Meet Leif and Will, two rippers from Mount Mansfield Union High School (Jericho, Vt.) and Stowe’s Mount Mansfield Ski Club. We’ve known them since they were they were little J-6 racers at Cochran’s Ski Club. They used to win races—in the Northern Vermont Council, which is saying something.
Then, somewhere along the line, all those kickers and rails over in the terrain park caught their attention. It was sad. They started missing their starts, not showing up for gate practice, not tuning their skis. Now they’re completely dedicated to the jib side of things. But that’s cool, because they’re out there all winter, working hard to get better.
When we decided to put together a wish list of stuff teen boys would want for Christmas, we knew they’d be the perfect consultants. Why? Because these guys don’t just care about what’s new and cool in equipment – they obsess over it. So we turned them loose—gave them carte blanche—to tell us what it is that Cool Guys Like Them want for Christmas this year (or their birthdays, which in Leif’s case is Jan. 1; happy birthday, Leif).
We don’t mean to make them sound like crass materialists, because they’re not. They’re nice kids, both of them. They just know what they want. So if you’re looking for last-minute ideas for the Cool Guy on your list, start here.
For Leif Botzojorns’s wish list click here.
For Will “Sucadunna” Hibbs’s wish list click here.