Thatâ€™s right, Alexei Griesbach a.k.a. JibNinja23 of Danville, California is the latest â€œagentâ€ to be named by Tecnica in their â€œWhatâ€™s Your Mission Contestâ€. As a Northstar-at-Tahoe local, this newcomerâ€”heâ€™s only been freeskiing for about a yearâ€”enjoys nothing more than riding on his K2 Silencers and learning new tricks. Based on the pictures he submitted, itâ€™s pretty obvious heâ€™s a natural.
Heâ€™s off to a great start! Ashley Battersby handpicked him herself to be the new winner. Thatâ€™s amazing! Props to Alexei for proving that dedication really does pay off. And, while Alexei isnâ€™t out to mimic anyone, he definitely looks up to TJ Schiller, who is apparently â€œthe manâ€, and he also admires the talented Simon Dumont, Tanner Hall, and Colby West. But, of course!
Alexei is already back at it for the season, planning his new conquests: misty 5â€™s, rodeos, switch cab 9â€™s, and 270â€™s on and off rails. Spending more time in the backcountry and ripping big mountain powder are also on his agenda for the 2008-09 season. Basically, this crazy ninja is going to master his kung fuâ€¦if you catch my drift. He has big dreams of becoming â€œa respectable freeskiing icon.” Sounds like heâ€™s got his eye on the prize. Wait, didnâ€™t he already win a sweet prize?
Speaking of which, here is the ninja himself sporting his newly acquired threads:
Wow, that hoodie really pops in that snazzy living room
THERE’S STILL TIME LEFT TO ENTER THE CONTEST!
This month Tecnica will actually be picking the Grand Prize Winner who will receive a product sponsorship. Sounds pretty sweet to me. Even if you don’t win that sponsorship, you could still win a reversible Tecnica hoodie. So sign up before it’s too late!
To enter, just head on over to tecnica.freeskier.com and login with your Freeskier.com account. If you don’t already have one (shame on you!) you can sign up for one there as well!