Sign In:

×

Last Step!

Please enter your public display name and a secure password.

Plan to post in the forums? Change your default forum handle here!

×
×

News: Ex-Forum Rider Austen Sweetin Signs Binding Deal With NOW

Austin Sweetin

- Sweetin brings street to the team but kills it in the backcountry -

WHISTLER, BC – One of the biggest up-and-comers in snowboarding, Austen Sweetin is also one of the most complete rider’s strapped into a snowboard today. Hailing from the powder-choked and coffee-drenched Pacific North West, Sweetin loves coffee, throws down large in the backcountry, and he kills it in the streets. With a huge bag of tricks and tons of passion to shred combined with his next generation PNW style, Sweetin has already begun etching his name alongside the PNW greats.

Peter Line, one of the most innovative snowboarders of all time, says, “It’s hard not being stoked on a snowboarder shorter than me and one from my local Ski Acres. Austen is sick. He’s an all-around rider who loves snowboarding to death, which in my eyes is more important than anything.”

JF Pelchat and NOW Bindings are very excited to have Sweetin join the NOW team as it grows to include some of the most progressive and diverse riders on the planet today.

“I’m super stoked to have a young blood Northwest rider on NOW," Pelchat said. "Austen is everything a snowboarder wants to be: he can ride and kill everything – pow, park, or urban – he does it all.”

Sweetin, who also moonlights with some skateboard sponsors, loves the skate-influenced bindings, a perfect match to his skate-influenced riding style.

“I’m excited to be apart of a binding company created by snowboarders and influenced by skateboarding,” Sweetin said.

From big lines in Alaska charged by snowboard veteran and NOW team rider Jeremy Jones to up-and-comer Austen Sweetin slaying it in the streets, NOW’s revolutionary binding design and Skate-Tech technology is just as at home in the backcountry as it is in the urban stomping grounds of today’s street scene. Built around the NOW IPO hanger, the worlds’ first skate-influenced binding is the most innovative and progressive binding on the market today and offers riders a smoother and more precise ride. The future is NOW.

Play
READ THE STORY
From NYC Desk Job to TGR Photographer, Meet Nic Alegre
Up Next Ski

From NYC Desk Job to TGR Photographer, Meet Nic Alegre

From NYC Desk Job to TGR Photographer, Meet Nic Alegre

I’m not gonna lie, when I was speaking with Nic Alegre about his career in action, environment, and lifestyle photography, I about cuffed him to the table, forcing him to hand me his life. Weird, maybe; warranted, yes. The dude travels the globe alongside elite athletes, photographing their almost annoying beautifulness. Rest assured, I held myself together. Alegre’s not chained up. Instead, he’s kicking it in New York, recouping after a whirlwind year, a large part of which he spent

Play
READ THE STORY
Wilderness First Responder: What It’s Like To Use It
Up Next Snowboard

Wilderness First Responder: What It’s Like To Use It

Wilderness First Responder: What It’s Like To Use It

I didn't notice that Jen was in this photo at the time that it was taken. If I had, maybe things would’ve played out differently.  On July 2nd, I woke up at 4a.m. in my hammock. I packed up my sleeping bag and quietly tossed it into my already loaded 4Runner, doing my best not to wake anyone else up. A few friends and I had been camping in the Popo Agie Wilderness outside of Lander, Wyoming near the Wind River Range. By 11a.m. I was putting on my snowboard boots on the side of the road on

Play
READ THE STORY
13-Year-Old Grom Comp Entry Stomps a Double Backflip
Up Next Ski

13-Year-Old Grom Comp Entry Stomps a Double Backflip

13-Year-Old Grom Comp Entry Stomps a Double Backflip

The 2017 TGR Grom Comp is here and its first two monthly winners are here to throw down. Highlights include developed style and a double backflip from a 13-year-old Karsten Hart (Check out 58 seconds into Hart's edit). Snowboard winner Cyrus Corbet showcases a signature style early in his career. Get to know April's winners below. Enter the 2017 TGR Grom Comp Monthly prize packs courtesy of Fischer Skis, Pret, Rome Snowboards, Dakine, & EVO.  April Snowboard Winner Name: