Sponsor News You Can’t Use: Wiig and Visconti’s New Hook Ups

Is it bad that we don’t really care when a brand picks up a new rider? I mean, send us a video and we’ll post that, or something, but your press release about the sweet new dude who is on your team is of no use to us. That said, Nick Visconti is riding for PortersTahoe (even less interesting cause it’s a shop sponsorship, but they included a rap) and OMG OMG OMG we didn’t care Andreas Wiig was on Forum when it was all over the internet two weeks ago, and we still don’t really find it that exciting now. If do find either of these things important/useful though, here are the full releases:

Andreas Wiig on Forum

The rumors are true. As winter has arrived, so has Norwegian phenom Andreas Wiig to Forum’s pro team. Joining Peter Line, Eddie Wall, Pat Moore, Jake Welch, Stevie Bell, John Jackson, Nic Sauvé and Daniel Ek, Andreas is set to give it 110% this season. Whether riding the park, at a slopestyle event or filming in the backcountry, Wiig continually pushes his limits.

“It’s an honor to be part of such a talented and progressive team, a team that is setting the standard in snowboarding today,” says Wiig. “I already know most of the guys on the team and I’m looking forward to riding with them. It’s going to be good times.”

“There is no better fit for Forum than Andreas. Forum is a cutting-edge freestyle brand and that is exactly who Andreas is, always taking it to a new level,” states Director of Team Marketing Bryan Knox. “We are all extremely happy to be working with a rider of this caliber.”

Thinking back to when his snowboarding career began and how he got to where he is today, Andreas is looking forward to focusing more on filming and shooting photos. Although he’ll continue to participate in select contests globally, the emphasis of Wiig’s upcoming season seems to be reconnecting with his roots.

Stay tuned to forumsnowboards.com for more Andreas news throughout the season.

Nick Visconti on PortersTahoe Team

PortersTahoe.com is proud to announce the addition of Nick Visconti to our snowboard team roster. Nick brings a unique flair for the unconventional whether it be approaching features in his own skateboard-inspired way or belting out show tunes one minute and laying down fresh raps the next.

“I came from the bay but now in Truckee I live and stay with inspiration every day
When I wake up to the cosmic rays I look around and praise
With a smile on my face, every day is a beautiful day
Tahoe is a dream come true shredding on the daily with my crew
From the bay to the mountains  I think I found the youth fountain
I feel extremely blessed and so I attribute the rest
To my friends family and Jesus… and to Porters… a shop above the rest!!!”  — Nick Visconti

Nick can be seen in Think Thank Productions 2009 movie release COOL STORY now available on DVD.  He also can be found sharing some of his insights into his daily life of snowboarding, skateboarding, and other shenanigans on his popular TahoeDangerzone.blogspot.com.  He’s teamed up with EasyLoungin.com to bring all of the TahoeDangerZone webisodes to you in high-definition “HD” this season.

Nicky “Fresh” — as he’s also known in the shred community — is a truly unique voice with tons of energy and enthusiasm and technical snowboarding skills.  Be on the lookout for his snowboarding adventures, and if you see him slaying it in the park at Tahoe’s Northstar, Boreal, or Squaw Valley resorts this year, don’t hesitate to walk on up and give him a high five.  You’ll get even more love from him if you can sing a couple of lines from Kenny Loggins’ “Highway to the Danger Zone”!

So join PortersTahoe in welcoming Nick Visconti by singing,

Out along the edges
Always where I burn to be
The further on the edge
The hotter the intensity
Highway to the Danger Zone
Gonna take you
Right into the Danger Zone Highway to the Danger Zone”

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