And here we are guys, 2016 has arrived! New resolutions, big plans and waiting for snow to finally hit Europe.
Every New Year’s Eve, we think, “this is it, this year is going to be epic!” So work to make your dreams come true and don’t forget this wish over the upcoming months.
To begin the year, we went to see our old friend Sina Candrian to share some memories. Sina is the rider who helped give Reverse the opportunity to rise, and her freshness has always inspired us — and many others.
A TALK WITH SINA CANDRIAN
Sina, you have been working with Reverse since day one. What is your impression of the mag at the end of this year?
Happy Birthday, Reverse Mag! I have seen this baby grow and gain character, becoming more professional, more artsy, more self-confident (in a positive way) and for sure more fun to read! I really like the way it’s going. Reverse really captures the freestyle scene. In every article, you can see how much passion and energy the staff invests in making it a perfect and interesting one. So big ups to Nicki and Ale! They believed in their concept and made a lot out of it. There were hard times and good times, but they always fight for the best and work toward the improvement of the magazine. Thank you for doing this.
What do you think about the year 2015? Best and worst memories?
2015 was a crazy year. I mean in general and not only for myself. Personally, on the snowboarding side, I had a really cool year. I came back after my back injury pretty strong, so I could join every big event. I also got the opportunity to film a lot in Laax for the crap show and the girls’ after-party video. I taught during spring, which gave me a lot of power and motivation to start studying again. As I said, it was a really interesting year for me. On the other hand, the world struggled this last year: Nepal experienced a massive earthquake and a lot of families lost their homes. In addition, there are more refugees worldwide now (over 60 million) than there have been since the Second World War, so I hope the world shifts into a better place for all those people.
December: NO SNOW! What is your point of view? What’s the plan?
It’s really crazy, the mountains look like it’s spring. No snow and there’s nowhere to ride powder anywhere in Europe. My plan is to make the best out of this situation. I’m really lucky to call Laax home. They made a lot of snow beginning of the season, so they had enough artificial snow to build a cool park. The jump and the park are sick — so it’s a lot of fun to cruise through it!
The situation is a little bit frustrating for sure, but that’s how we treat nature. Climate change is not just a phrase, it’s a reality. We need to act now and change our lifestyles, otherwise we will run into a big problem.
Plan for this year?
There are a lot of plans, or let’s say a lot of ideas. Maybe too many to make a really realistic plan! I will study again and hope to finish school, finally.
Snowboarding-wise, I honestly hope I can find a new outerwear sponsor. At the moment it’s hard to get one! Otherwise, I just go with the flow. Of course, I will ride some competitions in the USA, China and Europe but I will also try to organize some different stuff. For example, Recognize Film and I will work on a web episode this winter.
Mainly, I’m planning to film a lot at home and try to capture the best moments, which I hope to gather into an interesting story.
Your New Year resolutions?
Work harder, live more and give back! I don’t really have any resolutions but I’ll try to be more open-minded, try to not judge anything until I’ve seen it with my own eyes. Always stay true to yourself and be nice to others! Happy 2016 to everyone — it’s going to be a good one!
Thank you to Sina and all the riders, artists and people who support Reverse!
Remember: This year will be E-P-I-C !!!
Nicki & Ale