time to film.

Tell us something about Iceland most people wouldn’t know.

I guess a lot of people already know this, but Iceland should be called Greenland and Greenland should be called Iceland. That would make way more sense. Iceland is also like a combo between the USA and Scandinavia. It’s a nice combo. We have most of the fast foods you have in USA, and then we have a lot of hot girls like Sweden, Norway and Finland.

You guys eat reindeer up there?

Yes we do, but we imported the reindeer ourselves to Iceland and then we hunt them down.

This jump seems extra scary due to danger of drowning. photo courtesy Nike.

You’ve said the Iceland scene was never that great when you were a kid. Who did you look up to when you were a young buck?

The first movie I saw was Resistance, so after that movie I really looked up to the whole Forum team.

Is Bjork’s birthday a national holiday? Did you want to take her sexual snowboarding when you were a kid?

It’s weird but to be honest I’ve never been that stoked on Bjork. Everyone always drops her name when they hear I’m from Iceland, but I have never been a big fan of hers. I’m way more stoked on Sigur Rós.

Can you recall your first snowboarding experience in America and what you thought of the States?

I was stoked! It was when I was filming for Black Winter. I was riding a lot in Tahoe, so the parks and the whole vibe in the USA is awesome. I always enjoy riding and chilling in the US. The problem is filming street rails, you always have to worry about being shut down by the police or rent-a-cops. In Scandinavia they are way more mellow.

Things that you can get in America that aren’t so prevalent back home?

Four Loco, Willy Wonka candies, Pita Pit and In & Out Burger.

Icelandic girls or American girls or ________ girls? Please explain.

Nothing against the American girls, but the Icelandic girls are just easier and more nasty, in a good way, of course. Sweden and Norway got the best girls though, and the best kebab.

Icelandic powder day? Photo courtesy Nike.

There is an amazingly clever slogan on one of your Lobster t-shirts. Shit on My Tits! What does it mean? Are you super into coprophilia? Often referred to as scat? Sex with shit?

(Laughing) I’m not into it like that, but man I love watching nasty porn, though. I think it’s so funny to see all the sketchy things people are doing. It’s been a hobby of mine and all my friends back home for a long time now. The master behind that slogan is Gulli Gudmundsson. He dropped the bomb and Eiki and I were so stoked that we couldn’t believe it. Here are two banger sites too see funny/nasty porn:

http://lobstertube.com/
http://efukt.com/

Check them!

You claim to be a chef on Facebook. Can you share with us, the culinary experts at Yobeat, one of Halldor’s favorite Icelandic recipes?

Yeah man, I think Chef fits better to me then athlete (laughing). I lived in Sweden for 3 years and I was the master in making noodles. I pretty much just lived on noodles and microwave pizzas so I got the microwave timing on lock. A lot of people actually don’t know how to make noodles, but they think they do.

1. Put the noodles in the water.
2. Wait till it’s ready.
3. Put the noodles in the bowl.
4. Then the spice on…
5. Then eat it.

You put a scary vagina with razor sharp teeth on a snowboard. What was the inspiration and story behind this exceptional snowboard graphic?

We wanted to show everyone we could finally do whatever we want to do (laughing). Snowboarding has become so serious and all the big companies are so worried what the big mainstream thinks. We never really worried about what people think, we just do whatever we think is funny and we are stoked on. We knew people would have different thoughts on the STD board and it would probably also be banned from a couple of stores. We figured that would be a great start and we would be stoked on it, anyway. Banned things are things that people like us love to see.

Your straight to web snowboarding masterpiece, Sexual Snowboarding, has almost been as big a hit as Kim Kardashian’s sex tape. What is sexual snowboarding? How should we get more sexual when snowboarding?

(Laughing) Thank you, thank you! We were stoked on how Sexual Snowboarding turned out. Just a mellow easy setup of a snowboard movie, short and pretty much just straight up snowboarding mixed with a couple random shots like puking on a GoPro, which, of course, is pretty sexual. The main man behind that movie that deserves a lot of credit is Lord Johannes Brenning

You had a rule in college where you had to shit with the door open. Was sniffing roommate ass merely a ploy to see who was tougher at ass sniffing or who could deliver the best smelling shits?

Yeah, we had that rule. It was weird at first. It was hard to poo with the door open and people around. Then when you got use to it, it was way more chill because you could talk to everyone at the same time and stuff like that. So I really recommend it to people to have the same rule.

Do you keep a poop diary?

Of course! Doesn’t everybody? I’m not good enough with it. Just take photos of the banger ones, of course. The person that has the best one is Gulli Gudmundsson.

Please tell us a little bit about your alter ego, Harold, and when you like to bring him out?

I’m called Harold when I’m drunk. Most of the time, Harold is super stoked and always in a good mood, but he is really good on finding ways to get kicked out from every place he gets into. Bad ideas always sound like the best ideas ever. He stomps moves like throwing drinks, puking, peeing all over, doing the helicopter or just getting naked. I guess that is the reason why I’m banned from 3 of 5 places in my hometown of Akureyri. Eating kebab and head banging is all he wants to do.

You said that former military brat, Cindy Taylor, aka Jesse Jane, the American porn star is your dream girl because “she’s not kidding around.” She’s married. Has a child. Lives in Oklahoma. Would you be willing to fly to Oklahoma to fuck her?

I would be willing to rollerblade over there from Iceland.

Apparently Halldor doesn’t care about his landings. Photo courtesy Nike

You bought a house in Monaco. What’s it like being surrounded by the filthy rich? Do the Helgasons’ vibe well in Monaco?

No, actually not. We don’t fit in there at all. But that doesn’t matter at all, I always just go there for like 3 weeks at a time mostly. Then I’m just chilling, sleeping in, going to the beach, skating and drinking, so it always just feels like a nice vacation when I’m in Monaco. Then, you can always go to Nice in France that is like 30 minutes away.

Lobster Snowboards, 7/9/13 belts, Hoppipolla headwear, and Switchback Bindings. Everything you touch seems to turn to gold. When starting a new company, or launching a new brand, what are your thoughts on how to stick out in the already clogged snowboard market place?

When you start up your own brand, you’ve just got to make sure you’re stoked on doing it and committed and have the right people in it with you so you can learn from their knowledge. Then it’s just fun to design and get the whole image for the brand going. It takes a lot of time for sure, but it is fun to see because all that hard work comes straight back to you. If it keeps going good with all the brands we can actually give sick riders the opportunity to live on snowboarding, which is a really cool feeling.

Please tell us about what to expect from Switchback Bindings.

It’s awesome. It’s bindings that you just need a screwdriver for the inserts. Then, all the other things you can just snap on and off – even the highbacks. So, you have the chance to ride without highbacks and put a heal piece in to still have good grip, which is a cool different feeling when you like to be lose in the park or wherever. When you buy Switchback bindings you have to choose your own color combo and since it has 7 parts in 5 colors, it’s almost impossible to get the same binding as the others out there. I’ve been riding the bindings this season and I’m super stoked on them so far, and I’m sure people will really like them as well.

What are some of your most memorable experiences from coming to the states?

Chilling on Venice Beach, partying in Las Vegas, eating In-N-Out burger, riding in Tahoe and X-games. All good memories, but now that I just turned 21 it’s time to introduce Harold to American bars and nightclubs without using a fake ID. It’s about time.
Go to snowboarding trick that gives you a boner?
BS tail to regular – one of the best feeling tricks you can do.

Best advice your older brother Eiki ever gave you?

If you drink milk your bones will get hard and break, if you don’t drink milk they will just bend. Never plan anything because then the plan can fail. Never go a day without youjizz.com.

What is the best part of snowboarding?

Just cruising around in a nice resort with your friends with a bunch of side hits and mini jibs all over the place, and not a lot of people around.

Poster boy. Photo courtesy Nike

Do you ever think or worry about the risks involved with taking your game to bigger rails or a hundred-plus foot jumps? How do you mentally prepare for this?

Yeah, I think about it for sure, but as little as possible. Just focus on the positive things – like how nice it is going to feel if I actually stomp it. Mind fucking is actually a pretty big part of my snowboarding swell. Before I drop in on a huge rail, or a huge jump planning to try some hard trick, I always think like, shit I’m not good enough to do this at all. But then I think — wait, wait! I’m better at snowboarding than I think I am and then most of the time it ends up with me sending it and bailing (laughing). Same with double corks. It sounds so damn hard like that, so I just think about them as a shortcut 1080 or 1260 instead. That’s what it is when you think about it.

You started snowboarding at nine. You started your first company, For Real XXXXL Homeboys Only, when you were 14. Did you ever think making over sized ghetto gowns for your friends to thug around in would lead to this? Eight years later, you’re putting vaginas with teeth on snowboards, designing headwear, belts, bindings and you’ve got a cult like following. What’s the Halldor key to success?

(Laughing) Yeah, my first brand was called HONDELE and the slogan was For Real XXXXXL Homeboys Only – I was so far away from kidding around back then. To be honest, starting up your own brands was one of those things that I always wanted to do but never really thought would happen. Now that it has actually happened it feels insane. We just have to keep on going, try our best with the brands, make them the way we are stoked on and see what happens. If it works out we are stoked, if it doesn’t, we at least tried it out and had a good time doing it. It’s the perfect combo of having some super serious big companies supporting us in exactly what we want to do, but who can also organize things we could never dream about. Then, combine that with our own projects and brands where we can do exactly what we want. I think that it’s a perfect combination to not get over the whole snowboarding industry in the long run.

Sexual Snowboarding Drops Tomorrow!

As with most things from Europe, we’re quite confused by the Helgasson’s Sexual Snowboarding. Not the video itself, that seems cool, but the internet hoopla and scheduling that is surrounding it. The movie is OFFICIALLY going to be online tomorrow at 9 am Pacific time, but right now, part one is out! Watch it:

But, you’re thinking, it’s not 9 am tomorrow yet. Well, here’s the explanation straight from the horses mouth: Read more

Sexual Snowboarding Teaser #2

You know what Iceland does well? Nothing. That’s why their economy sucks, their language is impossible to learn and their tourism industry centers around sitting in white mud with hundreds of gross Europeans. On the flip side, this little Viking camp produced the Helgasons, two talented psychos capable of the antics and tricks we Americans deserve to see. Get hyped, the movie drops soon.

Win Eiki’s Jib Board

The Helgasons aren’t satisfied with the number of Facebook fans Lobster has, so they’re giving away another used board in hopes of enticing you to click like. Here’s the deal:

We want to see some more random photos!

Just hit us wiht your best shiiit and upload it  on http://www.facebook.com/lobste​rsnowboards

The Top 5 ✓ best liked photos will go in the beanie togehter with EIKI’s Top 5 favroites!!

The winner will be randomly picked by EIKI form those 10 Names on Wednesday, 27th of July  and will be announced the monring after!

Win Halldor’s Old Snowboard

The Helgasons need facebook likes for their snowboard company. Help them out and your could win a super exclusive (used) Lobster snowboard. But it was used in big time televised competition, so that actually makes it cooler, right?

LOBSTER SNOWBOARDS is giving someone the chance to win Halldor Helgasons Board he rode at this years X GAMES

This is the only possibility for you out there to win a LOBSTER PARK BOARD before you can buy them in very selected Shops and on http://www.lobstersnowboards.com/!!!

Upload YOUR MOST RANDOM Photo & caption to http://www.facebook.com/lobstersnowboards – The photo with the most ‘likes’ on June 15th will win Halldor’s Board!

The Helgasons Announce Lobster Snowboards

Perhaps growing up on an Island fosters independence. The Helgasons are already leading the pack with helgasons.com and have just announced they’re starting their own brand. We’re in full support of riders doing things their own way, even if it is the zany Euro way.
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