Oskari Raitanen interview - The Finnish Wrecking Machine
Oskari Raitanens season edit had it´s way with the internets ski community kids, much like a man with a van in a trenchcoat would. Finlands own Oskari Raitanen took the time to answer Spatziba some well thought of questions.
So Oskari Raitanen, what kind of name is that?
Firstly, thanks for the nice words! Oskari is a pretty old name I guess, in fact my friends know me by my nickname, Okko.
What are you doing right now?
Just came from a chemistry class, I'm taking some classes in a tech University in Tampere, Finland
Is it true that you and your kinsmen (finnish people) kan drink up to 10 liters of vodka per day?
Yeah I guess Finnish people are some serious drinkers!
Is Finlad gonna start shipping out good skiers at the same speed they are send out talanted snowboarders soon?
Hopefully! And hopefully they're not just double-busting contest skiers. There's plenty of really talented 10-16 year old youngsters that are killing it!
I´ve seen that you´re hurt right now. Im sorry, how did that happend?
I was jumping on a trampoline and landed over the mattress which resulted in my ankle breaking. Now five weeks from the injury it's pretty good but not a 100% yet.
Which was this summers best day?
The whole month of July was great because it was over +25c every day!
Favorite move on a pair of skiis?
Sw up pretzel 270 out
Favorite skiis on the move?
Atomic Punx 175cm!
Who would you rather dance like, John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever or any given 80s black guy?
Finland is called ”the land of a thousand lakes”, do you ever bring girls to the lakes and whisper in their ear. Look honey, does´nt this make you believe in a higher power?
Almost daily. It's a pretty good trick!
Do you have a girlfriend?
No. So ladies, open submissions can be sent to my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org ps. attach a photo!
Coolest skier out there?
Next big name in skiing?
Some little Finnish ripper
Skiing only park
Best way to start a day?
Jog a little, eat a good fat breakfast, go back to bed, get up, go skiing some urban pow trying to capture something on tape.
How did Nipwitz start?
Me and the filmer Aarni Toiviainen got bored in making just one big movie in the fall so we decided to make smaller videoblog(or cinemablog) episodes.
The Finnish Fury, Finlands Finest (Sorry Jussi) Oskari Raitanen gots some serious skiing going on. The passion is obvious which makes Oskari one of the funnest guys to watch skiing. What made me even happier was some of his answers in our interview. People with skills and good opinions concerning skiing are as hard to find as a blond Leprechaun.
But no man is bigger then his crew. The Nipwitz crew has kept It real all winter, check out their blog here or some of their episodes here
You will find the interview if you just keep on scrolling, keep on scrolling...
Plans for the winter?
It's pretty much open still. Depends on my economical situation. But for sure I'll ski!
1440 in the pipe
Best day this past season?
It was in April at Pyhätunturi, Finland. Me and the boys landed our tricks over the fence in episode #4 right after each other and started to drive to Ruka and join the Ruka Spring Break 2010 event.
360s or backflips?
Sw zeros or sw 3s?
Double grabs or no grabs?
Double Espresso or Chai Latte?
Snus or Cigarettes?
Many snowboarding movies, such as Think Thank's production, Videograss... Then again I'm pretty stoked on skiers like Max Hill and Will Wesson.
Full name: Oskari Raitanen
Home resort: Laajavuori, Finland. www.laajavuori.com
Sponsors: Atomic, aeroski.com, Suomen Laatupuukko Oy, Rip Curl
So enjoy Okkos bangin´to say the least season edit!