Let The Good Times Roll.
Growing up in his native Finland, a young Lauri Heiskari dreamed about someday filming a snowboard video part in the far away land of North America. Who could’ve imagined that, just a few passing moons later, he’d already be able to look back on a hefty video line-up, with full parts on repeat from the likes of Mack Dawg, People, and the upcoming Standard Films’ movie, "TB20"? Rumors of heavy enders and double corks into the pow have been swirling all around this season, further proof that this dedicated Finn has no slowing down in sight. More than a decade after his memorable debut in the iconic release "Videogangs", the same drive rings true: “Ten years later, and I still feel like the same kid, following my dreams. Each and every December, I get anxious and excited to start the process all over again.” Stay up with everything going down in Lauri's world on his new blog and media site, LauriGoodTimes.com.
Says Lauri: “Riding for DC has given me the opportunity to shred the best places in the world, with the greatest people, and document it all along the way—the best times of my life!”
Pow Board: DC Lauri Pro Tone 156
Rail Board: DC Lauri Pro Tone 153
Park Board: DC Lauri Pro Tone 153
Jump Board: DC Lauri Pro Tone 153
Pow Boot Model/Size: DC Park Boot, Size 9.5
Favorite Outerwear: DC Donon Pants in Black, and the DC Kingsley Jacket in Grey.
What I Like in a Snowboard: They feeling that you've known each other for ever, as soon as you strap in.
What I Like in a Boot: Comfy, light, and soft.
What I Like in an Outerwear Kit: When it doesn't make you look like you're in a ski outfit.
2010/2011 Riding Crew: Aaron Biittner and Heikki Sorsa.
2010 Film Credits: People's "CHEERS", and the Bear Mountain movie.
2010/2011 Filming For Next: People's "Good Look".
2010/2011 Contest Results: Does a dance-off count? I was last...
Songs To Ride To: Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough".
Aprés Spots: Mongolian Grill in Whistler.
Pre-Shred Rituals: Food and shower.
Stretch: I wish.
Post-Riding Refreshments: Depends on how I did that day...!
Parks in 2011: Bear Mountain, CA.
Favorite Tricks:Front 3, Back 1, Cab 3
Feel-Good Grabs: Melon, Indy, Stale.
Resorts, Worldwide: Bear Mountain, Snowbird, Ralma (Finland).
People To Ride With: All the Finnish guys, Eddie (Wall), Simon (Chamberlain), Devun, Biittner, JP (Walker), Seth (Huot)... too many!
Favorite 2010/2011 Snow Films: "CHEERS", "Polar Opposites".
Snowboard Films, All-Time: "Decade", "Technical Difficulties", "True Life".
Riders in 2010/2011: Dane Reynolds, Julian Wilson, Heikki Sorsa.
Riders, All-Time: Shaun Farmer, Travis Parker, Joni Malmi.
Off-Season: Surf, skate, motorcycles, movies, TV, books, boxing, hanging out hard haha
Hidden Talents: Haven't found them yet.
Best Part Of The Current DC Team: My friends are the team.
Why You Ride For DC: My friends are the team!
I’ve Used “LOL” During Online Conversation: No way. But I actually thought it meant "lots of laughter" until a few weeks ago...!
I’ve Done a “Sex Change” More Than Once During a Rail Session: No combos for me.
I Saw Harry Potter in the Theaters: True.
I’ve Grabbed Tindy, and Lied About it Later: No.
I Rode Step-Ins: No!
I Can Name at Least Ten of Devun Walsh’s Video Parts: Yes.
I Play an Instrument/Make Music: False.
I Like Drinking White Wine: True.
Snowboarding Will be in 3D by 2015: Hope not...
I’ve Had a Teammate Carry Me Home After a Long Night: True.
Snowmobiles are Better Than Helicopters: True.
I Voted in the Last Election: True, in Finland.
I Can Name at Least One Slayer Song: True.
I Used To Rollerblade: No!
I Can Skate Better Than Iikka: No.
If I Could, I Would: Break dance.
If I Didn’t Have To, I Wouldn’t: Oh, I would.
Snowboarding Should: Be free.
Snowboarding Should Never: Be considered a sport.
At The Resort, I Like To: Play skate.
At The Resort, I Can’t Stand: Lines, icy takeoffs.
I Can Always Be Found At: The beach.
You’ll Never Catch Me: Eating fish.
I Snowboard Because: Otherwise, I'd probably be depressed and completely useless.