There’s something about the intense pressure of competition that fuels Dutch pro Cheryl Maas. She’s been putting down solid runs and standing on podiums for more than a decade. X-Games Gold in Olso, competing in Olympic halfpipe in Sochi, and a Female Rider Of The Year award are just a few of the highlights along the way. Globally recognized as one the sport’s most progressive women, Cheryl’s heavy shred regimen is balanced by raising two daughters with her wife, former pro snowboarder Stine Brun Kjeldaas.
WHAT BOOT DO YOU RIDE?
WHAT IS YOU FAVORITE VANS SHOE?
WHAT’S YOUR SET UP?
A 153 Nitro Cheryl Maas Pro Model with Nitro Phantom bindings.
WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?
Riding pow in Japan -- we went to Niseko and Tokyo. That was so fun and special.
WHAT IS THE BEST STORY YOU’VE EVER HEARD?
Hard to say, but my friend John Roderick always has good stories.
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?
Backside rodeo like Andreas Wiig.
WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
Blowing my knee out last year! It was so hard to not do anything fun for 9 months. I’m happy to be riding again.
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SNOWBOARDING?
My motorbike from 1979 and playing golf.
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?
The Da Vinci Code
FIVE SONGS THAT HAVE TO BE ON A PLAYLIST?
Ladyhawke – “Magic”
Ladyhawke – “My Delirium”
Russian Red – “Loving Strangers”
Pink – “Try”
Pink featuring Nate Ruess – “Just Give Me A Reason”