The last few years have been somewhat tumultuous over at Forum Snowboards HQ. A few years back, most of the original team members were given the axe, or made the cut themselves. A lot of those guys are the reason that the DC team is now so good, and Stepchild also reaped the benefits of adding a certain Mr. Walker to their crew. Despite having a very young and mostly unproven team, Forum Forever was nuts. Snowboarder Magazine and the TransWorld Rider’s Poll both gave it top honors.
Now that the up-n-comers have proven themselves, Forum has gone ahead and added one of snowboarding’s biggest rockstars in Andreas Wiig. Wiig’s been around for awhile, and has never put out a sub-par video part. He’s one of the few guys out there who literally stands above the competition, and can keep up with the urban kids on the streets or the legends in the woods. Wiig has a stack of X Games medals, and proves that you don’t need to be a tiny little dancer to be a good snowboarder. ‘Man’dreas is so huge that one time he gave me a snowboard, and the toes and heels of his bindings had dented the topsheet of the stick. Like Bigfoot leaving his tracks. Oh, and he dates Norwegian models and pop stars.
All this history and developments has anticipation reaching a fever pitch for Forum’s upcoming release, “F’ It,” due out in the fall, along with high hopes for a pro model.