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Mike Ravelson

Interview

WHAT BOOT DO YOU RIDE?

Hi-Standard in black

WHAT IS YOU FAVORITE VANS SHOE?

Sk8-Hi in black

WHAT’S YOUR SET UP?

Vans Boots, Capita Board, Vans/Union Collab bindings and Volcom Clothing.

WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?

A recent van tour hitting resorts from New Jersey to New Hampshire. Reality starts to change when you're in a van for two weeks. Good times.

WHAT’S THE BEST STORY YOU'VE EVER HEARD?

The Little engine that could.

FAVORITE VANS RIDER?

I mean...everyone. The team is amazing. Lately I've been really inspired by Wolfgang Nyvelt. I think he's got a really good outlook on snowboarding and he’s extremely talented. Jamie Lynn... enough said. I've also recently gone on a trip with Danimals, Stax, Darrell and Pat Moore. Much respect for those guys.

WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?

I'm a pretty firm believer that anything’s possible with the right time spent, so a trick that I haven't put much energy into yet would be frontside inverts. Definitely plan on trying that one soon.

WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?

Pour a bowl of cereal... realize there's no milk.

WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SNOWBOARDING?

Skateboarding, surfing, drawing, planting flowers, music, thinking, maybe read something.

LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac