Friday, August 23, 2013

Eiki Helgason Interview!!!



Name: Eiki Helgason
Age: 25
From: Akureyri, Iceland
Current Residens: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Sponsors:
Lobster Snowboards
Oakley Apparel & Goggles
Monster Energy
Hoppipolla Headwear
Coloud Headphones
NEFF Gloves
7-9-13 Belts
Switch Back Bindings
DVS
Frontline
Kaleidoscope Skateboards
Fast & Dangerous
Spot Digger App

Website: http://www.helgasons.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Eikihelgason.1
Instagram: @eikih87
Twitter: @eikih87

The new Sexual Snowboarding video is titled DTF, can you explain what that stands for?
- It stands for "Down To Film." But most people think it's "Down To Fuck." I am really happy with my season so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing all my footage.

What other video projects do you have in the works?
- I am also filming for the new Transworld Snowboarding movie called "Nation."


Last year I rode your pro model Switchback bindings and loved them. Can you tell me how you went about designing your pro model and what changes you've made from last year's to this year's?
- It's basically the same binding but with different graphic, I'm so happy with how they work so I didn't wanna change a thing.

What type of Icelandic foods do you crave when you're away traveling that you look forward to coming home to?
- Icelandic Pizza, Ice cream From Brynja & Icelandic Candy.

How did you get into snowboarding initially? What was your first set up?
- I started Skateboarding before and I loved it, so when the winter came I had to buy a snowboard and got hooked on it right away, My first setup was Scott USA 147 I don't remember the binding & boots.

Do you have any other projects or companies you're working on that you can talk about right now?
- No, it's enough with 4 companies at the moment, Lobster Snowboards, 7/9/13 Belts, Hoppipolla Headwear & Switchback Bindings. Check Them Out:
http://www.lobstersnowboards.com/
http://sevennine13.com/
http://hoppipollaheadwear.com/
http://www.switchbackbindings.com/

Before you got sponsored and got paid to ride a snowboard, did you have any normal type of job?
- Yes, I was a construction worker and Cleaned some fishing machines with high pressure water.

Other than snowboarding, what type of things are you into at the moment?
- Skateboarding and chilling on the beach.


What type(s) of music are you listening to currently?
- I love Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and that kinda rock, but now I am listening a lot to the new Sigur Ros album "Kveikur," it's a Banger.

Any words of wisdom you'd like to share with the internet people out there?
- Enjoy your live!

Photos: petterfoshaug.com for hoppipolla headwear

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