Insight

“The Monashee Mountains receive absurd amounts of snowfall, and nestled within lies a place called Eagle Pass Heli. The topography below the feet upon feet of flakes is variable and featured, setting up a perfect playground for snowboarders. Anyone with a thirst for deep, dry snow would be satisfied at Eagle Pass. But getting to hop in a heli with someone you’ve grown up idolizing, then sessioning with them? That’s even better. And it’s exactly what played out for Nils Mindnich. The legendary Bjorn Leines got in the bird with Nils and took him under his wing, showing up the up-and-comer the ropes of heliboarding, as the two took lap after lap, hitting launch after launch. It’s safe to say this is a trip Nils will remember for quite some time.”

- Transworld Snowboarding Magazine

Bjorn and Nils at Eagle Pass Heli

“The Monashee Mountains receive absurd amounts of snowfall, and nestled within lies a place called Eagle Pass Heli. The topography below the feet upon feet of flakes is variable and featured, setting up a perfect playground for snowboarders. Anyone with a thirst for deep, dry snow would be satisfied at Eagle Pass. But getting to hop in a heli with someone you’ve grown up idolizing, then sessioning with them? That’s even better. And it’s exactly what played out for Nils Mindnich. The legendary Bjorn Leines got in the bird with Nils and took him under his wing, showing up the up-and-comer the ropes of heliboarding, as the two took lap after lap, hitting launch after launch. It’s safe to say this is a trip Nils will remember for quite some time.”

- Transworld Snowboarding Magazine

The History of KBR

“It became their thing, and Petrus and Toni began meeting people from all across Finland, as hyped on snowboarding as they are. KBR gained momentum. It grew to be something more than a crew of friends cruising a local hill; it was a catalyst to bring together a new guard of Finnish rail riders. Each year KBR would film a full-length movie, eventually gaining enough support to pay filmers and host official premieres. Fast forward to present. Toni is a professional snowboarder, and Petrus is a full-time filmer and editor. We knew we wanted Toni in the TransWorld movie, and when it came time to pick a filmer, it was a no-brainer. Petrus was the dude.”

- Transworld Snowboarding Magazine

Passing the Torch

Bjorn has been filming video parts for as long as—or longer than—these guys have been alive. He’s had one of the most illustrious careers in snowboarding, and the evolution of Bjorn’s longevity has put him in a unique position to pass down knowledge learned over decades spent filming in the backcountry. This season Bjorn played a critical role in facilitating the stacking of clips by the Insight roster’s younger, apprenticing riders, all the while putting together a hammertime video part of his own.”

-Transworld Snowboarding Magazine

A Different Season

Alek Østreng is a student of snowboarding with a minor in skateboarding. He executes his tricks properly, often in a line. He’s not into performing stunts; he’s interested in snowboarding, and his views stem from dedication to a lifestyle that comes with riding a board on concrete or snow.”

-Transworld Snowboarding Magazine

New Years Eve in Sweden

“Growing up in Norway, Len Jørgensen and childhood friends Ståle Sandbech, Alek Oestreng and Olav Stubberud formed a crew by the name of RK1. Every crew needs someone to keep the vibe light, and for RK1, Len is that is that guy. Emanating style and creativity, he is entertaining to watch on his board, with a general presence that lightens the mood of any situation or session through radiating positivity.”

-Transworld Snowboarding Magazine

At Home in Two Places

“As a teenager, Bjorn and his Minnesotan family began spending winters in Utah, and this Midwest migration is something he continues to this day with his wife, Kristen, and two sons, Bear and Micaiah. When he’s not filming in the winter he can be found lapping Brighton and Snowbird with his boys, whose stoke for snowboarding inspires his own riding and keeps him youthful. In the summer, you’re more likely to find the Leines clan on their backyard moto track in Minnesota.”

-Transworld Snowboarding Magazine

First Trip of the Season

“Toni’s induction to snowboarding comes from humble beginnings. In 2004, Toni, his buddy Petrus, and several accomplices created KBR. The idea was simple: Assemble a squad of friends with a passion for snowboarding and film a video. So that’s what they did. Every year they would produce a new movie. They had premieres and sponsors, and eventually KBR gained traction. All that hard work paid off. Toni’s seasonal practice of “a shot a day” results in some of the most stacked video parts in snowboarding. He’s been known to film multiple parts in a single season, an ambitious endeavor that undoubtedly comes from his KBR upbringing.”

-Transworld Snowboarding Magazine

Four Friends From Rykkinn

“A lot has changed for RK1 since their childhood days in Rykkinn, while much has remained the same. Each member of this crew has seen success within snowboarding, and respectively busy schedules mean the boys don’t ride together every afternoon like they did growing up, but RK1’s bond persists along with their love for snowboarding—especially its creative element. So, every spring Alek, Ståle, Len, and Olav get together for a park shoot on a course they design together that’s exactly how they like it: a little bit weird.

By now, creativity has become second nature to RK1, and the crew agrees, “Snowboarding is not something you should do by yourself.” For RK1, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

– Transworld Snowboarding Magazine

Insight Trailer

“Insight is a multifaceted project about the personalities and places that comprise it. Each rider involved was selected because of their quest: a unique desire to achieve an individual goal is what unites this eclectic collective. The title of the project is quite literal. The goal of Insight is to delve into the lives of those involved, exposing the particular motivations each has to strap in—be it atop a stairset, powder field or couloir.”

- Transworld Snowboarding