Terje Haakonsen has long lead snowboarding in both action and opinion. His riding, his style, and his stoic stance on the value and place of competition and its effects on this activity–well, it boils down to one thing: when Terje speaks, we listen. French magazine, Desillusion spent time with the Sprocking Cat on a road trip around Norway and made this eleven-minute film that is definitely worth viewing.
From Desillusion Magazine:
A road movie through Norway & the mind of Terje Haakonsen
From early contest shakeups to progressing the sport in countless magazines and videos, Terje’s influence on snowboarding’s trajectory is truly monumental. Terje’s Olympic boycott and creation of the Arctic Challenge made him a pioneering proponent of rider-run contests. As a competitor he has stacked accolades including all-time high quarterpipe airs and seven Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom wins.
Desillusion Magazine’s editor in chief Sebastien Zanella followed Terje Haakonsen on a road trip around Norway to gain a true insight into his life away from the spotlight.
The video comes with a full report on Terje Haakonsen published in Desillusion Magazine available on store.dslmag.com.
Supported by Volcom
Directed by Sebastien Zanella
Filmed by Pierre David & Sebastien Zanella
Produced by Guillaume Dartenuc
Read the full Terje Haakonsen – Where is Your God Now. article on Snowboarder Magazine.