Hailing from Tønsberg Norway, this 21 year old charger has quickly made a name for himself applying his skate/snowboard style to a kite and snowboard on the cold platue of Hardangervidda at Haugastøl in Norway. While this may seem like the most out of the way place on earth to some.. we have all been fortunate to be able to see what happens there through the work of Morten Gjerstad of www.snowkitefilm.com.
Morten’s films Entropy, Something Stronger and Dimensions have not only exposed the top young riders of Norway to the world, but have set the bar and defined the level of snowkite style for worldwide.
For the 2008/2009 snow season, Petter Johnsen joined the Liquid Force International Team. Petter will lead the charge as the snow rider on the Liquid Force International Team and will work to share the stoke for snowkiteboarding as well as the style with which he rides.
When you see Petter ride you instantly notice his style and smoothness. He defines style within the snow category of the sport and blends classic skateboarding moves with modern day snowboarding and puts it all together with a kite and all of the modern competition freestyle kiteboarding moves everyone else is doing.
Take a look at him riding in the latest film of snowkitefilm.com, Dimension:
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