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Snowboarder Ilkka-Eemeli Laari Biography
  • Name: Ilkka-Eemeli Laari
    Born: 29.05.89
    Hometown: Siilinjärvi
    Sport: Snowboarder
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    Years snowboarding: Since ’95 —> many years
    How did you get into snowboarding: Mom bought me a snowboard.
    Greatest snowboarding memory: Many epic memories but the one I will never forget was the time I did my first backflip at my friends backyard.
    Things you love in snowboarding: Fresh air, speed and air time.
    Worst part about snowboarding: Injuries.
    How does it feel to break an arm: I felt speechless.
    Other injuries: ACL x 2, broken collarbone, broken wrist and countless bruises.
    Trick of choice in pipe: Stomping a front 9 is always my favourite.
    How do you get inspired: When I hear some crazy tunes on the radio or see a hilarious video on the Internet. Cool people inspire me.
    Favorite person to ride with: My dad – nothing beats a good father-son time at the mountains!
    Craziest thing that has happened on a snowboarding trip: I can’t say it here!
    Best thing to do without Internet connection after a day of shredding: Warm up the sauna and get an ice gold brewski. That’s the best way to relax after a long day snowboarding.
    What would you do if you were not a snowboarder: I would probably do something awesome. Maybe I could even be the governor of California…
    When you are DJ’ing do you go for the strobe lights or smoke machine: I definitely go for the strobe lights. That’s an essential part of throwing the wildest parties!
    Mixtape of five songs: I start with Steel Panther because it gets everybody WARMED UP! Then continue with rap so Snoop Dogg & Dr Dre – Next Episode, 3rd song is a fast bpm song so I’d go for The Prodigy. Then finish all with a buzzing trap song from Diplo and finally Martin Garrix – Animals to KILL IT!
    Future goals: Learn new stuff on snowboard and throw some crazy parties.
    Your favourite Battery Energy Drink: Sugarfree every day all day!
    Do you have a secret talent: I can drink an infinite amount of Battery!!

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