Eric Willett. Photo: Danny Zapalac
Quiksilver is proud to have snowboarder Eric Willett now riding with the Quiksilver snow team. The 22-year-old is one of snowboarding’s major up-and-comers having racked up world-class slopestyle wins worldwide last winter. Willett’s smooth style and pocket full of double corked tricks mix into slopestyle runs and shine brightly in big air contests.
“Everything Quiksilver makes is sick! I remember when I was younger and seeing Quiksilver outerwear and thinking it was the raddest stuff,” says Willett. “And they’ve got some of the best riders on their team. I’m stoked be a part of it!”
Last season the Breckenridge-local came in hot winning Stylewars New Zealand and taking third place at the NZ Open. The northern hemisphere season started with a podium finish at the 2009/10 Dew Tour opener. Willett firmed up his place at the top of slopestyle riders today with a convincing second place finish at the Winter X Games chased by a win at the European X Games.
“I am so excited to have a young ripper like Eric join us at Quiksilver going into this winter. Style is something you just can’t teach and it is oozing out of Eric,” says Oren Tanzer, Quiksilver Snow Brand Manager. “I look forward to seeing him on the top step this season.”
This season Willett is fired up for a contest season with stops in every corner of the globe. He’ll be dropping into all of the Dew Tours, as well as both the US and European X Games, Beijing Air & Style and the Arctic Challenge among others. Look out as Willett blends a bunch of different double corks into his slopestyle run with smooth, stylish jibs and maybe even a few “good ol’ laid out backflips.”
At home in Breckenridge, Willett spends his summers mountain biking, skateboarding, camping and on down days geeking out with a good game of Tetris. Check out Willett and the entire Quiksilver snow team at www.Quiksilver.com/where you’ll also find weekly episodes of the Todcast, hosted by Quiksilver rider, Todd Richards.