Oct 20, 2009
Author: Gerhard Gross
Ever since Snowboard Canada started partnering with Monster to bring you badass events like the Snowboard Canada Film Festival, Grenade Games V, Monster girls have been on the scene hanging, partying, and generally making anyone who attends feel a little more like the rock stars they think they are. Realistically though, these ladies travel all over North America attending many of the high profile parties that Monster is known for throwing outside of the realm of snowboarding. So how do us shreds stack up? Using my amazing journalistic skills I was able to get a quick interview with two goddess’s of the get-up-and-go juice, Teresa Longo and Chelse Schipper, to see what they really think about snowboarders.
Teresa Longo and Chelse Schipper.
Did you know anything snowboarding before you started with Monster?
TL: Me, not too much. This has basically opened up a whole new world for me.
CS: My whole family, we’re all avid outdoor people so I’m into snowmobiling and my older sister is into snowboarding. I’ve always been a skier, so…I’m having fun with it. Coming to [snowboard] events is different. You get to meet all the people and see what it’s all about.
What do you think about Snowboard events compared to other events like Motocross that you might do with Monster?
TL: It’s pretty comparable, to like, the Wakeboarding crowd but it’s very different too.
CS: I feel like with Motocross a lot of fans are all over the place all the time: different girls, different people asking where can I get in with Monster, what can I do? With snowboarding it’s a little more laid back and people are really there because they’re so passionate about the sport.
TL: These events are fun because you get to meet a lot of cool people too.
So you’re saying snowboarders are cool?
So cool. Snowboarders are some of the best people around. They just know how to have a good time. Grenade Games was amazing. But even though snowboarders party hard, they really work hard. One thing that surprises me is how they make it look so easy. I know it’s so much harder than they make it look, that’s why they deserve so much respect, I think anyway.
Have you girls learned any trick names? Like, when you watch the videos is it just a bunch of guys spinning or are you starting to know what it’s all about.
TL: A little bit…
Name some tricks for me.
Say Front Seven Indy.
TL: Front Seven Indy.
TL: Backside 180.
See you girls totally know tricks. Are we going to see you on the slopes anytime soon?
CS: Totally. [giggles]
TL: I’d give it a shot.
CS: I’ve already got the Dew Tour signed up on my calendar. I’ll be in Colorado for that and hopefully I’ll be able to get back up to Canada this season.